Fantastic book reveals Adventure Time secrets—and we're giving it away

Even if I didn't love this series so much, I would still buy the awesome Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, a beautiful 352-page large format tome that tells the series' genesis. It's fascinating. I've been reading it and it's a must have if you like the series or animation in general. And we're giving five away! » 10/15/14 6:40pm 10/15/14 6:40pm

Every sci-fi fan should get this Star Wars Storyboards book

Abrams sent me their new book Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy. I've to admit that going through Lucasfilm's original vision in sketch form is a pleasure—even if you are not a Star Wars fan. It's so good that I asked them to give copies to three fortunate Sploid readers. » 5/06/14 5:40pm 5/06/14 5:40pm

The best nature photo of the year is this badass polar bear

This is the Grand Prize Winner of National Geographic's best photo of the year competition, taken by Seattle-based photographer Paul Souders. It's titled The Ice Bear, and it features a female polar bear staring at Paul from underwater. It's an outstanding image, but I think the rest of his series are equally good—or… » 12/19/13 6:45pm 12/19/13 6:45pm

Every second in Star Wars IV arranged by how bright it is

You're looking at every single second in Star Wars IV: A New Hope arranged according to their luminosity by Jason Salavon. It reminds me of a really cool book that I got a couple weeks ago—Star Wars: Frames. We are giving a copy of the book away, plus an original sketch by Star Wars' artistic director Iain McCaig. » 12/12/13 2:19pm 12/12/13 2:19pm

Now That Your Grammys Hangover Has Worn Off, Get Some New Music

Did the sight of Hova sipping on brandy throw you into a state of music-purchasing excitement? Do you want to drown out your roommate as he bellows "we are yoooooooung" from the shower? Simply take the short survey below, and you could win $150 gift card to the iTunes store — where you can help support an industry… » 2/11/13 11:59am 2/11/13 11:59am

Nominate the Biggest Digital Fail of 2012, Win a Pair of GUNNARs

Looking back over the past year, there have been some major peaks and valleys on the tech landscape. And while we probably should have noticed ahead of time that some folks were about to drive off a cliff (it's almost as they didn't have a working map on their phone, or something), hindsight is 20/20, as they say. » 12/19/12 11:59am 12/19/12 11:59am