Will Oremus
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Will Oremus is Slate’s senior technology writer. Email him at will.oremus@slate.com or follow him on Twitter.

The Industry
Jan. 19 2018 6:43 PMWhat Could Go Wrong With Facebook’s Plan to Rank News Sources by “Trustworthiness”A lot.
If Then
Jan. 17 2018 7:22 PMWhy Facebook and “Meaningful Interactions” Don’t MixA media studies professor argues that the social network’s design makes serious discussions impossible.
Gizmos
Jan. 12 2018 8:00 AMAre “Smart Displays” the New Smart Speakers?Amazon, Google, and Facebook think this is the next big thing. Now they have to convince the rest of us.
If Then
Jan. 10 2018 3:23 PMThe Future Is “Smart” and DumbIf Then reports from CES on the A.I. battle between Amazon and Google, Intel’s cybersecurity problem, and a robot that shoots dog treats six feet in the air.
The Industry
Jan. 8 2018 8:12 PMAlexa, Watch Out!Google’s Assistant is about to be everywhere .
Gizmos
Jan. 8 2018 9:03 AMThis Nonfunctional $980 Laundry-Folding Robot Is the Most CES Thing Ever
Technology
Jan. 4 2018 4:34 PMMove Slow and Fix ThingsMark Zuckerberg’s goal for 2018 is to grapple with Facebook’s impact on the world. It’s about time.
If Then
Jan. 3 2018 2:26 PMScience Fiction by ABBAIf Then talks about how the new tax plan could usher in more robots, what the iPhone “batterygate” tells us about Apple, and the history of writing about the near future.
Future Tense
Dec. 28 2017 6:42 PMApple Apologizes for Not Telling Customers It Was Slowing Down Old iPhones
Technology
Dec. 22 2017 11:22 AMWhy Uber Was So ParanoidIts business has been vulnerable all along.
Technology
Dec. 20 2017 7:42 PMWhat’s Wrong With Apple “Slowing Down” Older iPhonesIt’s not a crime. So why the cover-up?
Technology
Dec. 15 2017 2:11 PMTwitter Has Transformed Itself, and No One NoticedMaybe not even Twitter.
If Then
Dec. 13 2017 3:49 PMWhat’s Next for Net Neutrality?The man who coined the phrase reflects on the vote to kill it—and how it could yet be revived.
Science
Dec. 7 2017 7:32 PMDownwind From the FiresMy town was spared by the infernos tearing through Southern California. We’re still in danger.
Technology
Nov. 30 2017 9:39 PMOK, “Computer”The case for renaming—and dehumanizing—Alexa, Siri, Google, and Cortana.
Future Tense
Jan. 18 2018 8:35 PMFacebook Crushed Everyone’s “Pivot to Video”—Except Its OwnHow the shift from “passive” consumption to “meaningful interactions” could boost Facebook Live and Facebook Watch.
The Industry
Jan. 12 2018 10:55 PMLess News Is Good NewsFacebook is stepping back from the news business. Thank goodness.
Gizmos
Jan. 11 2018 12:21 AMWhat Happens If Someone Yells “Fire” in a VR Theater?When the power went out at CES, I was immersed in a virtual show—and didn’t notice the potential emergency.
The Industry
Jan. 10 2018 11:39 AMHey Siri, Where Are You?Apple always skips CES. This year, it might actually regret it.
The Industry
Jan. 8 2018 2:58 PMIs This Weird, Boxy, Self-Driving Toyota the Future of Shopping?
The Industry
Jan. 7 2018 7:00 AMThe Internet of Things That Won’t Shut UpAt this year’s CES, practically every device is a voice-control device.
Technology
Jan. 3 2018 7:38 PMLet Trump TweetCalls for Twitter to ban him are a misguided, counterproductive liberal fantasy.
Technology
Jan. 2 2018 11:36 PMAll Apple’s ApologiesThey’re not as rare as you might think.
Technology
Dec. 28 2017 4:43 PMInstagram Is Getting Less IntimateTwo new features will put more strangers in your feed. Will that spoil the app’s fundamental appeal?
Technology
Dec. 21 2017 6:11 PMEric Schmidt Is Out as Alphabet’s Executive ChairmanThe former CEO of Google, who took over when it needed "adult supervision," will step back from its parent company.
If Then
Dec. 20 2017 3:17 PMThe Browser WarsIf Then on Uber’s misdeeds, what the Fox-Disney deal means for net neutrality, and how Firefox and its nonprofit compete with Google’s Chrome.
Future Tense
Dec. 13 2017 4:53 PMThe Big Tech Companies That Love Net Neutrality Have a Ton to Gain From Its Demise
Technology
Dec. 12 2017 1:37 PMTwitter Just Made the Tweetstorm a Real ThingTHREAD: This is a good idea (1/x).
Technology
Dec. 6 2017 7:51 PMWelcome to the Voice WarsA petty spat between Amazon and Google could be the opening skirmish of tech’s next big conflict.
Technology
Nov. 30 2017 3:47 PMSnapchat to the RescueTeens’ favorite camera app has a high-minded plan to save us from fake news. Will it work?

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