• Philip K. Dick's 4-Dimensional Gun

    3D-printed guns? Please. Here's what the late sci-fi master had to say about the ultimate weapon.

  • Engineering the Bitcoin Gold Rush: A Chat With Yifo Guo

    Guo's company, Avalon, shipped the ASIC-based bitcoin miners, custom-built rigs with specially-designed chips for efficiently printing the market’s hottest commodity. We recently caught with him on all things bitcoin, mining, and the future.

  • To Combat China's Hacker Army, the US Is Copying Its Methods

    The US government wants hackers, and it wants them young. In the face of a growing number of cyber attacks from China's hacker army on American companies and government agencies, the Department of Homeland Security is the latest to ramp up its recruiting efforts. These days the D…

  • The ATF Isn't Yet Convinced That 3D-Printed Guns Compare to the Real Thing

    I called the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to get a better idea for what it takes to make a gun "consistently reliable," and program manager George Semonick said the guns should be "made to last years or generations." In other words, because 3D-printed guns

  • Motherboard

    Click, Print, Gun: The Inside Story of the 3D-Printed Gun Movement

    Cody R. Wilson is a 25-year-old University of Texas law student who is working to build semiautomatic weapons using a 3D printer. Cody is an articulate and tech-savvy mouthpiece for the fight against gun control. I flew down to his home base of Austin, Texas, with a Motherboard f…

  • Why Bitcoins Are Just Like Gold

    A lot of people have difficulty wrapping their heads around what Bitcoin is or why it even has value, especially as the virtual cryptocurrency continues to scale record heights. How isn't this a Ponzi scheme? A good way to look at it is to compare Bitcoin to gold.

  • Motherboard

    'Click. Print. Gun.' (Trailer)

    Cody R. Wilson has figured out how to print a semiautomatic rifle from the comfort of his own home. Now he's putting all the information online so that others will join him. Our documentary 'Click. Print. Gun.' investigates this groundbreaking technology and how it is changing th…

  • Abu Dhabi Built the World's Largest Solar Power Plant with Oil and Mirrors

    Leave it to the United Arab Emirates to show us all how to do high-tech solar the right way.

  • Toyo Ito's Biggest Building: A Stadium That's Secretly a Solar Power Plant

    2013 Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito began his career with luminous and transparent houses in his native Japan. But a sports stadium put him on the map.

  • Deoptimized

    As experts and amateurs analyze the trends between online content and metrics, they are coming to the same conclusion: High metrics are irrefutably linked to cognitive laziness, i.e., dumbing down. The internet is pandering to the channel-surfing consumers who refuse to stay in i…

  • When Swarms of Drones Invaded VICELAND During SXSW

    We pulled it off, somehow.

  • So Long Google Reader, and Thanks for the Memories

    All I can say is I’ll miss you. I don’t know how I could have been a journalist these last few years without you. I may have been forced to find my own scoops by leaving my desk or a picking up a phone.

  • Subversive University: How to Disappear from the Internet

    Last week at SXSW in Austin, VICE presented a classroom series in subversion aptly named Subversive University. Our first lesson: How to conceal or feign your online persona. Due to popular demand, we've posted the presentation below.

  • This Man Thinks He Never Has to Eat Again

    You know what's an complete waste of time, money, and effort? Eating. I mean, wouldn't you rather just ingest a tasteless form of sustenance for the rest of your life and never have to go through that tedious rigmarole of opening and eating a premade sandwich or feasting on a pil…