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Hackers shut down power grid in Ukraine

Malware is no longer reserved for the millions of consumer PCs all over the world -- it's now used in corporate espionage, as tool to disrupt the infrastructure of entire countries. It's been revealed that just on December 23rd, attackers were successfully able to infect computers belonging to the …

Cybersecurity

Speck Pocket VR for Galaxy S6 combines a great case and collapsible Google Cardboard viewer

Speck is one of the best-known smartphone case manufacturers. Its products normally combine practicality and durability with attractive designs in a way not many other companies manage. Its Candyshell Grip case is one of the most recognizable around, thanks to the grippy, (usually) brightly colored …

Coin and MasterCard want to make everything you wear a payment device

Coin has primarily been known for making one of the first "smart" credit cards that can switch between multiple cards. That hasn't worked out so well, but it has meant that Coin has learned a thing or two about how to integrate payment systems into hardware. So the company is teaming up with …

Streaming startup Vidgo promises access to hundreds of cable channels on your tablet

Welcome to 2016, the year over-the-top live streaming gets real.<p>Last year, Sling TV made a big splash at CES with its $20 a month streaming plan.<p>This …

DigiLens helmet adds augmented reality view for motorcyclists

While companies like Microsoft are showing off augmented reality tools like the HoloLens, which is designed for stationary users, a company called …

Meet The Startups Participating In Hardware Battlefield 2016 At CES

Today, we are thrilled to introduce the Hardware Battlefield 2016 participants. These startups represent what we at TechCrunch feel are the most interesting, most promising early-stage hardware companies being built. Whether drones, connected homes, custom wearables, robots or even sports are your …

Startups

Google Cast is coming to more speakers this year

At last year's CES, Google announced that the Cast tech that allows you to beam video with a Chromecast would be available to audio as well. This meant that companies were free to put the feature in new devices alongside AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity. While a few options arrived in 2015, Cast …

Misfit Debuts Spector, “Smart” Headphones That Double As A Fitness Tracker

Wearables maker Misfit, now owned by Fossil, is following up on yesterday’s news of Ray, a slimmer alternative to its flagship fitness tracker the Misfit Shine, with the launch of its first set of in-ear wireless headphones. Called “Spector,” Misfit says the idea was to create a “smart hearable” …

Samsung Chromebook 3 announced at CES 2016

On a busy announcement day from CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Samsung introduced more than one new computing device. Also making a quiet appearance is the Chrome OS-powered Chromebook 3.<p>Samsung has been a long time player in the Chromebook market, indeed, this is their third version of their simply named …

Consumer Tech

This Bionic Eye Could Help the Blind See—From the Back of Their Head

This year in Australia, researchers will implant a world-first bionic eye that can restore sight to the blind—no eyeball necessary.<p>While bionic eyes …

The URB-E Is A Foldable Electric Scooter For The Urban Commuter

Debuting in prototype-form at CES a few years ago, the URB-E is finally ready for the spotlight.<p>Weighing just under 35 pounds, the foldable scooter can carry an adult up to 20 miles at a top speed of around 15 MPH.<p>Today at CES I met with the URB-E team, and they walked me through their new …

Harriet Tubman Wins Poll for Woman on $20 Bill

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Complaining, for Your Health

The mental and physical benefits of airing your grievances<p>In his 1964 book <i>Games People Play</i>, psychiatrist Eric Berne describes what he calls the “Yes, but” communication pattern: First, one person states a problem. Next, another person responds by offering suggestions on how to solve it. The first …

Thousands protest police shootings in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands gathered Saturday for a second day of organized rallies and marches protesting Michael Brown's death and other fatal …

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

Beats claims NFL players' DNA affected by headphone ban

Football is America's most effective collection plate.<p>No organization does a better job of giving unto Mammon on a Sunday than the NFL.<p>This fiscal efficiency can, however, interfere with the mental preparation of some NFL players. This, at least, is the claim made by Beats.<p>Apple's fresh, brash …

Green Smoothie Recipe by Dani Stevens

5 Things Life's High Performers Know and Master

In today's hyper-paced society it can be challenging to keep up with the rate of change. Especially if you are someone who is constantly looking to achieve high performance in life. In our quest to always be one step ahead and succeeding we often look for new and innovative ways to stay ahead.<p>One …

Self-improvement

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. Galaxy Note 3

Size<p>Not much of a difference in size – or appearance, for that matter. The new model is just a hair longer and thicker.<p>Weight<p>The Galaxy Note 4 is …

Gang of hackers behind nude celebrity photo leak routinely attacked iCloud

A gang of hackers who collected and traded nude pictures of female celebrities by routinely breaking into Apple's iCloud system were the source of private photographs leaked online, new evidence shows.<p>Private photos and videos of more than 100 mostly female American and British stars were released …

Google Now voice media controls incoming

It looks like some people are enjoying voice controls for media that is currently playing as part of Google Now. So far the only commands available …

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