William Gibson Suspects io9 Is the Invention of One of His Characters

William Gibson likes us! Or at least he makes cryptic comments about us! Gibson writes on his blog: » 1/02/08 6:25pm 1/02/08 6:25pm

For those who have not yet read Gibson's superlative and , is a viral marketing fiend who founds a -esque magazine called . We are pleased to be considered the creation of a fictional character who founds a…

Before Human-Cylon Love, There Was A Dude And His Cherry 2000

You didn't think Number Six was really the first blond sex bot to tangle with a human, did you? Here's a great human-bot bonding moment, from the cheesy mid-1980s flick Cherry 2000. The moment is also tragic because our hero does what you should never do with a piece of consumer electronics: dunk it in water. Oops! » 1/02/08 5:00pm 1/02/08 5:00pm

Is the U.S. the Least Futuristic Country?

Is the United States the least futuristic post-industrial country? Every week we hear about cool robots playing soccer and musical instruments in Japan, or the Tron-looking Pad building in Dubai (see photo.) Meanwhile, the U.S. is retiring its space shuttles and has the slowest broadband in the universe. What's going… » 1/02/08 3:00pm 1/02/08 3:00pm

Guillermo Del Toro Piecing Together Frankenstein For TV

Guillermo del Toro isn't content enough to sit back on his Pan's Labyrinth earnings and let Hellboy 2: The Golden Army just ride the coattails of the original film into the box office. He's rumbling about a new television version of the mad scientist classic Frankentstein. "The only way to do the Shelley novel is to… » 1/02/08 1:40pm 1/02/08 1:40pm

George Lucas Explains Why You'll Hate Indy IV

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will be hitting theater screens on May 22nd, marking nineteen years since we've seen the whip-swinging archeaologist going after mysterious antiquities and occasionally teaching school. However, George Lucas thinks that both critics and fans alike will hate the… » 1/02/08 1:20pm 1/02/08 1:20pm

What To Wear For Your Outer Space Wedding Party

Space tourism company Rocketplane Kistler wants their customers to fly in style. Last year, they collaborated with JAXA to hold a space fashion contest in Tokyo. Space Style 2007, a fashion event held by the California Space Authority late last year, brought these designs stateside as part of an interplanetary runway… » 1/02/08 1:00pm 1/02/08 1:00pm

SETI @ Home Ready to Look for More Aliens

The upgraded Aricebo telescope will be sending more space noise data to SETI, whose ongoing project to scan the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial radio emissions has been going on for almost a decade. Hopefully that means we'll be tuning in outer space radio soon, though not in a scary way like in Mary Doria… » 1/02/08 12:50pm 1/02/08 12:50pm

Become a Uranographer and Map the Heavens

Uranography is map-making for the cosmos. If you've always wanted to know where you stand in outer space, now's your chance: O'Reilly has a new book called Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders that is one of the most detailed and thrilling how-to books we've read in a while. Just a few days after reading it, you… » 1/02/08 11:40am 1/02/08 11:40am

Six Awesomest Scifi Gadgets That Fit in Your Pocket

A spaceship or a gigantic death ray is cool, but wouldn't you rather have an awesome scifi gadget you could slip into your pocket or clip to your belt for easy access? When you're on the interstellar warpath, you want the very best, so we've put together a list of some science fiction mobile devices that will make… » 1/02/08 11:00am 1/02/08 11:00am

Go Paperless: Get 30% Off The Top Portable Scanner – Doxie Go

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. » 10/23/14 1:37pm Thursday 1:37pm