Profile

Cover photo
Verified name
Farhad Manjoo
Works at Slate Magazine
Attended Cornell University
Lives in San Francisco, California
17,366 followers|281,337 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Farhad Manjoo

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hey @Google and Google+ experts: I'd like to share all my photo albums with one other person (my wife). How do I do that in bulk?
8
Re Mi's profile photoManny Otero's profile photoBlair Slavin's profile photoThew Raslletem's profile photo
15 comments
 
+Abhisshack X He is nowhere what you think.  I think you need to take a step back and lay off the caffeine a bit.  I feel sorry for people like you.
Add a comment...

Farhad Manjoo

Shared publicly  - 
 
Why Google can't fix the cable box:

"For one thing, there's no evidence that Google would be very good at remaking the set-top box; its own effort, Google TV, launched this year with a thud. Bringing online services to television is a notoriously difficult user-interface challenge, and Google hasn't shown that it can surmount the problems that have felled everyone else. But there's an even bigger challenge here. Even if Google does manage to improve set-top boxes, why would cable and satellite companies buy these better, more user-friendly devices? Answer: They won't."
9
3
Mark Lee's profile photoSolomon Utuedor's profile photoRichard Siebold's profile photoEloy Sanchez's profile photo
25 comments
Matt C
+
1
2
1
 
+Solomon Utuedor I think internet TV offers more, because of the lack of the packaged "deals" offered by cable companies. You can get whatever you want on cable, but you might end up paying $150 a month.
Add a comment...

Farhad Manjoo

Shared publicly  - 
 
Here's my Slate piece on why restaurant websites are so, so bad.
38
12
Troy Torrison's profile photoBrady Dale's profile photoDavid Nicholl's profile photoMarc Schenker's profile photo
17 comments
 
The ones that when you click it doesn't work. Just kidding looks like YOUR link is broken. "Sorry, the page you are looking for has moved. You may have clicked an expired link or mistyped the address. Some web addresses are case sensitive. Thanks for reading!"
Add a comment...

Farhad Manjoo

Shared publicly  - 
 
Interesting things that The Daily has done recently (on the off-chance you haven't been reading it):

They used the AR Quadricopter Drone (the one I reviewed in December) to take aerial footage of the Tuscaloosa tornado; they're now doing a feature called Daily Drone, and the FAA is investigating their use of drones.

http://www.dailytech.com/FAA+is+Examining+News+Corps+Use+of+Drones+Over+US+Airspace/article22360.htm

http://blog.thedaily.com/tagged/daily_drone

They commissioned a lab to test the water at Vegas hotel pools, and found lots of urine and bacteria in the water.

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/07/24/072411-news-vegas-pool/
10
2
Farhad Manjoo's profile photoCasey Martin's profile photoFelicia Renz's profile photoJason Weinstein's profile photo
5 comments
 
well gee DUHHHH
 ·  Translate
Add a comment...

Farhad Manjoo

Shared publicly  - 
 
By far the best commentary on the debt ceiling.
53
47
Peter Russert's profile photoMike Kramlich's profile photo
2 comments
 
my take: a ceiling that is not a ceiling is not a ceiling
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
17,366 people

Farhad Manjoo

Shared publicly  - 
 
My baby is nearing a year old. One of the best things about having a baby is the chance to evaluate a lot of baby-related products. But looking back over the year, I realize there are still some deep shortcomings in the baby product lineup. There are lots of baby-related products I'd like somebody to invent. Here are some -- do you have any? (Warning: this could become an article of some kind.)

-- A better motorized rocking/swaying crib or bassinet. We've tried several over the year but none was great. They all either used batteries (which need to be replaced quickly) or didn't rock or sway fast enough. I want something that rocks the baby at the same rhythm as I do in my arms.

-- A better way to warm breast milk (or formula). The warmers don't do such a great job; they're slow and not precise. The best way I've found to warm milk is place it in a plastic bag and swish the bag under running water. This is fast, but it's a hassle. Why can't there be a gadget that does this better?

