The Origins of Deepfakes, Explained
VICE Guide To Right Now's Lee explains the origins of deep fakes, what they have to do with porn, and how they could drastically change our understanding of the truth.
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.
Swimming with a Prosthetic Leg: The Fin
We meet Kevin Vaughan, a 28 year old vet and amputee at home and as he tries his new amphibious water prosthetic, "the fin." We also visit the fin's creator, Todd Goldstein, in his 3D printing lab.
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?
Faking Volkswagen's Dieselgate Apology with the Yes Men
After over 20 years in prankster activism, The Yes Men turn their sights on Volkswagen- making the public "apology" from the company that they say should have happened years ago.
Greatest Moments in Hacking History
How a Hacker Convinced Motorola to Send Him Source Code
Famed hacker Kevin Mitnick sets up a social engineering attack against Motorola to steal the source code for the MicroTAC Ultralite cellphone.
The Most Unknown / Clip
How Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Telescope Defends Earth from Asteroids
Motherboard travels to Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, the world's second largest radio telescope. Constructed in 1963, Arecibo is used by scientists to transmit signals to alien life, search for exoplanets, and to defend Earth from asteroids.
Explaining Blockchain with Scrabble
Cryptocurrency experts have created an altered version of the popular game Scrabble to explain blockchain.