If you read certain tech sites, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the only smartphones worth owning are top-of-the-range flagship models - which is all they ever talk about. In reality, very few people need a smartphone that costs upwards of $1000. For half the price, it's possible to snap up a great handset with all the essential features - including fast performance, an excellent camera and decent battery life.
An obviously male doctor in Kansas thinks that as an alternative to pesky and unseemly tampons, women should basically start gluing their vaginas shut. In case the word "glue" next to "vagina" didn't already made this apparent, this is a very, very bad idea. And before you ask, no, he is not joking.
Next month, publisher Insight Editions is kicking off its own published range of comic books — including a new translation of Christophe Bec and Alexis Sentenac's French scifi horror story Siberia 56. To celebrate, we've got an exclusive extended preview of the series' opening, making its English-language debut here on io9.
Until today, March 2 marked the date that internet service providers in the US would be required to adopt "reasonable" measures to protect sensitive customer info like browsing histories, location data and Social Security numbers. Thanks to the Federal Communications Commission's new leadership, however, that deadline will now be extended indefinitely, and we have no idea if or when those rules will be enacted.
While frogs haven't traditionally been revered for their cuteness, a stunning new discovery could be a game-changer for all of ribbit-kind: According to a study published this week in PeerJ, scientists have discovered seven new frog species belonging to the genus Nyctibatrachus, commonly known as Night Frogs. Four of them are alarmingly tiny — in fact, they're thought to be some of the smallest frogs in all of India, where they were found.
Having a hand in making some of the most famous tabletop roleplaying games around is one thing, but striking out to create your own world and rules is entirely different. That's what Rodney Thompson, a former Wizards of the Coast designer on D&D and the Star Wars RPG, did to create the world of Dusk City Outlaws.
Huge security disasters like Cloudbleed are never fun. However, as more information about the newly reported vulnerability becomes available, we can understand how dangerous bugs stand to screw up the internet. Luckily, in the case of Cloudbleed, it's not as bad as it could have been. But it's not good, either.