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Is your S6 crawling along? Samsung admits it might, here is why

Samsung has admitted that a major software defect on its new flagship handset, the Galaxy S6, is causing some phones to run excruciatingly slowly when compared with the stated specifications. A fix is on the way but some users aren't happy.

Can our metabolism change our memory?

New York - Fruit flies learn and remember a preference for lower-calorie typical lab nutrition over high-calorie food, according to a new study.

Apple may have invented USB Type-C

A major Apple blogger has revealed that the company is actually responsible for the creation of the new reversible USB Type-C standard. The tech giant then gave it to the relevant bodies to encourage larger adoption by other companies.

Exploring the memory patterns of bees

London - In a new study, researchers have demonstrated the occurrence of false memories in bumblebees. This is a pattern that seems to occur in other bees as well.

New malware allows complete bypassing of network passwords

New malware has been discovered in the wild that can allow attackers complete access to a domain, able to login as any user without the need for authentication.

Can chocolate improve memory?

New York - In a new study, chocolate was found to improve the memory of people aged between aged 50 to 69. Sounds good? The only catch is that you would need to consume an excessive amount of chocolate to achieve the memory feat.

Meditation may physically alter regions of the brain

Harvard researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital reported that the practice of mindfulness meditation can physically alter regions of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress.

The key to having a good memory is ridiculously simple

Memories don't just happen on their own. You have to, quite literally, pay attention. "The process [of memory] starts with our attention," Michele L. Brennan explains at Psych Central.

Study shows junk food damages your brain

Trans fats found in junk food are renowned for creating obesity and heart disease, but now it has been proven that they damage the functioning of the brain as well.

Study: Cocoa antioxidants helps reverse age related memory loss

New York - If you find you have become more forgetful lately, you may want to consider munching on some dark chocolate according to a study released on Sunday.

How photos impact our memory

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what’s the impact of a single photo on our brains and memory, and how is our social-media-saturated culture affecting our relationship with the photograph?

Study: Lack of sleep may cause false memories

Psychological researchers from the University of California in Irvine and Michigan State University have published findings suggesting that lack of sleep makes you susceptible to false memories.

Why can’t you remember life as a baby?

The growth and development of new neurons may explain why adults cannot remember being infants, according to a new study.

Smelling while sleeping can affect memory

The brain’s ability to properly store information about different scents can be disrupted by introducing new sensory stimulation during deep sleep. This is according research using mice.

Caffeine could improve memory

Drinking coffee straight after studying might help people remember information later, a new study suggests. With drinking coffee before studying, there was no improvement.

Op-Ed: Can caffeine really improve memory?

A new study indicates that post-learning caffeine consumption can improve memory. The story has been picked up by media outlets; however many from the scientific community are not convinced.

Caffeine stirs memory: study

Paris - A jolt of caffeine can boost memory, according to a study published Sunday that provides a scientific motive for students slurping coffee, tea or energy drinks when cramming for exams.

Illness after heart surgery linked to specific genes

Long-term complications after heart surgery, which can affect memory and thinking, appear to be linked to particular genes.

Does caffeine pose a risk during pregnancy?

Caffeine during pregnancy could be bad for pregnant women. Scientists found the stimulant altered the brain cells of newborns whose moms had consumed caffeine during and after pregnancy.

Is it possible to erase 'bad memories'?

It remains 'science fiction' that a 'bad' memory can be erased. However, researchers have managed to selectively erase methamphetamine-related memories in mice and rats.

A dolphin doesn't forget

A new study shows that bottlenose dolphins appear to remember each other's 'signature' whistles for up to two decades after their last encounter.

False memory implanted in mice with optic fibers

False memory syndrome (FMS) describes a condition in which a person's identity and relationships are affected by memories which are factually incorrect but are strongly believed. You feel confident that your memory is accurate while in fact it's not.

Treating alcoholism by blocking memories

Is it possible to treat alcoholism by blocking memories? New research on rats suggests that this might be possible through drug treatment.

Mediterranean-style diet may preserve memory, study says

Following a Mediterranean-style diet may help to preserve memory and overall cognition, according to a new study from the U.S.

Study: Sniffing rosemary improves memory by 75%

Psychologists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, conducted a study presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society in Harrogate, which showed that sniffing the essential oil from the herb rosemary enhances memory functions.

Can cold sores increase the risk of memory problems?

The virus that causes cold sores may be associated with cognitive problems, according to a new study supported by the American Academy of Neurology.

Video: Chimps show better working memory skills than humans

Researchers have found that chimps have a superior short term memory than humans in symbolic representation tests. This is significant because short term memory skills are an important element in IQ tests that purportedly measure "intelligence."

Facebook status updates more memorable than faces, books

San Diego - A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) found that status updates posted on Facebook tend to be more memorable than human faces or sentences in a book.

Anxiety treatment to be made easy, as memory reveals more

A new study, published in Science, paves the way for understanding future best treatment for anxiety, post-traumatic stress and panic attacks as it reveals it is possible to erase newly-formed emotional memories from the brain.

Second-hand smoke damages non-smokers’ memory

A study published in an online journal "Addiction" reveals smoke from other cigarette smokers could have detrimental impact on non-smokers’ memory.
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