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WIRED · 5h ago

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.
WIRED · 5h ago

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.
WIRED · 6h ago

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.
WIRED · 1d ago

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."
WIRED · 1d ago

How to Regram Photos on Instagram

Instagram doesn't make it easy, but that doesn't mean you can't do it.
WIRED · 1d ago

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.
WIRED · 1d ago

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.
WIRED · 1d ago

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.
WIRED · 1d ago

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 the...
WIRED · 2d ago

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.