Fringes / web
Getting to the Bottom of What the 5G Fuss is All About
The claims and conspiracy theories surrounding the launch of 5G networks have been shocking, and mobile phone masts have been torched and engineers assaulted.
Fake Focus Groups
Drugging Workers to Save American Jobs: Fake Focus Group
Phony proctor Sameer hosts a fake focus group to see if a new oral pill can increase workplace productivity.
State of Repair
Counterfeiting Microsoft Windows Landed Me in Prison for a Year
VICE follows prolific e-waste recycler and computer refurbisher Eric Lundgren as he's sentenced to—and released from—federal prison.
Teenage Scientists Launch a Rocket in to Space
For the first time in history, an independent group of college students is launching a rocket into space.
Decomposing Bodies to Solve Cold Case Murders
VICE visits the University of South Florida’s Facility for Outdoor Research and Training (FORT) to learn about how studying decomposing bodies in Florida’s subtropical environment helps solve some of the nation’s cold cases.
Finding Salvation with an Online Cult
Vice's Charlet Duboc goes to LA to meet Unicole Unicron, a self-described pop-spiritual cult leader and founder of the religion Unicult
Addicted to Bitcoin: The Cryptocurrency Rehab Center
Motherboard goes to Castle Craig Hospital in Scotland, a rehabilitation facility that recently added treatment for cryptocurrency addiction to its gambling rehabilitation program.
State of Repair
The Half Tesla, Half Honda, 100% Electric Hot Rod
Taking old cars and making them better is a part of American culture: the hot rod. In this episode, Jim Belosic takes a 1981 Honda Accord and makes it electric... and very fast.
Hyperloop Revolution: The Real Story of its Origins and Future
Motherboard joins the team as they present their prototype to the public and dive deep into the DNA of the Hyperloop—a concept that was developed at their university nearly 40 years ago, and one they continue to build upon.
Why Personal Flying Machines Could Be the Future of Commuting
Traffic. Congestion. Pollution. Hours-long commutes. What if you could leave it all behind and trade it in for an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient personal copter—all without a pilot’s license?
The DIY Rocketeer Building Self-Landing Replicas of SpaceX Rockets
Motherboard travels to Tennessee to meet the amateur rocketeer leading the charge for budding DIY rocket scientists around the world.
Self-Driving Boats: The Future of Navigating the High Seas
What if the all the ships that navigated our vast oceans could navigate, chart a course, and think for themselves—without any human input?