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9 gadgets that should never become self-aware

Skynet doesn't keep Crave's Eric Mack up at night, but the prospect of a Roomba that can match his wit sure does. Here's why, plus eight more technologies he'd rather would just keep playing dumb.

By July 11, 2013


PlayStation 3 moves one step closer to becoming self-aware

Sony says v2.60 firmware update will include many enhancements to the system's media capabilities.

By January 21, 2009


Fun 'Flash' lights up Comic-Con

CW's "The Flash" TV spinoff is as self-aware as it is awkward, and it's totally fun.

By July 24, 2014


Science mag warns: 'Could the Net become self-aware?'

It sounds like an Astroturf campaign for the upcoming computers-gone-bad movie "Terminator: Salvation," but in fact New Scientist magazine is being completely serious when it asks if the Internet itself could soon become "self-aware."

By May 1, 2009


Beware the vain robot

The self-aware robot is one step closer to existence as engineers have programmed a cute little bot to recognize itself in the mirror.

By December 1, 2011


Skynet is here

No, you're not paranoid. You're being watched, you're being tracked, and the computers are becoming self aware.

By April 21, 2011


Reporters' Roundtable: Sit up straight! Exercise more!

Two startups on the edge of the "Quantified Self" movement give you feedback on how you walk, move, stand, and sit to make you a more self-aware and healthier person.

By September 16, 2011


Lego 3D printer itching to make Lego robots

How long before Lego sets start building themselves and becoming self-aware? Check out this 3D printer and be afraid.

By October 23, 2010


X-47B robot stealth plane makes first flight

The plane is designed to take off from and land on aircraft carriers and fly at "high subsonic" speeds. A lightning strike just might make it self-aware.

By February 7, 2011


When Tech Attacks: how torrents swallowed The Tunnel

It's a fine line between cute robot dogs and self-aware death machines. We check out the latest in tech and reveal how it's signposting your impending doom! Plus, some jokes.

By July 7, 2011