The Shiniest Stories On io9 Last Week

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Did horny teenage vampires keep you away from your computer all week? Don't worry, we've recapped the best of the week right here. This week we spent some quality time with robots that want nothing more than our death.


Sex Robots Who Kill: Is Anything Deadlier?
As soon as we have convincing(ish) androids and gynoids, we'll create pleasure-droids. And soon after that, those sex-machines will use their super-powerful thigh muscles to try and kill us. Here are 15 examples of the sexy robot death that awaits you in the future

Terminator Salvation's Terrible Shortfall
In Terminator Salvation, John Connor's voice carries over the radio waves, telling stories about the human spirit and how it'll triumph over our robot oppressors. As if the power of storytelling will save our future. So why is the movie itself so inept at storytelling? Massive, bone-crushing spoilers below.

How to Turn a Robot Evil, In Nine Easy Steps
Robots can be surgeons and artists, but they can also be murderous, world-ending death machines. And that's way cooler. Here are nine ways to turn your robot evil, according to science fiction.

The Gunslinger Outdraws Every Other Killer Robot
Throughout history, there have been many cool killer robots, but one stands bald head and shoulders above all the rest. Ladies and gentlemen, raise your glasses and draw your weapons; the Gunslinger is in town.

Countdown Science Fiction's 10 Most Murderous Robots
It's one thing to talk about Killer Robots, but which ones have actually managed to really rack up the senseless slaughter? Here are our choices for the ten deadliest robots for you to avoid.


Where Do Robots Come From?
The first robots were born on January 25, 1921, the day Karl Capek's play R.U.R. premiered in Prague, more than 80 years before Skynet achieved sentience and declared, "I think, therefore you're all toast."


Germans Deny Patent For GPS/Poison Microchip
A Saudi inventor filed a patent for a "killer chip" which, once implanted, would monitor "undesirables" using a GPS. Oh, and it also comes with an extra feature: a remote-controlled cyanide dispenser, for murder.


"I Haz So Manies Boyfriends"
Brand new teaser posters have been released from New Moon and you know what that means: it's time to caption this terrible teaser art. Give it your best shot, below




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