Everything We Spotted in the Latest Trailer for Avengers: Infinity War

Today we got to see a brand new trailer for the third (and perhaps most epic-looking) Avengers movie, Infinity War. That trailer is packed with action and adventure, and alien fights. It's a great trailer with a lot to digest, so obviously we went through it scene-by-scene to try and work out as much as we can about the film. Read More >>

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The Tado Radiator Thermostat Made My Life Feel Complete Again

One of the perks of being a tech journalist is that sometimes you get to try stuff out early. I was one of the first people in the country to try out the Tado wifi-powered thermostat. It might be tricky to remember now that connected thermostats are more common, but back in 2013, the technology was pretty mind-blowing, and subtly transformative. Read More >>

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All the New Things We Learned From the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-Ray

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on 9th April. The Blu-ray release is jam-packed with goodies, many of which cover things we’ve covered on the site already, such as Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson’s different opinions on Luke Skywalker, the Captain Phasma deleted scene, and Johnson’s motivations behind some of the film’s bigger, more controversial moments. But there’s a lot more. Read More >>

This Clever Tool Will Tell You How Many Londoners Share Your Commute

Have you ever squeezed on to the Tube in the morning and got a sense of déjà vu? If you look up from your phone and into the dead-eyed faces of the other commuters, don't some of them seem... a little familiar? That might be because in a city of eight million people, some of them are the same people day in, day out. Read More >>

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Stephen Hawking Was Right to Worry About Our Impending Doom

Physicist Stephen Hawking died yesterday at the age of 76. In the latter stages of his illustrious career, Hawking devoted a considerable amount of time and effort to issuing warnings of future threats—from the perils of climate change and nuclear war through to artificial superintelligence and alien invasions. And for this he was often ridiculed. But here’s the thing: Hawking was right—and it would be incumbent upon all of us to heed his advice. Read More >>

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Raspberry Pi Unveils an Upgraded Pi 3 Board for Pi Day

Today is the 14th March, which translates into 3/14 if you're one of the minority of people that write down dates in the least sensible manner possible. That makes it Pi Day, and because it's Pi Day the Raspberry Pi Foundation has just announced an upgraded version of the Model 3 board. Even if they're based in the UK, and should really be writing the date as 14/3. Read More >>

Remembering Stephen Hawking’s Many Contributions to Pop Culture

Early on this morning it was announced that Stephen Hawking, world-famous physicist and Simpsons guest star had died at the age of 76. Hawking had suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for decades, having been first diagnosed at the age of 21 and being initially given two years to live. Read More >>

Ready Player One Is an Orgy of Nostalgia in All the Wrong Ways

The early reactions to Ready Player One after its screening at SXSW were mostly positive, but don’t count io9's among them. It isn’t so much a movie about loving old video games and other cultural artefacts. It’s about loving to love those things, which makes Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of the bestselling novel feel hollow despite—or maybe because of—the relentless pop culture references it throws at you. Read More >>

Can’t Get a Millennial Railcard? Don’t Worry, You Might Still be Able to Get Big Discounts on the Train

Today is the day that the new 'millennial railcard' goes on sale outside of East Anglia, for people within the 26-30 age bracket. Only 10,000 cards are available, and demand is so high that the website has crashed making it impossible for anyone to get there hands on one. Luckily that's not the only railcard out there. Read More >>

From Concept to Creation – Turning an Audi into a Touchscreen Tech-Fest

Designing a car using clay to make a full-size model of the latest addition to a range might seem a little bit old school, but that’s the way Audi does it. And, this traditional craft isn’t just used for the exterior lines either. In fact, take a trip around the Audi Design Centre in Ingolstadt and you’ll find that interiors are done in much the same way. Read More >>

Swimming in a Canal? Beat the Elements With a High-Tech Wetsuit

Just how nutty do you have to be to get up at the crack of dawn, don a high-tech wetsuit and then try to swim your way through 420 metres of ice cold water and climb 18 metres over seven canal lock gates in the middle of Glasgow? Quite nutty we’d say, but around 600 athletes did that at the weekend as part of Red Bull’s Neptune Steps event, held in the Maryhill Locks area of Scotland’s largest city. The gruelling challenge is already in its fourth year and there’s no shortage of competitors, with twice as many people taking part this year compared to the 2017 event. Read More >>

Amazon Just Made it Easier to Bark Follow-Up Commands at Alexa

If you have an Amazon Echo, or any virtual assistant for that matter, it can be a bit of a pain to keep summoning the miniature AI with the wake-up command. If you need a lot doing, you can end up saying "Alexa" so many times that it starts to sound like a fake word or that you're going slightly mad talking to someone who isn't actually real. Read More >>

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9 Expanded Universe Force Powers Way Crazier Than Anything in The Last Jedi or Rebels

The latest Star Wars movie and this week’s Star Wars: Rebels finale have given us looks at Force abilities and techniques so different from what we’ve come to expect from the series that some fans have been left confused, if not concerned, at just what the Force can do. God knows why, though, because the old Expanded Universe gave us many Force abilities that were much, much weirder. Read More >>

Amazon Says it Knows Why Alexa Has Been Laughing for No Good Reason

As many people were terrified to find out, Amazon's Alexa can laugh and she's been laughing for no good reason. While Amazon has already said it's working on a fix for the problem, it's revealed exactly what's causing the virtual assistant to fire out that creepy laugh. Read More >>