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April 6, 2016 12:09 PM The virtual worlds that keep us coming back to the HTC Vive

Eight launch games to check out on your simulated holodeck. Typically, the excitement for a new game hardware launch is tempered by a lineup of rushed, undercooked games. Devs throw all kinds of stuff at the wall while coming to grips with new hardware—and that’s only worse when it looks like the system hinges on a “gimmick,” like the Wii or the Kinect 40 1

April 6, 2016 10:15 AM Cruz, Sanders upset front-runners in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE -- Republican Donald Trump emerged from Wisconsin as a damaged front-runner following a crushing primary loss to rival Ted Cruz, deepening questions about the billionaire businessman's presidential qualifications and pushing the Republican Party toward a rare contested convention nomination fight. Democrat Bernie Sanders also scored a sweeping 18

April 4, 2016 4:02 PM Expectations Game: Wisconsin edition

That no doubt pleases Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who is riding a lead of almost 7 points in the Real Clear Politics average of polls for Tuesday’s Badger State contest. But as South Carolina Republicans proved in 2012 when they broke for Newt Gingrich, such streaks aren’t usually causal. Every GOP nominee of the past 52 years has won Wisconsin (and the streak 19

April 2, 2016 3:31 PM Brussels Victims Came From Belgium, US and Around the World

Victims of the attacks on Brussels' airport and subway included students, workers and retirees, commuters heading to work, travelers starting long-anticipated vacations and a homeless man who had taken shelter in the airport. About half were Belgian; the rest had come to cosmopolitan, international Brussels from around the world. Janina Panasewicz had a plane 96

April 2, 2016 2:33 PM Foreign fighters evading Europe’s security net as Ibrahim El Bakraoui's case shows

Security gaps, misunderstandings and procedural red-tape surround deportation last July of the man behind the deadly Brussels Airport attack. When Ibrahim El Bakraoui blew himself up in the Brussels Airport check-in area, killing and maiming scores of travellers, it was at least the third time he had passed unimpeded through an airport terminal in recent 13

April 2, 2016 12:11 AM Fool me once, shame on you Internet

This April first, the web went big and pulled a fast one on all of us pril Fools Day is the time to prank your friends to your heart’s content. However, it’s also the day when you should never, ever trust the Internet. All the major companies become evil, and prank you with big-budget jokes. So, in case you missed them, here are some of the best. This makes 51

April 1, 2016 5:03 PM World’s best, worst April Fools’ jokes

EVERY year the global roundup of April Fools’ Day jokes gives us all a good chuckle, and this year proved no different, even if some jokes were slightly more successful than others. Google, for example, was on the receiving end of angry email users after an April Fools' Day Gmail tweak annoyed those who use the mail service for work. The company added 120

March 30, 2016 5:46 PM Burma’s flawed democracy swears in new president

The country’s military retains considerable power as a trusted friend of Aung San Kyi — who has so far been barred from the presidency — takes the oath of office. NAYPYITAW, BURMA—Htin Kyaw, a trusted friend of Nobel laureate Aung San Kyi, took over as Burma’s president Wednesday, taking a momentous step in the country’s long-drawn transition toward 10

March 30, 2016 2:41 PM New president takes over in Burma in major step forward for democracy

Burma’s transition to democracy took a huge step Wednesday as ruling-party leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s trusted aide took control as the country's president, officially ending more than 50 years of the military's control over government. In a day full of ceremony and symbolism, Htin Kyaw was sworn in along with his two vice presidents and 18 Cabinet ministers 6

March 30, 2016 6:15 AM Ally to power broker Suu Kyi sworn in as Myanmar's president

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Htin Kyaw, a trusted friend of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, took over as Myanmar's president Wednesday, calling it a "historic moment" in the country's long-drawn transition to democracy after decades of military rule. In a day full of ceremony and symbolism, Htin Kyaw was sworn in along with his two vice presidents and 18-member 8