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Will Oremus is Slate's senior technology writer.

Oct. 20 2014 11:36 PMForget Oculus RiftThis $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual-reality experience.
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Oct. 16 2014 3:29 PMApple Unveils Two New iPads, And You Probably Still Don’t Need Them
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Oct. 14 2014 8:30 AMThe Republicans’ 404 Error Page Is Much Better Than the Democrats'
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Oct. 9 2014 2:59 PMThis New Phone Is Perfectly Optimized for One Thing: Taking Selfies
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Oct. 6 2014 4:24 PMWhy Is This Obscure New York Times Story Banned From Google Results in Europe?
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Oct. 2 2014 11:01 AMSurge Pricing for Food Sounds Evil. Here’s Why It Isn’t.
Building a Better Workplace
Sept. 30 2014 1:16 PMYou Deserve a Pre-cationThe smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
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Sept. 25 2014 5:26 PMApple: “A Total of 9 Customers” Complained of Bent Phones
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Sept. 24 2014 1:51 PMThe Latest iPhone Scandal: “Bendghazi”
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Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PMI Bought the Huge iPhone. I'm Already Thinking of Returning It.
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Sept. 17 2014 9:00 PMAmazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are All 6 of Its New Devices.
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Sept. 11 2014 3:44 PMWhy Google Bought a Spoon
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Sept. 9 2014 7:05 PMYou’re Probably Going to Want the Apple Watch
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Sept. 8 2014 9:15 AMIs It Time for You to Buy a Smartwatch?
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Sept. 3 2014 2:07 PMSamsung’s New Phone Is Weird, Interesting, and Terrible for Lefties
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Oct. 17 2014 12:06 PMHow Facebook Could Come in Handy in a Disaster
Oct. 14 2014 8:11 PMThe Decline and Fall of the San Francisco Bay Guardian
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Oct. 10 2014 12:09 AMTesla’s New Model S Is Insanely Fast, Has “Autopilot” Mode
Oct. 8 2014 12:23 PMR.I.P. HPWhat Silicon Valley can learn from the rise and fall of its original tech startup.
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Oct. 3 2014 3:47 PMTesla Is Coming Out With Something Called D. Nobody Knows What It Is.
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Sept. 30 2014 6:43 PMWindows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Is Skipping Straight to Windows 10
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Sept. 29 2014 4:55 PMYour Facebook Data Is About to Start Following You Everywhere You Go
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Sept. 24 2014 3:35 PMApple Breaks New iPhones With Terrible Software Update
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Sept. 24 2014 9:51 AMThe Saudi Arabia of the South PacificHow Australia became the dirtiest polluter in the developed world.
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Sept. 18 2014 5:43 PMOracle’s Larry Ellison Steps Down, Will Be Replaced by Hurd’n’Catz
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Sept. 12 2014 3:26 PMSilicon Valley Has Officially Run Out of Ideas
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Sept. 10 2014 5:54 PMYour Gmail Probably Wasn't Hacked. But That Doesn't Mean You're Safe.
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Sept. 9 2014 2:09 PMSteve Jobs Would Have Hated the New iPhones
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Sept. 4 2014 5:26 PMTwitter Will Never Be Like FacebookAnd that’s a good thing.
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Sept. 2 2014 3:52 PMHow to Not Back Up Your Naked Selfies to the Cloud



The World

The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

Everything You Should Know About Today’s Eclipse

An Unscientific Ranking of Really, Really Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Lexicon Valley
Oct. 23 2014 10:30 AM Which Came First, the Word Chicken or the Word Egg?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 11:34 AM Louis C.K. Crashes a Brad Pitt Interview on Between Two Ferns
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Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 23 2014 7:30 AM Our Solar System and Galaxy … Seen by an Astronaut
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.