BEYOND THE GRID
Remembering Instagram Before the Influencers
Artists like Audrey Wollen, Alexandra Marzella and Arvida Bystrom moved to Instagram from Tumblr in the early 2010s. But the past few years have seen the platform shift.
This Smartphone Airbag Automatically Protects Your Phone When You Drop It
The design was a thesis project for a German engineering student.
‘Phones Cause Teens to Grow Horns’ Is a Dumb Tech Moral Panic
Some amount of young people may have tiny bones growing from the base of their skulls. But don’t freak out.
Right to Repair
Why Tens of Thousands of Perfectly Good, Donated iPhones Are Shredded Every Year
A single electronics recycler has had to destroy 66,000 iPhones in the last three years because of the iPhone's Activation Lock.
The Prototype iPhones That Hackers Use to Research Apple’s Most Sensitive Code
Very few people have heard of them, but "dev-fused" iPhones sold on the grey market are one of the most important tools for the best iOS hackers in the world.
Researchers Say That Smartphones Are Causing ADHD-Like Symptoms in Adults
It's not good enough to just put your phone away in your bag.
Iconic Melbourne Venue Cherry Bar Is Going to Ban Phones at Gigs
A quick snap will be "tolerated." Filming will not.
Working From Your Phone at Home Is Ruining Your Life, Study Finds
Put. It. Down.
Do We All See the Man Holding an iPhone in This 1937 Painting?
Wait for it.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Cops Say Thieves Stole $590K of iPhones in Daring Highway Robbery
The gang allegedly pulled up behind a moving truck, broke in, and smuggled the loot through their sunroof—all while whizzing down a highway in the Netherlands.
Bruv, Listen to Skepta’s Legitimate Banger of a New Song, “Hypocrisy”
"Yeah man, I've got fifteen different iPhones / But I am so not phony."
Alex Robert Ross
Your Life Will Be Better if You Give Up Your Phone
I believe in the power of technology and my understanding of culture is rooted in the internet, yet by not having an iPhone, I feel exempt from everyone else's bullshit.