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Set Sail For Lego Steamboat Willie and the Rest of This Week's Coolest Toys Set Sail For Lego Steamboat Willie and the Rest of This Week's Coolest Toys

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the most seaworthy toys we’ve seen online this week (please don’t actually attempt to float a Lego Steamboat Willie). This week: Hot Toys shares a surprise to be sure, though it’s a welcome one; Stranger Things’ hot new mall gets some hot new figures; and more.…

Did All This Pirated 4K Content Leak From iTunes? Did All This Pirated 4K Content Leak From iTunes?

Many file sharers want the highest quality copy of a film they can find, and until recently, those would most often come from ripping a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc. Links to these files are clearly labeled as such, but a few weeks ago a 2160P copy of Aquaman leaked onto the internet claiming it instead originated from an…

Here's an Incredibly Slick and Surprisingly Affordable Way to Convert Paper Drawings Into Digital Files Here's an Incredibly Slick and Surprisingly Affordable Way to Convert Paper Drawings Into Digital Files

One day, the idea of making marks on sheets of flattened tree guts to share ideas with others will be laughable. But for now, the experience of writing or drawing on a piece of paper still feels more natural than it does on a glass or plastic tablet. Moleskine’s new Adobe Creative Cloud connected Paper Tablet strives…

The Most Exciting Update to Dyson's New Cordless Vac Is...  a Battery Meter? The Most Exciting Update to Dyson's New Cordless Vac Is...  a Battery Meter?

If something runs on batteries, you’ll find a battery meter somewhere on it. Your smartphone, your vape; even batteries themselves can tell you how close they are to dying. So why am I excited about Dyson’s inclusion of a redesigned battery meter on its new V11 cordless vacuum? It finally alleviates the anxieties of…

Dyson's Daylight Tracking Lamp Matches the Light Outside So You Don't Feel Like Such a Shut-In Dyson's Daylight Tracking Lamp Matches the Light Outside So You Don't Feel Like Such a Shut-In

We’ve spent decades bathed in the glow of artificial light, but it’s only recently that we’ve started to realize our bodies are naturally tuned to the sun, and exposure to the fake stuff can throw off sleep schedules and even damage our eyes. Dyson, which has re-engineered everything from vacuums to hair dryers, is…

We Need to Talk About this Robo-Dog Companion That Jim Henson's Creature Shop Helped Design

A company called Tombot thinks it’s come up with a way to improve the quality of life for seniors facing challenges when it comes to being social: a robotic companion dog that behaves and responds like a real pup, but without all the responsibilities of maintaining a living, breathing animal. The company even enlisted…

Nothing Can Stop Captain Marvel's Cat-Based Domination, and More Purrfect Toys This Week Nothing Can Stop Captain Marvel's Cat-Based Domination, and More Purrfect Toys This Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the best and brightest in wallet-emptying goodness on the internet. This week: Goose’s thrall over us all tightens its furry grip, Netflix’s new Tokusatsu star gets an incredible figure, and we’re up, up and away with TV’s Supergirl. Check it out!

Guy Spends Three Years Making an Ultra-Realistic LED Candle That Even Puffs Smoke When Blown Out

Candle technology hasn’t changed much in thousands of years—you add fire to a wax-soaked wick, and it provides light for hours. It’s simple, it’s effective, and it doesn’t need an upgrade. So of course someone on the internet spent three years redesigning the candle from the ground up with digital guts—while managing…

Researchers Found a Way to Extract Detailed Slo-Mo Videos From a Single Blurry Photo Researchers Found a Way to Extract Detailed Slo-Mo Videos From a Single Blurry Photo

The Phantom high-speed cameras used by YouTube channels like The Slow Mo Guys to capture mesmerizing slow-motion footage are obscenely expensive. But soon, thanks to a new technique that can extract slo-mo videos from a single photo, the smartphone in your pocket could outperform even a high-speed camera that costs…

Smartphone Stops Arrow When Absurdly Lucky Man Tries to Photograph Attacker Smartphone Stops Arrow When Absurdly Lucky Man Tries to Photograph Attacker

Apple likes to tout its smartwatch’s heart-tracking features as being able to potentially save a user’s life one day. But a man in Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia, may owe his life to his smartphone, which stopped an arrow fired by an assailant while he was trying to snap a photo.

