The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump now threatening to sue Bannon, Manafort sues Mueller and the Justice Department, Trump drops electoral fraud charade, and more.
VICE Staff
supply and demand

Apple’s Upcoming iPhone May Be Causing Component Shortages

As Apple gets ready to ramp up production of the next iPhone, competitors are buying up all the DRAM and NAND they can.
Jason Cross

Why Scientists Are Building Human Organs on Microchips

From cubes with menstrual cycles to a lung on a chip, this weird technique is picking up speed.
Emily Cassel
short circuit

Argentine Soccer Club Wanted to Implant Microchips in Fans, Until They Revolted

The surgically implanted microchip was designed to curb violence among the sport's more... passionate supporters.
Meaghan Beatley

Apple Could Be Forced to Pay Nearly $900 Million to the University of Wisconsin-Madison

A jury decided on Tuesday that a chip used in the company's popular iPhones and iPads illegally uses efficiency technology that the university patented in 1998.
Reuters and VICE News

VICE News Capsule - Tuesday, February 10

Haitian public transport workers strike over high fuel prices, HSBC implicated in massive tax evasion scandal, unreported Ebola infections make accurate reporting in Guinea difficult, and microchips in Sweden do away with office badges and passcodes.

This Microchip Will Deliver Drugs in Your Body by Remote Control

Prizewinning engineer Robert Langer explains his project to put a pharmacy on a chip.
Victoria Turk
Motherboard Blog

What Would You Even Do with a 48-Core Smartphone?

Intel has been working on 48-core processors for a few years now, and now the firm is reportedly testing them for use in smartphones and tablets.
Derek Mead
Motherboard Blog

Spider Silk Makes Great Microchips That Dissolve in the Human Body

Spider silk is pretty amazing stuff. Pound for pound, it's as strong as steel and more durable than Kevlar. It can be stretched to incredible lengths, but it's no more cumbersome than cotton or nylon. Because it's so awesome, scientists have long been...
Adam Estes
Motherboard Blog

Your Kids Will Forget They're Wearing Microchip ID Tags With These Hot New Accessories

So a bunch of kids are whining about having to wear radio frequency identification tags at high school. And their parents are all, oh, 'civil liberties are being violated', blah blah blah, 'religious freedoms' something 'Orwellian surveillance'. Things...
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

Hey Big Companies, Data Are Actual Things That Take Up Space

“Digital sprawl” is guaranteed to lead to our doom.