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The New Tamagotchi Can Marry and Breed The New Tamagotchi Can Marry and Breed

Twenty-two years after its initial release, and several years after countless revivals and re-releases, Tamagotchis have returned yet again with some interesting features like smartphone connectivity and the ability for your virtual pets to marry someone else’s and have kids. Tamagotchi? More like Tamagotchu for 18…

This $100 Mesh Router Might Be a Good Reason to Finally Upgrade This $100 Mesh Router Might Be a Good Reason to Finally Upgrade

Take a moment to count all the gadgets that connect to your home’s wifi network and it will soon become obvious why it doesn’t feel as fast or reliable as it used to. A mesh network with multiple access points can help alleviate an overtaxed wifi network, and for the first time you can finally make the upgrade for…

More Avengers: Endgame Gauntlets Than You Can Snap a Finger At, and the Rest of the Most Powerful Toys of the Week More Avengers: Endgame Gauntlets Than You Can Snap a Finger At, and the Rest of the Most Powerful Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all things good and merchandisable, as seen on the internet lately. This week: so many gauntlets, so little time! Star Trek cats! A very peculiar Far From Home vehicle! And Boba Fett—Boba Fett, where!? Check it out.

Scientists Created a Display With Pixels a Million Times Smaller Than Those on a Smartphone Scientists Created a Display With Pixels a Million Times Smaller Than Those on a Smartphone

Smartphone makers might soon not have much to brag about when it comes to the number of pixels they can fit on a pocket-sized screen. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have come up with a way to create pixels that are a million times smaller than those used on even Apple’s Retina displays. But extreme pixel…

Tetris Played on an Old School Display Produces the Most Satisfying Sounds

Imagine yourself playing Tetris, and you’ll undoubtedly have the Game Boy version’s memorable theme song (called Korobeiniki) stuck in your head for hours. But playing the game on an old school analog display manages to produce an even more satisfying sound as 210 small plastic discs quickly flip back and forth to…

I Miss MiniDiscs I Miss MiniDiscs

In the long history of recorded media, Sony’s MiniDisc format barely registers as a blip on the timeline. In hindsight, it was doomed from the start—forced to compete with immensely popular CDs and an emerging threat called MP3s. But despite now having instant access to millions of songs on my phone, there’s a part of…

Even Samsung Has No Idea When the Galaxy Fold Will Ship Even Samsung Has No Idea When the Galaxy Fold Will Ship

There’s more bad news for all you bleeding edge early adopters hoping to have one of the first folding smartphones to show off to friends. The Galaxy Fold has not only missed its original ship date, in a recent letter to those who pre-ordered the $1,980 device, Samsung now seems to have no idea when the Fold will…

Microsoft Patent Imagines an Xbox Controller Customized for Gamers With Visual Impairment Microsoft Patent Imagines an Xbox Controller Customized for Gamers With Visual Impairment

Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller was a big leap towards making gaming accessible to all players—not just those who can hold and manipulate the console’s standard controllers. Now it looks like the company is planning to expand its accessibility efforts. A Microsoft patent from last year reveals a special …

Apple Releases Its Second iOS Game Ever, and It's a Tribute to Getting Filthy Rich Apple Releases Its Second iOS Game Ever, and It's a Tribute to Getting Filthy Rich

If you haven’t already heard the news, Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway investment firm recently pumped a bunch of money into ‘cash-strapped’ Apple. To say thanks for helping to keep the company afloat, Apple released its first iOS game since 2008: a Paperboy ripoff called Warren Buffet’s Paper Wizard that’s…

Experimental Plane Shows Supersonic Blasts of Air Could Simplify the Way We Pilot Aircraft Experimental Plane Shows Supersonic Blasts of Air Could Simplify the Way We Pilot Aircraft

The more moving parts a machine has, the more likely it is to eventually fail. It’s an especially problematic rule of thumb for aircraft given the fact that a mechanical failure during a flight can be catastrophic. To help remedy this, a British aerospace company recently tested a unique plane that replaces its wing’s…

