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Robotic LadyBugBot Crawls on Your Fridge, Creeps You Out

Who wouldn't want a giant robotic insect crawling along their fridge door? Vadim Ryazanov (a.k.a. "Isotope"), of the DIY droid site Let's Make Robots, was inspired, as he went for a beer, by a small ladybug magnet clinging to his refrigerator. He then decided to recreate the diminutive insect -- but as an intelligent robot with an atomic-experiment-gone-wrong massiveness. Ryazanov posted a...

Ropid, the Dancing Humanoid Robot: Creepy or Cute?

Yesterday, our pals over at Engadget reported on Ropid, the humanoid robot that proudly parades around, runs in place, and hops a quarter of its own height (video above). Today, more videos emerged of the little guy, and some of the Switched staff was torn. Some of us were horrified, especially after seeing earlier in the week the Army-produced, disembodied pair of legs that can run in place and...

Creepy Japanese Robot Simulates Swine Flu

Most people do anything they can to prevent viruses from infecting their high-tech toys. One group of Japanese scientists, though, have created a robot that actually embraces an especially virulent (and topical) strain: Swine Flu. The robot , unveiled at the recent Security and Safety Trade Expo (RISCON) in Tokyo as part of a series of flu-prevention devices, is designed to exhibit symptoms of...

Peek Under Girls' Skirts With Creepy New iPhone App

Perverts rejoice! There's yet another iPhone application that caters to your sexual fantasies. We've already told you about the 'Hottest Girls' app, and the 'myMassage' app. Beating both of those apps on the creepiness scale, though is 'Puff!' The goal of this game is to blow into the iPhone microphone until the onscreen girl's skirt lifts up, revealing her underwear. If you blow hard, the girl's...

Man Arrested After Using New iPod Nano to Peep Up Girl's Skirt

Only weeks after Apple unveiled its new iPod Nano, a Japanese man has become the first person to be arrested using the device for an illegal, and creepy, activity. According to Fuckedgaijin, the unidentified Kobe man was arrested after using the new Nano's video camera function to peek up an 18-year-old girl's skirt. While in a bookstore, the peeping-tom somehow hid the iPod in his shoe, and...

'Date Check' App Lets You Perform Background Checks on the Go

The Internet has put an unsettling amount information at our fingertips. Now that the Web is finally usable on our phones, thanks to devices like the iPhone and Palm Pre, we can draw on this vast well of information (that many people would likely prefer remain private) anywhere we are. One particularly creepy application appears thanks to Intelius, a company that provides a "people search"...

Vampire Lamp Runs on Human Blood

In this week's installment of Creepy Beyond Comprehension [Editor's note: A section we made up, just now], we'd like to introduce you to a newly designed lamp that runs on human blood. Stop reading this post now, if you want. We'd understand. Really. Designer Mike Thompson's latest innovation is the creatively named "Blood Lamp," a device that can only be used once, and requires the user to...

Washington State Wants DNA Sampling of All Arrested Individuals

This week, some Washington state lawmakers are pushing a proposal that would require police to extract DNA from every arrested individual. At present, Washington police take DNA samples only from those who have already been convicted of a crime, as a warrant is necessary to obtain the DNA of mere suspects. Under the provisions of the proposal, the collected DNA would be sent off to a State...

For $2,000, This Company Will Make a Robot Version of You

Looking for a surefire conversation piece or guaranteed nightmares for weeks on end? Then you may want to take up Little Island's offer to create a tiny, custom robot version of you, which can apparently even be used as a VoIP phone of sorts to freak out family members when you're away. Unfortunately, the "robot" doesn't appear to actually have many true robot abilities, although it does have a...

Creepiest Ads on the Web

There's a scene in 'Minority Report' in which Tom Cruise's character enters a mall and the ads personalize themselves to him as he walks by. What was then only science fiction is now closer to reality, says a recent AP story, as a growing number of display screens are being equipped with small cameras and face recognition technology (the same kind used increasingly in handheld digicams),...

Couple Pays $155,000 for Cloned Dog

Remember that dog-cloning auction we talked about a while back? Well, it's all come to an end, with a Florida couple winning one of the six auctions and paying $155,000 to clone their much-loved Labrador Retriever, Sir Lancelot. The 10-week-old cloned puppy -- named Lancey -- was hand-delivered to the couple, and the results appear to be successful. "One minute with Lancey and you know he's...

FOX News Anchor Shows His Creepy Facebook Page on Live TV

The host of FOX News's 'Fox & Friends,' Steve Doocy spends a good bit of time on Facebook, according to a video of the morning show on ValleyWag.com. Apparently, Steve updates his Facebook Status every day with such mundane notices as, "Steve is tired from a busy weekend," and posts marginally creepy profile pictures, like the one of him, as a kindergartener, in a Santa suit. All weirdness...

Creepy BabyMaker3000 Actually Being Used to Make Virtual Babies

As we inch ever closer to a future in which our babies are exactly what we want them to be, German car manufacturer Volkswagen has put together a nifty little preview in the form of a promotional Web app. Just upload pictures of yourself and your loved one (or celebrities who you've never met), set the key points (eyes, mouth, nose, etc..), and watch the magic unfold. According to VW's PR...

10 More Scary Google StreetView Finds

It's no secret that Google Maps is cool, but it's also a bit creepy. If super close zooms of camels and a well in Chad weren't disturbing enough, the people spending hours on Google StreetView tracking down disturbing images and deeply personal glances into people's lives and living rooms. We put together our own round up of scary street views last June, but new ones pop up every day. Times...