We Brag Because It Feels as Good as Sex

It often seems like a lot of people sure love talking about themselves. But now scientists are working out why we love to brag, and it turns out it's not really our fault: talking about yourself provides the exact same sensation as great food, money and sex. » 5/08/12 2:40pm 5/08/12 2:40pm

io9 Will Give You $2000 for Authentic Photos of Cryptids

This summer, io9 is going cryptozoological. We're offering a $2000 bounty to the person who sends us the best authentic photo or video of a "cryptid," or mystery animal. [More] » 6/16/11 2:09pm 6/16/11 2:09pm

AT&T Fiber Optic Cable Vandalism: Reward Bumped to $250k

Fiber optic cables in northern California belonging to AT&T were sliced recently. AT&T originally offered $100,000, but they've raised the reward to $250,000 after seeing the severity of the vandalism. [Yahoo] » 4/11/09 4:10pm 4/11/09 4:10pm

AT&T Putting Up $100,000 Reward For Cable Cutting Vandals

AT&T has announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the saboteurs that recently cut fiber optic cable in the San Jose region. » 4/09/09 5:58pm 4/09/09 5:58pm

Microsoft and Cybersecurity Superfriends Offer $250k for Conficker Worm…

Microsoft is offering a $250,000 bounty for the Conficker worm's designer. Microsoft isn't alone in this hunt for the writer of the biggest PC worm in recent history. » 2/13/09 1:59pm 2/13/09 1:59pm

Microsoft Doubles Reward For Teen That Ran Away After His Parents…

A word of caution to parents: taking away you child's beloved gadget as a form of punishment may seem like tough love, but it can backfire in a big way. Consider the case of a 15-year old Canadian teenager that ran away from home after his parents took away his Call of Duty 4 gaming privileges. The child has been… » 10/28/08 3:00pm 10/28/08 3:00pm

TiVo Rewards Program Ending May 28th

TiVo is officially saying bye-bye to their rewards scheme, and any unused points must be spent by May 28, this year. To get the reward points blowout well underway, TiVo has added a few extra choices to the scheme, including a My DVR Expander drive, (28500 points); TiVo Rewards Entertainment Package (120,00 points)… » 3/01/08 10:00am 3/01/08 10:00am

Confirmed: Microsoft To Reward Zune Song Sharing

When we last left off, the consensus was that Microsoft was still planning on rewarding song sharing with the Zune. Now we've got pretty much confirmation—unofficial, that is—that Microsoft is planning this feature. » 11/14/06 6:01pm 11/14/06 6:01pm