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Archive for May, 2017

Sunday’s Best Deals: Kindle Ebooks, Backyard Sports, Egg Cooker, and More

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Cheap Kindle ebooks, noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones, and backyard sports equipment lead off Sunday’s best deals. Read more…

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io9 Co-Founder Charlie Jane Anders Wins Best Novel at This Year’s Nebula Awards

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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the winners of the Nebula Awards for 2016 over the weekend. There are some impressive and talented works in the mix, including an award for Arrival . But, of course, io9 can’t help but be a little extra thrilled that our co-founder, Charlie Jane Anders, took… Read more…

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Amazon’s Top-Selling Egg Cooker Makes Breakfast at the Touch of a Button - Just $16 Today

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Cooking eggs isn’t exactly rocket science, but I’d say the ability to make soft, medium, and hard boiled eggs, plus omelettes and poached eggs at the touch of a button is worth $16. The Dash Go is Amazon’s top-selling egg cooker , and carries a truly stellar 4.5 star review average from nearly 3,000 customers, so get… Read more…

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This Game of Thrones Fan Film May Be the Only Prequel We Need

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As George R.R. Martin and HBO try to figure out which (and how many!) of the five Game of Thrones spin-offs they’re working on a small group of indie filmmaker in Belfast have taken it upon themselves to make their own prequel, titled “The Wild Wolf,” a short depicting Ned’s doomed brother Brandon Stark and Catelyn… Read more…

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Vienna Game Developers Are Using The City’s Coffeehouse Culture To Create A New Kind Of Arcade 

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The rise and fall of arcades have in large part shaped how we think about playing video games together in public places, but in their absence, young designers are finding new ways to bring social gaming out into the open. Read more…

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Chelsea Manning Is Using Social Media Like It’s the Good Ol’ Days

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After seven years in a military prison, Manning was free on May 17th. And over the last few days, her social media posts have been reminding us of the good old internet, before logging on meant bracing yourself for news of the next disaster. Read more…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Reteam With James Cameron for the Next Terminator Movie

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has just announced he’ll be starring in the next Terminator movie, which is not at all a big deal. It’s definitely less exciting than the news from January that James Cameron would be regaining rights to the franchise he created, and was working on a new, possibly good Terminator film. But… Read more…

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The Doomsday Vault Isn’t Flooded But We’re All Still Going to Die

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It was a story that was too good to pass up. The Svalbard ‘doomsday’ seed vault had flooded because of global warming-induced high temperatures melting the surrounding permafrost. But according to one of the vault’s creators, the reports are pretty overblown and everything’s fine. Well, the vault’s fine. The… Read more…

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Someone Is Trying to Scrub Trump’s Name From the Wikipedia Page of Lieberman’s Law Firm

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There’s a Wikipedia edit war going on right now on the page of the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman. That wouldn’t be notable except for the fact that someone is trying to scrub Donald Trump’s name from the page and Joe Lieberman is a special counsel at the firm. Lieberman is a frontrunner to head the… Read more…

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Do Not Watch These Two New Wonder Woman Clips, Because They Are Too Awesome

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Given these tumultuous times, there’s a real comfort in knowing that WB/DC somehow managed to get a live-action Wonder Woman movie right while hilariously flubbing Batman and Superman . We should all be immensely looking forward to the film, which is why I very recommend you don’t watch these new, completely amazing… Read more…

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Hugh Jackman Didn’t Know Wolverines Were Real Animals Until After He Started Shooting X-Men

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We hear stories about actors being cast as superheroes who have never picked up a comic book all the time, but Hugh Jackman took this a step further when he showed up for his Wolverine audition back in the late ‘90s for the first X-Men movie. He didn’t even know wolverines existed—and he found out in the most… Read more…

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So George Romero’s Next Of the Dead Movie Is Basically About Zombie NASCAR 

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George A. Romero, director of the legendary Night of the Living Dead , the equally legendary Dawn of the Dead , the not legendary but still good Day of the Dead , and countless other zombie entertainment, is trying something different. Very different. So different it’s a movie where zombies race cars to entertain rich … Read more…

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