Vice’s attraction for its valuable millennial audience is predicated on the notion that it is real and raw, not plastic and prepackaged like the rest of the mainstream media world. But it may be truer to say that Vice simply packages itself more deftly than almost any other big media company.
Maybe handwriting is neither a lost art nor an anachronism; perhaps new technology will show there is some useful alchemy left in the way language, the body, and our sense of identity intertwine.
"We screwed up. Not just on July 2, but also over the past several years."
Why waste money on an expensive watch when you can get top quality for an affordable price? Why, we ask you, why? Use code "diggjuly" to save an additional $10.
You trust sunscreen, and it comes through. But have you ever wondered how the stuff works?
An interactive graphic and three visualizations to help you explore the $45 billion worth of these brands that the world knocked back last year.
More men have walked on the moon than been Ronald McDonald. Joe Maggard was McDonald's mascot from 1995 to 2007 and the eighth of nine men to have done the job. But what happens after you step out of the big red shoes?
How would you thrust? What would happen when you sweat and ejaculate? And what in (or out of) the world would giving birth in microgravity be like?
Not long ago, the folks at MegaBots Inc challenged Japan to a giant robot duel. Last night, Japan accepted, under the condition that the fight would involve melee combat.
Researchers say Google’s ad-targeting system sometimes makes troubling decisions based on data about gender and other personal characteristics.
As if "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas" isn't trippy enough — here is the "Great San Francisco Acid Wave" scene run through Google's artificial neural network software.
The company’s long-serving chairman, Phil Knight, insisted that he wasn’t in the shoe business. He was in the entertainment business.
Amy Schumer may not be totally down for starring on "The Bachelorette," but you know what other reality show she was born for? "The Real Housewives of Secaucus." Or Newark. Or Cincinnati. Or any other location Schumer will allow Bravo to move her to so we can watch her steal every married person within a one-mile radius.
Since 1975, car makers have been heading to Apulia, near the coast of the Ionian Sea, to test their wares at Porsche’s Nardò Technical Center, which celebrates its 40th birthday this month.
Bacteria-killing ultraviolet lights can sterilize everything from toothbrushes to bedsheets. But a new type of light fixture called the Indigo-Clean is able to wipe out those same dangerous pathogens while still being safe for patients or caregivers in a hospital.
It's what's inside that counts.
Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.
The new generation of 9/11 jokes may not intend to make light of the tragedy itself, but it does have the effect of exorcising the event from America’s collective consciousness.
The Sunday evening broadcast was watched by 15% of households, according initial ratings from Fox. Final ratings are due in the coming days. That's the best initial rating ever for a US soccer broadcast on a single network, topping the 13.3% of homes that watched the 1999 Women's World Cup final when the US beat China.
Ever wonder how to get that pesky Rubik's Cube into a bottle? Well you finally have your answer.
From 1982 until 1994, Hasbro’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero was one of the driving forces in kid’s entertainment, conquering the worlds of comic books, animated television, and tiny toy action figures. With so many facets to the fandom, we thought it was time to fill you in on the history of this influential media monster.
Jennings talks about what it was like to have a supercomputer render his vocation obsolete, the unique culture of quiz nerds, and how trivia knowledge can make you a better thinker.
There probably isn't alien life on comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko, microbial or otherwise, and most astrobiologists are pretty ticked off at the media's suggestion that there is.
"This is Sam. He’s my son. His epilepsy caused him to have up to 100 seizures a day. After seven years we were out of options. Our last hope: an untested, unproven treatment. The only problem? It was illegal."
If you hate GoPro's rectangular shape, your prayers have been answered! Sort of. Here's the full review of GoPro's new line of camera.
Reddit's Fourth of July-weekend hangover, the world's coolest and most useless set of gears, and how the best and the brightest smoke their meat.
Late last night, the internet (us included) were led to believe that Lemony Snicket's perpetually pessimistic children's book series was coming to Netflix. Turns out its a fan project — and a damn good one at that. Maybe this will provide the motivation for an actual Netflix adaptation.
Get set for a live-action version of "Transformers," as the company behind giant Japanese robot Kuratas has accepted a duel challenge from upstart US challenger MegaBot.
Only 200 of the consoles were said to have ever been made and all of them were ordered destroyed. But here it was, in a series of photos, the glorious, boxy grey machine sporting both a cartridge slot and a CD tray.
Do you want to eat the best Indian food you will ever have in your entire life? Eat at an Indian household. However, should you find a home-cooked Indian meal inaccessible to you, you may have the desire to seek out an Indian restaurant. Here's how to go about it.
Aptly, Albarn was carried off the stage by security after a rendition of "Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now"
The executive producer of "Masterpiece" says Jane Austen works a lot better on screen than Hemingway does.
Recent studies suggests that kids with overinvolved parents and rigidly structured childhoods suffer psychological blowback in college.
