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'Get your ass to Market Street!' Arnold Schwarzenegger to give drive-by directions

Action film star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is offering his voice to Google's Waze navigation app. The new voice option, part of a promotion for the film Terminator: Genisys, will have Waze offering driving directions with Schwarzenegger's voice in place of its normal navigation voice. "From the …
Shaun Nichols, 16 Jun 2015

Boffins have devised TERMINATOR style LIQUID METAL – for an antenna

Boffins have made a liquid metal device which can alter its shape through voltage alone, removing the need for clunky external pumps previously used to arrange such material. In a breakthrough which brings humanity much too close to the development of functioning T-1000s, boffins from North Carolina State University (NCSU) …

I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations

Most films take a sombre view of time travel. Beings from the future will look back on our concepts of time travel seen in films as different as the Time Bandits and the Edge of Tomorrow and wonder what the hell we were thinking. The Terminator franchise has pushed timelines further out, postponing Judgement Day until 21 …
Lucy Orr, 26 Nov 2014

UNCHAINING DEMONS which might DESTROY HUMANITY: Musk on AI

Electro-car kingpin and spacecraft mogul Elon Musk has warned that meddling with Artificial Intelligence risks "summoning the demon" that could destroy humanity. The Musky motor trader is terrified that humanity will end up creating a synthetic monster that we cannot control. And no, the SpaceX billionaire didn't warn us …
Jasper Hamill, 27 Oct 2014

Terminator-maker 'Cyberdyne Inc' lists on Tokyo stock exchange

El Reg readers of a more fatalistic disposition may be dismayed, but probably not surprised, to hear that Cyberdyne - the company that invented Skynet and ultimately the murderous "Terminator" machines - has just listed on the Tokyo stock exchange. Of course, it’s not the shadowy defence firm of the iconic Arnie films, which …
Phil Muncaster, 27 Mar 2014
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Google pulls SCHAFT out of military honeypot, sprays gold at bot team

The team behind SCHAFT, the best-built bot so far in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, will stop dipping into the $1m prize pot it was awarded by the US military – and will instead rely on funds from its new owner, Google. "The decision by Team SCHAFT to self-fund allows DARPA to expand the competition and further develop disaster …
Iain Thomson, 24 Mar 2014
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NYPD dons Google tech specs: Part man. Part machine. All Glasshole

In the first step towards the future of law enforcement, New York's police department is beta-testing Google Glass to give its officers instant access to crime data. Just like the Terminator can analyse prospective Sarah Connors with a mere glance, the NYPD is hoping that the tech specs will allow cops to walk into a room and …
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DARPA uncloaks unTerminator for $2 million robotics challenge

DARPA has unveiled a 330-pound, six-foot two-inch tall ATLAS humanoid robot designed to save the lives of its fleshy counterparts in disaster areas, and will let seven teams of developers loose on it to compete in a $2m Robotics Challenge contest in December. ATLAS robot from Boston Dynamics "Come with me if you want to live …
Iain Thomson, 12 Jul 2013

Schwarzenegger says 'I'll be back' for Terminator 5 reboot

Paramount has confirmed it will reboot the Terminator franchise with a fifth film, and the former California governor and Mr. Universe bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will be back in a starring role. "The studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star as the Terminator, which we start shooting in January," he told …
Iain Thomson, 29 Jun 2013
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I told you I'd be back: Arnie set for another career revival

Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to return to the big screen after confirming filming will start on Terminator 5 early next year. Speaking to a fansite called The Arnold Fans, the Governator said: "I'm very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star AS the Terminator, which we start shooting in January and I' …
Jasper Hamill, 14 Jun 2013
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Ten badass brainy computers from science fiction

Computers used to be our loyal servants. But slowly and surely, we've let them control us. I used to believe these machines had the ability to positively change the world, but after the 56K modem invented Dubstep in the 1990s, I've been somewhat sceptical. So have film makers. Boost a PC with a new processor these days and …
Caleb Cox, 29 Nov 2012
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Cambridge boffins fear 'Pandora's Unboxing' and RISE of the MACHINES

Boffins at Cambridge University want to set up a new centre to determine what humankind will do when ultra-intelligent machines like the Terminator or HAL pose "extinction-level" risks to our species. A philosopher, a scientist and a software engineer are proposing the creation of a Centre for the Study of Existential Risk ( …
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At last, a bionic arm that passes the Beer, Egg and Looks Cool tests

Vid A British man who lost his right forearm in an industrial blending accident has been demonstrating a bionic replacement that's sensitive enough to grasp and pick up eggs without cracking them and strong enough to hold his beer. RSLSteeper, the British firm behind the BeBionic3 arm and hand, claim it’s the most advanced …
Iain Thomson, 9 Nov 2012
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Boffins one step closer to Terminator vision

Boffins have come a step closer to creating a Terminator-style field of vision with contact lenses that give hands-free info updates. Soon you too could assess random bikers for the probability that their clothes will fit you and locate your primary target with the computerised contact lenses, which researchers have been …
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IBM demos graphene circuits

Researchers at IBM are showing off a high-speed switching circuit based on graphene. In a paper presented in the journal Science today, Big Blue is taking its carbon-based transistor up another notch and making full integrated circuits. IBM showed off wafer-scale graphene transistors back in February 2010, demonstrating …
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New 'liquid smart metal' can go hard or floppy

Top boffins in Germany and China say they have developed a remarkable new type of material which can switch from being strong and hard to soft and squashy at the touch of a button. Jörg Weißmüller, materials scientist at both the Technical University of Hamburg and the Helmholtz Geesthacht Zentrum für Material- und …
Lewis Page, 7 Jun 2011
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Street View Terminator warps into Dublin

We all know that Google's Street View has transdimensional capabilities, as well as the power to create space/time feedback loops, so it should come as no surprise that the Great Satan of Mountain View will in the future give staff at its all-seeing eye Terminator-style time travel abilities. Here's a employee warping into …
Lester Haines, 4 Mar 2011

BOFH: You just can't go around killing people

Episode 15 Bot Wars IV - The Screenplay [Black Screen] Several screens of multi-coloured static flash by before the words: INITIAL TESTS INDICATE UNIT OK appear in large tasteless block letters on the screen. Another burst of static crowds the screen before a Camera image appears with the top half of the PFY’s upside-down face …

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