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The World’s Creepiest “Social Robot” Is Now a Glam-Droid

If you missed our prior coverage of the world-famous “gynoid” named Sophia, we can catch you up pretty easily: Designed and built by Hanson Robotics and unveiled at South By Southwest in March 2016, Sophia is an extremely sophisticated robot whose highly-advanced A.I. programming enables her to learn and develop precise communication skills and replicate […]

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Woman’s Phone Records Her Sleep-Talking… and a Terrifying Voice Answers

There really is a smartphone app for just about everything — but in one bizarre and chilling case, a sleep-monitoring application might have an added function the designers never intended. That might not be a good thing, either… especially for the phone’s terrified owner. A Reddit thread initiated by a user named “Jenny” (who goes […]

Creepypasta 

The Horrifying History of Tara the Android

Among the ever-growing creepypasta community, the freakiest tales, rumors and theories often begin with mysterious video footage (previous examples we’ve covered here include the nightmarish “Agamemnon Counterpart,” the eerie “Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv” and the notorious “Barbie Interview”). One of the earliest videos to spark the imaginations of countless social media users is a deeply disturbing […]

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This Nightmare Robot Says She Will “Destroy Humans”

We’ve ventured recently into the “Uncanny Valley” with our story about an uncomfortably realistic robot named Nadine, but this latest bit of skin-crawling android weirdness is surely the next step toward the inevitable robot apocalypse. At this year’s South By Southwest, Texas company Hanson Robotics unveiled “Sophia,” one of their many robotic creations. Capable of […]