Samsung's Excellent Qi Stand Charges Your iPhone Too, and It's Never Been Cheaper

Even at today’s all-time low $24, Samsung’s fast-charging Qi stand isn’t the cheapest Qi charger we’ve seen, but it earns its keep with the ability to prop up your phone, a cooling fan, multiple coils for flexible device placement, and an included wall adapter. Obviously, it’ll work great with Samsung phones, but…

The People From The LEGO Movie 2 Really, Desperately Want You To Like Their New Song

The LEGO Movie, among many of its winning qualities, did the rare feat of producing a movie-specific pop song that was, well, pretty good. “Everything is Awesome” was a bonafied hit, getting legitimately high on the Billboard charts and netting an Oscar nomination. Now, The LEGO Movie 2 has a new song, and, man, are…

North America’s Glaciers Are Melting Four Times Faster Than They Were a Decade Ago

Across the world’s icy landscapes, climate change is spurring a major meltdown. That includes the western U.S. and Canada where not only is ice vanishing, but it’s doing so at a more rapid pace than it was just a decade ago, according to a new study released this week in Geophysical Research Letters.

The World's Greatest Board Game Weighs 20 Pounds, and Is Back On Sale 

I realize that you’re not used to paying $115 for a board game, but you should make an exception for Gloomhaven. It’s Board Game Geek’s #1 board game ever, and is “astoundingly good” according to Ars Technica. Hell, it weighs 20 pounds! It was also a finalist in our recent board game Co-Op on The Inventory. If you…

Holy Crap, Drew Struzan Did Three Incredible Posters For the How To Train Your Dragon Trilogy

A franchise has to be pretty damn special to have a trilogy of Drew Struzan posters. There’s Star Wars (twice), Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, and maybe one or two others (such as Police Academy, if you can believe it). That’s quite the list—and now, you can add How to Train Your Dragon to it.

Supergirl's Dreamer Might Have the Best Costume in the Entire Arrowverse

The CW’s interconnected Arrowverse is home to a wide variety of superhero costumes that range from being “functional, but kinda tacky” to “impractical, but nifty to look at in a comic book-y way.” Few of them can truly said to be damn-near perfect (because, even though Thunder’s costume is choice, Black Lightning …

The Post-Apocalyptic Abe Lincoln the Country Deserves, and More of the Best Axe-Wielding Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all things collectible, toy-related, and budget-breaking. This week we’ve got a beautiful Transformer from the Bumblebee movie that doesn’t actually transform, a post-apocalyptic version of Abraham Lincoln and more minifigures from The Lego Movie 2, and the return…

You Can Build These Analog Synthesizers Like Nintendo's Cardboard Labo Toys

If you’ve never played around with Teenage Engineering’s tiny synthesizers—like its iPod-sized Pocket Operators or the impressively-capable OP-1—you’re missing out on some fun, accessible ways to get into music. And the company is now expanding its Pocket Operators line with a series of new build-it-yourself modular…

Gotham's Other Harley Quinn Finally Got Her Due Courtesy of Catwoman

Gotham’s dysfunctional villains have been so interesting to watch develop because the show introduces each of them at various stages in their journeys to becoming part of the classic Batman rogues’ gallery we’re all familiar with. Some characters’ paths have been in line with the traditional comics lore, while others…

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