HTC Vive Gets $100 Price Cut, Vive Pro Launches For $799

The HTC Vive VR system is finally getting affordable as the new Vive Pro goes up for preorder.

Watch a Robot 'Hen' Adopt a Flock of Chicks

The PoulBot is teaching researchers about flocking behavior and about the cues animals need to fall in love with their robot overlords.

Call Centers Tap Voice-Analysis Software to Monitor Moods

The software can detect tone and emotion in both customers and agents, then offer motivational suggestions.

How Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation takes effect May 25, requiring that people know, understand, and consent to the data collected about them.

Trump's Call to Start a Space Force Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Last week, President Trump advocated for a military corps "like the Army and the Navy, but for space."

How to Regram Photos on Instagram

Instagram doesn't make it easy, but that doesn't mean you can't do it.

Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth

Researchers are building a case that long before the nervous system works, the brain sends crucial bioelectric signals to guide the growth of embryonic tissues.

Meltdown, Spectre, and the Costs of Unchecked Innovation

Spectre fixes forced browsers to break the compatibility covenant of the web. Other unchecked technologies could cause even deeper damage.

3 Rules for Designing Primo Virtual Reality

VR is coming, but it’s not right for every kind of experience. Here are three rules to create by.

Trump Campaign Data Consultants Cambridge Analytica Took 50 Million Facebook Users' Data

New reports indicate that Cambridge Analytica, the data team affiliated with Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, harvested data from 50 million Facebook users—and Facebook failed to stop them.

Deals: The Best Price on LG's OLED HDTV and Other Great Tech Deals

Help us help you get a brand new television this weekend by perusing our picks from our friends at TechBargains.

The Universe Is Basically a Hippie's Pipe Dream

In 'Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories,' writer Vandana Singh crafts tales as strange as the universe itself.

Security News This Week: A Smartphone Botnet Army Keeps Growing Stronger

A major botnet, an Equifax indictment, and more of the week's top security news.

Meet Steve, a New Kind of Aurora Borealis

Short for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, Steve was first spotted by a citizen scientist, and sure is pretty.

New FAA Rules Take Aim at Dangerous Helicopter Flights

The crash on Sunday that drowned five people could have been averted with rules that prevent open door flights with non-quick-release harnesses.

The Engineering Behind the Horrible Florida Bridge Collapse

The "quick build" process used to put up the span that fell and killed six people is actually quite common—and has been around for decades.

Hacker Adrian Lamo Has Died at 37

The Colombian-American hacker became famous in the early 2000s for breaking into the systems at organizations like *The New York Times*, and later for his role in Chelsea Manning's arrest.

Is AR's Future in Smart Glasses, or Just Your Phone?

This week, we discuss augmented reality and the hype around smart glasses.

Youtube, Facebook, and Google Can't Expect Wikipedia to Cure the Internet

YouTube and other tech giants have repeatedly turned to Wikipedia to help solve some of their biggest problems—often without giving back.