Will Uber's Latest Scandal Finally Make People Worry About Big Data?

For years, people have warned about corporations collecting your personal data. But no matter how much people insist that Google knows too much about you, we're willing to sacrifice privacy for convenience. Could the latest revelations about Uber finally get people angry enough to do something about rampant data… » 11/20/14 4:41pm Today 4:41pm

Why Books Are Still One Of Our Most Durable Technologies Ever

With limited free time for reading, tight publishing markets, and the rise of e-readers, people have been sounding the death knoll for the book for quite some time. But they haven't died. Not even close. So what is it that makes them so enduring? » 11/20/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

A Congressional Bill That Would Force the EPA to Compromise Privacy

In the United States, Republicans are continuing their campaign to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from doing its job. Their latest effort includes accusing the EPA of "secrecy" because the agency refuses to disclose citizens' private health information. » 11/20/14 3:33pm Today 3:33pm

The Most Uncanny Robotic Animals That Humankind Has Ever Invented

Classic robots are absolutely weird, but there can be something unnerving about seeing dogs, snakes, bees, fish, and birds in robotic form. From uncanny headless creatures to mechanical snakes that can squeeze their way up a person's leg, here are the robotic critters we can't stop staring at. » 11/20/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Who's The Best (Or Worst) Brand New Character In An Existing Universe?

Stories change over time, and characters get added or subtracted every time a story is retold. And sometimes, an existing universe gains a new character who adds something special. Or not so special. Who's the best (or worst) brand new addition to an existing group of characters? » 11/20/14 2:47pm Today 2:47pm

Nature's Candids: The Best Wildlife Camera-Trap Photography Of 2014

BBC Wildlife has selected its favorite photographs of the year — but not the ones taken by actual photographers. Rather, these photos were taken by automated camera-traps — and they're surprisingly awesome. » 11/20/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

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Want to go paperless before 2015? Doxie Go is the ultimate tool. It easily scans everything from bills and receipts to reports, drawings, notes, business cards, photos, and everything else. For a little while, io9 readers can get Doxie Go for 30% off + free shipping. » 11/19/14 11:37am Yesterday 11:37am

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