An Artist's guide to what's inside Batman's Utility Belt

Batman's trusty belt has held a lot of gadgets and gizmos - as well as many Batarangs - but what exactly has the Dark Knight kept stashed away around his midriff over the years? Artist Kevin Tong rustled up this infographic-style artwork that takes a closer look. » 11/27/14 10:30am 51 minutes ago

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

Amazon's Thanksgiving Kindle Sale Serves Up Some Tasty Discounts

Amazon's kicking off Thanksgiving with solid discounts on a number of Kindle ereaders and tablets. It's not wholly uncommon to see similar deals throughout the year, but it's nice to have them all occurring at the same time, instead of ad hoc. » 11/26/14 11:43pm Yesterday 11:43pm

Three-Body Problem Author Liu Cixin Is Getting 5 Movie Deals

Or at least, five different movies are being made, based on Liu's work. China Film Group Corp. is making three movies based on Liu's books: The Wandering Earth, The Era of the Supernova and Micro Era. Add to that two other Liu Cixin films: The Rural Teacher and a Three-Body Problem movie trilogy. » 11/26/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

The Armies Who Do Battle on the Backs of Insects

We love the premise of Clark Thomas Carlton's novel Prophets of the Ghost Ants, where a far-future human species has evolved into insect-size beings. And now he's released an e-book version, with mind-blowingly beautiful illustrations by Paul "Mozchops" Phippen. We've got a gallery. » 11/26/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

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