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Taco Bell's Demolition Man Restaurant Gave Us Nacho Fries, Happy Feelings, and Seashell Butts

The Franchise Wars have come and gone, with one fast food chain emerging as the champion: Taco Bell. In honor of the five-star dining experience brought to life in Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipe, and Sandra Bullock’s sci-fi epic Demolition Man, io9's Germain Lussier has taken a voyage to the fancy Taco Bell…

All the Fantastic Cosplay We Saw at San Diego Comic-Con, Day 2

Things just keep getting better at San Diego Comic-Con—especially with the cosplay! io9 is on the con floor and scouting all of San Diego in search of the coolest cosplay we can find, and the Friday crowd definitely raised the bar. We’ve got Black Panther, Star Trek: Discovery, Disco Darth Vader, and many, many, many…

Laika Shows Us How They Make Stop-Motion Animation Look So Ridiculously Perfect

If there’s one name that’s become synonymous with stop-motion animation, it’s Laika. The Oscar-winning animation studio has brought us iconic films like Coraline, ParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings. As they prepare for their latest venture, Missing Link, Laika has brought its best animators to San Diego…

All the Greatest Cosplay We Spotted at San Diego Comic-Con, Day 1

San Diego Comic-Con is now in full swing, and cosplayers are bringing their A-game in celebration of their favorite shows, films, and comics. Check out io9's video and photo collection showing off some of our favorite finds from Wednesday and Thursday. We’ve got My Hero Academia villains, Ms. Marvel, and of course...…

Watch: DC Turned This Year's San Diego Comic-Con Into an Awesome Living Comic Book

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. are banking on fans’ interest in the new Titans, Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn, and Swamp Thing series being the key to the DC Universe streaming service’s future success. Rather than simply showing off what the new shows are about, though, the studio decided instead to bring San Diego…

Watch: io9 Gives You a Tour of San Diego Comic-Con's Show Floor on Preview Night

The big show is on! Comic-Con officially began last night in San Diego and the crew of io9 is there to experience it first-hand and bring you all the fun. Our own Beth Elderkin and Germain Lussier took a stroll around the show floor on Preview Night to give you a sneak peak at what to expect.

Watch: Here's Why The Last Airbender's Katara and Zuko Are the Hottest Ship Around

Sure, Aang is cute, but there’s a reason why Avatar: The Last Airbender fans have continued to celebrate “Zutara Week” every year for the past decade. Even Avatar star Dante Bosco gets it: Katara and Zuko are one hot item. In the latest episode of io9's Total Shipshow, Gizmodo social editor Emily Lipstein talks about…

iOS 12's New Animoji Are More Expressive, But Can They Pass the ASMR Test?

You know the update for the next version of iOS is relatively minor when some of the biggest new features are Animoji related. New to iOS 12, which entered into public beta Monday, is the ability to create custom animoji based off your own face. The “memojis” are Apple’s attempt to capitalize on Bitmoji. And will…

Watch: The Centuries-Old History of Cliffhanger Endings

Are you dying to find out why most TV shows, comic books, novels, and even some movies end on cliffhangers? Tune in next week! Or now—that works too. io9's Beth Elderkin dives into the thousand-year history behind cliffhanger endings, from the early days of Persian folklore to Charles Dickens, The Perils of Pauline,…

Meet Instagram's YouTube Clone: IGTV Meet Instagram's YouTube Clone: IGTV

Instagram’s YouTube era apparently starts now. Today it officially announced IGTV, a new home for up to hour-long videos that will live on Instagram’s explore page and in a separate, standalone app.

Watch Live: That Westworld Man in Black Theory Just Got a Major Bump Watch Live: That Westworld Man in Black Theory Just Got a Major Bump

Try and fool us with a fake-out, Westworld, but there’s no way William is in the “Clear” yet. The latest episode has brought front and center one of the biggest theories for this season, all about the Man in Black. Gizmodo social editor Joe Tonelli and video producer Eleanor Fye head into the final episodes figuring…

Watch: A DIY Tribute to One of the Most Magical Moments in Indiana Jones History

Today is the anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the film that launched the legendary Indiana Jones franchise. In this exclusive video for io9, Backyard VFX artist Joey Shanks recreates the Ark reveal that melted a million faces. The video also features behind-the-scenes interviews from Raiders that demonstrate…

How to Download Absolutely Everything You Can Find on the Web How to Download Absolutely Everything You Can Find on the Web

The internet is always there, vast and accessible, from wherever you happen to be—until it isn’t. Maybe you’ve got a long flight ahead of you and need some reading material, maybe you just want to store something for safe-keeping. Whatever your reason here’s how you can download just about anything you come across on…

What Happened to All the Zeppelins?

You’ve seen video of the Hindenburg disaster in New Jersey from that flame-filled day in 1937. But what about the zeppelins that didn’t crash? How did they work and what did people imagine they would do to revolutionize air travel?

Watch Live: Westworld's Body Snatch Invasion Makes Us Question Who's Really in Control Here Watch Live: Westworld's Body Snatch Invasion Makes Us Question Who's Really in Control Here

The hosts are rebelling!... are they, though? Westworld’s season two game-changer was full of big shootouts and angry Teddy faces. But it also brought about a character choice so shocking that it challenges everything we know about the robot uprising. Join io9's Beth Elderkin and Gizmodo social editor Joe Tonelli as…

Watch: Here's Why We Admire 'Lovable Rogues' Like Han Solo and Deadpool 

Solo: A Star Wars Story is about a young man lured into a life of smuggling and thievery. Deadpool 2 stars an actual murderer. Why do we admire heroes who commit crimes? On the latest episode of That Looks Familiar, Beth Elderkin shares the stories of real-life “Lovable Rogues” from history and looks at what happens…

Watch Live: Westworld's Time Jumps and Alternate Realities Explained... Sort Of Watch Live: Westworld's Time Jumps and Alternate Realities Explained... Sort Of

Oh, that’s right—I said realities. We may have gotten our first look inside Westworld’s Matrix-like simulation, but that might not be the only alternate reality out there. On the latest TheoryWorld, io9's Beth Elderkin and special guest Gizmodo video producer Eleanor Fye discuss a closed caption “error” that may point…

Watch: Star Wars' Han Solo and Luke Skywalker Should Totally Kiss

Solo: A Star Wars Story has gotten some shippers psyched about “Hando,” or the pairing between Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). But Gizmodo social editor Joe Tonelli has another ship in mind. On the latest episode of Total Shipshow, Tonelli shares why “SkySolo” would be a great…

Watch: Rumplestiltskin Ruined Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time has ended after seven seasons, leaving fans like me with mixed feelings. But there’s one thing most OUAT fans aren’t mixed about: Rumple sucks. The show’s coolest villain became the world’s worst person—a habitual abuser always on the cusp of redemption. Check out our latest video chastising all the…

Watch Live: Westworld Expands Maeve's Superpowers and Teases Major 'Cradle' Mystery  Watch Live: Westworld Expands Maeve's Superpowers and Teases Major 'Cradle' Mystery 

The latest episode of Westworld was more about the action than the theories, taking us deep into Shōgun World for some nighttime ninja battles and doppelgänger chit-chats. But it wouldn’t be Westworld without having at least one shocking surprise—this time involving our favorite host, Maeve. Plus, there’s that whole…

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