factories

No You're Boring

This Chinese Company Wants to Be the Best at Boring

Inside the state-owned company trying to build the world's tunnels.
David Axe
3.5.17
The Robots Are Coming

A French Presidential Candidate Wants to Tax Robots to Save Human Workers

French Socialist Party candidate Benoit Hamon believes a tax on robots can offset human workers' lost wealth to automation.
Roisin Kiberd
2.3.17
Munchies

How Long Will It Be Before Robots Replace Farm Workers?

With minimum wages creeping up, industries like agriculture—which have long-used cheap, often migrant labor—might be tempted to invest in labor-replacing equipment.
Charlie Taverner
10.4.16
Radio Motherboard

Who Are Tesla's Superfans?

Radio Motherboard meets Elon Musk's biggest fans at the opening party for the Tesla Gigafactory.
Jason Koebler
9.9.16
vice shorts

Watch This Very Un-Sexy Short Documentary About How Fleshlights Are Made

Filmmaker Nikias Chryssos said he wanted to replicate the experience of children's educational programming, but for adults.
Jeffrey Bowers
3.14.16
videos

Found Test Footage from Inside a Chinese Drone Factory

A DJI customer found 40 seconds of footage on his new drone camera.
Jason Koebler
10.15.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

China's New Disneyland Will Have Blue Skies Thanks to the Closure of 153 Nearby Factories

They're putting the park in a city that's not known for great air.
Mike Pearl
9.10.15
japan

This Warehouse Robot Has 2 Arms, Works Twice as Fast

Hitachi unveils a new two-armed robot for fetching stock.
Emiko Jozuka
8.26.15
Art

Artist Weaves the Sounds of Endangered Spaces into Textiles

In Mika Tajima’s acoustic portraits, the disappearance of Pennsylvania’s factories is looming.
Noémie Jennifer
8.3.15
Work

​The Robot That’s Going to Steal Your Job Just Got Wheels

Baxter, everyone’s favorite American worker replacement, is now mobile.
Brian Merchant
5.26.15
California

California Is Giving Free Solar Panels to the Poor

Taxing the rich to give the poor clean power.
Brian Merchant
5.25.15
Goodbye Meatbags

This Is What the Fourth Industrial Revolution Looks Like

Smart products will know what you need before you do.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.13.15
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