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Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryCooler Heads Prevailed Fred Kaplan The U.S. hit Syria with limited, precise strikes—just as Mattis and Gen. Dunford advocated. Are they …

Walmart could own the retail 3D-printing business by 2020

<i>This post originally appeared at 3DLT news. It serves as a rebuttal to our piece “It’s the end of Walmart—and mass-market retail—as you know it.”</i><p>I’ve noticed an important trend when writing about different retail markets. Usually there will be one or two “category killers” in each segment. Then …

Why the future of Facebook and Google depend on academia

This week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg joined the highly prestigious Neural Information Processing Systems academic conference in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. At the event, he announced Facebook’s artificial intelligence laboratory headed by Professor Yann LeCun of NYU and some of the world’s leading …

Artificial Intelligence

Don’t die of consumption, Learn by Writing

Too much content can also be a disease.<p>The web is absolutely inundated with content of all types. It seems to be the new “<i>currency of the realm</i>.” …

Bruce Lee

This is the year of the electric car

At the beginning of 2013, the stock price for US electric carmaker Tesla was $32. Now it’s sitting at around $150, after the company’s Model S sedan was named American automotive magazine Car and Driver’s car of the year. And really, that’s just the beginning; Tesla will be shipping 40,000 cars a …

Electric Vehicles

What Apple Versus Samsung Means For The Future Of Innovation

On November 21, 2013, a jury ruled that Samsung owed Apple more than $290 million in additional damages in its patent infringement lawsuit. This case–one in an ongoing series of trials–brought the total awards to Apple to about $930 million. A jury last year had already ruled that Samsung had …

Singapore figured out how to tax bitcoin—treat it like a product, not money

<i>This item has been corrected</i>.<p>If you’ve made a fortune in bitcoins over the past year and think you can shield the gain from the tax man, you may be in for a rude shock: Tax authorities around the world have been closely studying the virtual currency, which in some cases is much less anonymous and …

Bitcoin

Meet ChoiceMap, A New App That Helps You Make Better Decisions

Making complicated decisions is an emotionally fraught process and (if you are like me) the whole thing can leave you feeling paralyzed. ChoiceMap is a new free iPhone app that helps you break down complex dilemmas into a list of priorities, rate them by how they will affect your life, and then …

Holy Crap: Google Just Bought Nest For $3.2 Billion In Cash

Surprise! Google just announced it has acquired the home automation startup, Nest, for $3.2 billion.<p>According Nest founder Tony Fadell, the …

Business Development

Meet the Man Google Hired to Make AI a Reality

Geoffrey Hinton was in high school when a friend convinced him that the brain worked like a hologram.<p>To create one of those 3-D holographic images, …

Amazon Patents “Anticipatory” Shipping — To Start Sending Stuff Before You’ve Bought It

Amazon’s plans for autonomous flying delivery drones are so last year. The ecommerce juggernaut is purportedly working on something far more dystopian: pre-shipment.<p>Amazon has filed a patent for a shipping system designed to cut delivery times by predicting what buyers are going to buy before they …

There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be a Young Person With a Big Idea | Inc.com

<i>This column is part of an ongoing series, originally published by McKinsey & Company, about how entrepreneurs are making a societal impact around the world.</i><p>Last August, two dozen enterprising Millennials put down their cell phones and boarded a train of vintage rail cars. The inaugural journey of …

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

In some jobs, being in touch with emotions is essential. In others, it seems to be a detriment. And like any skill, being able to read people can be used for good or evil.<p>Some of the greatest moments in human history were fueled by emotional intelligence. When Martin Luther King, Jr. presented his …

Kid You Not: The Very Serious Business of Building The Fastest-Growing Company in America | Inc.com

But Fujioka grew increasingly frustrated with the massive hardware companies. "Every time you had a simple idea, you had to go and convince all these guys to do it," he says. "You'd almost have to say, 'I'm going to turn your devices into gold' to get all these self-motivated fiefdoms involved." …

Out in the Open: These Hackers Want to Give You Coding Superpowers

Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks. It's too complicated and too esoteric and too sprawling. But he hopes that …

Three Dangers of Losing Net Neutrality That Nobody's Talking About

Net neutrality is an incredibly important issue, but it's hard to know what to pay attention to when people throw around jargon like "common …

How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A)

The world in which people have to rent movies one at a time from a video store, or buy individual songs from iTunes has come and gone. These days, Netflix, Spotify, Rdio, and other services are making it easier and easier for people to subscribe to all-you-can-eat plans.<p>As slow and painful as it …

Book Publishing

The 36 Most Valuable Start-ups on Earth

Ever heard of <b>Jingdong</b>, <b>Nutanix</b> or <b>Zalando</b>? They are all members of the exclusive “Billion-Dollar Startup Club,” a growing list of startups valued at $1 …

The Next Big Thing You Missed: A Tiny Startup's Plot to Beat Google at Big Data

Ryan Spraetz helps run a Silicon startup that aims to remake the future of online business, but he describes it with a metaphor that dates to the …

Tesla Completes First Coast-To-Coast Supercharger Route

While likely not committed with the driving of a silver spike, Tesla has completed the first Supercharger line spanning from each coast. This achievement now makes it possible to drive a Tesla Model S from LA to NYC, recharging the vehicles exclusively through Superchargers. Best of all, at these …

Meet "Paper," Facebook's New Answer for Browsing -- And Creating -- Mobile Media

Start spreading the news. No, really, start.<p>Facebook wants to be a newspaper. And it wants <i>you</i> to be writing some of its best stories.<p>To that end, the social giant announced on Thursday it will soon launch Paper, a mobile application that entirely re-envisions how Facebook users discover — and …

Why Nothing Apple Does Is Ever Good Enough

Apple is kind of like a wildfire. It burns so hot, it creates its own weather.<p>How else to explain Wall Street's rats-off-a-sinking-ship reaction to …

Steve Blank Why Facebook is Killing Silicon Valley

<i>We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will</i> …

The hypocrisy in Silicon Valley's big talk on innovation

Silicon Valley quick to chase easy profits, blame government<p>In the fall of 2011, Max Levchin took the stage at a TechCrunch conference to lament the sad state of U.S. innovation.<p>"Technology innovation in this country is somewhere between dire straits and dead," said the PayPal co-founder, later …