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Infinity War's Epic Thanos Fight Would Have Made a Killer 16-Bit Video Game Boss Battle

As hyper-realistic as modern video game graphics look, the blocky, pixelated aesthetic of the 16-bit era still has a certain charm. And as animator John Stratman demonstrates with his video game de-make of Avengers: Infinity War, all those superheroes working together would have made for a fantastic side-scrolling…

A Wakandan Princess, the Dude, a Big Satisfying Pooh, and More of the Most Wallet-Draining Toys of the Week A Wakandan Princess, the Dude, a Big Satisfying Pooh, and More of the Most Wallet-Draining Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all the lovely toys and merchandise we’ve spotted on the internet recently. This week, Shuri gets the incredible action figure she deserves, Christopher Robin’s take on Winnie the Pooh gets an adorable toy, and the Dude almost certainly abides. Check it out!

This Beautiful Wooden Cabinet Hides the Most Fiendishly Complicated Puzzle I've Ever Seen

I enjoy a good puzzle (not the jigsaw kind) which is probably why I love games like The Legend of Zelda or The Room series on iOS. But as clever as I (mistakingly) believe I am, I don’t think I’d have any chance of discovering every last hidden panel, drawer, switch, and secret mechanism on this beautiful but…

This Visual Effects Artist's Masterful Age-Reversal Skills Are the Closest Thing We Have to Time Travel

It’s a technique that’s often used for flashback sequences in movies when an older actor plays a much younger version of himself like Kurt Russell did in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But the results are never quite perfect, or at least don’t reach the impressive level of pixel perfection that compositor Rousselos…

Turn Your Xbox Controller into a Racing Wheel With This Clever, 3D-Printed Upgrade

Mastering a racing game is a lot easier with your hands on a steering wheel instead of a tiny thumbstick, but after shelling out hundreds of dollars on a console and $60 on a game, do you really want to cough up another c-note for a racing wheel? If you’ve got access to a 3D printer, you could make this cheap rack and…

How VFX Artists Created the Nanotech-Powered Iron Man Suit in Avengers: Infinity War

Has any character in film history had more costume changes than Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark? In Avengers: Infinity War, he debuts his Iron Man Mark L armor (which, if he stayed true to the Roman numerals, is the 50th version of the super suit) packed with advanced nanotechnology that visual effects studio Framestore

This Page-Turning Kindle Contraption Is Straight Out of Rick and Morty

Not since Rick and Morty’s butter-passing robot has there been a more hyper-specific, purpose-built device than perhaps Alex Mikes’ automatic Kindle page turner. Instead of having to raise his arm to tap the edge of the screen while reading in bed, a simple click of a wireless remote makes the attached contraption do…

You Can Shout 'ENHANCE!' Like a TV Detective With This Voice-Controlled Browser Game You Can Shout 'ENHANCE!' Like a TV Detective With This Voice-Controlled Browser Game

Half the fun of watching CSI years ago was the over-the-top crime scene technology that detectives had at their disposal. Their impossibly-capable photo-processing software could turn a handful of pixels into a poster-sized print. It was equal parts ridiculous and hilarious, which is probably why this voice-controlled, image-enhancing…

Lego's Voltron Is Wonderful Proof That Fans Are Sometimes Worth Listening To Lego's Voltron Is Wonderful Proof That Fans Are Sometimes Worth Listening To

Listening to what customers want is crucial for any company to survive, but in 2008 Lego took that idea farther than most by enlisting its dedicated fanbase to actually help it design new sets. The approach has led to some of the company’s most memorable creations to date, including a towering new Voltron set that…

Watch This Artist Create a Photo Realistic Portrait of the Iron Spider Using Just Colored Pencils

Wajid Ali, a self-taught artist based in the United Kingdom, creates masterpieces using a medium you probably gave up sometime around the fifth grade: colored pencils. But whereas you struggled to stay in the lines, Ali creates portraits of pop culture icons you’d swear were actually photographs once he puts down his…

