The 20 Most Revolting Special Effects Ever Created [NSFW]

Ever since Star Wars, the special effects industry has taken us to amazing new worlds and recharged our sense of wonder. It's also grossed us the frak out. Exploding heads, severed limbs, strange mutilations... Here are the 20 most disgusting special effects of all time. Warning: NSFW! » 11/27/14 10:00am 46 minutes ago

Subway Etiquette Posters From 1970s Japan Are Just as Relevant Today

Don't smoke in the train station. Don't spit your gum on the floor. And please, god, don't splay your legs out like no one else is around you. These sound like basic rules of today's public transit, but they're actually messages that graced the walls of Tokyo's subway forty years ago. » 11/27/14 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

The Mysterious Antikythera Mechanism Is More Ancient Than We Thought

As if the freakishly advanced Antikythera Mechanism wasn't astounding enough, a new analysis suggests the astronomical device is older than archaeologists assumed. » 11/27/14 7:00am Today 7:00am

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Will Be Available Online Tomorrow

Oh thank the Maker. After a great deal of posturing that they were only going to release the trailer for one of the most anticipated movies of all time in a mere handful of theaters, Disney has finally admitted — or relented — that the Star Wars Episode VII trailer will be available online tomorrow, too. » 11/27/14 6:30am Today 6:30am

What Does A Return To An Iconic Location Mean For Game of Thrones?

The Walking Dead's fall finale will break your heart. Another actor is rumored for The Force Awakens. Andy Serkis explains what his mo-cap company did for Age of Ultron. Where does Batman v. Superman's latest location represent? Plus, Guillermo del Toro turns in his Justice League: Dark script. Spoilers now! » 11/27/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

At $23, You Have No Excuse to Not Buy a Chromecast

Even at full price, the $35 Chromecast is one of the best deals in tech, so when it's a full 1/3 off, it'd almost be criminal not to buy it. And when you factor in the two free months of Hulu+, you're really only paying about $10 for the hardware. [Chromecast, $23] » 11/27/14 3:32am Today 3:32am

Why are we so fascinated by Origin stories?

Hollywood loves an Origin story - we're constantly getting remakes and reboots so we can re-experience them, we're even mining as many characters as we can for origin tales, as per the crazy trailer for Pan we saw yesterday. It can be a tiring trend sometimes, but why do we yearn to learn where our heroes start? » 11/27/14 3:02am Today 3:02am

Relive The Glory Days – Get 25% Off The NES30 Bluetooth Controller

Touchscreens are okay, but controllers are better. What beats a controller? A quality retro one like the NES 30. Playing with the NEs 30 is straight nostalgia – only improved. For a little while, io9 readers can grab 25% off the NES30 (w/ free shipping). For $29.99, why not pick one up for the holidays? » 11/24/14 2:25pm Monday 2:25pm