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The Expanse Is Getting a New Tabletop RPG, Thanks to a Wildly Successful Kickstarter The Expanse Is Getting a New Tabletop RPG, Thanks to a Wildly Successful Kickstarter

The world of the Expanse novels is getting a whole new tabletop RPG early next year. In many ways, it’s a return to the roots Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham’s award-winning book series actually began as, well before the beloved television show.

Now There's a Water Gun That Shoots Liquid Bullets and Refills Itself

Until the Super Soaker came along in 1990, water guns hadn’t changed much in over a century. But the Super Soaker was 28 years ago, and a group of German engineers and designers think it’s finally time for water guns to evolve again. They’ve created the self-filling Spyra One that fires quick bursts of water instead…

Homestar Runner's Trogdor Is Coming to Burninate Board Game Night

The Brothers Chaps’ Homestar Runner cartoons are one of the few good things to ever come from this internet thing. It introduced the world to countless quotable characters, but few became as immediately popular as the S-shaped, one-armed, flying, burninating dragon called Trogdor, who’s now starring in his very own…

You Can Now Use Wireless Headphones With Your Nintendo Switch Thanks to This Dongle You Can Now Use Wireless Headphones With Your Nintendo Switch Thanks to This Dongle

If your smartphone of choice has forced you to upgrade to wireless headphones, you probably hate having to swap them out for a corded pair when you want to play your Nintendo Switch with a little privacy. The portable console doesn’t come with Bluetooth, but a tiny dongle called the Genki does, theoretically making it…

Hello, You've Reached Gotham's Reckoning. How May I Direct Your Call? Hello, You've Reached Gotham's Reckoning. How May I Direct Your Call?

How many times has this happened to you? You’re trying to organize the destruction of a major metropolitan area and the overthrow of a system you view as irredeemably corrupt, but you keep having to step out of the office to take a call. That problem is no more thanks to Bloxvox, the voice muffling muzzle that lets…

3D Headphones Startup Shutters, Leaving Backers Empty-Handed and Hundreds of Dollars Poorer 3D Headphones Startup Shutters, Leaving Backers Empty-Handed and Hundreds of Dollars Poorer

Ossic, the company developing the Ossic X over-ear headphones designed primarily for virtual reality headsets, has ceased production after failing to deliver pre-orders to crowdfunding backers and is shutting down “effective immediately.” While Ossic blames lack of demand for its niche product (in addition to…

The Makers of the Frisbee Reinvented the Frisbee Because Nothing Is Holy The Makers of the Frisbee Reinvented the Frisbee Because Nothing Is Holy

61 years ago, the executives of Wham-O Inc. acquired the rights to a flying disk they called the Frisbee®. Now, the same company claims it’s reinvented the damn thing with a wobbly-looking toy called the Frisbee Sonic. It being 2018 and all, the new invention is being funded on Kickstarter. Oh, and I hate it.

Fireball Island, One of the Coolest '80s Board Games, Is Getting a Reboot Fireball Island, One of the Coolest '80s Board Games, Is Getting a Reboot

If you had the board game Fireball Island in the ‘80s, odds are you never forgot it. Not just because it was a wild game that let you race marbles around and knock out opposing players, but because the box and board were so ridiculously massive. That original game was shelved by Milton Bradley long ago but, as of…

Six More Big Internet Companies Join the Legal Fight Against the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rollback  Six More Big Internet Companies Join the Legal Fight Against the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rollback 

Six major tech companies, joining the legal battle over net neutrality, announced plans on Monday to sue the Federal Communications Commission.

Fitbit Is Killing Off Pebble in June, For Real This Time Fitbit Is Killing Off Pebble in June, For Real This Time

What began as one of the original Kickstarter success stories, Pebble quickly matured into one of the most beloved smartwatch brands, years before Apple found its groove with the Watch. But after being bought out by Fitbit, it was only a matter of time before Pebble’s endeavors came to an end.

Can We Talk About Kickstarter's New Squishy, Podgy Blob? Can We Talk About Kickstarter's New Squishy, Podgy Blob?

Kickstarter revealed the Amorphous Blob responsible for eating its old logo eight days ago. Eight! And hardly anybody has noticed.

This Crazy Concept Art Is for a Fantasy Samurai Movie Made With Puppets This Crazy Concept Art Is for a Fantasy Samurai Movie Made With Puppets

You’ve seen samurai movies, you’ve seen puppet movies, and you’ve seen ghost stories. What happens when you mash the three together? You get The Haunted Swordsman, and we’ve got some super cool concept art from the project.

This Inflatable Suitcase Made Out of Old Truck Tarps Works Surprisingly Well This Inflatable Suitcase Made Out of Old Truck Tarps Works Surprisingly Well

A pitch recently landed in my inbox that didn’t make a lot of sense. Some designers were working with Freitag, a Swiss company that makes bags out of old truck tarps, and they were launching a Kickstarter. The product: the Zippelin, a foldable suitcase with bike tubes that inflated to create a frame. It sounded so…

The Alt-Right Goes Panhandling The Alt-Right Goes Panhandling

When all digital spaces are controlled by liberal snowflakes, how’s a guy supposed to earn a living promoting hate online? Three new crowdfunding sites think they have the answer.

The All Controller Might Replace Every Last Controller You Own The All Controller Might Replace Every Last Controller You Own

Having lots of choice when it comes to consoles and platforms is great for gamers, but having piles of proprietary controllers and accessories in your gaming room is not. The creators of the All Controller tried to fix that problem by designing a gamepad that works with everything from the PS4, to PCs, to iPhones so…

These Crowdfunded Nintendo Switch Docks Sure Look Like Rebranded USB-C Adapters These Crowdfunded Nintendo Switch Docks Sure Look Like Rebranded USB-C Adapters

The Nintendo Switch seems like it could be the perfect portable gaming console—were it not for the bulky dock required to connect it to a TV. That’s why gamers have gotten excited about a pair of compact Switch HDMI adapters currently being crowdfunded, but you might be better off spending your money elsewhere.

This Ball-Balancing Segway Clone Uses Physics to Safely Scoot You Around

Was the Segway ahead of its time, or just an overhyped product that could have never lived up to the anticipation? Being pricier than a used car didn’t help the original Segway’s chances, but at least now, electrical engineer Olaf Winkler has solved that problem with a ball-based self-balancing scooter that features a…

A Figure With Han Solo's Best Shit-Eating Grin, and Other Cool Toys of the Week A Figure With Han Solo's Best Shit-Eating Grin, and Other Cool Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round up of the best toys we’ve seen all week. This time we’ve got tons of new Lego minifigures, the most amazing Magneto cape, entirely unrelated magnetic building blocks, a spectacularly poseable Spider-Man: Homecoming figure, and yes, the best grin on a Han Solo action figure ever.

Indecisive People Rejoice: There's an iPhone Case That's Also an Android Phone

Have you ever been using your iPhone and found yourself wishing it was heavier and more prone to viruses? Well, have we got a gadget for you. In the same way that Reese’s Peanut Butter cups brought together too disparate worlds, the Eye Smart iPhone Case crams a whole other phone on your phone.

SciFi Short Film Project Shows How Amazon's Drones Will Destroy Us All SciFi Short Film Project Shows How Amazon's Drones Will Destroy Us All

Drones might be seen as a cool way to get packages from Amazon Prime without having to talk to anybody, but they could lead to a dystopian police state. At least, that’s one what scifi short film is suggesting.

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