For an app known mostly as a way to distribute pictures of genitals, Snapchat has a sort of strange relationship with the idea of privacy. Yesterday on Snapchat's blog, Micah Schaffer explained that unopened Snaps have been turned over to law enforcement…
Equating rejection with physical pain is written right into our language—get rebuffed at the bar and your friends will all go, "Ouch," while you contemplate how bad that stings. But the two pains have a neurological connection, too.
After dropping out of school after the fifth grade, Tao Xiangli built his own submarine. Since then, he's been working on a constantly evolving human-size robot that lives in his bedroom. VICE visited Tao to talk about his robot and his dream to become a
Does this mean we'll miss out on the Christmas brews we need so badly to get through the holidays? Or the late-winter brews that hold us over on dark winter nights? If Congress doesn't get its act together, it might.
When we see a virtual world through the first-person perspective of an avatar, we start to embody that perception. It's called the Proteus Effect and it's a phenomenon that's playing itself out among young game-playing women.
MrPimpGoodGame's prolific Instagram gallery has garnered a cult following due to his signature look. We reached out to the incredibly photogenic man to get his thoughts on his newfound fame, business ventures, and women.
MEGA, the company set up by internet activist-cum-tech celeb Kim Dotcom, wants to create an easy peasy way for any activist, businessman, or paranoid Luddite grandmother to send and receive encrypted emails without virtual strangers snooping around all up…
It's been less than a week since Ross Ulbricht, the Silk Road founder better known as the Dread Pirate Roberts, was taken down by federal agents, and the heads continue to roll. Four Britons have been detained in connection to the now-shuttered dark web m…
Next month, Backyard Brains will begin selling the Bluetooth RoboRoach, the first cyborg to be commercially available to the general public. Priced at $99.99, the product is cheap and simple to use. After a "brief surgery," users attach an electronic back…
Silk Road's day in the sun appears to have come to an end. Feds shut down the darknet drug den this morning and have charged its 29-year-old operator with drug-trafficking conspiracy, computer-related fraud, and conspiracy to launder money.
Many supposedly "natural male enhancement" supplements available over the counter and on shady websites actually contain hidden drugs and other dangerous chemicals—and none of these potentially deadly products have been approved by the FDA.
Thanks to the government shutdown, NASA has had to furlough 97 percent of its staff and close down its websites, which are a major source of information about space for writers, educators, and people who are just curious about black holes.
After 724 days of nearly incessant tweets and more than 800 videos, I sat down with Jacob Bakkila and Thomas Bender, the artists behind two of the internet's greatest mysteries—Twitter's Horse_ebooks and YouTube's Pronunciation Book.
Internet access is available only to a privileged few in Afghanistan. But increasingly, the country's artists and activists are establishing online presences and promoting their work through social networking channels.