Iron Man 3 hits theaters this weekend, marking the fourth time that Tony Stark has been prominently featured in a movie. But it's been five years since we first saw Robert Downey Jr. don his iron armor, and it can be hard to keep track of everything Tony's been up to since. That's why we've put together this handy guide to Tony's journey — including villains, love interests, and everything in between. To refresh your memory, skip the movie marathon and take our crash course in all things Stark instead.
Iron Man 3's May 3 release date may feel miles away, but at least we have a few teases from the film to check out until then. So far, we've gotten a peek at returning alums Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Don Cheadle, and a few new characters have made their debut as well. Click through to see Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian, Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin, and all the rest of the teasing one-sheets.
As more and more films are being adapted from popular comic books, it seems every week there's a new superhero gracing the silver screen. X-Men: First Class opens in theaters today, and while BuzzSugar says it helps to revitalize the franchise, there are other comic book adaptations that you love as well. Check out this list of your top picks, and if you don't see your favorites there, share them with us in the comments!
I recently saw someone at my gym wearing a FuelBelt — a sort of holster for water. I felt a little bad because I kept staring at it, mainly because I had never seen one in person, and was curious. Although it seemed a little out of place in the gym, I thought it might be a good accessory for outdoor runs. In fact, many serious athletes are seen wearing FuelBelts come race day.
FuelBelt's latest H20 belt ($40) is "one size fits all" and comes in seven stylish colors. The belt holds two eight-ounce bottles and a small pouch that you can put your ID, phone, or other items in. And if you're not into wearing your water around your waist, there's always the Body Bottle ($25), allowing you to wear a water bottle on your arm. I'm wondering what you think of these types of products . . .
- He's here to save the world: Iron Baby — Urlesque
- Next Apple TV to cost $100 and look like a screenless iPhone — Gizmodo
- Python script turns any song into a swing number — BoingBoing
- Viewer2 organizes your photos with cloudlike tagging — Lifehacker
- Since we've been talking about cuff links lately, you should check these out — Outblush
Mama may be holding out for the Memorial Day weekend opening of Sex and the City 2, but your lil ones already have June 18 marked on their calendars for the Toy Story 3 release! The Summer months are chock-full of kid-friendly flicks, and companies couldn't be happier. Our visit to the Time to Play Summer toy showcase revealed plenty of items tied to the upcoming season's blockbuster hits, and we've picked out the six that your tots will want to get their hands on.
- 38 reasons why Iron Man is way cooler than Darth Vader — io9
- Beautiful video test pattern made of stained glass — Dvice
- I need this Pac-Man cutting board ASAP — Unplggd
- Lady Gaga finally makes her way to the ice rink — Lemondrop
- Two words: Ewok karaoke — Urlesque
- Apple closing Lala's doors on May 31 — Gizmodo
Hold on to your hats, nerds — a company called Roundtable Concepts is launching their own line of Marvel-branded LCD and LED HDTVs that will arrive styled in classic Marvel comic book characters like Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Fantastic Four, and more. Ranging in sizes from 22" to 46", these TV sets will have your choice of superhero embellished on the bottom corners of the set, but it's when you power it on that all the magic happens — an image of your character (and their name) will flash across the screen for about 8 seconds.
Find out more (including the price!) after the break.
- These custom headphones sport a camera, projector, and earmuff-style covers — Dvice
- The perfect gift for any Iron Man fanatic — Oh Gizmo!
- Madonna gets an official iPhone app — Chip Chick
- I'm not the only gal with a Droid-loving guy: 73 percent of Android users are men — Gizmodo
- Yelp is being investigated for bribery and extortion. Yelp? More like yikes! — Switched
- The truth about space walks — io9
- Stop hiding your cables! — Unplggd