The Ultimate Guide to Turning Videos Into GIFs With Adobe Photoshop

Despite being a 30-year-old image format in desperate need of replacement, the animated GIF still rules the internet. It’s useful for so many things; from visually illustrating a point, to delivering a devastating comeback. If you’ve ever wanted to make your own, with complete control over the quality and file size,…

Garmin Hopes People Will Pay Thousands for a Smartwatch If It's Pretty Garmin Hopes People Will Pay Thousands for a Smartwatch If It's Pretty

Garmin has a solid track record when it comes to making smartwatches that don’t look like smartwatches. Its Vívomove HR manages to completely hide its smart capabilities under a non-descript analog face. Inspired by feature-packed watches from company’s like Breitling and Omega (and the big prices they command), the…

New Noise-Blocking Material Could Make Jets and Drones Super Quiet New Noise-Blocking Material Could Make Jets and Drones Super Quiet

The most effective way to block an annoying sound is to simply build a barrier—the thicker, the better. But instead of everyone living in sound-blocking caves in a few years as noisy drones criss-cross the skies, researchers at Boston University have engineered an acoustic metamaterial that’s designed to silence…

Size Matters Not to the Best Toys of the Week Size Matters Not to the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all things good and merch-based. This week, celebrate Captain Marvel’s arrival with another cool action figure, Figuarts shows off some cool new toys both big and small, and perhaps the most perfect Katamari Damacy plush ever made. Check it out!

Samsung's All-Wireless TV Concept Is the Real Cordcutting Solution I Want Samsung's All-Wireless TV Concept Is the Real Cordcutting Solution I Want

There are a few ways to hide or camouflage the bundle of cables that hang from most wall-mounted TVs—power, HDMI, etc.—but none are as truly invisible as the wireless technology that was recently revealed in a patent Samsung filed with the World Intellectual Property Office in March of last year. It eliminates cables…

Dr. Scholl's Found a Good Use for 3D Printing, and My Feet Are So Much Happier for It Dr. Scholl's Found a Good Use for 3D Printing, and My Feet Are So Much Happier for It

If a large part of your day is spent on your feet, a good pair of shoes can only do so much to keep you comfortable. Every foot requires different levels of support and cushioning, and ideally, we’d all visit a pedorthist for a custom set of shoe inserts, were it not so expensive. Dr. Scholl’s has a cheaper $99…

The Durable Glass Bendy Phones Need Could Be Years Away The Durable Glass Bendy Phones Need Could Be Years Away

I’ve loved the idea of folding gadgets ever since Arthur C. Clarke talked about flexible “SoftScreens” in books like, The Light of Other Days. A device that can be folded and crumpled without breaking? That’s my idea of the perfect gadget, and while the bendy Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X seem like they bring…

Even More Captain Marvel Goodness and a Brand New Stormtrooper Make Up the Coolest Toys of the Week Even More Captain Marvel Goodness and a Brand New Stormtrooper Make Up the Coolest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the merchandise threatening to drain our bank accounts in the near future. This week: Carol Danvers keeps going higher, further, and merch-ier; the perfect Kirby desktop companion; and the First Order recruits an intriguing new soldier (in toy form, at least). Check…

Recycling a GoPro Box Into a Working Aquarium Is the Best Reason to Upgrade

Many factors have contributed to GoPro’s financial woes in recent years, but it doesn’t help that the company’s userbase simply doesn’t have a solid reason to upgrade their cameras every year like they would a fancy smartphone. YouTube’s Imaginative Guy actually makes a stronger case for upgrading your action cam than…

The '90s Version of Me Would've Loved This Imaginary '90s Version of the Samsung Galaxy Fold

Before the iPhone came along, it was not uncommon for me to upgrade my cellphone every few months. It was an addiction, I’ll fully admit it, but it was also a fun time when mobile phones didn’t all look like a feature-less slab of glass. Companies tried every hardware gimmick imaginable to make their devices stand…

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