phones

cybersecurity

We Talked to Phone Farmers Who Use Ad Fraud to Earn Beer Money

The inside story of the sketchy, gray market world of zombie phone armies making money simulating trailer views.
Ben Makuch
8.5.19
tv

WTF Is Quibi, the Mysterious Streaming Service Snatching Up A-List Celebrities?

A comprehensive guide to this strange, goofily named thing we keep reading so much about.
Drew Schwartz
6.28.19
Internet

Why You Should Make a 'Digital Will'

We spoke to psychologist Elaine Kasket about her new book that looks at what happens to our data when we die.
Emily Reynolds
3.28.19
FEEL IT

Phones Are Trash

They're disgusting and stupid and slowly murdering us all.
Kate Carraway
2.6.19
mental health

The Introspective Parts of Our Brains Are Getting Out of Shape

Researchers call it "hurry sickness": The more we overload our schedules, the more we strengthen the task-oriented network of the brain.
Richard Morgan
12.20.18
we saw this

Florence Welch Casts Spells on Thousands of Us at a Time

Florence and the Machine's euphoric London O2 Arena show converted the energy of 12,000 people into one cathartic (and phone-less) release.
Ryan Bassil
11.23.18
tech harm reduction

This Is How Screen Time Affects the Developing Human Brain

Most teens currently spend an average of 9 hours a day looking at screens.
Jean Twenge
11.7.18
SmartPhones

New Study Suggests People Are Keeping Their Phones Longer Because There’s Not Much Reason to Upgrade

The average trade-in age for iPhones keeps going up.
Samantha Cole
10.30.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Drunk Guy Tries to Bust into a Cockpit Saying He 'Needs' to Charge His Phone

C'mon man, take a nap or something.
Drew Schwartz
9.26.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Please Watch Trump Try to Figure Out His Speakerphone

"Enrique?"
Drew Schwartz
8.27.18
Comics!

'Vines Mania,' Today's Comic by Line Hoj Hostrup

After getting addicted to vines, some friends need to figure out how to detach themselves from the internet.
Line Hoj Hostrup
7.21.18
Comics!

'Tripleting,' Today's Comic by Seo Kim

Seo freaks out after coming across two girls dressed just like her.
Seo Kim
7.17.18
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