Why do we seek out challenging experiences in the outdoors? And why does the pain, suffering and risk make them more rewarding? We talked to a leading sports psychologist to find out.
The Reward was one of our favorite short films of 2013, a dialogue-free animated tale of two men who go on a heroic quest and become great friends in the process. Now the creators have released a longer prequel film and are raising funds for a webseries.
We went gaga for the short fantasy buddy film The Reward, and now the creators are looking to turn it into a full series, with a little crowdfunding help. You can also help fund a soccer ball generator that's helping bring light to people in resource-poor regions, and a fantasy adventure comic about adventurers…
Drop everything you're doing and hit play on The Reward, a graduation film from Denmark's The Animation Workshop. This fantasy film about a pair of wannabe adventurers who stumble upon a treasure map plays with a mishmash of animation styles (including a few shades of Adventure Time contrasted against rich light…
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.
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]
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.
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.
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)…
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.