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This Custom-Built Clock Tells Time With a Glowing City Skyline

Long before we relied on smartphones, smartwatches, or even mechanical clocks to keep us on schedule, humans simply looked towards the sky to figure out what time it was. Rich Nelson has rekindled that idea with a custom clock he designed and built, using ever-changing LED lighting and a simulated sun and moon to…

Candles That Light Themselves At the Push of a Button Are Perfect Overkill

A cheap, $10 BBQ lighter is an easy and safe way to light a candle. But if you demand maximized convenience for every aspect of your life, the Lumos Candle will automatically light its own wick for you, its creators say, with a simple push of a button. It’s technology for technology’s sake, and the best kind of…

This Little Robot Broke My Heart This Little Robot Broke My Heart

I know I’m not going to have a robot zipping around my home, working through random chores, anytime soon. But is a simple autonomous companion so much to ask for? Anki’s new Vector bot wants to be your robotic sidekick, but as it looks up at me with confused eyes as I repeatedly try to ask it about the weather, I once…

Someone Used a Deep Learning AI to Perfectly Insert Harrison Ford Into Solo: A Star Wars Story

Casting anyone other than Harrison Ford in the role of Han Solo just feels like sacrilege, but since Ford is now 76 years old, playing a younger version of himself would be all but impossible. Or at least impossible if you rely on the standard Hollywood de-aging tricks like makeup and CG. Artificial intelligence, it…

The Guys Behind the Best NES and SNES Clones Have Built the Ultimate Sega Console The Guys Behind the Best NES and SNES Clones Have Built the Ultimate Sega Console

While companies like Nintendo and Sony are content to cram a smattering of back-catalog titles into a tiny box to cash in on gaming nostalgia, Analogue has instead focused on making it easy for devoted retro gamers to enjoy all of their favorite classic games by making them shine on modern TVs. To date, the company…

The iPad Is Soon, Finally, Getting a Full Version of Adobe Photoshop The iPad Is Soon, Finally, Getting a Full Version of Adobe Photoshop

Apple’s about to get a big assist from Adobe when it comes to the company’s efforts to legitimize the iPad Pro as a productivity tool. Today, at its MAX conference in Los Angeles, Adobe confirmed that Photoshop CC—a full, un-compromised version of its photo-editing app—will be available for the iPad early next year.

This Machine Keeps a Family of Tamagotchis Alive and Happy Forever

Tamagotchi toys were less about simulating the fun of having a pet, and more about the stresses of keeping your pixelated responsibility alive for as long as possible. I’m still no good at it, and presumably neither is Dmitry Morozov, because he built a machine that automatically cares for a Tamagotchi’s every need, …

Lego Overwatch and a Wild Groot Puppet Are Among the Most Delightful Toys of the Week Lego Overwatch and a Wild Groot Puppet Are Among the Most Delightful Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round-up of the coolest toys we’ve seen draining our wallets for a perpetually growing list of preorders. This week: Bastion the robot gets turned into Lego! Hot Toys is making an Infinity War meme a very expensive reality! Groot gets a disturbingly detailed puppet! And more!

If You Don’t Like the Pixel 3 XL’s New Notch, Google Says You Can Hide It

Notch haters of the world certainly had one more thing to complain about yesterday, as Google confirmed the XL version of the new Pixel 3 would include a cutout at the top of the screen to accommodate the phone’s two front-facing cameras and sensors. But in a tweet yesterday, the Made by Google account noted that the …

This Ladder-Climbing Robot Snake Freaks Me Out Even More Than the Real Thing

I’ve never been able to quite figure out why I hate snakes, but my disdain of slithering serpents extends to the robot variety as well. I’m sure part of it comes from the way they wriggle and writhe to get around; it just freaks me out. But at the same time, I’m also impressed that robotics researchers have taught robo…

The Dyson Airwrap Vacuums Your Hair Into Curls

Two years ago Dyson used its expertise in pushing air to create a premium hair dryer that was absurdly expensive, but, in our testing at the time, surprisingly worth the investment. Today the company is announcing its first follow-up to the Supersonic: a new styling tool called the Airwrap that replaces the…

Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Game of Thrones Collide in the Best Toys of the Week Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Game of Thrones Collide in the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round up of the best toys we’ve seen all week. This time round, a very cool take on the comic book Iron Spider suit, Obi-Wan Kenobi reaches out into the Star Wars figuarts line, Darth Vader’s sinister castle gets a slightly less sinister Lego set, and more. Check it out!

Dad Wins Halloween by Building a Working Replica of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion Ride

A week ago, we thought no one would ever best a Disney-obsessed railroad engineer who built a miniature replica of Disneyland’s Fantasyland in his basement. And then we discovered Dan Schmidt—who, for the past couple of years, has created a working version of the Haunted Mansion ride in his garage for Halloween.

What to Expect From Google's Pixel 3 Hardware Event What to Expect From Google's Pixel 3 Hardware Event

In less than a week’s time Google will be holding court in New York to reveal some less-than-mysterious new hardware offerings. Those Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones might have been thoroughly leaked ahead of next week’s gathering, but what other surprises has Google managed to keep under wraps?

Animaniacs Classic 'Yakko's World' Gets a Brand New Verse Sung by the Original Voice Actor

In an interview with CNN’s Great Big Story series last year, voice actor Rob Paulsen revealed that his memorable performance of “Yakko’s World” in Animaniacs was performed in a single perfect take. And in this video, 25 years after that song first aired, Paulsen performs a brand new verse that includes all the new…

Just Give This Kid Wearing a Hand-Crocheted Full Predator Costume All the Halloween Candy

The month of October is always a fun online parade of inventive Halloween costumes, but it’s only October 1st and already we have a top contender for best getup of 2018. The recent sequel might have not been memorable, but this kid-sized, hand-crocheted Predator costume deserves all the candy in your bowl should he…

Imagine What This One-Handed, Rubik's Cube-Solving Robot Could Do With a Deck of Cards

Rubik’s Cube-solving robots are far from a new idea. In fact, while the human record holder can solve a cube in just 4.22 seconds, the fastest cube-solving robot does it in a little over half a second. This robot isn’t quite as fast, but it’s ability to quickly solve a Rubik’s Cube using just one three-fingered hand…

Finally, a Humanoid Robot With an Electric Screwdriver Hand

It’s been a few years since Japan’s AIST updated its HRP humanoid robot line. While the last iteration, HRP-4C, strived to make the robot seem as human as possible with a realistic female head, the new industrial-looking HRP-5P looks like it escaped the factory before its bodywork was finished. It’s not pretty, but…

Good Robots, Dead Robots, and an Excellent Princess Leia Are Among the Best Toys of the Week Good Robots, Dead Robots, and an Excellent Princess Leia Are Among the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the coolest merchandise we’ve seen on the internet. This week: RIP Optimus Prime! Plus, a very good Princess Leia, Wolverine goes ronin, Overwatch’s divine robot monk gets the figure he deserves, and much more. Check it out!

How Adam Savage Made an Amazingly Lifelike But Equally Creepy Replica of 2001's Starchild Baby

The final scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, featuring a baby floating in space, still leave many people scratching their heads. But even if Adam Savage didn’t fully understand what Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke meant with the reveal, he knew he had to recreate the character for his personal prop collection. The…

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