Hyperhabitats Turn Your Home Into a Digital Ecosystem

It may not be S.A.R.A.H., but Vincente Guallart hopes his smart homes will change the world. The objects in his model Hyperhabitats glow when they are in use, while an embedded microprocessor communicates that use to the rest of the building's network. The ultimate goal is to give the physical world a structure… » 10/21/08 2:00pm 10/21/08 2:00pm

Defense Firm Prepares to Terminate the Terminators

It happens to the best of us: Your robot body guard takes a car bomb to the brain » 9/17/08 11:36am 9/17/08 11:36am and suddenly she thinks she's supposed to kill you rather than protect you. Or maybe an enemy combatant has sent an autonomous computerized agent to destroy you, and Sarah Connor is nowhere to be found. How can you defend yourself…