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Can you really rely on an app to do your maths homework?

A promo video suggests that PhotoMath is the ultimate cheat’s tool. So is this the end of algebra? A mathematician puts it through its paces<p>The video shows a textbook being flipped open and a smartphone pointed at a dense page of calculations. But this isn’t someone Instagramming their homework; …

With Laplock, You Get A Text Message When Somebody Unplugs Your Laptop

Fresh off the hackathon dungeon, Laplock is a nifty little app developed at our TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in London. Martin Saint-Macary and Ivan Maeder worked tirelessly for the past 24 hours to build an easy-to-use software lock for your Mac. Here’s how it works.<p>At heart, Laplock is a menubar …

Social anxiety: why the mundane can be terrifying

One of the weirder traits humans have is the ability to be deeply unnerved by situations or contexts that many others would find utterly mundane. There are many examples of this. Here’s one from my own life: I don’t like using the phone. Never have.<p>As a child, I would do anything other than use the …

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

D-Link's connected camera goofs off when you're not looking

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

Using specially synthesized crystalline materials, scientists from the University of Southern Denmark have created a substance that is able to absorb …

Camera-accessory maker Spider Holster rethinks the common hand strap

Spider Holster wants to give you a better grip on your digital SLR.<p>If you've ever used a hand strap, you may have noticed that it has a tendency to get in the way. Whether it's when you're trying to swap batteries or memory cards or when you pick up the camera for a quick shot without slipping your …

Parrot Zik 2.0 review: A wireless headphone for hardcore tech fans - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Parrot Zik 2.0 Bluetooth headphone is lighter and more comfortable than the original Zik, it has a slick, eye-catching design and excellent build quality, plus a wealth of features, including wireless audio streaming, effective noise-cancellation, and touch-sensitive controls on the …

Consumer Tech

For Those About To Rock The Jamstik, We Salute You

I love stringed MIDI instruments. After messing with the gTar two years ago I’ve been looking for the perfect portable MIDI device that allows me to meld my inability to play keyboards with my sub-par guitar skills. Perhaps I’ve finally found my perfect match.<p>We first met the Jamstik last year and …

Why Jabra's Revo Are My Pick for Best On-Ear Bluetooth Headphone

Out of a crowded field, the Jabra Revo Bluetooth headphones <b>($199.99)</b> get my vote as one of best pairs of Bluetooth headphones of this year. Specifically, within the on-ear category of headphones, the Revo's performance is unparalleled. They are masterfully designed and show a remarkable level of …

Secret developers launch new notification-focused app called Ping

The developers behind the controversial Secret social app have launched another piece of iOS software today. The new app is called Ping and its entire purpose is to send you notifications when certain events happen. It’s essentially like an automated version of Yo.<p>When you first launch Ping, you’ll …

Apple seemingly preparing for China iPhone 6 launch on October 10th

A supposed screenshot of a notice (via TechWeb) sent to Apple retail employees suggests that Apple is readying a China iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) launch for October 10th. As stated on the Chinese site (translated):<p>It is important that the person broke new iPhone prototype store shelves will be put on …

Official Pokémon Card Game for iPad Just Launched On Canadian App Store

The <i>Pokémon Trading Card Game</i> just showed up on Canada's iOS app store<b>.</b> This means that it's likely heading to other territories soon too. The Pokemon …

The Tiny Wireless Earbuds Of The Future Are Made Possible By Software

That’s probably why I was enthralled when the company Earin launched its Kickstarter for a pair of impossibly small earbuds. Instead of only one …

How to convert your Android Wear to an Apple Watch

It’s been at least a couple of days since Apple revealed the Apple Watch, right? You want to experience the warmth, the depth – the perfection of …

15 best free Android apps of 2018!

Android’s biggest strength is its app ecosystem. There are a digital ton of Android apps. People downloaded them billions of times. Some of them cost money and some of them don’t. Usually, the best apps will cost you a few bucks. However, there are plenty of amazing options that don’t cost you …

Apps

This Video Game Blurs The Line Between Education And Entertainment

When I speak and consult about games and education, I regularly use Amplify Learning’s games as examples. The games are fantastic. Often with one glance, teachers, administrators, policy makers, curriculum designers, and parents understand why I advocate for game based learning.<p>One of my favorites …

Wakie Wakes You With Phone Calls From Strangers

There’s alarm clock apps that force you to spin around, and ones that require you to move closer to your router. Then there’s Wakie, an app that encourages random strangers around the world to wake you up with a phone call.<p>Wakie has actually existed before, as it’s the international version of the …

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Pay $100 for a Flappy Bird knockoff, reskin it, and cross your fingers for a hit

The next viral game hit might come from … an app template? That’s the model behind app-in-a-box startup Chupamobile, which today announced a $1.3 million raise to expand its catalog of app templates.<p>The London-based Chupamobile operates a site where developers can sell the source code for their …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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Here's what Sony needs to include in future PS4 updates - PlayStation Universe

With the PlayStation 4’s latest update (version 1.60) firmly nestled in consoles right across the globe, attention now shifts intently …

500px Prime: A New Licensing Marketplace that Promises Photographers a 30% Cut

Earlier today, 500px announced that it would be getting into the licensing game with a new commercial licensing site dubbed 500px Prime.<p>Announced on …