Sweet Dreams, Deadly Machines

Terminator Salvation may have been a letdown, but our week of celebrating the violence within every gadget—armed and sentient or ordinary and household, they're all bloodthirsty—was a hit. Here's a recap of the finer moments: » 5/26/09 4:00pm 5/26/09 4:00pm

Gort vs. Caprica 6: Which Machine Is Deadlier? (Championship Round)

Gort and Caprica 6 pulled out victories in the final round of the Heavyweight and Humanoid division battles. Just for fun we are pitting them against one another in a final, championship round. Which machine is the deadliest of all-time? » 5/22/09 1:30pm 5/22/09 1:30pm

What Is The Deadliest Machine Of All-Time? (Heavyweight Division,…

The battle between Megatron and Mega Maid was a nailbiter, but I called it at noon with Mega Maid taking 51% of the vote. That earns her the right to face Gort from The Day The Earth Stood Still. » 5/21/09 6:00pm 5/21/09 6:00pm

Why the Terminator Uprising (Probably) Won't Ever Happen

When I interviewed Wired for War author PW Singer last March, he told me that the preconditions for a successful Terminator-type uprising are not in place. As computer development accelerates, however, those preconditions become way more possible. » 5/21/09 5:00pm 5/21/09 5:00pm

Giz Explains: How Electrocution Really Kills You

Humans are fragile. Our bodies are easily mutilated by our own creations: Crushed, mulched, zipped. But physical force is weak and inefficient compared to good old electrocution, which, according to MythBusters' Adam Savage, doesn't kill you the way you think it does. » 5/20/09 2:40pm 5/20/09 2:40pm