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Be cautious, free VPNs are selling your data to 3rd parties

It isn’t unusual to find companies using deceptive practices when trying to market and grow their brands. One niche where this is very rife is in the VPN industry. It was recently revealed that contrary to claims on their websites, 26 of the 117 most popular VPN services log user data despite …

Tencent pulls investment in content start-up after online backlash

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings, which owns China's top social media app WeChat, has scrapped an investment of up to 30 million yuan ($4.7 million) in a content start-up that has been criticized online and by state media for its handling of copyright issues.<p>News of Tencent's investment in …

Instagram Is the Real Virtual Reality, Not Oculus

An odd thing occurred to me while watching Facebook’s F8 developer conference earlier this month. Amid announcements about new form factors for …

California police bust multimillion-dollar weed 'fortress'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Southern California raided a weed "fortress" on Wednesday, seizing 35,000 marijuana plants and shutting down an …

Cannabis

A ‘Hacker’ Exposed a Mexican Drug Lord, Now He's Trying to Save His Own Life

The computer engineer secretly shot video of the purported heir to Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán and was reported to be living in the US under government protection. In fact, he’s stuck in Mexico.<p><i>Leer en Español.</i><p>On May 2, the Mexican government arrested Dámaso López Núñez, the …

Google’s app for lost Android phones is now called Find My Device

Much better than Android Device Manager<p>Google is overhauling its Android Device Manager app, which is basically Android’s equivalent of Apple’s “Find My iPhone.” Now the two are much closer in name. As reported by <i>Android Police</i>, Google is in the process of rolling out a big update to the …

Marijuana and mental illness: Low dopamine levels may play a role

A new review offers further insight into how long-term marijuana use might have a negative impact on mental health, after finding "substantial …

UK lawmakers approve 'most sweeping' surveillance powers

The UK has granted unprecedented powers to police and spy agencies that critics warn are the most far-reaching of any democracy. The Investigatory …

What It's Like to Self-Medicate with Illegal Drugs

According to a number of studies, around two-thirds of problematic drug users report childhood physical or sexual abuse. These figures need to be taken seriously.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>The war on drugs is, to some extent, a war on the survivors of childhood physical and sexual …

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A top Silicon Valley 'budtender' says these bite-sized chocolates are the future of marijuana

Less than 10 years ago, unlabeled, Saran-wrapped pot brownies dominated shelves at marijuana dispensaries. Patients rarely knew how much of the drug they were eating until the high hit.<p>"Every one of us has a story about taking too many edibles," says Brandon Siddall, head budtender at Caliva, a top …

12 legal drugs that will give you a psychedelic trip

From Alice eating a mushroom during her adventures in Wonderland to Steve Jobs’ reverence of LSD, psychedelics are an integral part of American …

Inside a Music Festival in a Country Where All Drugs Are Decriminalized

At the Boom Festival, a biennial gathering held near the Spanish border last month, about 100 volunteers committed to round-the-clock care for people using drugs. I was one of them.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p>If you've been to a mainstream music festival in the United States, you've probably …

Festivals

There are 2 main types of marijuana — here's the difference

If you're new to marijuana, shopping at a dispensary can be an overwhelming experience.<p>Typically, a menu board lists a dozen or more varieties, called strains, with names that sound like punch lines from a Seth Rogen movie. From the subdued Blue Dream to the upbeat and euphoric Berry White, the …

Cannabis

Banksy’s most iconic works of art -what happened to them next?

Who is the real Banksy?<p>The anti-establishment artist has kept his true identity under wraps for the last two decades, allowing his work to speak for itself.<p>However, a lot of his iconic street art has since disappeared from their original locations, with the elusive Banksy himself criticising the …

The 10 best weed strains to wake 'n' bake

There are few better ways to relax on your day off than sparking up a little bit of weed. But if you're trying to get a little stoned and not blow …

11 psychological tricks restaurants use to make you spend more money

Or, you might be a little more open to suggestion.<p>That's the opportunity menu engineers and consultants are looking for. Behind the scenes, before you're even thinking of dinner, they put careful thought into the way you choose what foods you eat.<p>Here are 11 of the sneakiest psychological tricks …

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Street artist creates beautiful, 3D-effect graffiti around Beijing

A Chinese artist from Beijing is being hailed as the next Banksy after his raw and moving graffiti work was spotted around the capital city.<p>Qi …

Here's the perfect launcher for your oversized Android phone

If you’re rocking a large Android phone like the Nexus 6 or the recently-introduced Mi Max that I’m currently reviewing, you’re probably wondering how to make use of all that expansive screen real estate to get the most out of your device.<p>You can start with your homescreen: who needs massive icons …

Android News

You can catch Pokémon on the frontline of the war with ISIS

On the frontline of the war against the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq, it’s 101 degrees today. Somehow, Squirtle still looks well-hydrated.<p>Louis Park, …

Augmented reality gets sinister as Pokemon Go leads players to a real-life dead body and armed robbers

Augmented reality game Pokemon Go has inadvertently led users down disturbing paths less than a week after its launch.<p>On July 8, a teenager in Wyoming was hunting for a Pokemon on a riverbank, but discovered a man’s corpse instead. Police have said the death “appears to be accidental” and the …

Pokémon

Swift network bank thefts 'linked' to Sony Pictures hack

Unique code signatures shared between malware used in multiple bank attacks suggest involvement of hacking group named ‘Lazarus’, Symantec says<p>Security researchers Symantec have found clues in the malware used as part of an attack on banks via the international financial messaging network Swift, …

Sony Pictures

Can you solve the psychedelic illusion driving the internet crazy?

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>The brain may have an inconceivable number of cells [around 100 billion] and is the most complex biological structure on Earth but the organ appears to have a little trouble when it comes to optical illusions.<p>It seems to be relatively easy to trick the brain - as …

An artist creates 3D paintings that will play tricks with your brain

Sometimes the eyes on an especially well-painted portrait will appear to follow you around the room, but Patrick Hughes' mind-boggling 3D art takes the concept to a whole other level.<p>Hughes uses a style he created called "reverspective," painting uncanny optical illusions of a rooms with an eerie …

Digital Art

Stick-On Lenses Turn Your Phone Camera Into a Microscope

Lens accessories for smartphones are by no means a new idea, but they’re often clunky, awkward to use, and far from something you’d want to try and …

Smoking 'a lot' of cannabis can permanently damage short term memory, researchers confirm

New research published today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine confirms what many of us have suspected for some time: If you smoke a lot of weed …

How the ‘Acid King’ Won a Lawsuit Against the US Government

The ruling on behalf of a former LSD giant offers hope for drug war transparency in the Obama era.<p>William Leonard Pickard was sentenced to life without parole in 2003 for manufacturing massive amounts of acid at a decommissioned nuclear missile silo. But last week, Pickard—one of the biggest LSD …

Inferno movie trailer: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones star

Get ready to head into the <i>Inferno</i>. Ahead of the trailer debut for the Ron Howard film starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, Sony Pictures revealed …

This Gene May Predict How You React To Marijuana

A new study has found a link to rare acute psychotic responses.<p>We've long known that pot can affect different people in various ways -- some smokers only experience a slight "buzz" while others can become paranoid or even hallucinate.<p>Now, a team of researchers in the U.K. has found a way to …