Sometime in recent history, Black Friday morphed from a day of markdowns that kicked off the Christmas-shopping season to a contact sport. But horror movies have long since viewed the mall as a breeding ground for terror. What’s scarier than being trampled by frenzied bargain hunters? Read on.
Have someone on your holiday list that’s difficult to shop for? I guarantee they’ll get use out of a good USB battery pack, because who doesn’t need extra battery power from time to time? Anker’s PowerCores are our readers’ favorites, and several models are on sale for Black Friday.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest toys we’ll inevitably be spending all our hard earned money on by next Black Friday. We’ve got adorable Lego Justice League members, swanky Star Wars guards, and the most ridiculous four-wheeler any kid could want. Come take a look!
The amateur sleuths of Twitter thought that they had uncovered a Thanksgiving conspiracy today, claiming that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stole a photo of a pie from PBS and posted it as her own. Did Sanders lie about her pie? No. And we’ll show you why.
Black Friday is winding down, but if you haven’t gotten around to shopping yet, or were just overwhelmed by the selection, these are our 40 favorite deals that you can still buy tonight. If you want to see the rest, you’ll find everything over on our main Black Friday post.
A new simulation produced by NASA’s Data Visualization Studio packs four months of swirling atmospheric activity into a two minute clip that reminds us how unrelenting this past hurricane season really was.
Anova dominates the sales charts, but in many ways (raw heating power, looks, size, software quality), the Joule sous-vide circulator is actually the superior product, and Amazon’s running an unprecedented $30 discount on it for Black Friday
Thirty-eight years after it should’ve first aired, Douglas Adams’ last Doctor Who story, “Shada,” is finally complete. Was it worth a nearly four-decade wait? It’s hard to say. Because without that legacy of mystery to propel it, “Shada” would never really have become more than the sum of its otherwise rather average…
It’s never a nice feeling to watch a fly land on your next bite of food, but as new research shows, you may be justified in wanting to toss that delicious morsel in the garbage.
An SSD is the best upgrade you can give your older computer, and Samsung’s 850 EVO line is the most popular one there is. A worldwide NAND shortage has reversed the previously inexorable downward price trend on these things over the past year or so, but today on Amazon, the 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB models are all down to…
There’s a good reason it’s so difficult for photographers and film crews to capture the elusive snow leopard in the wild. The animal’s not only a master of stealth, it also sports a patterned fur coat that turns it nearly invisible in its natural habitat. Can you find the big cat sneaking up on its prey in this…
Zappos is basically a one-stop shoe destination already, but right now, they’re having an actual sale, something they haven’t done in years. It’s ending on Saturday, so you’d better hurry and grab discounted shoes and apparel from Columbia, Sam Edelman, Frye, SOREL, Asics, Nike, The North Face, Hunter and more for men…
Sesame Street’s parodies have always been delightful, but the show’s riff on Stranger Things is honestly some next-level awesomeness.
Amazon’s breakthrough Echo smart speaker has spawned an entire family of products, and a whole bunch of them are down to all-time low prices for Black Friday, including a $20 discount on the brand new flagship Echo, a $30 discount on the smart home-ready Echo Plus, and a whopping $50 discount on the touchscreen Echo…
If the sound of a single mosquito buzzing near your ear is enough to send you running, you might want to skip this video of a Louisiana exterminator battling what is easily the largest hornet’s nest I’ve ever seen in my life, hiding inside someone’s backyard shed.
You don’t need to stand in line at the crack of dawn or risk being trampled to death to score the best Black Friday deals; they’re all available online, and we’re collecting the best ones right here.
Earlier this week, Uber dropped a bombshell by disclosing details of a data breach involving some 57 million user accounts—and then admitting to paying the hackers $100,000 to destroy the stolen data and keep their mouths shut. Disturbingly, this all happened over a year ago, and as it now turns out, Uber’s new CEO,…
Whether you’re re-upping your own subscription or giving them out as gifts, both PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold are on sale for Black Friday.
Just two weeks have passed since power returned to some communities in the Salinas-Guayama region of Puerto Rico. The Southeast was one of the first places to feel Hurricane Maria’s wrath, and it’s been one of the last to feel a sense of relief. Ruth Santiago has been there for it all.