The Best Black Friday Deals

You've reached our hub for 2014's Kinja Deals Black Friday coverage. The deals are already coming in, so start saving right now. Be sure to check out Kinja Deals for our year-round deal and product coverage, and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. » 11/24/14 11:16am 11 minutes ago

​Amoebas Are Still More Intelligent Than Our Most Powerful Computers

If you're one of those people who believe the singularity is imminent, you might want to pack a lunch. Our machines just aren't that smart, says Alva Noë, a philosopher at the University of California at Berkeley. What we call artificial intelligence is actually best described as pseudo-intelligence. » 11/24/14 7:20am Today 7:20am

First Look At Arnold As An Elderly Terminator In Genisys

Everything we know about the plot of Terminator Genisys sounds as horrible as the title's misspelling of "genesis," but one thing will be nice — seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger as a T-800 again. Here's the first look at everyone's favorite Terminator from the upcoming film. » 11/24/14 6:40am Today 6:40am

What Are Arrow's Epic Plans for Black Canary?

Which of the contradictory rumors about Episode VII's ending do you believe? A major star could play Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad. Dean DeBlois explains the questions How to Train Your Dragon 3 will address. William Shatner joins Haven. And the next Harry Potter film gears up production. Spoilers now! » 11/24/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

Start Your Free Amazon Prime Trial Today For Holiday Shopping

Amazon Prime, the best deal in tech, somehow keeps getting better, having added music streaming, photo storage, HBO, and potential expansion to other retailers. You'll be able to use Prime shipping to get all your new stuff to your door as fast as possible, but we're actually more interested in the exclusive deals… » 11/24/14 8:47am Today 8:47am

Charming Paper Animations Show Tells the History of Microbes

We covered the work of Flora Lichtman and Sarah Shattuck before, but they're back with a new series called "Animated Life," which will explore major discoveries and the legacies they've left behind. Up this week: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek and the drop of lake water he bothered to look at under a microscope. » 11/24/14 3:00am Today 3:00am

NBC Stalls Production of Constantine After 13 Episodes

Instead of ordering more episodes, which would be a sure sign that NBC is happy with the show, Constantine will only have 13 episodes in its first season. On the other hand, the numbers have been improving, so it could still pull off a renewal. » 11/24/14 1:30am Today 1:30am

7 Worldbuilding Tropes Science Fiction and Fantasy needs to Stop using

Last week our own Charlie Jane Anders gave us some excellent advice on the difference between good Worldbuilding and great Worldbuilding - but sometimes creators of some of our favourite worlds run afoul of a few tiresome Worldbuilding tropes. Here's seven clichés that need to stop cropping up in Sci-Fi and Fantasy. » 11/24/14 12:56am Today 12:56am

Get 41% Off SKEYE's Nano Quadcopter Drone (Limited Units Available)

As with most new technologies, drones are rapidly evolving to become smaller and lighter. The SKEYE Nano Drone, for instance, can fit in the palm of your hand, but can still pull off impressive tiny aerobatics — and io9 readers can grab one for $34.99 – that's 41% off. At $34.99, this is great for the holidays. » 11/21/14 3:31pm Friday 3:31pm