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I Played ‘Pokémon Go’ Without a Phone

Posted July 14, 2016 by Anonymous

I can’t download the app, but that didn’t stop me having a Poke adventure of my own.

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How to Film Cops

Posted July 11, 2016 by Mike Pearl

Your smartphone can be a powerful tool to keep police accountable, but you need to be prepared and know your rights.

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A Eulogy for the BlackBerry Classic, the People’s Smartphone

Posted July 7, 2016 by Anonymous

From roadmen to businessmen, the BlackBerry served one and all!

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: Microsoft Is Sorry for Trying to Get Its ‘Bae Interns’ Wasted

Posted July 7, 2016 by VICE Staff

The software giant had to apologize after sending out a beyond embarrassing email inviting its interns to “get lit” with “hella noms” and “lots of dranks.”

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Alton Sterling’s Killing Shows How Important It Is to Film Cops

Posted July 7, 2016 by Harry Cheadle

Without diligent bystanders and their phones, we’d never know about the most heinous police shootings of the past few years.

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The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election: We Asked a Cybersecurity Expert if Clinton’s Email System Could Have Jeopardized National Security

Posted July 6, 2016 by Mike Pearl

Hillary Clinton won’t face charges over her use of a private email system while serving as secretary of state, but she still took some risks.

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A New Email App Lets You Mess with Loved Ones from Beyond the Grave

Posted July 6, 2016 by Anonymous

“HI MOM! It’s me, your dead son.”

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Health: I Tried the Latest in Condom Technology and It Went Shockingly Well

Posted July 6, 2016 by Anonymous

For the first time in five decades, there’s been actual progress in the design of a condom that doesn’t suck.

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I Tried to Cut Down on My Drinking by Shocking Myself with an Electric Bracelet

Posted June 30, 2016 by Anonymous

In the end, I started taking sips of booze just for the pleasure of the shocks.

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Is Black Snapchat Replacing Black Twitter?

Posted June 23, 2016 by Anonymous

While Twitter has become a space where black intellectuals have to constantly face off against racists and bigots, Snapchat creates a fun and intimate community among users that’s devoid of vitriol.

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Tinder Horror Stories to Remind You There Are Worse Things Than Being Alone

Posted June 23, 2016 by Anonymous

“I realized I had catfished myself.”

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Judges Ruled a Woman Can Sue the Website She Says Enabled Her Rapists

Posted June 1, 2016 by Anonymous

An anonymous aspiring model says Model Mayhem should have done more to warn her of the predators lurking on the site, and a three-judge panel is allowing her lawsuit to proceed.

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The Founder of Know Your Meme Explains What the Hell a Meme Actually Is

Posted May 26, 2016 by Anonymous

Kenyatta Cheese, one of the founders of the world’s foremost meme website, tells us how to explain dat boi to our grandmas.

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The Facebook Group Giving Dudes Permission to Share Their Feelings

Posted May 17, 2016 by Anonymous

Dudes Helping Dudes is a closed group where men can begin to articulate their emotions, one Facebook post at a time.

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We Asked a Psychiatrist Why We’re So Obsessed with the Dog Filter

Posted May 13, 2016 by Anonymous

The best filter on Snapchat or a millennial’s worst enemy?

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VICE Long Reads: How Jellyfish, Nanobots, and Naked Mole Rats Could Make Humans Immortal

Posted May 10, 2016 by Anonymous

We spoke to the world’s leading experts in the field of human life extension to get an update on how close we are to living forever.

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How Virtual Reality Porn Helped Me Come to Terms with Monogamy

Posted May 7, 2016 by Anonymous

When the scene ended, I actually felt relieved. It felt like I’d cheated on my girlfriend in real life.

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How to Stamp Out Trolls and Make the Internet a Safer Place

Posted May 6, 2016 by Anonymous

To some unfortunate users, the internet is a minefield of harassment and hatred. But there are steps we can take to make it a lot friendlier.

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Digital Immigrant: Estonia’s e-Residency Program Is the Future of Immigration

Posted May 5, 2016 by Anonymous

The country’s 10,000 “e-residents” are redefining what it means to immigrate.

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Accidental Internet: Turning Found Objects on the Internet into Art

Posted May 3, 2016 by Anonymous

The first installment of Accidental Internet, a new series where Gideon Jacobs and Eric Oglander crawl the web looking for strange and beautiful pieces of text and images.

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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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