Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:20:00 GMT(image)
DC’s proposed Shazam movie doesn’t have a director, star, or even a finished script. What it does have is a villain, Black Adam, played by Dwayne Johnson, and that means he’s getting his own movie.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:14:00 GMT(image)
Researchers from Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed an innovative robotic sleeve that fits around the heart like a glove, maintaining a steady beat while the patient recovers.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:04:00 GMT(image)
I walk a lonely road, the only one that I have ever known. Don’t know where it goes, but it’s fucking littered with red Skittles that fell off of a truck en route to feed some cows.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:55:00 GMT(image)
Tomorrow, America’s national defense will be taken over by someone who has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and has expressed disdain toward America’s intelligence community, which believes Russia is a threat to the nation’s security. But that’s only one of his biggest challenges, and given what he’s said…
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:32:12 GMT(image)
Alright, this is one of the coolest LEGO sets ever. Kylo Ren’s command shuttle features articulating wings, spring-loaded weaponry, and six minifigures (including Kylo, of course). Best of all, according to the Amazon bullet points, it’s also “100% toy.”
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:20:00 GMT(image)
Tomorrow, irritable Dorito Donald Trump will be inaugurated as 45th president of the United States. All the world will be watching as Trump is sworn in to the stylings of 3 Doors Down and associated acts.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:56:00 GMT(image)
When Faraday Future showed off their FF 91 at CES earlier this year, there was really only one number they cared about: 2.39. That’s got nothing to do with the car’s range or anything like that. It’s how many seconds it takes to get to a-mile-a-minute. Lucid made a big deal that their Air could get to 60 mph in 2.5 …
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:50:00 GMT(image)
Patricia Kim, a History of Art PhD candidate studying Hellenistic Greece at the University of Pennsylvania, is the first to admit she’s probably not what comes to mind when you imagine an academic researcher scrambling to archive federal climate data that might be erased by the Trump administration. But for Kim,…
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:29:00 GMT(image)
When a presidential inauguration rolls around, it’s party time in DC. Industry groups, corporations, and media organizations throw booze-filled parties, allowing them to get cozy with the new regime and rub elbows with industry and political allies. And some people just want to be seen to be seen.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:13:00 GMT(image)
Facebook works hard to maintain Mark Zuckerberg’s public image. Professional photographers take staged photographs, like these ones of him visiting a Facebook data center, petting a calf, and meeting with world leaders. A team of employees diligently manage his Facebook page. But the most frantic display we’ve seen…
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:02:00 GMT(image)
The Postman has returned! For those of you who might not know, “Postal Apocalypse” is io9’s mail column, where I, Rob Bricken, senior editor of io9 and professional nerd for the last 16 years, answer your questions. I settle fan arguments, I solve mysteries, I give advice, whatever. I do this in the guise as the…
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:00:00 GMT(image)
Lots of video games use the influence of H. P. Lovecraft’s dread-drenched Elder Gods mythos. It’s been a while since there’s been one that tackled the author’s works directly but an upcoming title is going to attempt just that.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:58:00 GMT(image)
Anker’s kevlar-wrapped PowerLine cables have been an immediate hit with our readers, and you can upgrade your entire microUSB cable collection today with this $11 5-pack. That’s a couple bucks less than the usual price for this pack, which includes a two 1' cables, two 3', and a 6'.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:35:00 GMT(image)
Move over, Inception horns; there’s a new annoyingly ubiquitous sound effect getting spammed into every movie trailer. It’s <<
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:00:00 GMT(image)
Humanity would understand very little about cancer, and be hard-pressed to find cures, without scientific research. But what if, when teams recreated each other’s research, they didn’t arrive at the same result?
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:57:00 GMT(image)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is once again going after his neighbors in his latest effort to ensure his 700-acre Hawaiian compound remains impenetrable. This time, rather than erect another massive wall, Zuck has filed a series of lawsuits against several hundred people—some of whom are dead—who inherited or have…
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:41:00 GMT(image)
Our planet is due to be hit with a powerful solar storm, an event that happens about once every hundred years. New research shows that losses from the ensuing blackouts could total $41.5 billion per day in the US alone, including nearly $7 billion lost in trade.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:17:00 GMT(image)
America’s auto safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has closed the investigation into the first known self-driving car crash that involved a Tesla Model S in Autopilot last year, reports Reuters citing an unnamed source. No recall was allegedly demanded.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:15:00 GMT(image)
Former Governor of Texas Rick Perry, a man who became 12 percent smarter when he started wearing glasses, is testifying on Capitol Hill today. He’s been nominated by president-elect Trump to be the secretary of energy, and Perry is currently sailing through the confirmation process while cracking jokes.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:50:00 GMT(image)
The original iPhone has died. AT&T, the phone’s only carrier, decided to end its support for 2G cellular networks, thus rendering the original iPhone useless. This means that iPhone can no longer make calls or send text messages. He was just nine and a half years old.
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The phrase “Special Editions” is one of the scariest things in all of Star Wars. No one can forget the way, 20 years ago this month, George Lucas updated his iconic films with new effects, sounds, scenes, then basically tried to erase the original versions from existence.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:47:00 GMT(image)
A while back, I attended a Fox press event where they showed the first act of Logan, the third and likely final solo outing of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. For me, who was not sold on giving this character another movie, the 40 minutes I saw more than proved this movie’s worth.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:38:00 GMT(image)
The Nintendo Switch looks like it might be complete weaksauce when compared to the best consoles from Sony and Microsoft. But the real question is: does that even matter? Probably not.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:29:12 GMT
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