I'll add more as I think of them. What about you?
22
1
Katie Watson's profile photoBrian Waddle's profile photoMichael Angelo Caruso's profile photoRichard Carpenter's profile photo
51 comments
 
Check out this company - doing amazing things to bring the high-tech world to baby products: http://allthingsd.com/20120809/exclusive-bain-capital-ventures-invests-20m-to-let-robotics-do-the-heavy-lifting-4moms/
Add a comment...

Farhad Manjoo

Shared publicly  - 
 
Here's my piece on Google-Motorola: "In other words—and I never thought I'd say this—Steve Ballmer was right. Android isn't free. In fact, it's not even cheap."

http://www.slate.com/id/2301771/
11
6
Mira Pellegrino's profile photoRichard Siebold's profile photoRoger Brown's profile photoMichael Mitton's profile photo
12 comments
 
I know this a old article, but it seems like nothing much has changed over the last few months. Standardization of the hardware is fine, because it creates a uniform user experience and is much more friendly for the app makers to create apps that will work across the device, but looking at my samsung galaxy S 2, and comparing it to an Iphone, it has more features that i use and is for the most part more intuitive than an Iphone(for the things i use the most ex. i have to slide the notification bar down once and touch to make it silent before i goto meetings, turnon wifi, bluetooth, gps- these requirew more than a few steps in Iphone), agreed that android needs more polish in some aspects, but i feel the opensource is bringing more changes than the closed Iphone can match by itself. Afterall the Genius of Jobs will begin to show in a couple of yesr, because his vision and focus on the small things will start to slip in the new apple. and once you get to Apple's size, there is only one direction to go....
Add a comment...

Farhad Manjoo

Shared publicly  - 
 
Nobody answered this important question on Twitter, so I'm asking here: Are people's fingers and nostrils proportional? IE, are there some people whose fingers are too big to pick their nose?
12
7
Richard Siebold's profile photoChristopher K Koenigsberg's profile photoChap Gage's profile photoEd Hunt's profile photo
24 comments
 
it's odd that with g+ being such a failure in your eyes that you have decided to post your unanswered boring question here.
Add a comment...

Farhad Manjoo

Shared publicly  - 
 
Tom Vanderbilt explains how a new kind of intersection eliminates dangerous, time-wasting left turns:

What makes the DDI work is that it reduces the number of "conflict points" where traffic streams cross each other. There would usually be 26 such points in an intersection like this, but the DDI has only 14 (because, for example, drivers turning onto ramps no longer have to turn across oncoming traffic). But, as Chlewicki explained to me, not having those left-turn movements adds another advantage. In a standard "diamond" interchange, where traffic entering the highway has to turn across traffic, the two sets of traffic signals, because they have to account for the left-turn phase, are difficult to synchronize—which means cars wait in longer queues. But with the DDI, Chlewicki told me, "each signal in the interchange is only two phases, not three. And each of these two phases have some unique characteristics. The left turn from either ramp gets the same green phase as the arterial thru movement that does not conflict with that turn. It's as if the design doesn't need a separate ramp phase since it is built into the design."
27
13
Rob Vertrees's profile photoC. Scott Ananian's profile photoRichard Sumer's profile photoHeather Wendt's profile photo
12 comments
 
Hello? +Noel Bush? I'm from Massachusetts, in case it wasn't clear. We don't resist roundabouts. We embrace them. But they are also the cause of some horrific traffic issues at high volume intersections. Leverett circle in the middle of Boston is one; the Cape Cod rotary is another. There's a good reason why we're replacing them, and it's not because they're "easy and [they] work".
Add a comment...

Farhad Manjoo

Shared publicly  - 
 
I did a SlateV video reviewing my very awesome GeekDesk sit-stand desk. Watch!
17
9
Daren Lewis's profile photoIan Casselberry's profile photoScott Ormond's profile photoRajini Rao's profile photo
7 comments
 
I would like borrow the hand model.
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
17,366 people
Work
Occupation
Writer
Employment
  • Slate Magazine
    Writer, present
  • Salon
  • The New York Times
  • Fast Company
  • Wired News
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
San Francisco, California
Previously
Ithaca, New York - Buena Park, California
Story
Introduction
I write about technology and other stuff I find interesting. I'm the author of "True Enough: Learning to Live in Post-Fact Society."
Education
  • Cornell University
Basic Information
Gender
Male