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We brought this on ourselves: After Paris, it is time to square our “values” with our history

The West’s behaved horrifically in Middle East for decades. We can’t be surprised by Paris. Let’s look in a mirror<p>Another horrific attack emanates from the shattered, shredded Middle East into the beating hearts of Western civilization. It is impossible to miss what it means that the City of Light, …

With Echo, Amazon Creates The First Potential Hit Of IoT Era

Last week at the Smart Kitchen Summit, people couldn’t stop talking about the Amazon Echo.<p>Part of the reason is the event was a forward looking gathering, where folks talked about how technology will change the way we cook, shop and interact with our food, but also because voice-control just makes …

Internet of Things

Facebook messenger can now recognise faces, but will the EU allow it?

Facebook’s Messenger app has received a new dose of artificial intelligence, and will now start recognising the faces of users’ friends in photographs uploaded to the service.<p>But the new feature, which is initially rolling out in Australia, may not be coming to Europe any time soon, given the …

Privacy

US judge compares forcing Apple to bypass password to providing execution drugs

Asking Apple to bypass an iPhone’s password protection to hand over personal information to the US government is the equivalent of “asking a drug company to administer a lethal injection”, a judge has said.<p>The Obama administration requested that Apple bypass passwords in a case involving an iPhone …

Privacy

12+ Awesome WordPress Resources for 2015 You Should Check Out Right Now

In a constantly evolving ecosystem, whether you’re a WordPress beginner or seasoned developer, it’s important to stay abreast of recent...The post …

Web Design

New Twitter CEO flaps with one wing behind back

One wing and a prayer<p>Twitter’s new chief executive is flapping with one wing tied behind his back. Co-founder Jack Dorsey is now the micro-blogging …

Democracy Doesn’t Exist: Here’s Why Voting Doesn’t Change Anything

I'm in!<p><b>“Presidents are selected, not elected.”</b> These are the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, longtime politician and the 32nd President of the United …

How to Remove Lines From a Drawing: Convert a Drawing Into a Digital Painting

What You'll Be CreatingTraditional painting by default is not very precise. The brushes are made for creating big patches of colors that may become …

Graphics

Jordan Pavlin of Knopf: How does a book editor work? A Working podcast transcript.

<i>We’re posting transcripts of</i> <i>Working, Slate’s podcast about what people do all day, exclusively for Slate Plus members. What follows is the transcript</i> …

Sexism in publishing: 'My novel wasn’t the problem, it was me, Catherine'

Author reveals that submitting her manuscript to agents under a male pseudonym brought more than eight times the number of responses<p>Almost 20 years after Francine Prose investigated whether “women writers are really inferior” in her explosive essay Scent of a Woman’s Ink, the author Catherine …

Writing

How To Get Started (And Get Ahead) In Science Fiction Self-Publishing

To self-publish or not to self-publish… That is the question more and more aspiring authors are asking themselves these days. And with good …

The 3 Most Important Times to Keep Writing

by Marcy McKayI’m drawn to the dark side of creativity. The fears and phobias we let shut our writing down. I wasted too many years allowing the …

Creative Writing