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NY Times Interviews Replicant While Its Owners Prepare for Digital Resurrection

Modern robots don't make the best conversationalists. That's something that New York Times reporter Amy Harmon found out the hard way. She recently published her interview with Bina48, a robotic head created by Hanson...
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Real, Working Light-Cycle From New Tron Movie For Sale on eBay!

Rule 43 of the Internet: the more you want something, the higher the chance someone is selling it on eBay. Case in point: 5 working replicas of the amazing light-cycles seen in the movie...

Creepy but Very Life-Like Telepresence Replicant from Kokoro (video)

In the future, those unable to attend a meeting in person may decide to send a creepy robot in their place. Kokoro, maker of the Actroid, have teamed up again with famous engineer Hiroshi...

Four Great Science Fiction Authors Weigh In on the Singularity (video)

Let's face it. Most what we think we know about the Universe may come from science, but most of what we think we know about the future comes from science fiction. So it only...
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Tron Legacy Trailer Released With Daft Punk Sound Score

The cult classic movie Tron from 1982 is set to get a facelift this year with the release of a sequel movie called Tron Legacy.  The second trailer for the movie was released yesterday,...

Minority Report Interface Is Real, Hitting Mainstream Soon (Video)

Steven Spielberg asked John Underkoffler to help design a futuristic human computer interface for a movie that takes place in the year 2054. Little did Spielberg know that Underkoffler would adapt that concept from...

Technology from Caprica Series on SyFy is Already Here

I love great science fiction, especially when it takes the scientific truths of today and cranks them up a notch. That's probably why I'm hooked on the SyFy channel's newest drama, Caprica. It is...

Google Challenges You To a Game of Tron

Update: Google, the event sponsor, has not officially announced a cash prize for the winner. The annual Google AI Challenge has been announced: contestants will be competing to see who can build the program that...

UCSD and Kokoro Team Up To Make Terrifying Baby Robot

Researchers beware: if photos of your prototype robot are published too soon you may freak everyone out. The Machine Perception Lab at UC San Diego does some amazing work in the field of human-robot...

Robot Look Alikes Go On Sale in Japan (Video)

It may be years before you can purchase a genetic clone of yourself, but robotic ones are already on sale in Japan. Department store giant Sogo & Seibu are accepting pre-orders this month for...

Universal Translators Are All Around Us (Video)

When watching Star Trek, I was always amazed that the aliens all spoke English. Writers explained this happy coincidence by the presence of a universal translator (UT), a portable device which could take any...

Avatar Movie Obsessed With Making Unreal Real

Once you've directed the highest grossing movie ever you can afford taking your time with future projects. James Cameron has waited more than 14 years to get his latest creation, AVATAR, into theaters. The...

Post Singularity World Envisioned In Upcoming Movie 9

If you haven't heard of the upcoming movie from Tim Burton, called 9, you gotta check it out (see trailers, pics at the end of this post).  I am still trying to fully grok...
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Army Exoskeleton Suit Gives Man Superhuman Strength

Super hero movies are all the rage these days.  Take a look at the swollen coffers of Marvel and DC and it will be apparent.  With such a vested interest in the super-human, it...

Where No Augmented Reality Has Gone Before!

Last week,  Singularity Hub gave you the low-down on Total Immersion's Augmented Reality. Well, hold on to your phasers Star Trek fans, because AR has come to the starship Enterprise! That's right, Paramount has...

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