'Turn it Off and On Again Every 149 Hours' Is a Concerning Remedy for a $300 Million Airbus Plane's Software Bug

Having to occasionally reboot a sluggish laptop after a few days of use is a minor inconvenience for a $1,000 gadget. But what about a $300 million+ commercial plane? Airlines who haven’t performed a recent software update on certain models of the Airbus A350 are being told they must completely power cycle the…

This Ultimate Into the Spider-Verse Figure Is the Best Toy of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the coolest toys we’ve seen floating around on the internet this week. Or, as our favorite toy this time around might be more wont to do, swinging around. Beyond the Spider-Verse, we’ve got a very cool space beeper, Lego getting plant-friendly for a set literally…

A New Coating Promises to Make Fingerprints and Grease Stains Invisible on Stainless Steel Appliances

I’ve warned my family that if I ever go missing, it’s probably because I was committed after obsessively trying to wipe fingerprints and grease stains off of our stainless steel kitchen appliances. Anyone who’s made the upgrade to the brushed metal finish knows this pain all too well, but German chemists may have…

Apple's Fancy Photo Relighting Option Could Soon Be a Feature On Even the Cheapest Smartphones

Even the most expensive smartphones can’t match the image quality of the priciest digital cameras, but with a beefy processor at their disposal, smartphones let you do so much more with the photos you snap. The iPhone’s Portrait Mode is a good example, letting you tweak the lighting of a photo after you snap it, but…

The First Trailer for The Toys That Made Us Season 3 Makes Us Long for Plastic Ponies, Rangers, and Turtles [Updated]

Nostalgia is big business now, as is evident by all the San Diego Comic-Con exclusives inspired by ‘80s toy lines. But it turns out the stories behind those classic toys are just as satisfying as buying up all the figures you loved as a kid. The first two seasons of Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us gave us a…

You Can Upgrade This Star Wars Death Star PC Case With a Superlaser Video Projector

If there’s not a fancy, over-tuned car in your driveway, there’s a good chance there’s a fancy, over-tuned gaming PC sitting on your desk. The beige PC boxes of the ‘80s are long gone, now replaced with cases adorned with blinking lights, LCD screens, and exotic shapes—including one now shaped like the ultimate power

Mattel Is Bringing Back the Original Vintage He-Man Figures Now Packed With Articulation [Updated]

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe sits in the upper echelons of popular and fondly remembered ‘80s toy lines. Decades after debuting way back in 1982, there have been several attempts to revive those original figures, but starting in 2020, io9 can exclusively reveal that Mattel will release a new Masters of the

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