These Lego Star Wars Droids Might Be the Toy Robots Everyone's Been Looking For

Consumer-focused robots have been having a bit of a hard time in recent years. Just last week, Anki, maker of the adorable Cozmo and Vector bots, was the latest robot maker to go under as consumers hesitated to spend $250 on an automaton that didn’t really do anything. Lego’s latest creation also won’t vacuum your…

The Weirdest Toy of the Week Lets Toy Story's Woody Drop Dead The Weirdest Toy of the Week Lets Toy Story's Woody Drop Dead

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all the fun toys we’ve seen floating around the internet lately. This week: Hasbro gets retro for new-old Star Wars toys, Bandai goes Far From Home, Mondo’s God of War Kratos screams at your bank account, and Woody...dies? Maybe? Check it out!

Imagine Getting Pulled Over By This Tablet on a Stick

It’s a far cry from the badass cyborg who served and protected the people of Detroit in the movie RoboCop, but this bizarre extending robot can assist with traffic stops and promises to help make such roadside interactions safer for both police officers and motorists.

Adobe Is Screwing With Its Cheapest Software Plan In the Scummiest Way

When Adobe switched from a flat price for its software products and updates to a subscription model a few years ago, many worried it could be used to discreetly introduce dramatic price increases down the road. Adobe claimed this wouldn’t be the case, but this week some users discovered that the cheapest Creative…

Microsoft's Solitaire Is Finally Getting Honored in the Video Game Hall of Fame Microsoft's Solitaire Is Finally Getting Honored in the Video Game Hall of Fame

It’s hard to imagine a video game dominating more screen time than Microsoft’s Solitaire has since first introduced with Windows 3.0 in 1990. It’s been the go-to distraction for procrastinators for almost three decades, and it’s finally being honored with a rightful place in the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

A New Storage Breakthrough Could Squeeze a Library's Worth of Data Into a Teaspoon of Protein A New Storage Breakthrough Could Squeeze a Library's Worth of Data Into a Teaspoon of Protein

By 2020, researchers estimate that the world’s digital archive will weigh in at around 44 trillion gigabytes. That’s an astounding amount of data that isn’t necessarily being stored in the safest of places. Most storage mediums naturally degrade over time (if they’re not hacked or accidentally destroyed) and even the …

The Very Best Smart Home Gadgets The Very Best Smart Home Gadgets

The first smart home gadgets from a few years ago weren’t actually very smart, but times have changed, and there’s now plenty of good reasons to upgrade your vacuum cleaner, microwave, and even your sound system, with a bit of AI-enhanced smarts.

This Inflatable Curtain Turned a Bath Tub Into the Most Spacious Shower in my Home This Inflatable Curtain Turned a Bath Tub Into the Most Spacious Shower in my Home

If you live in a tiny apartment or condo, it’s doubtful you have the luxury of a walk-in shower. A cramped tub probably does double-duty for all your bath time needs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The Aircurv is an expanding inflatable curtain that lets you move around and stretch out without rubbing up against…

Crash Test Dummy Failures Send Them Flying Off Roller Coaster Into Nearby Hotel Crash Test Dummy Failures Send Them Flying Off Roller Coaster Into Nearby Hotel

Stories about amusement parks are typically dominated by two topics: either the opening of a new attraction or the catastrophic failure of an old one. This time it was neither, as two crash test dummies designed to ensure a roller coaster was operating safely failed, causing them to be launched through the roof of a…

How to Make Your Own Functional Spider-Man Web Shooters

You can hang around as many laboratories as you want, but there are zero chances you’ll ever get bitten by a spider and find yourself with superpowers. The easiest (and safest) way to realize your Spider-Man fantasies is to build this DIY web shooter instead, which also ensures no music stands will ever pose a threat…

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