Cats Versus Robot in a Lethal Battle of Cute

A handful of feline friends go head-to-head with a remote-controlled robot. Who will come out on top? Because there can only be one winner: Us. » 2/12/15 7:00am 2/12/15 7:00am

Hey Man, Maybe Don't Kick That Robot Dog

Ubisoft's Surprise Game Is Worth Your Time

The most pleasant surprises from Ubisoft seem to be coming in downloadable forms. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts, Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry. We can now add Grow Home to the list, an utterly charming experimental platformer about climbing higher and higher and higher. » 2/05/15 3:37pm 2/05/15 3:37pm

Destiny Player Builds Robot To Grind For Him

Playing Destiny can be time consuming, especially if you want to level multiple characters. Naturally, players are finding low-effort ways to get the job done, some of which don't require physically playing the game at all. » 1/19/15 4:30pm 1/19/15 4:30pm

Wall.e Restaurant Staffed With Robots Opens in China

Yet another new restaurant with robot servers has opened in China. And the owners seem determined to test Disney's patience with intellectual property laws. Why? The name of the restaurant is apparently Wall.e — just like the cute little robot worker from the 2008 Pixar film. » 12/27/14 7:30pm 12/27/14 7:30pm

12 Reasons Robots Will Always Have An Advantage Over Humans

We puny humans can be depressingly fragile and flawed, a realization that's all the more discouraging when we consider the incredible potential for robots. Here are 12 reasons why machines will always have the edge over us meatbags. » 12/16/14 10:00am 12/16/14 10:00am

DARPA's "Atlas" Robot Can Now Do The Karate Kid Crane Stance

That's some serious balancing. Engineers at Boston Dynamics are making progress with "Atlas", the 6-foot, 330-pound humanoid robot. Still a long way to go from this to fast robot ninjas, but it's already intimidating as it tries to do the famous "Crane Kick" (or at least the stance) from Karate Kid. » 11/12/14 8:30am 11/12/14 8:30am

​We're One Step Closer To Having A Real Transformer

Transformers! They're the stuff of childhood dreams. And thanks to some enterprising folks in Japan, we're one step closer to having them be a reality. » 10/22/14 3:30pm 10/22/14 3:30pm

10 Weird TV Show Ideas That The Networks Keep Trying Over And Over

Just like with movies, you sometimes see a few television shows about the same idea come down the pike. Recently, we had two "supernatural child" shows (Touch and Believe), and a handful of supernatural medical shows. But here are 10 TV show ideas that keep coming back again and again. » 9/12/14 10:06am 9/12/14 10:06am

Super-Strength Robot Suits Are Now Being Used in Real Life

This man can pick up a 70-pound lump of metal like it's bag of groceries. But it's not because he's Iron Man—he just happens to be wearing a robotic suit that grants him immense strength. » 8/04/14 8:55am 8/04/14 8:55am

This Robot Is Probably Better Than You At Hearthstone

Last season in Hearthstone, Blizzard's digital card drug, I hit rank 14 or 15—an impressive feat, I thought, considering I hadn't bought any card packs since I started playing back in April. » 7/23/14 10:54am 7/23/14 10:54am

448 Minutes Of Transformers Movies Contain 19 Minutes Of Robot Combat

Watching a Michael Bay Transformers movie is a serious investment. When you add up the running time of the original trilogy, it clocks in just shy of 7.5 hours. That's practically a work day! Thank god they're all chock full of eye-melting robot-on-robot action. » 7/11/14 12:15pm 7/11/14 12:15pm

R2-D2 Lives In A Honda Element In Irvine, California

In a few years, when those new Star Wars movies come out, I'm looking forward to taking my son. Because I want to hear his conversations with his friends as he tells them he's been to R2-D2s house. In Irvine. Nice place, very clean. Where he lives with another droid, and drives in a cleverly modded Honda Element. » 7/08/14 12:00pm 7/08/14 12:00pm

In Transformers 4, Michael Bay Urges You To Smash The Patriarchy

The new Transformers movie expertly duplicates the experience of taking an endless road trip with your father, who refuses to see you as a separate person and who is also quietly falling apart. It's dull, horrifying and miserable. But after nine hours, you realize you're seeing the failure of patriarchy, in miniature. » 6/27/14 9:00am 6/27/14 9:00am