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Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

Booker Prize 2013: Confessions of a judge

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, one of this year's Man Booker judges, explains how The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton was chosen as the winning book<p>According to a study published earlier this month in the journal Science, reading literary fiction increases our powers of sympathy and understanding. If that …

J.J. Abrams teases his meta-novel 'S.' with latest mystery trailer

Last month J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions made waves with the release of a mysterious, disturbing teaser trailer known only as "Stranger." Today the second half of the video has been released, and it turns out it's connected to an upcoming novel called <i>S.</i> As described by <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>, the …

Oyster Launches Netflix For Books

More and more we are transforming into a society of subscribers. Netflix gives us endless, on demand movies and TV. Spotify does the same trick for music. And even though libraries have done this for books, for free, for more than a century, so far there hasn’t been a digital, all you can eat …

WWDC: how Apple won back our hearts

<b>"For a company that was never gone, Apple sure is back."</b> So tweeted technology entrepreneur Aaron Levie. Spoiler alert: on Monday at WWDC, Apple won …

Facebook Offers Clarification On Home And Privacy Before Full Android Invasion

Just a day after announcing a new Android skin in the form of Facebook Home, the company has issued a FAQ regarding Facebook Home and privacy.<p>Though many seem excited to see Facebook take baby steps toward a full-fledged operating system, some are also concerned that using Facebook as a portal to …

These Google Glass Early Adopters Will Warm Your Heart

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In a shameless attempt to win skeptics over, Google has included the betterment of penguins, …

Hands-on with Mozilla’s Web-based “Firefox OS” for smartphones

Plans for an all-HTML5 smartphone OS are ambitious. Maybe too ambitious.<p>Launching a new mobile OS is a difficult project since the market leaders, …

Google Glass will reportedly be manufactured in the US

Google Glass headsets will be manufactured in the US, according to a report from <i>The Financial Times</i><i>.</i> Specifically, Google wil be manufacturing the headsets at a Foxconn plant in Santa Clara, California, making it the second product that we know Google has manufactured on US soil. The first of which …