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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Volkswagen Is Refusing To Cooperate With Federal Investigators Upset Over Deiselgate

Volkswagen Is Refusing To Cooperate With Federal Investigators Upset Over Deiselgate

Volkswagen is refusing to provide emails or any other communication among its top brass to the attorneys general in the U.S., obfuscating an investi ...
15 Signs You’re The Kylie Jenner Of Your Family

15 Signs You’re The Kylie Jenner Of Your Family

We all fill different roles in each of our respective families. Personally, I'm the jokester-mediator. If there's a brouhaha afoot, I try to allev ...
Laundroid Is A Mysterious Machine That Can Fold Any Kind Of Clothing

Laundroid Is A Mysterious Machine That Can Fold Any Kind Of Clothing

If technology is meant to save us from soul-crushingly mundane tasks, then Laundroid might be the most valuable product ever made. A collaboration ...
The Future Is Here: Oculus Rift To Begin Pre-Orders This Wednesday

The Future Is Here: Oculus Rift To Begin Pre-Orders This Wednesday

Oculus Rift will begin pre-orders this Wednesday, January 6th according to a new blog post on the company's website. The virtual reality headset wil ...
BoomStick Makes Even The Crappiest Headphones Sound Like Bose

BoomStick Makes Even The Crappiest Headphones Sound Like Bose

What if there was a way to transform your pair of cheap headphones into something even a persnickety audiophile would love? The BoomStick is such a ...
LG Shows Off A Massive, 18-Inch Rollable Display

LG Shows Off A Massive, 18-Inch Rollable Display

What’s flexible, thin and OLED all over? LG’s new 18-inch foldable screen, that’s what. The massive and curvaceous display can be rolled up like a n ...
Hawaii Raises Legal Smoking Age To 21 — A U.S. First!

Hawaii Raises Legal Smoking Age To 21 — A U.S. First!

Sexy........ Hawaii has become the first state in our great union to raise the legal smoking age to 21. Young ‘uns caught smoking cancer sticks will ...
This Sweeping Drone Video Makes Venice Beach Look Damn Majestic

This Sweeping Drone Video Makes Venice Beach Look Damn Majestic

Venice is a gorgeous ghost town in this sweeping panoramic video shot entirely via drone in one long shot. Darting under signs and through empty w ...
US Marines’ Robo Dog Honorably Discharged For Being Too Noisy

US Marines’ Robo Dog Honorably Discharged For Being Too Noisy

BigDog, a robot many hoped would haul heavy objects for US soldiers, is being honorably — and prematurely — discharged from the army. Its offense? B ...
This Teensy Tiny Drone Can Stream Live Video!

This Teensy Tiny Drone Can Stream Live Video!

The Vidius quadcopter’s minuscule size belies the serious technology under its hood: this 1.7-inch drone can send a live 420p video stream to its co ...
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