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Octopuses on Ecstasy, Weight-Loss Scams, and Neutron Stars: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Octopuses on Ecstasy, Weight-Loss Scams, and Neutron Stars: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech and science world has had a very interesting week: Researchers have discovered what happens when you give our favorite tentacled, ocean-dwelling friends MDMA, landed rovers on asteroids, confirmed the oldest known animal fossil on the planet, and found something very weird going on with a distant neutron star…

Imax Says It Has Talked With Every Major Streaming Service About Theatrical Releases Imax Says It Has Talked With Every Major Streaming Service About Theatrical Releases

Every major streaming video service has approached the Imax theater chain about the possibility of theatrical releases, Imax CEO Richard Gelfond told investors at a conference this weekend.

Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Here at Gizmodo, we’ve just wrapped up Feud Week: A series on personality and business clashes in the tech world, scientific disputes, and whether or not to shoot Bigfoot. (I say let the big guy do his thing, unless it turns out it’s kidnapping people with mind-waves to make more Bigfoots.) Some have said that a Nice…

A New Book Explores How Han Solo Became Our Favorite Smuggler A New Book Explores How Han Solo Became Our Favorite Smuggler

We all know about Han Solo as a character: smuggler, scoundrel, father of an evil son. But what about as a concept? Why did this character, more than almost every other character not just in Star Wars, but in pop culture as a whole, resonate so much with so many? A new book will try to figure it out.

Every Ursula K. Le Guin TV and Movie Adaptation in the Works, So Far Every Ursula K. Le Guin TV and Movie Adaptation in the Works, So Far

Stephen King isn’t the only author who’s becoming more and more prevalent on the big and small screens. It was just announced that Ursula K. Le Guin’s sci-fi novelette Nine Lives is getting a movie adaptation, adding to the growing pile of Le Guin works that are reportedly in the works.

Facebook Got Mad at Us, Samsung Note 9, and Ajit Pai: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Facebook Got Mad at Us, Samsung Note 9, and Ajit Pai: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

First, the bad news: Sunday is the anniversary of the disastrous white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that culminated in a neo-Nazi car attack that killed local woman Heather Heyer and wounded scores of others, as well as resulted in the deaths of two police officers. The organizer of…

The First Trailer for Simon Pegg's Slaughterhouse Rulez Promises a Bloody Proper Fight The First Trailer for Simon Pegg's Slaughterhouse Rulez Promises a Bloody Proper Fight

If you wanna be the teacher’s pet, baby you just better forget it...because you’re probably about to be devoured by demons. The debut trailer is here for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s latest horror-comedy, Slaughterhouse Rulez—mixing School of Rock with Stranger Things for a classy yet totally violent showdown.

5 Fantasy Films From the '80s Perfectly Suited for TV Adaptations  5 Fantasy Films From the '80s Perfectly Suited for TV Adaptations 

The Time Bandits show is finally in the works, yet another example of a cult film being adapted into a TV series—and also, yet another example of how the sheer amount of streaming services (in this case, Apple) has created a seemingly endless need for content to fill them up with to entice subscribers. To that end,…

Report: Increasingly Desperate MoviePass May Not Be Paying for Major Films Anymore Report: Increasingly Desperate MoviePass May Not Be Paying for Major Films Anymore

Last week, movie-ticketing service MoviePass’ ongoing business problems hit crisis mode when its app stopped working in the middle of Thursday night, with the company having to secure a $6.2 million emergency payday loan just to keep the lights on. But over the weekend, the app blocked subscribers in many markets…

All of Saturday's Spectacular New Trailers and News From San Diego Comic-Con 2018 All of Saturday's Spectacular New Trailers and News From San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Saturday is always a huge day at Comic-Con, and this year was no exception, as Warner Bros. came to rule the roost with an earth-shattering Hall H panel, including trailers for Aquaman, Godzlla, Shazam, and more. But that wasn’t all—as ever, there was so much news, and io9 is here to help you catch up on anything you…

All of Friday's News, Trailers, and More From San Diego Comic-Con 2018 All of Friday's News, Trailers, and More From San Diego Comic-Con 2018

You guys, so much happened at Comic-Con yesterday I’m not even sure I know what’s going on anymore. What is time? What is space? What is existence? I don’t have the answers to these questions, but I do have every bit of news, trailers, and all the rest of io9's coverage of everything that happened during Comic-Con day…

All of Thursday's News, Trailers, and Everything Else From San Diego Comic-Con 2018 All of Thursday's News, Trailers, and Everything Else From San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Friends, Comic-Con has begun! You might have noticed, because there is news everywhere, just spilling out in all its glorious pop culture glory. Almost too much! If you need a quick catch up on everything so far, have no fear: io9 is here to do its job and tell you what’s up with the latest from San Diego.

Get Screwed by the MoviePass Outage? You Can Get Reimbursed for Buying Your Own Ticket Get Screwed by the MoviePass Outage? You Can Get Reimbursed for Buying Your Own Ticket

MoviePass, makers of an increasingly complicated and likely unsustainable movie ticket subscription service, experienced a significant outage Friday that left users out in the cold (or if you were in California and trying to find a place with air conditioning, in the heat). Now, MoviePass subscribers snubbed by the…

Best of Gizmodo: The EU's Bad New Copyright Law, Microsoft's ICE Contract, and Comic-Con 2018 Best of Gizmodo: The EU's Bad New Copyright Law, Microsoft's ICE Contract, and Comic-Con 2018

The bad news: The European Union is moving forward with its potentially disastrous new Copyright Directive, a law that could have potentially sweeping repercussions for how open the internet remains—and yes, that means the continentals might be coming for your memes. The good news: There’s still time to kill it.

MoviePass Bought a Stake in Gotti, Which Might Be the Worst Movie of the Year MoviePass Bought a Stake in Gotti, Which Might Be the Worst Movie of the Year

MoviePass, the movie-ticketing startup whose whole business model is essentially subsidizing enough impossibly cheap tickets with investors’ money that it gains leverage over theaters, is fast hemorrhaging cash. But with the firm possibly running out of funds by the end of next month (or turning to a line of credit)…

President Trump Made a Fake Movie Trailer for Kim Jong Un with the Two Leaders as Heroes President Trump Made a Fake Movie Trailer for Kim Jong Un with the Two Leaders as Heroes

President Trump and Kim Jong Un had a historic private meeting earlier today in Singapore. And while we don’t know exactly what was said between the two men, we do know that Trump played a video for Kim on his iPad. The video was created to look like a Hollywood movie trailer and it’s honestly pretty bizarre.

Suspiria's First Trailer Is Exactly How Terrifying All Horror Movies Trailers Should Be

What is it about dance companies that makes them the perfect subject matter for horror movies?

Hotel Artemis Gets a Retro-tastic Trailer for Its Beautiful, Bloated Cast

It might not be at Avengers: Infinity War levels, but Drew Pearce’s new scifi crime flick Hotel Artemis has got a big cast of characters, and the movie knows it might be hard to figure out who’s who. Luckily, the latest trailer is here to shine a spotlight on all the cuddly criminals checking in for the night.

Cargo Might Be the Hardest Zombie Story You’ll Ever Watch Cargo Might Be the Hardest Zombie Story You’ll Ever Watch

I almost didn’t finish Cargo. I was sure it was going to give me nightmares. It’s about fathers and daughters doing terrible things to keep each other alive. But its terrible events lay on top of a premise too tantalizing to turn away from.

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