The Game Of Thrones Death That Even The Actor Didn't See Coming

Joss Whedon explains why there's "way more Hulk" in Avengers 2. Mike Colter talks about playing Luke Cage in AKA Jessica Jones. Just how successful was Coulson's gambit in the last Agents of SHIELD? Norman Reedus re-opens the discussion surrounding Daryl's sexuality on The Walking Dead. Spoilers, ho! » 3/05/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

The High Tech Hotel of 1921 Had an Alarm Clock In Every Room

Today, hotels offer high-tech amenities that just a generation ago would be astounding — RFID key cards, customizable ambiance at the push of a button, and coming soon, humanoid robot concierges. So what started the high-tech hotel craze? It can all be traced back to the 1920s, when Americans started to demand a… » 3/05/15 5:09am Today 5:09am

The Mystery Deepens, in the Latest Episode of Haphead

io9 is proud to be presenting weekly episodes of Haphead, the story of a gamer in dystopian future Toronto. In this week's episode, Maxine investigates the death of her father. Things start to get seriously disturbing, especially when she visits a mall that only allows people from the "right" income bracket. » 3/04/15 11:10pm Yesterday 11:10pm

The Top 10 Emerging Technologies Of 2015

Bernard Meyerson, chief innovation officer of IBM and chair of the World Economic Forum's Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies, today published the Meta-Council's list of the Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015. » 3/04/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

A Graphic Novel That Shows The Creepy And Awesome Sides Of Nerd Culture

Many comic books are fantasies, filled with feats and adventures that ordinary people wish they could pull off. But some of those fantasies can also invoke sex and violence in ways that make folks feel icky. And if you're the one turning out those stories, what happens when you're burnt out doing the thing you used to… » 3/04/15 8:09pm Yesterday 8:09pm

Not Content With Branded Real Food, Sailor Moon Gets Branded Fake Food

The 20th anniversary of the Sailor Moon Manga's release, as well as the launch of Sailor Moon Crystal, has seen kind of an explosion in Sailor Moon marketing mania recently. We've had tortilla chips, we've had animé contacts, and now the Sailor Senshi are getting into... the tiny, replica food market? Huh. » 3/04/15 7:40pm Yesterday 7:40pm

You Can Play This Music For Your Cat (And Your Cat May Actually Like It)

Cats seem pretty apathetic about a lot of things. You might think music is one of them. But according to a new study, it's not that cats don't care about music – it's that they don't care about YOUR music. So what kind of music do cats appreciate? We're so glad you asked. » 3/04/15 3:40pm Yesterday 3:40pm

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