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The VICE Guide to Right Now: You Can Have Orgies Through Tinder Now, but Everyone Will Know

Posted April 27, 2016 by Anonymous

The app’s new “Tinder Social” feature will allow you to date in groups, but it will also tell all your Facebook friends you’re swiping.

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Digital Immigrant: America’s Immigration System Desperately Needs a Digital Makeover

Posted April 25, 2016 by Anonymous

The god-awful technology that makes up the United States’ immigration system is finally being updated, after several failed attempts.

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You’ll Never Look at Mr. Potatohead the Same After Watching Him Play Hungry Hungry Hippos

Posted April 22, 2016 by Anonymous

Whoever is in charge of the Monopoly Facebook page has some pretty strange ideas in his or her head, it turns out.

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What I’ve Learned from Still Using a Flip Phone in 2016

Posted April 13, 2016 by Anonymous

For starters, Facebook notifications are a lot more thrilling when you actually have to sit down at a computer.

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I Did Everything Siri Told Me to for 24 Hours

Posted April 12, 2016 by Anonymous

As I vomited broccoli into a toilet at 5 AM, I could only think one thing: This was Siri’s fault.

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Is Pooping Out Bespoke Jewelry the Future of Luxury?

Posted April 6, 2016 by Mark Hay

Designer Nikolas Gregory created the Ripley, an art project that has everything a human theoretically needs to shit personalized jewelry out of their ass.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: Google’s Latest April Fools Joke Was a Complete Disaster

Posted April 1, 2016 by Anonymous

Google introduced a “Mic Drop” button in Gmail that let users block all replies to an email. It did not go well.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: A Guy in France Got Three Months in Prison for Texting His Ex the Gun Emoji

Posted March 31, 2016 by VICE Staff

The judge determined the gun emoji was essentially a death threat and sentenced the guy to six months, three of them suspended.

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Silicon Valley Is Wetting Itself Over a $700 Juicer

Posted March 31, 2016 by Harry Cheadle

Venture capital firms have pumped more than $100 million into Juicero, a company that promises to “disrupt” the juice industry with a very, very expensive appliance.

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Is Watching Robots Ram into Each Other Still Fun?

Posted March 22, 2016 by Anonymous

I went to Glasgow to watch ‘Robot Wars’ being filmed and saw nine minutes of old-fashioned robots sort of hurting each other.

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We Asked an Expert if Memes Could Determine the Outcome of the Presidential Election

Posted March 20, 2016 by Anonymous

In 2014, Indiana University received funding to start the Truthy Project, which is dedicated to studying the spread of data and why things like memes go viral. We called the professor in charge of it to discuss dank memes and their effect on the election…

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An Artist Created an Opera Performed Through Text Messages

Posted March 17, 2016 by Anonymous

The “audience” will receive two SMS messages a day combining straight narrative, images, and video. The vibration from their phones creates the opera’s “music.”

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The First HIV-Fighting Drones Have Been Deployed in Africa

Posted March 16, 2016 by Anonymous

The technology could reduce the time it takes to get an HIV diagnosis from months to days.

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The Future of Owning the Internet

Posted March 16, 2016 by Nathan Schneider

If we’re going to depend on the internet, we should be able to trust where it comes from.​​

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Every Job Could Be a Casualty of the Robot Revolution, Even Yours

Posted March 11, 2016 by Anonymous

We talked to some experts who explained why that’s a good thing.

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How Immigrants Get Deported for Saying the Wrong Things on Social Media

Posted March 7, 2016 by Anonymous

Emad El-Sayed, the 24-year-old who’s facing deportation after he threatened to kill Donald Trump on Facebook, isn’t the first case of social media screwing with immigration status.

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Australia’s Leading Transhumanist Describes What Will Happen When We All Live Forever

Posted February 26, 2016 by Anonymous

According to Peter Xing, founder of Transhumanist Australia, “It’s very poetic to say there is a narrative arc with life and death. But it’s a social construct.”

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What It’s Like to Be a Popular ‘Weird Twitter’ Personality

Posted February 24, 2016 by Anonymous

Is it strange going from tweeting jokes to 30 followers to suddenly having a captive audience of thousands?

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How Digital Storage Is Changing the Way We Preserve History

Posted February 19, 2016 by Anonymous

Ancient hieroglyphics and scrolls have survived centuries, but digital storage is fragile.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: You Can Spend Valentine’s Day in This Chatroom with Other ‘Lonely Cyber-Souls’

Posted February 14, 2016 by Anonymous

Because, honestly, Valentine’s Day sucks when you’re single and you should talk to someone about it—even if virtually.

