I could spend hours watching this guy roll Cuban cigars by hand

According to the Youtube description, this is Miguel, a worker at the farm of Hector Luis Prieto, one of the best cigar manufacturers in Cuba. Someone had the idea of strapping a GoPro to his head to show, from his point of view, how he rolls the cigars by hand. And it's mesmerizing. » 3/07/15 12:04am 7 minutes ago

Android Is Coming to Virtual Reality, WSJ Says

Well, if Google's small cardboard-based foray into virtual reality last year wasn't a big enough hint, a new report from the Wall Street Journal says that Google is about to get even more serious about VR—by trying to become the standard OS for headsets everywhere. » 3/06/15 8:41pm Yesterday 8:41pm

Girl Scout Cookies, or California's Most Notorious Strain of Cannabis

I first heard of Girl Scout Cookies a few years ago, shortly after I got my prescription for cannabis in California. I went into my local dispensary and asked for whatever buds they had that smelled the nicest. "Have you tried Girl Scout Cookies?" the woman behind the counter asked. "It's famous." » 3/06/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Windows 93: The Most Fun You'll Ever Have With an Operating System

A few months ago, a pair of French hackers teased a new project called Windows 93. It was a wonderfully weird web-based operating system, some sort of spoof on Windows 95, packed to the gills with insidery internet jokes. And late last night, the digital artists released the full version. It's still wonderfully… » 3/06/15 5:05pm Yesterday 5:05pm

Chappie Is The Cutest Robot Ever To Star In Such A Bad Movie

We wanted Chappie to be a good movie. We desperately wanted to get back on the Neill Blomkamp train. But sadly, Chappie is lost in the very questions it marvels itself for asking, with violence so over-the-top it would be laughable... if it wasn't so absurdly grotesque. However Chappie the robot itself, is great. » 3/06/15 5:04pm Yesterday 5:04pm

I want to spend an eternal summer on this sailboat

This is Salt, the newest yacht concept by Lujac Desautel. It is a sailboat. It has a clean design. It is very pretty. It is not my ideal sailboat—I like classic lines—but it is the kind of ship that I imagine Steve Jobs would have wanted instead of the horror he actually got. I would happily live in it forever. » 3/06/15 4:18pm Yesterday 4:18pm

The 'American Dream' Was Coined in 1931

Today the phrase "the American Dream" is a staple of political campaigns, book titles, and economic discussions. Everybody's heard it, but nobody knows quite how to define it. It's a phrase that feels as old as the country itself. But the American Dream wasn't invented in 1776. The term was coined in 1931. » 3/06/15 4:12pm Yesterday 4:12pm

G.I. Joe Finally Meets Transformers With This Cobra Rattler Decepticon

Despite severe differences in scale, G.I. Joe and the Transformers have been fighting side-by-side in kids' bedrooms for decades now. They've even crossed paths in a handful of comic book series, but for the first time we've got our first official G.I. Joe-branded Transformers toy from Hasbro. » 3/06/15 3:46pm Yesterday 3:46pm

​Beyond Probiotics: Can You "Hack" Your Microbiome?

Trillions of tiny creatures call your body home, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and others. They're not always bad news, and in fact, our health depends on having a thriving collection of microbes. Which leads to the obvious question: can we hack our health by hacking our microbiome? » 3/06/15 3:45pm Yesterday 3:45pm

Step Up Your Sock Game with Endless Colors from Happy Socks (30% Off)

Basic essentials like socks are typically an afterthought. But with limitless color combinations and the mindset that there's a pair of socks and underwear for every occasion and style, Happy Socks brings these everyday essentials to the forefront. And right now you can get 30% off all items storewide. » 3/04/15 9:54am Wednesday 9:54am

Teach Your Cat to Use Skype With This Pet Friendly Guide

You're relaxing on the beach. It's 85 degrees. You're sipping a daiquiri, thinking about joining the conga line when it hits you: I hope my cats are OK! Fortunately, thanks to Skype, it's easier than ever to check in with your pets while you're away. They may not take to it immediately, but learning to use Skype » 3/06/15 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Get a Free Month of Oyster Reading: Choose from Over One-Million Titles

Oyster, the streaming app often referred to as the Netflix for books, offers more than one-million titles to choose from instantly. io9 readers can get a one-month free trial to explore and enjoy the selection. If you get hooked on the service after the trial, pay just $9.95/month. » 3/05/15 5:51pm Thursday 5:51pm

Monoprice Sitewide Coupon Code, Timbuk2 Laptop Backpack, More Deals

Monoprice is currently taking 15% off almost any order of $1,000 or less. Pair that with Monoprice's already low prices, and you can create some terrific deals. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. [Get 15% Off Your Order at Monoprice with Code MARCH15] » 3/06/15 9:15am Today 9:15am