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A new audio app claims to treat tinnitus

Tinnitus affects the ears but it originates in the brain. The condition, which causes ringing in the ears, is mainly triggered by age-related hearing loss and prolonged exposure to excessively loud noise. But neuroscientific studies reveal that tinnitus is a symptom of abnormal hyperactivity in the …

Samsung Galaxy S6 phones emphasize design, ditch many popular features

A sleek glass and metal body, no removable battery or waterproof capabilities, fixed storage space and a new mobile payment service.<p>No, not the<p>iPhone. It's the newest Samsung smartphone.<p>The South Korean electronics giant introduced its redesigned smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, at the<p>…

Mobile

BlackBerry's new phones finally come to a US carrier this month

AT&T to sell the Passport and Classic starting on February 20th<p>BlackBerry's latest devices, the gargantuan Passport and diminutive Classic, have been available direct from the company and through Amazon for months. But if you've been looking to buy one from a US carrier, your choices have been …

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Samsung Gear S vs. Moto 360

Size<p>With its large and futuristic design, the Gear S isn't going to win any prizes for subtlety. While the Moto 360's look is much closer to that of …

3 surprising things that devour your data plan

It's OK to admit that picking a cellular plan makes you nervous. There are a lot of angles to consider, and you don't want to get it wrong.<p>Pick a plan that's too small and you'll go over your limit and rack up unwanted charges – or run into speed throttling on an unlimited plan. Go too large and …

Samsung’s New Gear S Smartwatch Features A Curved Screen And 3G Connectivity

Samsung officially takes the cake when it comes to launching smartwatches: It just announced the Samsung Gear S, its billionth smartwatch device launching this year. The Gear S has a few hallmarks that set it apart from the crowd, however, including a curved Super AMOLED display, which has a 2-inch …

Samsung's new smartwatch, the Gear S, can make calls and go online without a smartphone

Samsung took the wraps off the Gear S today, its next-generation smartwatch that comes with 3G connectivity, touted to bring “the smartphone experience to the wrist.”<p>The introduction of 3G connection on top of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support means that you don’t have to bring your smartphone around …

Samsung's Gear S smartwatch sports a curved display, 3G connectivity

Samsung just keeps hammering away at this smartwatch thing. Ahead of IFA 2014, the company today announced its sixth wrist-worn device in the last …

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Apple's iPhone 6 Will Demolish Android (UPDATED)

<i>UPDATED on Page Two to include new iPhone 6 details/rumors</i>.<p>NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- We're in for another <b>Apple</b> (AAPL)-induced <b>BlackBerry</b> (BBRY) …

Stanford University’s next-gen lithium batteries could triple smartphone battery life

I’m sure the odds are pretty high that improved battery life is one of the, if not the, top feature that you would like to see in your next smartphone. If so, here’s a piece of prospective good news, researchers at Stanford University have come up with a lithium battery design that should last two …

Batteries

Samsung Galaxy Tab S experiencing overheating issues, resulting in warped back covers

We were quite impressed with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S, back when we reviewed it, due to its thin and sleek design, solid battery life, and stunning 2560 x 1600 high resolution AMOLED display. Unfortunately though, it looks like Samsung might not have struck the perfect hardware balance with the …

Phones

Amazon shares its first ad for the Fire Phone

Amazon’s Fire Phone is officially set to be released on July 25th, but the company has just shared the first ad for the device. Instead of focusing on the device’s unique features like the Firefly button or Dynamic Perspective, the ad focuses entirely on the fact that the phone comes with a free …

Facebook Tests Buy Button To Let You Purchase Stuff Without Leaving Facebook

Facebook is trying out letting you pay for ecommerce purchases from other businesses without leaving its site or app. For now it won’t be charging the few small and medium-sized businesses in the US to test this new Buy button on their News Feed Pages posts and ads. When I asked if Facebook would …

Quick tip: Get 'OK, Google' everywhere right now

The new "OK, Google" hotword detection will let you start a Google Now search from any screen on your device, even the lockscreen. This change rolled out last week, but despite a couple of updates to the app from the Google Play store, many people are still reporting that they aren't seeing this …

PayPal's app can now save your loyalty cards

If Joe's Diner gives you a free slider every ten meals, you may no longer need to schlep around a punch card if you use PayPal. It's latest iOS app now works with loyalty cards from select retailers just by scanning a barcode on your physical card. That'll save it into your PayPal wallet in a …

How A Group Of Engineers Uncovered The Biggest Bug The Internet Has Seen In Years

Karjalainen works for security firm Codenomicon and is one of three engineers from the company credited with uncovering Heartbleed.<p>The Heartbleed bug affects a widely used encryption protocol known as OpenSSL. In short, the vulnerability tricks servers into spilling (or "bleeding") data from its …

Information Security

G Watch and Gear Live are now shipping!

Now here’s a pleasant surprise. People who ordered the Gear Live and the G Watch from the Play Store are now receiving shipping notifications, meaning that the smartwatches could be on their wrists by Monday.<p>Google initially announced a shipping date of July 7 for the G Watch, and July 8 for the …

Wear OS

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

Snakable’s New USB Charging Cable Will Never Need Duct Tape

If you’ve ever owned a USB charging cable (and if you’re reading TechCrunch, odds are you have), then you’ve encountered the problem that Snakable wants to solve. That is, after repeated use, the cable breaks, the wires are exposed, and then, more often that not, the cable itself becomes …

Mounds Brownies Recipe - In Katrina's Kitchen

Nov<p>24<p>These Mounds Brownies taste just like the candy bar. Start with a boxed brownie mix and end with a can of frosting, but the middle is totally …

Meet Samsung's new smartwatch family: the Gear 2, Neo and Fit

Samsung's new Gear smartwatches are no longer card-carrying members of its Android Galaxy. That's because Tizen, the company's open-sourced OS, has taken over the reins for the line begot by the barely five-month-old Galaxy Gear. And, in typical Samsung fashion, the company hasn't released just one …

Netflix mocks Amazon Prime Air with hilarious 'Drone 2 Home' video

Netflix's not-Qwikster DVD-by-mail business doesn't get the same amount of attention as the company's streaming arm, but as this video (embedded after the break) shows, it still has some imagination. Dug up by <i>Hacking Netflix</i>, the Drone 2 Home demo video imagines Netflix's famous red envelopes being …

Blackphone aims to protect your privacy in a world where your data is for sale

Information is a currency. For every company selling your details for profit, there's another selling you the promise of more security. Recognizing that consumers are running a gauntlet every time they pick up their smartphone, a group of companies has partnered up to offer something different. …

Mother’s Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

Farm Animals