Your External Hard Drive Can Finally Join Your Computer's Trippy Light Show

If you’re someone who can’t work, play, or kill time online without your desktop PC blinding you with a spectacle of flashing LEDs, ASUS will now let your external hard drive join the desktop rave. The company’s new FX HDD drive includes its own set of LEDs, illuminating a circuit trace pattern that will sync to the…

This $600 Shoelace-Tying Robot Was Built on a Shoestring Budget

With a budget of just $600—a mere pittance compared to what robots like ATLAS cost to develop—students from the University of California’s Davis’ College of Engineering created a machine that’s capable of tying a shoe all by itself.

A Where's Waldo-Finding Robot Is Here to Steal Your Toddler's Only Job

Tired of that smug look of satisfaction on your kid’s face when they’re able to find Waldo on a page faster than you can? A creative agency called redpepper built a robot that levels the Where’s Waldo playing field using a camera and machine learning AI to spot the striped traveler in as little as four-and-a-half…

Intel Says It Made the 'World's Densest' SSD By Cramming 32-Terabytes Into the Shape of a Ruler Intel Says It Made the 'World's Densest' SSD By Cramming 32-Terabytes Into the Shape of a Ruler

You probably haven’t touched a 12-inch ruler since your grade school days, but think back to how that makeshift sword felt in your hand; that’s roughly the same size as a new solid state drive from Intel that stacks 64 memory cells atop each other to create a dense 3D grid packing 32-terabytes of storage.

These New Pop Culture Precious Moments Statues Give You and Your Grandma Something to Collect Together These New Pop Culture Precious Moments Statues Give You and Your Grandma Something to Collect Together

The elderly can be a lucrative demographic to target, at least until your customers die and stop buying your products. So in an attempt to get a new generation hooked on collecting its doe-eyed sculptures, Precious Moments is expanding with a series of pop culture-inspired pieces featuring memorable film characters…

If You're Lazy and Live Alone, You Need This Motorized Handheld Dish Scrubber

If you find yourself living in a small apartment without a dishwasher, live alone, or have a roommate that’s as lazy as you when it comes to kitchen cleanup, there’s finally a better solution that doesn’t involve just tossing all your fine china once it gets dirty. This handheld motorized scrubbing brush does all the…

With Some Clever Engineering, This Guy Made a Supersized Lego Helicopter Actually Fly

Instead of relying on just his imagination to make Lego toys fly, Adam Woodworth supersizes his favorite sets and upgrades them with motors and electronics so they can take to the skies all by themselves. But with a blocky rotor that’s clearly not designed for flight, can you figure out how this Lego helicopter…

Princess Leia, Pikachu's Butt, and More Wonderfully Weird Toys of the Week Princess Leia, Pikachu's Butt, and More Wonderfully Weird Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of the most delightful toys we’ve seen tempting our savings accounts on the internet. This week: S.H. Figurarts finally brings Princess Leia to its Star Wars line, Overwatch’s best dad gets the chibi treatment, and honest to god Pokébutts. Check it out!

Lego Batman, Superman, and Emmet Star in the Best Airplane Safety Video You've Ever Seen

In the escalating arms race that is entertaining airline safety videos, Turkish Airlines has just dropped the equivalent of the atomic bomb on its competitors. Its new in-flight video features characters from The Lego Movie inside a fantastically detailed Lego airplane. It’s...awesome.

This Guy Figured Out How to Turn an Old Kindle Into the Perfect Clock for Book Nerds This Guy Figured Out How to Turn an Old Kindle Into the Perfect Clock for Book Nerds

If that drawer full of neglected, outdated gadgets in your desk happens to include a Kindle, Jaap Meijers has come up with a clever way to put it back into service. His girlfriend, an avid reader and English literature teacher, wanted a clock for their living room, so Meijers hacked an older model Kindle to display…

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