How Iron Man's Arc Reactor (Probably) Works

Since the Iron Man arc reactor is a fictitious device, and it has no official scientific explanation in the Iron Man canon that I'm aware of, we might as well something up. Now, I'm mixing real science and fake science here. So physics nerds and comic-book nerds: Deal with it. » 11/21/14 12:28pm 11/21/14 12:28pm

Real-Life Tony Stark Turns His Broken Down Car Into a Motorcycle To…

As many of you have pointed out in the comments, this actually happened quite a few years ago, way back in 1993. But it's still a fantastic story, and if you only follow Iron Man's adventures in the movies, it actually makes Tony Stark seem like a fictional version of Emile Leray. » 5/23/12 10:40am 5/23/12 10:40am

The Making of Tony Stark's Incredible Interfaces

More than his vast fortune or rocket-soled boots or even Pepper Potts, the thing I envy most about Tony Stark are his computers. Here's a video of how motion design company Prologue perfected Tony's fantastic holographic interfaces. » 7/03/10 2:00pm 7/03/10 2:00pm

Iron Man Nikes Light Up Like Tony Stark's Arc Reactor

Somewhere, in a market brimming with plastic arc reactors and cologne bottles, there is a gap just waiting to be exploited. Custom-sneakers people Diversitile seized that opportunity and will be selling these Iron Man Nikes very, very soon. » 5/31/10 10:00am 5/31/10 10:00am

Iron Man USB Jump Drive: 4GB of Tiny Tony Stark Storage

We can't all have arc reactors or computer butlers—yet. But I may be willing to settle for a tiny Iron Man USB jump drive in the meantime. Adorable? Check. Collectible? Check. Affordable? Er... » 4/13/10 8:40pm 4/13/10 8:40pm

Iron Man Wannabe Builds His Own J.A.R.V.I.S. For $691.98

Click to viewChad Barraford has designed a "digital life assistant" who recognizes him, cooks hot dogs, and alerts his friends when he has a migraine. Unlike Tony Stark's J.A.R.V.I.S. though, this one only cost $691.98 to build. » 4/06/10 10:40pm 4/06/10 10:40pm

Why Tony Stark Needs Almost Two Minutes To Enter a Building

Click to viewAs this clip from the upcoming Iron Man 2 movie shows, Tony Stark requires nearly two minutes to actually enter a building—or in this case the Stark Expo stage. His probable excuse for the wait is great though. » 4/04/10 8:00pm 4/04/10 8:00pm

Power the Electromagnet In Your Heart With the Iron Man 2 Arc Reactor

It won't turn you into Tony Stark—or Robert Downey Jr—but it will power the electromagnet in your heart, protecting you from all that shrapnel. Just eight bucks, but check Matt's video on it. [Entertainment Earth via Fashionably Geek] » 2/26/10 5:10am 2/26/10 5:10am

Caffe Inn: The Espresso Machine That's Right at Home On Tony Stark's…

Who knew that the real power source driving Iron Man onward and upward into the stratosphere was really just a strong, trendy espresso machine? » 10/25/09 5:00pm 10/25/09 5:00pm

Tony Stark Takes a Load Off at Randy's Donuts

Here's the latest shot from Iron Man 2, which, if I understand it correctly, is a prequel about how Tony Stark got his start slinging donuts in suburban Southern California. Can't wait! [EW via io9] » 10/05/09 3:40pm 10/05/09 3:40pm

Buy Tony Stark's Arc Reactor for $150

This Arc Reactor is just a replica, so it won't allow you to power a bionic suit that flies around and punches through walls. It will, however, make your desk that much more dorky. And that's something. [Museum Replicas] » 9/23/09 8:40pm 9/23/09 8:40pm

Anime Iron Man Would Vaporize Robert Downey Jr. and His Liver's Ass

Of course this Iron Man anime is totally badass—Japan's made cartoons about dudes in robot suits for over 40 years. And of course, Iron Man is blowing up a bunch of other dudes in crazy robot suits. » 7/30/09 10:20am 7/30/09 10:20am

Iron Man 2 First Photo Fires Up Our Rocket Boots

Here it is, the first official photo from Iron Man 2. Tony Stark is looking concerned because he ran out of bourbon while a wall of Iron Men look on. I can't wait. » 5/01/09 10:10am 5/01/09 10:10am

Tony Stark's Boozing Ways, BD-Live Snafu Bring Down Paramount Servers

I would love to tell you this morning that the record breaking Iron Man Blu-ray release » 10/05/08 10:00am 10/05/08 10:00am on October 1 was all puppies and rainbows, but that just isn't the case. And I can't lie to you, dear readers, at least not about . The truth is, while the release made director Jon Favreau a happy man, it's done nothing but piss…

Is That Iron Man's Voice Endorsing the iPhone?

Watching the iPhone commercial yesterday, I wondered if the mellifluous tones on the iPhone 3G ad belonged to Robert Downey Jr. I emailed Apple, but they weren't interested. So, I asked around in Campfire, our virtual office, if they thought it was Tony Stark. What do you lot reckon? » 6/13/08 4:00pm 6/13/08 4:00pm

Is Iron Man the Best Superhero Movie Ever?

Many of you have probably seen Iron Man already. Jason saw it on Wednesday and thought it was the best superhero movie this side of Batman Begins (but we all know Jason is a Bruce Wayne fanboy.) Brian agreed in his review. But we want your opinion: has Iron Man survived the jump from trailer to full-lenght movie,… » 5/02/08 9:00pm 5/02/08 9:00pm

Iron Man to Be Released Today at 8PM

In case you didn't know, Iron Man—probably the most gadgety movie ever this side of James Bond—is arriving in theaters today, May 1st, at 8PM. Not tomorrow at 12AM, but this evening. Yesterday, all our West Coast editors had the opportunity to see it at the TechCrunch screening. I caught Jason just before he went to… » 5/01/08 10:19am 5/01/08 10:19am

Iron Monger Looks Like Badass Old Italian Espresso Machine

Yeah. New Iron Man trailer. Shorter than the amazing full trailer, but with a few new seconds. Tony "Iron Man, it's kind of catchy" Stark still looks like a billion dollars. And Virginia "Pepper" Potts looks like a trillion. Iron Monger, however, looks like a gigantabolous vintage Italian espresso machine, as you can… » 3/27/08 11:30pm 3/27/08 11:30pm

Iron Man New Full Trailer Shows Why It's Going to be the Best Hi-Tech…

I don't know about you, but any trailer that starts with the greatest gadget genius of all time having a morning whisky on the rocks, while traveling through the desert in a Humvee to the beat of AC/DC's Back In Black, says to me: BEST SUPERHERO MOVIE EVER. Which is precisely what you can see in the new Iron Man full… » 2/29/08 4:20am 2/29/08 4:20am

Iron Man Uses Dell Servers, Tony Stark Drinks Too Much Bourbon

Here's a batch of 13 new images from the movie about the greatest gadget tinkerer and playboy of all time: Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. And while all of them are great and make our legs shake in anticipation, there's something wrong going on in there. Let's review: » 2/06/08 7:30am 2/06/08 7:30am