Author: Steven Blum

Steven is a writer in LA who has written for The Stranger, VICE, Blackbook Magazine, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, USA Today, Hello Giggles, Tablet Magazine and Haaretz. Email him at steven@firstslice.com!

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“Double-Fault” Earthquake Could Strike Southern California

“Double-Fault” Earthquake Could Strike Southern California

There are certain risks you assume when you move to Los Angeles, like accidentally stepping on a Botox needle, having a panic attack on the 405, or ...
Analyst: Apple Car Could Come To Market As Early As 2021

Analyst: Apple Car Could Come To Market As Early As 2021

The long-rumored Apple car could be coming to market by 2021 if you believe a certain tech analyst. Gene Munster, an Apple analyst for Piper Jafray ...
Aerial Photos Of California’s Drought Look Like Scenes From Another Planet

Aerial Photos Of California’s Drought Look Like Scenes From Another Planet

Parched forests, an acidified bay and mountains stripped of foliage that look like mounds of concrete: these are just a few of the shocking, surreal a ...
An App For Writers’ Block Requires You To Write — Or Else

An App For Writers’ Block Requires You To Write — Or Else

If you've ever struggled to complete an essay or article, a new app wants to help. The Most Dangerous Writing App is a brilliant and evil way to fo ...
Samsung Gear S2 Classic Platinum: A Mouth-Watering New Entry To The Smart Watch Scene

Samsung Gear S2 Classic Platinum: A Mouth-Watering New Entry To The Smart Watch Scene

There are more options for luxury smart watch owners today than there has been at any point in the past. Case in point: the Samsung Gear S2 Classi ...
Watch These Crazy Hooligans Go Snowboarding In An Empty Water Park

Watch These Crazy Hooligans Go Snowboarding In An Empty Water Park

What’s better than snowboarding down a boring mountain? How about snowboarding down a water slide? Tubular, dude! In this — potentially illegal —vi ...
The Depressing Math Behind Your Miserly Chances Of Winning The Powerball

The Depressing Math Behind Your Miserly Chances Of Winning The Powerball

Your chances of winning a Powerball jackpot are insanely bad: one in 292 million. There’s a better chance of someone pulling your name out of a gian ...
Panasonic Creates Astonishing Transparent TV

Panasonic Creates Astonishing Transparent TV

There were gorgeous OLED displays from LG and a massive, shape shifting 8K display by Samsung at CES 2016, but Panasonic took the cake with a displa ...
Musk: Fully-Autonomous Teslas Will Be Coming Out In Just Two Years

Musk: Fully-Autonomous Teslas Will Be Coming Out In Just Two Years

Welcome to another segment of What Nutso Thing Did Elon Musk Say Today?™ How's everyone doing? Good? Great. Let's begin. Given that Tesla’s newest ...
Doctors Use Google Cardboard To Fix A Baby’s Heart

Doctors Use Google Cardboard To Fix A Baby’s Heart

Google Cardboard helped save a baby’s life at Niclaus Children’s Hospital in Miami after doctors figured out how to use the device to create a 3D re ...
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