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Introducing USB Armory, a Flash Drive Sized Computer

[Andrea] tipped us about USB armory, a tiny embedded platform meant for security projects. It is based on the 800MHz ARM Cortex-A8 Freescale i.MX53 …

15 Minutes of Gameplay from the Borderlands Creators' Next Game

Want to see for yourself if <i>Battleborn</i> is going to be different from <i>Borderlands</i>? Feast your eyes on this hefty chunk of gameplay footage from Gearbox …

The Latest Dragon Ball Game Has Something in Common With its MMO

<i>Dragon Ball Xenoverse</i> allows players to create their own original player character to take part in the history of <i>Dragon Ball</i>. It's a fan's dream, …

How to Cook With Alcohol + 5 Alcohol-Infused Recipes | The Art of Manliness

Out of all the articles I’ve written for AoM, I must admit that I enjoyed this assignment the most. You see, I subscribe to the two-hand cooking …

How to Lose Weight and Still Eat Man Food | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Justin Fauci of Lean Muscle Project.</i><p>When you hear the word “diet” what’s the first thing that comes to …

"Are You a Good Roommate?" Quiz from 1947 Men's Magazine | The Art of Manliness

I thought this quiz would be fun as guys are heading back to school and moving in with old and new roommates. Are you the kind of roommate that’s …

The Best Paper Airplane: How to Make a Paper Airplane | The Art of Manliness

There are many skills fathers should pass on to their children: how to ride a bike, how to skip a stone, and of course, how to make a paper airplane. …

Entire Planes Come to Life In The Newest Magic: The Gathering Artwork

A new <i>Magic: The Gathering</i> set, <i>Magic 2015</i>, was released this week, and the artwork is simply stunning. Check out this gallery of hi-res artwork from …

Board Games

10 Clever Bets You'll (Almost) Never Lose

Quirkology's Richard Wiseman is back with another roundup of devious little pub tricks.<p>As with previous installments in this series (see here, here, …

All The Most Essential Science Fiction And Fantasy Books In July

July is bursting with science fiction and fantasy greatness. Including new books from Hannu Rajaniemi, Joe Abercrombie, Nick Harkaway and Charles …

The People Behind EVE Are Making Another Sci-Fi MMO

It takes balls to announce a new space shooter MMO in the same year as Bungie’s <i>Destiny</i> is due to appear, but if there’s one thing that <i>EVE Online</i> …

Hidden Pantry Compartment Opens with a Puzzle!

What’s the number one thing kids always dream about for when they have their own house someday? Hidden passages? Revolving bookcases? Closets that …

How To Install SteamOS

Valve recently released its Beta version of <b>SteamOS</b>, based on the Debian distro of Linux. Naturally, we were intrigued by its release and wanted to …

Gorgeous Space Wallpapers to Fill Your Holidays with Stars

I picked half a dozen or so of my favorite illustrations and made them wallpaper-sized for all of my io9 friends.<p>I hope you enjoy...and Happy …

Holidays

The Ultimate Collection of Science Fiction Pin-Up Art [NSFW]

We love pin-up art for the same reason we love burlesque. They're sexy flights of fancy, lifted up by playfulness. So it makes sense that there's so …

Burlesque

Laser cigarette lighter makes smoking even more dangerous

Dangers involved with using this laser cigarette lighter to start off your smoking session include shooting your eyes out and giving yourself a mean</i> …

10 Novels That Are More Action-Packed Than Most Summer Movies

It's summer movie season, the time when blockbuster films come out every week and we pit Vin Diesel against Wolverine. But how do you keep that …