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Japan Has Built a Flying Car that Actually Works

The new vehicle reached a height of three metres and hovered for about a minute.
Meera Navlakha
Gavin Butler
8.6.19
food news

Tech Company Says Using Facial Recognition Technology in Bars Isn't Creepy at All

DataSparQ also hopes to roll out a feature called 'FaceTab,' which would recognize patrons and automatically add drinks to their existing tab.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.5.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Instagram is Now Hiding the Number of ‘Likes’ from Certain Users

The trial aims to take the "pressure" out of using Instagram, and is being rolled out today in a number of countries including Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
Gavin Butler
7.18.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

India’s Attempted Moon Landing Delayed by Technical Glitch

The countdown clock was stopped less than an hour before launch.
Gavin Butler
7.15.19
Australia Today

The Company Behind the NBN is Thinking About Introducing a ‘Netflix Tax’

Australians might soon be expected to pay more to watch Netflix, in a proposal that raises serious concerns around net neutrality.
Gavin Butler
7.3.19
News

Hong Kong’s Social Media Users Are Calling Google Out For A Major Mistranslation

What happens when the machine makes you say the opposite of what you meant?
Lex Celera
6.16.19
News

This Man Is Suing a Cryonics Organization for His Father's Frozen Head and $1 Million

"They chopped his head off, burned his body, put it in a box and sent it to my house," Kurt Pilgeram alleges of Alcor Life Extension Foundation.
Mack Lamoureux
6.14.19
Technology

YouTube Is Finally Banning Nazis, Holocaust Denial, and Sandy Hook Truthers

YouTube says it will “remove content denying that well-documented violent events took place.”
Mack Lamoureux
6.6.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This App Is Helping to Stop Sexual Harassment on Japan's Trains

With 237,000 downloads to date, "Digi Police" has highlighted the prevalence of sexual assault on the nation's public transport network.
Edoardo Liotta
5.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

China’s Got a New Surveillance Camera That Can Spy on You from 45km Away

Through the use of laser ranging and an AI-powered algorithm, this system can cover larger distances than any camera has before.
Shamani Joshi
5.13.19
Art

Marina Abramović's Newest Performance is An App Designed To Fight Climate Change

The Rising app shows an avatar of Abramović surrounded by melting ice caps, inside a glass tank that slowly fills with water — and only we can save her by pledging to support the environment.
Nadja Sayej
5.13.19
Australia Today

People are AirDropping Nudes to Strangers in a New ‘Cyber Flashing’ Trend

It might be time to set your AirDrop to private.
Gavin Butler
5.13.19
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