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Watch 10,000 Zombies Fall Into a Gigantic Spinning Blender in This Gory Real-Time CG Demo

The same team who brought the world Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator, which allowed for large-scale simulations like pitting 300 Jedi against 60,000 medieval soldiers, is back with a new open world RPG called The Black Masses. The new game features record-setting crowd rendering, as well as hyper-realistic character…

Optimus Prime Replaces the Matrix of Leadership With a Watch, and More of the Wildest Toys of the Week Optimus Prime Replaces the Matrix of Leadership With a Watch, and More of the Wildest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all the wonderfully weird and wallet-draining toys we’ve seen floating around the internet. This week: Fantastic Beasts comes to Hot Toys, Monopoly’s got something to say about kids these days, and the fluffiest answer to Super Smash Bros. possible.

Watch How This Absurd Costume Helped Make Solo's L3-37 Droid the Film's Best Character

The unique personalities of the droids in the Star Wars universe have always made them some of the best characters. Solo’s L3-37 improved every scene she was in, thanks to the voice work of Phoebe Waller-Bridge—who also helped bring the physical character to life on set, as this behind-the-scenes look at the movie’s…

This Electric Scooter For Adults Might Replace My Need For a Second Car

Despite their growing popularity in cities like San Francisco as another alternative to cars, electric scooters have always seemed like nothing more than a pricier version of a toy I enjoyed as a kid. But the Unagi, an e-scooter that looks like it was actually designed for grown-ups, gave me a new appreciation for how…

This Solution to Phone Multitasking Is Either Genius or Totally Absurd

There’s a reason your computer’s home screen is often referred to as its desktop. The user interface is designed to emulate a physical desk covered in documents and tools. That analogy doesn’t work quite as well with a smartphone’s tiny screen, but this concept UI that switches apps automatically as you physically…

I'm Happy to Judge These Animated Vintage Textbooks By Their Hypnotic Covers

Artist Henning M. Lederer has once again brought to life a collection of vintage book covers from the ‘60s and ‘70s by transforming their abstract designs into funky animations.

The DC Movie Wonder Woman Goes Comic Book Retro, and More of the Most Fabulous Toys of the Week The DC Movie Wonder Woman Goes Comic Book Retro, and More of the Most Fabulous Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all the shiny new toys tempting our wallets lately. This week: Doctor Who’s newest Doctor gets a lovely little action figure, Gambit gets an insanely articulated toy that’ll arrive before his solo movie ever does, and the most adorable Kirby plush around makes his…

I Don't Know What I Just Watched, but This Trailer Made Me Never Want to Use a Smartphone Again

If your brain is already feeling a little fried by the week’s end, you might want to skip the trailer for a Tamil film called 2.0. But if you want to try to wrap your brain around one potential outcome of our hopeless addiction to smartphones, this trailer’s got robots, explosions, and a gigantic cyborg eagle made…

The Winning Trick at the World Championships of Magic Might Fry Your Brain Like an Egg

Watching a six-minute YouTube video is a lot to ask when the internet serves up bite-size snippets of entertainment requiring just a few seconds of your attention. But close-up magician Eric Chien manages to squeeze so many impossible tricks into his World Championships of Magic-winning routine, you actually might wish…

Watch Two College Marching Bands Join Forces to Perform an Epic Game of Thrones Halftime Tribute

Watching the elaborately-choreographed routines of college football marching bands always leaves me wondering how those students find the time to rehearse and perfect those performances. This recent Game of Thrones-themed halftime show was so grandiose that it actually required two college marching bands to join…

Give Your Old GameCube Controllers Wireless Superpowers With This Simple Switch Adapter Give Your Old GameCube Controllers Wireless Superpowers With This Simple Switch Adapter

Kirby and I will fight anyone that dares suggest the Nintendo GameCube didn’t introduce one of the best controller designs of all time. Countless Super Smash Bros. devotees agree with that sentiment, which is why Nintendo has even re-released it. But it’s 8Bitdo that’s created the best way to actually use a classic…

Here Come the Men in Black (and Ghostbusters!) in the Latest Tabletop Gaming News Here Come the Men in Black (and Ghostbusters!) in the Latest Tabletop Gaming News

The spooky month of Halloween (yes, it’s a full month now) has come and gone, and gamers are getting ready to bring their new favorite board games and tabletop roleplaying games home to try out with their families and friends. At least, that’s what we’re doing! In this latest Gaming Shelf, we look at some of the…

Scientists Made a Remote-Control Dog Using Its Love of Chasing Things

Point the red dot of a laser anywhere near a dog, and they’ll obsessively chase and stalk it for hours. So researchers at Tohoku University took that idea one step further, creating a wearable vest covered in flashlights that create targeted dots of light to direct a pup’s movements—essentially creating a remote…

Deadpool 2's Absurdly Fun VFX Reel Reveals Flying Peters, Man-Toddlers, and How Wade Wilson Was Blown to Bits

If you enjoyed the fourth-wall-breaking antics of Deadpool in his sequel, there’s a very good chance you’re also going to enjoy this behind-the-scenes video that reveals how VFX studio DNEG created many of the film’s most absurd and over-the-top scenes—including a digital crotch closeup, and Wade Wilson’s tiny toddler…

Lego Overwatch and a Souped-Up R2-D2 Are the Mightiest Toys of the Week Lego Overwatch and a Souped-Up R2-D2 Are the Mightiest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round-up of the latest and greatest toys. This week, we officially get on the objective for Lego’s Overwatch line, Hot Toys unleashes the galaxy’s most kitted-out Astromech droid, and the new Bumblebee movie gets a very cool figure. Check it out!

The Tiny Technical Details Make Lego's James Bond Aston Martin a Joy To Build The Tiny Technical Details Make Lego's James Bond Aston Martin a Joy To Build

Unlike IKEA furniture or a kid’s bicycle, “assembly required” is the feature that makes Lego’s building sets so appealing. Half the fun is working your way through the instruction manual and watching your model slowly take shape. Some sets are more challenging, while others result in a final model with more…

Watch This Sculptor Recreate Raiders of the Lost Ark's Creepiest Scene Using Crayons and a Hair Dryer

If made today, the Raiders of the Lost Ark scene with Major Toht’s grisly demise would undoubtedly be created using a digital stunt double and complex CG fluid simulations. But in the early ‘80s, old-school practical effects were still a Hollywood staple, and using crayons, sculptor Steven Richter demonstrates just…

Apple ‘Working On a Fix’ for Watches Bricked by Latest Update Apple ‘Working On a Fix’ for Watches Bricked by Latest Update

There’s always a risk involved when grabbing the latest software update for a device as soon as it’s released. You want to try out all those new features, but there’s bound to be a bug or two discovered as the masses get their hands on it. That gamble didn’t pay off for some Apple Watch Series 4 users, who discovered…

This Robovac With a Removable Dustbuster Created More Messes Than it Cleaned This Robovac With a Removable Dustbuster Created More Messes Than it Cleaned

The dirty secret about robot vacuums is that they can’t actually clean your entire house. They’re great for floors, but are completely useless for cleaning all of your other other dust-covered surfaces. It’s a problem the Coral One—a robovac with a removable handheld cleaner—was engineered to solve. Its design is…

A Hidden Vape Takes This Smoking, 3D-Printed Ghost Rider Costume to the Next Level

‘Tis the season to go completely overboard with costumes and decorations, so when Mike Warren decided on Ghost Rider for his Halloween getup, he knew he’d have to go the extra mile with a wearable glowing skull helmet surrounded in a cloud of smoke. But instead of reaching for the dry ice, he adapted a more modern…

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