Monthly Archives: September 2012

Looper – review

A dizzying and exciting time-travel thriller in which an assassin has to hunt himself down Continue reading… Continue reading

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Will the iPhone 5 Be As Ridiculous As This 1989 Transportable Phone in 20 years? [Video]

I was only a wee pup in 1989 so I totally don’t remember this ridiculously awesome Radio Shack “transportable” cellular phone. My first memory of cell phones were brick-sized, not car battery-sized lik… Continue reading

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What Apps Do You Use Most on Your Smartphone? [Chatroom]

The craziest thing about Apple switching out Google Maps for something so clearly subpar is that Maps is one of the apps people use the most on a smartphone. I mean other than checking e-mails and using… Continue reading

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YouTube Is Testing Out an Interactive Quiz Feature [YouTube]

A new feature being tested out by Youtube could add infinitely many new uses to the video-hosting service. TechCrunch reports that a user-customized quiz feature called “Video Questions Editor Beta” (fi… Continue reading

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The Art of Web Design Explained [Video]

In PBS’ latest Off Book video, they examine the art of web design. We spend so much of our time on websites these days that when they’re good, we don’t even think about them anymore. But, of course, it… Continue reading

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The iPhone 5 Teardown: What’s Really New Inside the Next iPhone [Iphone 5]

Though we’ve already seen the iPhone 5 in all its naked guts and glory, we didn’t get any of the typical iFixit analysis and context of what’s going on in there. Well, until now. iFixit is currently tea… Continue reading

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First to Get the iPhone 5 Call Queue “Absolutely Retarded, Superficial and Pretentious” [Iphone 5]

Luckily Australians. The first to get their grubby mits on everything good simply by virtue of the fact that they live down under. More »

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Wow You Can Get the New iPad with Retina Display for Only $400 [Dealzmodo]

Dealzmodo alert! You can score a refurbished new iPad 16GB with Retina Display for only 400 bucks at Wal-Mart right now. That’s $100 off retail and $50 off the refurbished model in the Apple Store. This… Continue reading

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A young adult novel’s hero is allowed to remain gay, after all [Stranger]

Almost exactly a year ago, all right-thinking people were upset by the fact that a prominent literary agent told two beloved authors that they needed to remove a gay character from their young-adult nov… Continue reading

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This Instrument Translates the Sound of Objects [Video]

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Mademoiselle Julie – review

This French production swathes Strindberg’s naturalistic tragedy in nonsensical Gallic chicI am all for radical rethinks of the classics. London, for instance, boasts few better evenings than the current Young Vic Three Sisters. Patrick Marber has even… Continue reading

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Brand new Iron Man 3 concept art includes star-spangled armor [Concept Art]

Set photos from Iron Man 3 caused a huge stir a while back when they showed some American flag-themed armor in the mix. And now some new concept art shows that same star-spangled armor. What gives? M… Continue reading

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This Two-Faced Watch Design Makes Telling Time Twice As Hard [Overkill]

Time loving watch wearers: here’s a watch you can wear that’ll prove your timeliness twice as much as an ordinary watch because it has not one, but two faces. Yes, one face is for the hour hand and the … Continue reading

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In 1910, the plot of Alien went down in a local newspaper [Local News]

Between the gargantuan frog steaks, the flying stegosauruses, and the giant mosquito robots, old-timey newspapers were a nightmarish fantasy realm where the Teapot Dome scandal may have well have been W… Continue reading

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True or False: Noblemen had the right to sleep with any woman on her wedding night [Video]

In medieval societies, noblemen and upper class men supposedly had the right to take the virginity of peasant women. This tradition has appeared in many works of fiction, including 1984, the Discworld s… Continue reading

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Judge rejects actor’s request to remove anti-Muslim clip from YouTube

Cindy Lee Garcia says script she saw for Innocence of Muslims did not mention prophet MuhammadCindy Lee Garcia, the American actor who appeared in the controversial anti-Muslim film clip that sparked furious worldwide protests last week, has failed in … Continue reading

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Watch the 2012 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony live, here on io9! [Video]

As of this posting we are just half an hour away from the start of this year’s Ig Nobel Awards Ceremony. Don’t know what the Ig Nobels are? Go educate yourself. Then come back here to watch the festivi… Continue reading

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Untouchable – review

Believe the hype – this irreverent take on disability is charming and upliftingFor once, the hype is justified. This is a charming, uplifting French drama – an irreverent, humorous take on disability, closely drawn from real-life. It focuses on a s… Continue reading

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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel – review

This is a fulsome, admiring account of the Harper’s Bazaar/Vogue fashion editor, which can get a little wearyingThis is a semi-companion film to the Anna Wintour documentary The September Issue, offering a fulsome, admiring account of the Harper’s Baza… Continue reading

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Santa Sangre – review

This freaky-erotic cult film about circus folk is extraordinary – creepy, humid and unwholesomeHere is Jodorowsky’s superbly bizarre Santa Sangre, or sacred blood, from 1989. It’s a freaky-erotic cult item about circus folk with something of Fellini,… Continue reading

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