The Week’s Best Toys Include Pokemon’s Most Literal Electric Mouse

Photo: Lego, Brando Workshop, and Bandai Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9’s regular round up of the latest toy and merchandise news. This week, The Book of Boba Fett’s end means merchandise a-go-go with Star Wars toys from Lego and Hasbro (and more, for good measure), and Playmates boldly goes forward with Star Trek: Prodigy…

Apple Store employees in the US are quietly trying to unionize

It’s not just Amazon and Google workers hoping to organize. Sources speaking to The Washington Post claim workers at six or more US Apple Store locations are quietly planning to unionize, with “at least” two stores already garnering the support of national unions and prepping submissions to the National Labor Relations Board. As you might…

Watch Tesla, Lucid and Porsche EVs duke it out in a drag race

Now’s your chance to see how three of the highest-end performance EVs fare in a straight-line brawl. DragTimes has followed its previous Lucid-versus-Tesla match (among others) with a three-way drag race between the Tesla Model S Plaid, Lucid Air Dream Edition and Porsche Taycan Turbo S. As you can see in the video below, horsepower…

Mark Zuckerberg’s Sister Presents: Adele but It’s Crypto

Randi Zuckerberg.Screenshot: Lucas Ropek/Twitter The flood of well-known people rushing to sell out to the blossoming crypto industry are legion. Shills, shills, as far as the eye can see! The fallen include former CIA killing machine Matt Damon, former NSA spy turned NSA whistleblower turned NFT peddler Edward Snowden, director of a lot of good…

Severance Will Be Your New Mind-Warping Mystery Obsession

Work is a headache for Mark (Adam Scott) in Severance.Image: Apple TV+ At mysterious biotech company Lumon Industries, certain employees are given a brain implant that keeps their work selves completely separate from their personal selves, with no shared memories between them. The procedure gives Apple TV+’s new thriller its name, Severance, and it puts…

Encouraging Webb Telescope Image Shows a Single Star in a Familiar Pattern

Engineers have brought 18 dots of starlight into a coherent pattern.Image: NASA/STScI/J. DePasquale A major milestone in the commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope has been met, as engineers continue to bring the observatory’s view of the universe into focus. Advertisement Annotated view of the new mosaic image, matching the mirror to each dot.Image:…

Tonga Eruption Blasted Volcanic Material Into the Mesosphere

Timelapse animation showing the eruption over the course of 13 hours on January 15, 2022.Gif: Kristopher Bedka/Konstantin Khlopenkov/NASA Langley Research Center/NOAA/NESDIS/Gizmodo Reaching 36 miles above Earth, the Tonga plume is now the highest to ever be recorded by satellites. Advertisement The gigantic plume produced by the January 15 Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai eruption reached a maximum…

Walton Goggins joins Amazon’s ‘Fallout’ show in a lead role

Production on Amazon’s Fallout series is set to start later this year, and the cast is taking shape. Walton Goggins is taking on one of the lead roles, according to Deadline. Amazon Studios hasn’t revealed which character Goggins is portraying, but reports suggest he’s playing a ghoul. A ghoul, in Fallout parlance, is someone who…

Report: Apple Store Workers Are Preparing to Unionize

Apple staff ringing up customers at the Apple Store in New York City in November 2013.Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) Apple retail employees at a number of stores across the country are quietly planning to unionize, according to a Washington Post report—spurred on by pay that hasn’t kept up with inflation even as the tech…