This Is The 1980s Cyborg Action Movie You've Always Dreamed Of Seeing

It's hard to believe that something as perfect as 1986's The Eliminators exists — just check out this section, where the cyborg hero removes his legs and turns himself into a tank, to escape from the top-secret evil facility where he was built. And then teams up with a roboticist, played by a young Denise Crosby. » 8/05/14 8:00pm 8/05/14 8:00pm

This cybernetic hand is the first to give amputees a sense of touch

You're looking at LifeHand2, a prosthetic limb that allows amputees to feel sensory-rich information in real time. The futuristic device, which transmits signals to nerves in the upper arm, is not yet commercially available or portable — but it represents an important proof-of-concept as researchers work to create… » 2/05/14 11:30am 2/05/14 11:30am

Could a cybernetic implant really help you lose weight?

Forget about fad diets and surgery. Researchers from ETH-Zurich have come up with a potential high-tech solution to the ongoing obesity epidemic: An implantable slimming aid that monitors fat in the blood. In response to elevated levels, it produces a substance that tells the body that it's not hungry. » 11/29/13 10:48am 11/29/13 10:48am

When the nerds go to war with the geeks, who will survive?

In this week’s “Postal Apocalypse,” you guys ask the tough questions about Game of Thrones, Avengers and cybernetic hand replacements, and I give you the hard answers, mostly because giving you soft answers sounds even dirtier. The mailbag is running low, so please don’t forget to send your questions to postman@io9.com » 3/20/13 8:00am 3/20/13 8:00am

How Much Longer Until Humanity Becomes A Hive Mind?


Last month, researchers created an electronic link between the brains of two rats separated by thousands of miles. This was just another reminder that technology will one day make us telepaths. But how far will this transformation go? And how long will it take before humans evolve into a fully-fledged hive mind? We… » 3/15/13 11:00am 3/15/13 11:00am

Google Glass Ushers in the Next Wave of Cybernetic Hate Crimes

Last week, a cafe in Seattle banned the use of Google Glass, a reflection of the growing concern about the ways this cutting-edge technology might be abused. But the critics are ignoring the technology’s potential to make our lives safer and more democratic. Worse, by stigmatizing its use, the Glass-haters are… » 3/14/13 1:00pm 3/14/13 1:00pm