Halloween Costume Contest: Robots Turn on Humans

With Halloween around the corner, there's one thought that scares us more than any other. It's not Dracula or reanimated corpses. It's not TP'd houses or razor blade candy. It's the day when robots turn on humans in the battle for Earth. And to prep for the event, we're throwing a contest. Dress up like a robot that's… » 10/27/08 5:10pm 10/27/08 5:10pm

Completely Unimpressive Robot Already Developing Bender Attitude

One day, robots will whiz by us one one wheel at 1000mph while solving absurd equations that would take us lifetimes to calculate. But that day has not yet come. So when a robot with coordination no better than a toddler starts trash-talking its humanoid accomplice, you know we're in for a painful and degrading… » 8/21/08 9:00am 8/21/08 9:00am

Bender Webcam Records You Doing Disgusting Things, Meatbag

Reader Matt heard my pleas when I saw the Mr. Burns webcam and decided to take it upon himself to create a one of a kind Bender webcam from scratch. Well, not exactly from scratch—he used a pre-made Bender and a pre-made Creative Live! Video cam—but he did somehow shove the two together to make one insanely great… » 4/14/08 4:30pm 4/14/08 4:30pm

Scientists Invent Robots That Lie, Real Bender Closer Than Ever

Holy crap! The Age of The Machines is nigh: a bunch of scientists in Switzerland have created learning robots that can lie to each other. Okay, so they don't swill beer or put bends in girders—they just communicate to each other with benign flashing lights, thank goodness, instead of using lasers to destroy humans: » 1/17/08 11:36am 1/17/08 11:36am

Futurama: Bender's Big Score Available Now

The above clip from Bender's Big Score is just a reminder that the Futurama movie's available now! Pick one up at your favorite online store today. We've also got a list of our favorite Futurama gadgets as well, in case you're looking to kill a few minutes before getting off work (and going to buy the Futurama movie). » 11/27/07 6:00pm 11/27/07 6:00pm