It's an uncomfortable thought: The pacemaker in your chest — or that might someday be in your chest — providing the electrical signals necessary for your heart to pump blood and keep you from sudden death is legally a black box. That is, it's unlawful to tinker with it for any reason, even if that tinkering is meant to evaluate the pacemaker for malfunctions and vulnerabilities.
The Annenberg family made much of its fortune with TV Guide, a relic of old media that chronicles the best entertainment television has to offer. What Charles Annenberg is doing with Explore.org is, arguably, the antithesis of that.
The Hero4 Session is half the size and 40% lighter than the existing Hero4 line of cameras. It was designed to be much more simple than other GoPros, with a single button that starts and stops recording.
You’ve seen it before: the multicolored, crocheted emblem of TV Americana. It features discordant colors and a chunky weave. It’s usually draped across the back of a sitcom sofa or at the foot of a bed. It turns out that this blanket has been a staple of television sets for decades — from "Taxi" to "Roseanne" to "Mad Men" to "It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia" to "Jane the Virgin."
He has been fired from the website he was supposed to create. The fallout is revealing cracks in ESPN's empire.
Sriracha, the hot sauce with an almost cult-like following, is so popular that some people even carry a bottle on their keychains. Lisa Murphy, owner of Sosu Sauces, is here to show you how to make your own at home that packs way more punch than the rooster bottle you'll find in your local supermarket.
A captured ISIS “bride” has revealed the inner workings of a women’s network that’s responsible for recruiting, spying, and enforcing sexual slavery in the so-called caliphate.
Israeli and Russian members of knight clubs ride their horses on their way to the reenactment of the Battle of Hattin in Horns of Hattin, northern Israel.
The United States dominated defending champion Japan 5-2 for their first Women's World Cup title since 1999 in the highest-scoring final in the tournament's history on Sunday.
Carli Lloyd scored this wonder-strike (and her third goal of the game) from midfield to put the US up 4-0 over Japan in under 16 minutes. The game finished 5-2.
Even though you're at work, you can still catch the matches from your computer.
Greece’s combative finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, who took a strong stand in demanding that creditors write off some of his country’s debts, abruptly resigned on Monday morning.
When Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuk, and Augustine Yip formally incorporated BioWare — acquired by EA in 2007 and best known for cinematic role-playing games, such as the "Dragon Age" series, the "Mass Effect" series, and the narrative-driven MMO, "Star Wars: The Old Republic" — in 1995, they were medical doctors, recently graduated from the University of Alberta in Canada.
From their iTunes debacle to Bono's ego, the Irish rockers catch their share of grief, but enough is enough
In a world of on-demand everything, consumers still have next to no say in how their garbage is handled. Garbage companies strike contracts with local governments and set their own pickup schedules. The only choice consumers are left with is whether to buy Hefty bags or Glad. But that could soon change.
Astronomers say features of comet landed on by spacecraft in November, such as black crust and icy lakes, suggest living micro-organisms beneath surface
“Lincoln hated Thomas Jefferson.” That is not exactly what we expect to hear about the president who spoke of “malice toward none,” referring to the president who wrote that “all men are created equal.”
Encouraging consumers to eat fish such as herring, mackerel, and butterfish might, ironically enough, be the best way to save those species.
Scientists say they've found a bit of DNA in woolly mammoths that could help explain how these huge beasts were so well-adapted to live in the cold of the last ice age.
In the U.S., the relatively cheap cost of land and water and the high cost of lighting and indoor growing systems combined to make hydroponics too expensive for anything but a high-value cash crop like marijuana. Today, thanks in part to the cannabis industry, that calculus has changed.
The untold story of the Grateful Dead's short-lived mega PA, arguably the largest, most technologically innovative sound system ever built.
Every ground beef patty — Whopper, Big Mac and Double-Double alike — can trace its lineage to this very set of broilers. At least, so the company claims.
Burt Shavitz, who co-founded the natural cosmetics company before it sold to Clorox, has died. He was 80.
Happiness research and consumer psychology have advanced to the point where there are some clear recommendations that can help you maximize the amount of happiness you get from your vacation — even if that peak vacation high is inevitably going to dissipate.
When fugitive James T. Hammes went on the run, he went for a hike — for 6 years.
Introducing a new currency is no small feat. Recent cases — East Germany’s adoption of the deutsche mark, the Czech-Slovak divorce of 1993, and the creation of the euro itself — benefited from years of careful planning and broad popular support. If Greece were to abandon the euro, it would have neither.
The Analogue Nt is no emulator. It’ll use your old Nintendo cartridges, work with your old light gun when you want to play Gumshoe, and it has the same core guts as the original Nintendo Entertainment System. But this one has four controller ports instead of two, as well as some add-on components and features that help it catch up to today’s TVs and consoles.
Television brought Drew and Jonathan Scott fame with their home-and-design show, Property Brothers, which debuted in 2011. They’ve had television spin-offs since then, most notably Brother vs. Brother. But they’ve become Internet sensations by creating content completely disparate from their TV pursuits.