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Farhad Manjoo

writes about technology for Slate.com

Farhad Manjoo appears in the following:

Tablets This Holiday Season

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Farhad Manjoo, Slate technology columnist, has advice and recommendations for tablets this holiday season. If you bought one, what tipped the scales for you when deciding what to buy?

 

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Is 'Borrowing' the Secret to Buzzfeed's Success?

Friday, July 06, 2012

The website Buzzfeed is a compendium of internet clickbait – a picture of an 800 pound shark, Mitt Romney looking goofy on a jet ski, 11 Ways To Get Inspired Right Now. But while the content may be trivial, but the website is quite lucrative, so much so that it's begun to hire actual journalists. Slate tech writer Farhad Manjoo decided to try to figure out how the site is able to produce such great content.

Buzzfeed, created by Jonah Peretti, one of HuffPo’s founders. The site is a compendium of internet clickbait – a picture of an 800 pound shark, Mitt Romney looking goofy on a jet ski, 11 Ways To Get Inspired Right Now. The content may be trivial, but the money is anything but -- the site raised its 3rd round of funding this year, 15.5 million dollars it’s used to hire actual journalists, like former Politico writer Ben Smith. Slate tech writer Farhad Manjoo is an avowed Buzzfeed fan, and he decided to try to sleuth out how, exactly, the site churns out such delicious offerings. Turns out, the stuff isn’t necessarily springing fully formed from his employees imaginations..

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Facial Recognition

Monday, August 08, 2011

Slate technology columnist Farhad Manjoo discusses recent advances in facial recognition technology and the implications for security and society.

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Checking In on The Daily

Friday, February 04, 2011

Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist for Slate, discusses the potential and the perils of The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's new iPad-only news service and whether it can survive in a closed medium in which articles can't be easily relinked, retweeted, or aggregated.

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#RaceandTwitter

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Farhad Manjoo, Slate's technology columnist, discusses how black people use Twitter differently than other groups. Read his article, How Black People Use Twitter.

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iPad Emails Hacked

Friday, June 11, 2010

Farhad Manjoo, Slate's technology columnist and the author of True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society, explains the hacked iPad emails and what it means for cyber security.

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Open Phones: iPad Early Adopters

Monday, April 05, 2010

Report on your early iPad experience!

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Cutting the Cords: Power Without Wires

Thursday, October 08, 2009

As we've brought more phones, laptops and assorted gadgetry into our lives, we've gotten used to bringing along all the cords, chargers and batteries necessary to keep them powered up. Today we're looking at new technologies to provide power to our electronics without the wires. Eric Giler, CEO of WiTricity, and The Takeaway's tech contributor Farhad Manjoo, who also covers technnology for Slate.com, say wireless power may still be a few years away from mainstream usage...but it's on the way.  

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Tech: Automated Will Power

Thursday, September 17, 2009

If you've ever sat down to do work on a computer, you know that "productivity" and "access to the internet" frequently fight each other tooth and nail. When you're supposed to be writing a proposal, you're tempted by YouTube highlights of Tom Brady’s game winner against the Buffalo Bills. Or maybe it's new pictures of your friend’s baby shower on Flickr, or your Twitter feed. A number of new software applications try to act as traffic cops, shielding you from distractions. New York Times and Slate writer Farhad Manjoo tells us about some of these productivity tools. We also speak to Tony Wright, who founded a productivity and analytics company that created an application called RescueTime.

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Kindle Me This

Monday, June 01, 2009

Amazon's Kindle is going to change everything about the book industry, from how big publishing houses work all the way down to how we read-- unless it doesn't. We'll talk about the pros and cons of the Kindle and other portable e-readers with Slate.com technology writer Farhad Manjoo. We’ll also ...

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Tweet If You Use Twitter

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Farhad Manjoo, Slate's technology columnist and the author of True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society talks about what Twitter means and how different groups use it. What's your take on Twitter? How do you use it? Comment below!

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Frugal Life

Monday, January 05, 2009

Farhad Manjoo, Slate's technology columnist and the author of True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society, talks about the best Web sites to help you scrimp through the recession.

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Muddling Through

Monday, January 05, 2009

Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist at Slate, gives tips on where to find the best frugality Web sites to help you scrimp your way through the recession. Plus, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke on national politics and how the economy is affecting her Brooklyn district. MTA CEO Elliot Sander will join ...

Where Every Vote Didn't Count

Monday, June 12, 2006

Robert Kennedy, president of the Waterkeeper Alliance and contributor to Rolling Stone, and Farhad Manjoo, writer for Salon.com
- debate claim that Republicans blocked Democratic votes in Ohio in the 2004 presidential election.

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