The word "metadata" requires the presence of another entity to which the data at hand refers. Increasingly, it now points toward the listener instead of toward whatever they're listening to.
I went to Glasgow to watch 'Robot Wars' being filmed and saw nine minutes of old-fashioned robots sort of hurting one another.
Two groups of people make money from the so-called dark web: Criminals who use it to peddle illegal goods, and the companies who offer to track them on behalf of law enforcement and private clients.
The fact that algorithms can contain latent biases is becoming clearer and clearer. And some people saw this coming.
Among other things, Floris van den Berg will be studying whether his crewmates remember how to fly a Soyuz after spending time in the environment.
Facial tics will help streamline marketing in our future consumerist dystopia.
In 2014, Indiana University received funding to start the Truthy Project, which is dedicated to studying the spread of data and why things like memes go viral. We called the professor in charge of it to discuss dank memes and their effect on the election…
The clumsy tale of a failed doxxing attempt.
Sex workers aren't strangers to the reality that the forces that claim to "protect" them could easily be turned against them.
Companies like Disney spend $4 billion on entertainment complexes, usually with the benefit of already owning billion-dollar movie franchises. How could any entrepreneur hope to compete?
It might sound far-fetched. Is it though?
The "audience" will receive two SMS messages a day combining straight narrative, images, and video. The vibration from their phones creates the opera's "music."
Roger Easton Jr. reflects on the legacy of his father, Roger Lee Easton, who led Project Vanguard, America's answer to Sputnik.
The technology could reduce the time it takes to get an HIV diagnosis from months to days.
Finance issues plague Hinkley Point C, with energy company EDF still to sign off on the project.
The self-aware humanoid we imagine when we think of a sex robot is largely impossible.
If we're going to depend on the internet, we should be able to trust where it comes from.
A visit to a dysphagia support group in Seattle to explore what life is like when you struggle to swallow.
A lightly redacted version of the warrant and supporting documentation for the largest known law enforcement hacking operation to date has been released.
VICE's Dylan Chenfeld heads to a Manhattan cryosauna to find out why people are paying hundreds of dollars to stand in freezing temperatures for a few minutes.
Humor requires self-awareness, spontaneity, linguistic sophistication, and empathy. Not easy for a robot.
Tom Sachs and Van Neistat's first feature film, A Space Program, is screening in New York City this week. It will teach you how to poop in space.
Fiona Wood's revolutionary treatment, ReCell, lets skin grow on the patient instead of in a culture flask.
People love to hate on pandas, but the arguments against conserving the rare bears are missing the bigger picture.