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 23 minutes ago

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 Today 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. Some spoiler talk ahead. » 3/06/15 5:04pm Today 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 Today 4:18pm

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 Today 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 Today 3:45pm

Anyone Can Do This 8-Day Trek Through Nepal

The trek to Annapurna Sanctuary in the mountains above Pokhara is 64 miles long and takes from six to 10 days. During the summer, it's one of the easiest and most scenic hikes in Nepal and you can sleep in and eat at tea houses every night. We hiked it in the depths of winter so you don't have to. » 3/06/15 2:46pm Today 2:46pm

Feds Just Charged 3 Spammers With the Biggest Data Breach in History

The only thing that sucks more than spam are the greedy people who send it to you. That's why the Department of Justice charging three spam kingpins responsible for one of the largest data breaches in history is so exciting. Finally, Feds are taking down the spam kingpins—or at least trying. » 3/06/15 2:18pm Today 2:18pm

Perfect Custom Action Figures Based On Classic Atari Video Game Box Art

If there ever was a strong case for a false advertising lawsuit, it would involve the box art that accompanied the countless video games released in the '80s. Rarely did the artwork match the visuals in the actual game, but instead of taking companies like Atari to court, artist Dan Polydoris has turned the characters… » 3/06/15 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

Reebok Pumps Are Back and Aren't As Hideous or Expensive Any More

When originally introduced way back in 1989, the Reebok pump was a genuine innovation in footwear, providing a perfect custom fit with an inflatable bladder wrapping around the wearer's foot. But as a flagship product for Reebok, the Pumps often featured outlandish designs as they came and went through the years.… » 3/06/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

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

Dollar Shave Club Delivers You a Great Shave for a Few Bucks a Month

You shouldn't have to pay $20 for a pack of razor blades. Especially not when you factor in the hassle of going to the drugstore and tracking down the employee who hates unlocking the special razor case just as much as you hate asking. Enter Dollar Shave Club, who deliver razors to you monthly for as little as $3,… » 2/10/15 5:15pm 2/10/15 5:15pm

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 Today 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 Yesterday 5:51pm