12 Low-Budget Robot Movies That Are Better Than Transformers

This weekend, we'll all be watching giant robots turn into trucks and dinosaurs, and it'll be like fireworks for your brain. But robots can do more than just throw down — they can make us question the nature of existence. Here are 12 mindblowing indie movies about robots that you could watch instead of Transformers. » 6/25/14 10:21am 6/25/14 10:21am

The Machine's Director Takes Us Inside The Worst-Case Scenario For A.I.

The Machine, in select theaters today, is a harrowing low-budget movie about what happens when the military tries to develop its own artificial intelligence. We spoke to writer/director Caradog W. James about his research on real-life military experiments, and the worst thing that could possibly happen with A.I.
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This Clip Shows Why People Are Comparing The Machine To Blade Runner

The British cyberpunk thriller The Machine has gotten pretty upbeat reviews, with Kim Newman calling it "brimming with ideas" and other reviewers comparing it to Blade Runner. And now here's an exclusive clip from the film, in which you can see a hint of those big ideas for yourself. » 4/01/14 6:00pm 4/01/14 6:00pm

Why Doctor Who's Greatest Challenge Could End In Heartbreak

There are more photos and details from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Plus Agents of SHIELD already has plans for seasons two and three. And new details from Under the Skin and The Machine. Plus watch more Game of Thrones trailers, and a Walking Dead finale clip. Spoilers right now! » 3/25/14 6:00am 3/25/14 6:00am

Upcoming Genre Movies That Aren't Sequels, Remakes or Reboots

Sometimes it seems like every movie is either a sequel or a reboot. They remade Robocop and Godzilla. They're releasing sequels to the reboots of Spider-Man and Planet of the Apes. But there are still tons of original films in the pipeline. Here are over 50 forthcoming movies that aren't sequels, remakes or prequels. » 3/24/14 1:30pm 3/24/14 1:30pm

This cyberpunk thriller about deadly robots looks slick as hell

Check out the first trailer for the British thriller The Machine, about two researchers who develop an intelligent gynoid — only to have the British government try to turn her into a weapon. And you know how well that usually turns out. » 3/07/14 4:47pm 3/07/14 4:47pm

I can't believe this awesome wire bending machine is real

Seriously. Watching this awesome machine bend wires in different shapes puts my brain into deep hipnotoad mode. The manufacturer claims it is the fastest wire bending machine in the world. I don't know if that's true or not, but it's unreal. How the hell does this thing work? » 2/24/14 4:13pm 2/24/14 4:13pm

The most useless machine on Earth gets an upgrade

When Wired posted its list of "The World's Most Annoying Technologies" a few weeks back, "The Most Useless Machine" (a box with a toggle switch, which, when flipped, causes a mechanical nubbin to emerge from inside the box, flip the switch back, then retreat back inside the box) didn't even get an honorable mention. » 1/02/13 7:30am 1/02/13 7:30am

Pigeon-painting machine turns the rats of the sky into colorful works…

Pigeons just don't get the same love that canaries, blue jays, and chickadees get. To rehabilitate the images of these vermin birds, artists Julian Charriere and Julius Von Bismarck decided to give them a makeover, creating a machine that draps pigeons and dyes them a wide variety of colors. » 9/08/12 7:00am 9/08/12 7:00am

The Star Trek sequel will make you feel like you're really on a…

Damon Lindelof reveals that J.J. Abrams's still untitled Star Trek sequel feels more real than any Star Trek we've seen before. Plus he promises we'll see a new side of Captain Kirk, and Benedict Cumberbatch's villain is pretty much the greatest thing ever! » 6/04/12 6:00am 6/04/12 6:00am

Awesome Clips and Trailers for Dark Knight Rises, Total Recall and The…

The Robocop reboot adds quite possibly the most versatile actor on the planet to its cast. Iron Man 3 gets a huge budget increase after the success of The Avengers. True Blood's long-term future might be secure. Plus Amazing Spider-Man photos! » 5/24/12 6:00am 5/24/12 6:00am

Watch the world's most complex Rube Goldberg machine in action

Yesterday, Purdue University's Society of Professional Engineers broke a world record, creating the world's largest Rube Goldberg device. "Largest" here means containing the most steps, and Purdue's machine goes through 300 steps to inflate and then pop a balloon. The previous record-holder? Purdue University, which… » 4/08/12 2:30pm 4/08/12 2:30pm

In Machine, a woman deals with loss in a world of biomechanical…

In this excerpt from new novel Machine, by Jennifer Pelland (Apex Publications), a woman named Celia with a troubled past has just lost her wife because she's chosen to become a bioandroid. Celia lives in a future of underground surgeries, bio-mechanical implants, and posthuman politics. In this chapter we begin to… » 3/12/12 4:30pm 3/12/12 4:30pm

Original McFly Joins John Cusack In Time Traveling Hot Tub

As if the time-traveling hot-tub movie could get any stranger, Crispin Glover has joined the production. So who are you more terrified to see without his shirt: Glover or John Cusack? » 5/05/09 11:30am 5/05/09 11:30am

Kafka’s Killing Machine Performs Its Torture Ballet

As if reading In the Penal Colony » 10/23/08 12:00pm 10/23/08 12:00pm wasn’t enough to give you Terry Gilliam-flavored nightmares, artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have brought the story’s gruesome execution device to life. Now visitors to Modern Art Oxford can watch the mechanical monstrosity rehearse its chilling dance of death while…

The Victorian-Era Supercomputer And The Genius Who Created It

The London Science Museum finally completed work on the Victorian era's greatest supercomputer, the Difference Engine No. 2, 120 years after the death of inventor Charles Babbage. This five-ton machine is currently traveling across the pond to San Francisco, and will go on display in America for the first time… » 4/18/08 3:30pm 4/18/08 3:30pm