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The People Who Claim They're Allergic to Wifi

I spent a day with sufferers of "electromagnetic hypersensitivity" – individuals who say they suffer a range of physical symptoms when they're exposed to electronic radiation.
Tim Fraanje
1.27.18
Internet Hygiene

When You Inevitably Get Hacked, Blame Public Wifi

If you must use it, here’s how to stay safe.
Katherine Gillespie
7.5.17
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of the Internet of Things?

Will the robot uprising start in our kitchens?
Mike Pearl
1.4.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Some Parents Are Suing Their Son's School Because They Think the Wi-Fi Is Making Him Sick

They claim the student suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome, a condition that causes symptoms like headaches and nausea from proximity to the Wi-Fi.
River Donaghey
8.26.15
tech

Why Is the Internet So Damn Slow?

In Los Angeles, I pay ten times as much for internet that's half as slow as it is in Seoul. That's pretty grim, considering how much time I spend on the web.
Arielle Pardes
11.6.14
tech

This Device Will Stop You from Getting High in Hotel Rooms and Dorms

I talked to the buzzkill scientist who invented a smoke detector that looks out for <i>smoking</i> rather than smoke.
Mike Pearl
11.3.14
Words

Killing It: Linkin Park Makes EDM, Will.i.am Gets Mad

Don't drink the Mollywatr!
THUMP Staff
9.27.13
tech

The FCC Wants to Blanket America in Free Wi-Fi

The commission's plan, which would be the first of its kind in the world, represents a massive leap forward in the internet age. But as you might expect, telecom providers aren't interested in shaking up the current model that's incredibly lucrative...
Derek Mead
2.6.13
tech

Far Out, Internet

Here are six of the most far flung Wi-Fi hotspots on Earth.
Daniel Stuckey
8.30.12