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Villa Clessidra

Nearly a perfect cube in shape, Villa Clessidra spreads its living and sleeping space across two floors, with a swimming pool uncharacteristically …

Swimming Pools

Man's Replacement Galaxy Note 7 Catches Fire, Samsung Accidentally Texts 'I Can Try and Slow Him Down' [Updated]

A third replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has caught fire in Kentucky earlier this week. Not only did the incident send the device’s owner to the …

Mobile

18 Tricks to Make Yourself a Microsoft Word Master

Microsoft Word is a beloved application used by typists all over the world. The program is packed with with all kinds of features, many of which you …

Tutorials

Six wheels that give cars (and bikes) superpowers

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>For a long time, business experts said, "Don't try to reinvent the wheel." Now, that's the primary objective for many engineers looking to create the vehicles of the future. And just when it seems that there are no further improvements that could possibly be made to the most basic of …

All the Weird Stuff US Customs Seized in Florida This Summer

Have you ever tried to get something that you shouldn’t through US Customs? Frankly, I don’t know how people summon the nerve. Whether it’s illegal …

Louis Vuitton

Watch The Fascinating Way Railroad Tracks Are Welded Together

Train rails are joined together via a seriously awesome process called exothermic welding, which basically involves lighting off a chemical called …

How to Make Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><b>This is the best way to serve corn, period.</b><p>More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>I know that's a bold statement, but it's one I've backed up with years of detailed scientific studies on the eating habits of my wife and …

See world's largest cave, Hang Son Doong, in Vietnam | CNN Travel

CNN

The 7 Best Glamping Spots for Fall

Fancy camping is the way to go—no bugs, no backaches, but the same spectacular views. So pack your luggage and leave your sleeping bags at home. These seven glamping go-tos merge indoor luxury with the great outdoors.

Hiking

Elon Musk’s Bad Day Was Much Worse Than We Thought

Yesterday, Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded during a test fire. But that wasn’t all—by the time the day was over, Musk had also lost nearly $780 …

Use Your Cast Iron Pan and a Tortilla for Extra-Crispy Pizza in Just 12 Minutes

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I've gotta tell you: In the catalog of easy, cheaty pizza recipes that start with some form of pre-baked bread base, flour tortilla–based pizzas have historically ranked pretty low on my list. Certainly lower than French bread pizza, lower than English muffin …

The Complicated Connections Between Legal Hydroponics and the Marijuana Black Market

In states like Florida where most weed is still illegal—even for medical reasons—hydroponic gardening stores are battlefronts in the war on drugs.<p><i>To learn more about</i> <i>alternative economies functioning outside or on the border of the law,</i> <i>catch our show</i>Black Market Dispatches on <i>VICELAND. Find out how</i> …

Cannabis

What happens when you throw a ton of money at a tired Caprice cop car

The latest from Icon's Reformer series is way stealthy.<p>Icon is best known for building awesome, heavily modified off-roaders. But as it turns out, if you have the money – six figures, we're guessing – you can apply the company's handiwork to nearly any vehicle you please. Like a retired police-spec …

Fugitive nearly evades police using ‘Hollywood quality’ disguise

Shaun “Shizz” Miller was desperate.<p>Police had surrounded his residence in South Yarmouth, Mass., and were demanding that the alleged drug trafficker — a fugitive for months — come outside.<p>Miller did exactly that, but not before slipping on a wrinkled, liver-spotted mask that added about a …

All of the Creepy Things Facebook Knows About You

Facebook knows more about your personal life than you probably realize. As part of the company’s increasingly aggressive advertising operation, …

Future's Reign

How fatherhood, family, and fame have shaped the rap superstar<p>Written by: Meaghan Garvey<p>Video editing by: CJ Smith<p>On the surface, Future gleams. …

Housing official in Silicon Valley resigns because she can't afford to live there

Even the lawyer and her software engineer husband can’t buy a home in the area due to the intensifying housing crunch that the tech boom has exacerbated<p>Once Kate Downing and her husband Steve did the math, it was obvious that if they wanted to raise a family, staying in Palo Alto, California, was …

Silicon Valley

How To Turn Your Smartphone Into Photoshop

You don’t necessarily need Photoshop or a desktop computer to employ eye-catching photo editing techniques. You just need your regular smartphone and …

One Of The Most Expensive Cars In The World Was Once Sold For A Refrigerator

This particular Bugatti Type 41 Royale sold for over 20 million dollars at auction. Back in 1950, L’Ebe Bugatti, Ettore Bugatti’s daughter, let it …

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know

20 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know<p>Google is much more than a search engine. Google offers dozens of interesting services in Google …

Ghostface Killah Wants to Be the Tony Stark of Cannabis

Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah has busted into the California weed industry with Wu Goo, a 70 percent THC oil made to be smoked out of a vaporizer.<p>As cannabis transitions from the black market to a legal industry, big shot marijuana investors with their eyes on the "green rush" want to make pot …

Cannabis

FBI Releases 18 Hours of Spy Plane Video From the Freddie Gray Protests

The FBI has just released over 18 hours of surveillance video from the protests in Baltimore that followed the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. The …

Pissed-Off Racing Legend Sues Ferrari For Denying Him A LaFerrari Spider

Normally the headline would be “Florida Man Files Hilarious Lawsuit Against Ferrari.” But this isn’t just any Florida Man. This is Preston Henn, the …

Supercars

Over 400 people have already died in the new Philippines president's war on drugs

More than 400 suspected drug traffickers have been killed since Mr. Duterte took office on June 30, according to official statistics and independent estimates, with local news media putting the number as high as 465.<p>Many of the deaths came at the hands of police.<p>And the president has championed the …

One of the Best Explanations For Why We Haven't Found Alien Life

So far, the only examples of sentient life we’ve found are right here on our own planet. It’s not for lack of trying, though—we’ve sent out …

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master

Think you know Google’s online productivity suite back to front? Whether you’ve been using Google Drive for five minutes or five years, there’s …

Apps

Where to Get the Best Sandwich In Every State

From sea to shining sea—and ham to melted cheese.<p><i>This story was written by our friends at Spoon University.</i><p>There is nothing more freeing than being able to hold an entire meal in the palm of your hand and know that a superb variety of flavors and textures await you with every bite. Okay, maybe not …

How to Print $250 Million in Fake Money and (Mostly) Get Away With It

Over Goldschlager, the world's self-dubbed best counterfeiter tells us how he got caught, but is still a free man.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i><p>Frank Bourassa drinks Goldschlager because he doesn't like the taste of alcohol. Aversion aside, the shimmery, gold-flecked liqueur seems …

Bun B's Convention Dispatch Three: Good Riddance, Cleveland

VICE's political correspondent bids farewell to the RNC.<p><i>Editor's Note: You might know Bun B as the Texas-based rapper, professor, and activist who's one half of the legendary Houston duo UGK. He's also VICE's political correspondent, reporting on the ground from the campaign trail of the strangest</i> …