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The new Mac vs. PC war is all about touch

It's been brewing for a while, but the Mac vs. PC war is back. Apple and Microsoft have shared various battles over many years, in an ongoing rift over the direction of computing, but this week has marked a switch in both of their war strategies. Microsoft is now going after Apple's core customers, …

Apple TV

Watch a Short Film Adam Curtis Made for VICE About Your Life

Here's 'Living in an Unreal World: A Film By Adam Curtis For Readers of VICE,' featuring some of the footage from the documentarian's next BBC piece.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p><i>Adam Curtis is one of the best filmmakers on planet earth. Every time a new film of his comes out we write</i> …

Short Films

The director who fooled NASA into helping make fake moon-landing movie 'Operation Avalanche'

After making a name for himself in the independent film world with <i>The Dirties</i>, Canadian director Matt Johnson is back with <i>Operation Avalanche</i>, a faux …

The 50 Best Indie Rock Albums of the Pacific Northwest

• K<p>Mitsumeru<p>50<p>Vancouver trio Gaze began as the project of singer-guitarist Miko Hoffman and singer-bassist Megan Mallett, and they were soon joined by indie pop icon Rose Melberg on drums. Their first record, <i>Mitsumeru</i>, was recorded at Dub Narcotic studios and features 14 soul-spilling pop songs in …

Indie Music

John McAfee sues Intel to challenge trademark infringement threat

John McAfee and MGT Capital Investments, a publicly traded company that in May announced it had acquired McAfee’s anti-spying company D-Vasive and appointed McAfee as its chief executive, today filed suit against chipmaker Intel. The filing comes three months after an Intel lawyer sent MGT a letter …

Libertarian Party

A Nice Chat with the Guy Who Invented a Device That Gives You 12-Hour Erections

We spoke to Richard Wylie, a lovely man in his 70s, who came up with the idea for a hard-on device that is literally called Stays-Hard.<p>Imagine having a hard-on for 18 hours. Well, now you don't need to, because 70-year-old entrepreneur Richard Wylie has made that dream a reality with a product …

Mountain Biking

Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom

The worse it gets, as I wade and stumble through the Great Dismal Swamp, the better I understand its history as a place of refuge. Each ripping thorn …

Black History

5 Design Jobs That Won’t Exist In The Future

And seven jobs that will grow, according to design leaders at Frog, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, and more.<p>Organ designers, chief drone experience designers, cybernetic director. Those are some of the fanciful new roles that could be created by the global design industry in the next few years.<p>But what …

45 New Books to Read This Fall

<i>Hopefully, you’ve had a few minutes to play around with our</i> <i>Fall Entertainment Generator</i><i>. But if you’re looking for straight and simple lists of</i> …

Books

You're Never Too Old to Start a Successful Business

Think you’re as well old to begin a company? Think again.<p>Mark Zuckerberg may have started Facebook at 19, but he’s in the minority of entrepreneurs. …

Vincent Van Gogh

Here's How Much Money You Need to Make to Afford a House in 27 U.S. Cities

Get your wallets ready.<p>Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions in anyone's life. But depending on where you want to settle, that decision might require a massive chunk of change.<p>Mortgage website HSH.com calculated the annual before-tax income required to pay the base costs of a …