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Hercules | Heracles

<b>Heracles</b> (or Hercules) is best known as the strongest of all <b>mortals</b>, and even stronger than many gods. He was the deciding factor in the triumphant …

Japan’s newest hit cartoon is bizarre and awesome

THINGS ARE DIFFERENT IN JAPAN. Japanese cartoons, at times, can feel totally impenetrable and alien to Americans, but occasionally, that weirdness …

These Retro "Star Wars" Posters Will Take You Back To The Days Of The Original Trilogy

Every spaceport cantina needs a set of these retro-inspired original trilogy Star Wars posters hanging on the wall.<p>Note: Prints were provided to BuzzFeed by the artist, Ty Mattson.

Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Released Script and Novelization Offer New Details on the Ending and More

Spoilers ahead!<p>For awards consideration, Disney has released the screenplay for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to the Writers Guild, which provides new …

Star Wars

During 2015, the Celtics set foundation for brighter future

The Boston Celtics sent calendar year 2015 out with a whimper with a head-shaking loss to Kobe Bryant and the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on …

NBA

This 'Star Wars' actor did the kindest thing for Daniel Fleetwood's widow

Chewbacca is arguably one of the most beloved characters of the Star Wars franchise. Fiercely loyal to his best friend and co-smuggler, Han Solo, …

'Star Wars' costumes go on display in New York | Reuters

NEW YORK - Costumes and props from the much-loved “Star Wars” films go on display in New York ahead of the highly-anticipated release of the franchise’s next installment in December.<p>The Princess Leia bikini costume used in Star Wars movies is pictured at the Discovery Store Times Square in …

Star Wars

Building Better Knees For The NBA

New techniques mean better outcomes for athletes.<p>The stress of repetitive jumping makes NBA players particularly prone to painful, even career-ending cartilage lesions. For decades, microfracture surgery—pricking holes in the knee bone to stimulate tissue regrowth—was the gold-standard repair. But …

YouTube invests in 'new formats' from some of its top stars

Google’s online video service promises to ‘get our hands dirty’ experimenting with new shows from popular YouTubers<p>YouTube has promised to “get our hands dirty” with a new round of investment to help its most popular stars experiment with new shows and formats.<p>The move follows previous investments …

News app News360's iOS 8 update brings a new design, Handoff support, & more

Digtal magazine app News360 is rolling out a fresh update today that takes advantage of Apple’s newly released iOS 8.<p>News360 has over 5 million monthly active users and sees competition from rivals Flipboard, Pulse, and a handful of others. The app aggregates a collection of news articles based on …

41 Superfoods: How They Can Help Your Running

Healthy Eating

The Best Second-Screen Apps for Watching TV

If you’re watching live television without the aid of a smartphone or tablet, you’re missing out. There’s an entire world of apps out there designed …

Apps

Wacom’s New Stylus Series Offers A Digital Pen For Every Scribbler, Sketcher And Note-Taker

Wacom has a series of new stylus devices for tablets and smartphones that it’s launching today, including three new Bamboo devices and a new Intuos version, with two aimed specifically at the iPad with special Bluetooth-powered pressure sensitivity abilities. Two entry-level Bamboo styluses offer a …

Sony's about to strap an Alpha lens to your smartphone

Rumored QX1 attachment has a big image sensor that works with E-mount lenses<p>Sony's Smart Lenses were a delightful surprise at last year's IFA trade show in Berlin. The idea of transforming a smartphone into a capable camera by strapping a high-quality lens and sensor to it was immediately …

Meet the Incredible Musicians on Vine

Eric Nakassa was lying in bed when the notification came through. Ahead of everyone else, the team at Vine had chosen his clip as an Editor’s Pick. The decision meant his loop was suddenly visible to almost every user of the app, triggering an explosion in views.<p>“I couldn’t believe it,” he says …

The Old Gods Are Dead

Christopher Balaskas is a freelance concept artist working in film and tabletop games.<p>You can see more of Christopher's work at his DeviantArt …

Art

LeBron James' Return to Cleveland Gets the 'Dumb & Dumber' Treatment

LeBron James is going back home to Cleveland, so a lot of Cavaliers fans are having a sudden change of heart when it comes to how they view the superstar.<p>Luckily, a classic scene from <i>Dumb & Dumber</i> perfectly sums up James' return to Ohio.<p>[YouTube, h/t Reddit]

Basketball
Basketball

The Genius Motivational Tactic The Washington Wizards Use To Get Maximum Effort Out Of Players

The Washington Wizards upset the Chicago Bulls and will move on to the next round of the NBA Playoffs.<p>The Wizards had one of the top ten defensive teams in the league during the regular season. A huge reason behind Washington's defensive success seems to be an idea out of a grammar school classroom.<p>…

Basketball

NBA Draft Lottery 2014: Projected Order and Odds for Every Team Involved

These 14 teams are living proof that crime does pay. At least, if your definition of crime is an organizational policy that emphasizes ping-pong balls over winning, rampant jettisoning of elite-level talent and widespread incompetence of the people in charge.<p>Oh, and then there are the Phoenix Suns. …

NBA

Alexandre Diboine's Art Is The Highlight Of My Week

Alexandre "Zedig" Diboine currently works at Activision. If you think that means he draws army men all day, though, you couldn't be further from the …

Streetwear

What if we've completely misunderstood our place in the universe?

That's a very real possibility raised by a Harvard astronomer who believes we may have missed something basic about how the universe was formed.<p><i>Image</i> …

A He-Man Brawler Based On The 80s Cartoon. Yes.

The last He-Man game was pretty good, but it was a stylised thing, looking nothing like the original 1983 series. This game, made by fans, looks …

Retrogaming

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

The Biggest Stories on io9 in 2013

We've taken a lot of strange journeys together at io9 this year. And hopefully, we've learned some stuff along the way — including some stuff you'd …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

Silicon Valley Is Living Inside A Bubble Of Tone-Deaf Arrogance

The difference is in other cosmopolitan cities, the lower part of society keep to themselves. They sell small trinkets, beg coyly, stay quiet, and generally stay out of your way. They realize it's a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests. And that's okay.<p>It's …

Silicon Valley

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things