The Time That Charles Babbage Tried To Summon The Devil

Charles Babbage was one of the fathers of computing, but in addition to his fascination with mathematics and engineering, he had a curiosity with the occult. Starting from an early age, Babbage wondered if the existence of God and paranormal phenomena could be proven scientifically — and he started by trying to… » 3/05/15 11:00am 42 minutes ago

50+ Game Steam Sale, Sony Gold Headset, $8 Blu-rays, and More Deals

Steam just kicked off a great sale on over 50 games coming to SteamOS. Highlights includePAYDAY 2 for $6, Civ V for $7, FTL for $4, and Kerbal Space Program for $18, but be sure to check out the full list. [SteamOS Sale] » 3/05/15 12:50pm Today 12:50pm

A Treasure Trove Of Behind-The-Scenes Avengers: Age Of Ultron Goodness

It probably won't melt your face off like yesterday's newest trailer did, but if you have some time, you probably ought to check out these five(!) new videos looking at the making of the second Avengers movie, because there's some good stuff in here! » 3/05/15 9:30am Today 9:30am

CSI: Cyber Is an Incoherent Techno-Paranoid Diaper (In a Good Way)

CSI: Cyber is not a good television show. It is hackneyed and paranoid. But come on. You already knew that. This is the kind of show that uses unironic Hackers-style web 1.0 pixelated graphics to represent the digital world. Here's something else you should know: It's kind of like a diaper. Unequivocally full of shit,… » 3/05/15 12:27pm Today 12:27pm

Ask All Your Questions About Those Rediscovered Lost Fairytales!

Maria Tatar is the translator of the newly discovered trove of fairytales, lost for over a century, but just recently uncovered. Ask her all your questions about The Turnip Princess, the history of fairytales and folklore, and anything else you want to know! » 3/05/15 9:20am Today 9:20am

60 Years of the Godzilla Franchise in Infographics 

After the release of the Legendary Pictures "Godzilla" in the summer of 2014 a debate started in the fandom about Godzilla not appearing enough. But there was no actual data on how much time Godzilla appeared in any of his other films. Since this information didn't seem to be recorded anywhere I started a project… » 3/05/15 11:43am Today 11:43am

Chris Miller And Phil Lord Discuss Last Man On Earth's Inevitable Incest

The Last Man on Earth launched this week, sparking a discussion on the psychological link between isolationism and self-destruction, toilet pools and incest. We took our questions straight to series producers and directors (the Lego Movie guys), Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Spoiler talk ahead. » 3/05/15 8:20am Today 8:20am

The Thunderbirds Cooperative Board Game is Go!

It's the official 50th anniversary of Thunderbirds, a beloved British TV series from the '60s featuring a family of mildly creepy marionettes as they save the world. A new series starring equally creepy CGI characters will debut in April, and publisher Modiphius is joining the celebration with their co-op board game. » 3/05/15 8:00am Today 8:00am

Fan Series Grayson: Earth One Returns To Tell The Tale Of Jason Todd

It's been nearly two years since Hissoni Johnson's Nightwing-origin webseries made its début, but it's returned at last. However, it's not here to give you more Dick Grayson, actually, but to reveal the story of Jason Todd in a world where Batman works alone. » 3/05/15 7:40am Today 7:40am

Learn to Code with 90% off the Java Developer Course Bundle

Want to build your Java coding skills? io9 readers can get 90% off the Java Developer Course Bundle. It includes more than 70 hours of training content across 6 courses, covering the basics as well as more advanced topics for one of the most established coding languages. » 3/04/15 2:40pm Yesterday 2:40pm