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skynet

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Now Skynet can tell when you fake a smile

System developed by MIT researchers can tell the difference between smiles of delight and frustration. It may help in autism therapy.

By May. 24, 2012

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Liquidmetal and Apple's path to becoming Skynet

Rumors that Apple will use an alloy with sci-fi characteristics in the next iPhone are like an energy drink for a paranoid imagination.

By Apr. 20, 2012

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Fleshless robot baby would do Skynet proud

Engineers and tinkerers, it seems, never tire of creating horrific human simulacra in robot baby form. This one squirms like the Terminatorish nightmare it aspires to be.

By Jan. 22, 2012

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SkyNET flying hacker attacks wi-fi, humanity

Modders have turned a Parrot A.R.Drone into a flying hacker for wi-fi networks. Scared? You should be.

By Sep. 10, 2011

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Skynet is here

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

By Apr. 21, 2011

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Phew! Google prevents Terminators from killing Larry and Sergey

If you see a killer robot (including one that looks like a certain former California governor) making threatening movements toward Google's founders, there's no need to worry.

By Jul. 3, 2014

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Healing, 'Terminator'-style: Liquid metal could fix severed nerves

Biomedical researchers in China are taking a page from Hollywood, kind of, by using liquid metal to bridge the gap between the two ends of a cut nerve.

By Apr. 28, 2014

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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 Jul. 11, 2013

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Is your fridge sending spam? Not so fast

A report that Internet-connected refrigerators are part of massive botnet struggles to stand up to scrutiny.

By Jan. 24, 2014

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Five ways Google could help start an apocalypse

Humanoid (and cheetahoid) robots with access to your calendar and home automation systems gone bad are examples of how the "don't be evil" company could morph into a sci-fi franchise.

By Jan. 29, 2014