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Google buys scary robot maker Boston Dynamics

Google has confirmed it's acquired a company that makes robots for the military. But what's it planning?

By Dec. 14, 2013


Surprise! Apple's Tim Cook is both scary and caring, says new book

In an excerpt from a new book about Apple after Steve Jobs, little emerges that many hadn't already suspected.

By Mar. 1, 2014


Amazon Prime Air to use scary drones for 30-minute delivery

Amazon has outlined a terrifying future in which computer-controlled octocopters will deliver low-weight goods to your door in less than 30 minutes.

By Dec. 2, 2013


Animate scary props for Halloween

Make your Halloween decorations come to life using a programmable relay switcher.

By Oct. 8, 2012


Google's scary Bram Stoker doodle

Following its tradition of celebrating weird birthdays of fascinating people, Google doodles in honor of Bram Stoker's 165th birthday. It's an ad for Google Books, of course.

By Nov. 7, 2012


Sprint CEO: Customer losses aren't as scary as they look

Sprint Nextel's CEO explains why the company's big third-quarter customer losses are all part of its grand plan to migrate its network away from old technology and toward new 4G LTE services.

By Oct. 25, 2012


Scary 'Star Wars' rumor: Disney to resurrect Darth Vader?

Darth Vader's death may be negotiable now that Disney is in charge of new "Star Wars" films. A sketchy rumor hints at a possible return of the famous Sith.

By Nov. 15, 2012


GTA 5 box art has a spoof iPhone, a Jet Ski and a scary dog

Rockstar's crime saga continues its rich tradition of satirising consumer trends, with a 'Fruit' phone displayed on the game's box.

By Apr. 3, 2013


AMD has scary things to say about the PC market

The chief executive of Advanced Micro Devices, the second largest PC processor supplier, had some pretty dire things to say about the state of the PC market.

By Jul. 19, 2012


Scientists learn why scary soundtracks are scary

Turns out film scores that make your skin crawl actually mimic animal cries, or what scientists term "nonlinear vocalizations."

By May. 27, 2010