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An Astrophysicist Explains That Whole Deal with the Colliding Black Holes and Gravity Waves

Posted February 12, 2016 by Anonymous

Professor Alan Duffy explains how researchers were able to confirm the existence of gravitational waves from black holes.

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Girl Writer: Looking for Love on WooPlus, an App for Plus-Sized Dating

Posted February 12, 2016 by Alison Stevenson

The app is a hybrid of Tinder, OkCupid, Hinge, and Bumble—except it’s exclusively for fat people.

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Science Finally Explained My Resting Bitch Face to Me

Posted February 9, 2016 by Anonymous

After researchers used a program called FaceReader to study the phenomenon of “Resting Bitch Face,” I decided to get my hands on the program myself and see how bad my RBF was.

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What Would Sex Robots for Women Look Like?

Posted January 11, 2016 by Anonymous

In fiction, sexbots are generally depicted as supplicant women eager to serve male creators—but what would these machines be like if we flipped that script?

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The VICE Guide to Making 2016 Better Than 2015: ​How to Make Online Discourse Less of a Trash Fire in 2016

Posted January 8, 2016 by Anonymous

Don’t blame everything on the trolls—it’s everyone’s fault that the internet is such a mess.

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Vic Berger IV Is Vine’s Strangest Political Satirist

Posted January 8, 2016 by Anonymous

The Tim & Eric collaborator and Vine extraordinaire talks about his five greatest muses: Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Jimmy Fallon, Chubby Checker, and Jim Bakker.

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Meet the People Who Respond to Emails to Santa Claus

Posted December 23, 2015 by Anonymous

What happens when a kid emails Santa? And what happens if that email asks sad, depressing questions about life?

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Meet the Artist Behind the Animorphs Covers That Destroyed Your Mind as a Kid

Posted December 8, 2015 by Anonymous

David Mattingly perfected the art of turning kids into animals in the most subtly insane ways possible.

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An Expert Explains How Social Media Can Lead to the ‘Self-Radicalization’ of Terrorists

Posted December 7, 2015 by Anonymous

The internet has allowed like-minded people to find each other, and sometimes this has terrible, far-reaching consequences.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: ‘Hoverboards’ Are Now Illegal in New York City

Posted November 18, 2015 by Anonymous

They don’t hover and they’re not even really boards, but riding one around New York will get you a ticket.

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What Life Will Look Like After the Robots Steal All Our Jobs

Posted November 18, 2015 by Anonymous

Most people hate their jobs anyway. Why not kick your feet up and let a robot do it for you?

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: This Headline-Writing Machine Produces Clickbait Poetry

Posted November 17, 2015 by VICE Staff

“Top Yoga Songs For Halloween,” “Three-Week Abortion Day in Pictures,” and more.

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Will the Paris Attacks Lead Law Enforcement to Crack Down on Encryption Apps?

Posted November 17, 2015 by Anonymous

Privacy advocates worry that governments will use terrorism as an excuse to take away people’s right to secure communication.

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Wikipedia’s Co-Founder Is Wikipedia’s Most Outspoken Critic

Posted November 11, 2015 by Anonymous

“People that I would say are trolls sort of took over. The inmates started running the asylum.”

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I Tried and Failed to Fight Someone on ‘Tinder for Fights,’ Because It Was Fake

Posted November 10, 2015 by Drew Millard

We talked to the guys behind the viral marketing stunt.

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The Internet Thinks I’m Banksy

Posted November 9, 2015 by Anonymous

When you search for “average man,” you get a picture of Michael Whatley’s face. And now, he’s the face of a fake Banksy meet-and-greet.

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Everyone’s a Star at StreamCon, the Convention for YouTube Sensations

Posted November 5, 2015 by Anonymous

Catching up with young vloggers who are famous for reasons I still don’t understand.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: Amazon Just Opened Its First IRL Bookstore

Posted November 3, 2015 by Anonymous

After helping drive brick-and-mortar bookshops out of business, the tech giant launched its first physical store in Seattle.

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Plutonium in the Hills: How Do You Keep Nuclear Secrets Buried Forever?

Posted November 2, 2015 by Alex Pasternack

Decades after the fall of Soviet Union, scientists are working to determine the lasting environmental effects of Soviet nuclear testing in Kazakhstan.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: New Emojis Coming to iOS 9.1 Will Finally Allow People to Tell Squirrels to Go Fuck Themselves

Posted October 22, 2015 by Anonymous

The slow transition from text-based language to pictograms took another step, hooray!

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