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Amazon Wins Patent for Data Stream to ‘Identify’ Bitcoin Users for Law Enforcement

Amazon’s latest patent aims to combine data from various sources to identify cryptocurrency users for subscribers including the taxman and cops.
Jordan Pearson
4.18.18
uber self-driving cars

Uber Wants to Fill the Boredom of Self-Driving Cars With VR

The company aims to patent virtual reality technology that lets you jack in while on the road.
Sarah Emerson
3.8.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Who owns the revolutionary gene editing technology CRISPR?

VICE News
2.23.17
Noisey News

Kylie Minogue Beat Kylie Jenner in a Legal Battle Over Trademarking "Kylie"

Minogue's legal papers call Jenner a "secondary reality television personality." Damn.
Lauren O'Neill
2.6.17
Fashion

Would You Wear Fashion Made From Your Own DNA?

Tina Gorjanc's 'Pure Human Project' examines a future where we can grow human leather.
Samantha Cole
11.23.16
Technology

Walmart Wants to Create an Army of Self-Driving Shopping Carts

While pushing shopping carts is probably one of the only forms of exercise that sedentary, consumerist Americans engage in on a regular basis, the time may have come to let machines undertake even this minimally demanding task.
Nick Rose
9.21.16
News

Why Is Kim Dotcom Still Saying He Invented Two-Factor Authentication?

Dotcom is promoting an upcoming service, which by all accounts appears to be something about monetizing torrenting with micropayments of bitcoin
Jordan Pearson
8.9.16
Features

A Tech Expert Explains What Apple’s Camera Blocking Patent Means for Concertgoers

We found out how the company's announcement last month will affect live music fans.
Benjamin Boles
7.11.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A New Patent Could Allow Apple to Disable Your iPhone's Camera at Concerts

The tech giant has been granted a patent that could block the camera option temporarily in specific locations.
Hannah Ewens
6.29.16
Gaming

Sony Files Patent For ‘Minority Report’-Style Virtual Reality Glove

There’s only so many ways to skin a cat in virtual reality.
Rollin Bishop
2.27.16
Business

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
10.14.15
News

Pharmaceutical Gremlin Martin Shkreli Is Nothing Compared to the TPP

Drug prices may skyrocket in developing nations, a new report concludes.
Jordan Pearson
9.29.15
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