10 Horrifying Technologies That Should Never Be Allowed To Exist

As we head deeper into the 21st century, we're starting to catch a glimpse of the fantastic technological possibilities that await. But we're also starting to get a grim sense of the potential horrors. Here are 10 frightening technologies that should never, ever, come into existence. » 9/16/14 10:10am 36 minutes ago

Americans Are Now More Concerned About Terrorism Than Civil Liberties

The polls have spoken: Americans are afraid, again. 47% believe the U.S. is less safe than it was before the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, up from 28% last year. And concerns about protecting civil liberties have dropped from 47% to 35%. But will this change in mood last? And how will it impact the midterm elections? » 9/16/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Another Classic Flash TV Show Star Joins The New Series

We knew that TV's original Barry Allen, played in the 1990 series by John Wesley Shipp, had been cast in the new Flash TV show as Barry Allen's dad. But now his co-star Amanda Pays joins him, reprising her original character Dr. Tina McGee — another S.T.A.R. Labs scientist helping the Flash understand his powers. » 9/16/14 6:40am Today 6:40am

MTV Made a Reality Show Out of The Maze Runner. It Was a Mess.

A while back, the CW made a Hunger Games-like reality show. Not to be beaten, MTV made an actual Maze Runner tie-in competition called The Million Dollar Maze Runner. It blew the The Hunger Games' Subway sandwich out of the water. » 9/16/14 3:00am Today 3:00am

What If The New Star Wars Movies Pretend The Prequels Don't Exist?

While reading this superb Atlantic essay by Katie Kilkenny on Disney's approach to the Star Wars franchise, a thought occurred to me: What if the new movies — Episodes VII-IX and the standalone films — completely ignore the prequels? » 9/16/14 4:59am Today 4:59am

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

Touchscreens are okay, but controllers are better. What's better than a controller? A quality retro one like the NES 30. Playing with this controller is straight nostalgia – only improved. For a little while, io9 readers can grab 25% off the NES30 (w/ free shipping, of course). For $29.99, it's an easy choice. » 9/12/14 2:57pm Friday 2:57pm