The Year’s Best GadgetsThe smartphones, coffee makers, and Japanese toilet seats that delighted us in 2014.
“I Only Wish I Could Get Out and Join Them”Scenes from the Eric Garner protests in New York City.
One Weird Trick to Stop Facebook HoaxesThe social network could be a force for truth—if it wanted to be.
What Do You Give the Person Who Has Netflix?Streaming services are ruining the easy gift. Here’s what to do about it.
The Moonshot That Missed Google Glass was a grand experiment, but it’s time for Google to move on. Here’s how.
The Search for the Anti-FacebookWhy rival social networks keep emerging—and keep failing.
You Can’t Dislike This ArticleFacebook’s inability to handle criticism is bad for democracy.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Senior technology writer Will Oremus shares what stories intrigued him at the magazine this week.
This Is in No Way the Perfect Visual Metaphor for the State of the Newspaper Industry in 2014
Not As Loony As It SoundsGoogle’s “impossible" plan to beam Internet from solar-powered balloons is actually working. Here’s how.
Forget Oculus RiftThis $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual-reality experience.
The Myths of Katrina Ten years after the storm, falsehoods about warnings, violence, and recovery persist. Here’s the truth.
More Than Twenty Years After the Story in Show Me a Hero, Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over
After 88 Firefighters Died in the Tianjin Blast, Chinese Officials Question Dangerous Chemical Procedures
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
Party Like It’s 1989 Why are so many of 2015’s biggest pop stars channeling the sound of the 1980s?