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Unofficial 'Inception' board game is just as mind-bending as the movie

Christopher Nolan's mind-bending 2010 film <i>Inception</i> was a box office hit, entertaining audiences with a fantastical world of subconscious alternate realities. Could that work out as a board game? Board games company Pilot Study has taken a crack at it with Inceptor, a game that takes some of the …

When is Apple going to release a Retina MacBook Air? More signs point to ‘soon’

Following a forum post from a Chinese website, Digitimes is reporting that Apple will indeed ship a brand new MacBook Air with Retina display in the second half of this year.<p>The Digitimes article offers no specifics on what the new MacBook Air will feature, aside from the Retina display. A forum …

Technology News, Views, Opinions & Mobile Reviews | Gadgets & Gizmos

Technology News & Mobile Reviews, Gadgets & Gizmos in Video & Photo Reviews at BGR India. Get latest Gadgets & technology news on laptops, mobiles, …

Ashton Kutcher will help design new Lenovo handsets

Back in October, Lenovo brought Ashton Kutcher onboard as a “product engineer”, a position that largely involved promoting the Yoga tablet and other Lenovo products. At the time of the announcement, Kutcher acted like he was serious about really helping with product design, though most of us …

Lenovo

Google's Plan to Make Modular Smartphones Moves Forward

Are you ready to assemble your smartphone from individual parts? Google's Project Ara wants to make that happen, and it's just taken an important …

Google's Sundar Pichai: Android Built to Be Secure [UPDATED]

<i>Update: Google provided Mashable with a transcript of Sundar Pichai’s comments regarding security on Android. We’ve updated the story to clarify what</i> …

Project Ara could arrive next year for just $50

Yesterday we learned that Google will hold its first Project Ara developers conference on April 15-16 in Mountain View. The idea of a smartphone that can be continually upgraded as new parts arrive might sound like nothing more than a geek’s dream, but it’s about way more than that.<p>According to …

Mobile Technology

Clove's Xperia Z2 pre-order offer includes free headphones and speaker

The Sony Xperia Z2 might not be a radical departure from the Z1, but there’s a lot to love about the next-gen Sony handset including noise-cancelling tech, an ever-improved camera and a display with dramatically better viewing angles. We know quite a few of our readers are excited about this one, …

Xperia

How Nokia runs Windows Phone apps on Android

Ever since Nokia jumped off its burning platform and into the arms of Microsoft it has focused its software development on Windows Phone. But since the company announced its three new Android handsets it has become clear that Nokia has also been working to get its apps and services on Android. The …

Windows Phone

ASUS reveals its Android 4.4 KitKat roadmap for its PadFone range

Waiting for Android updates can be a slow and painstaking for non Nexus or GPE owners. Fortunately Asus, a company which has recently been slower than most with its updates, has decided that it might please its customers a little better if it keeps them in the loop.<p>Asus has kindly decided to reveal …

Android News

Samsung Gear Fit features overview

The Samsung Galaxy S5 wasn’t the only thing that Samsung announced at MWC 2014. As well as a new smartwatch, Samsung also announced the Gear Fit – a hybrid smartwatch and fitness band.<p>The Gear Fit is controlled by the Gear Fit Manager app which can be installed on a range of 17 Samsung Galaxy …

Wearable Tech

Samsung's new Galaxy Gear watches are now open to third-party support

Accompanying the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2, Gear Neo, and Gear Fit, Samsung has also hosted a “Developer Day” at Mobile World Congress for 500 app developers, to announce three new and updated SDKs for its range of wearable technology.<p>First up is a new SDK for the Galaxy …

Electronics Industry

Project Ara will hold its first developer conference on April 15-16

When we first learned about Google’s plans to sell Motorola to Lenovo, many wondered exactly what this would mean for forward-thinking projects like Ara. Thankfully, we soon learned that Motorola’s Advanced Technology and Projects team would not be making the move to Lenovo, and instead would stay …

Android News

Not dead yet: Barnes & Noble will release new Nook tablet this year

Plummeting revenues be damned, Barnes & Noble still isn't giving up on the Nook. The books retailer plans to release another color tablet this year, according to CEO Michael Huseby. But the next Nook won't be built by Barnes & Noble itself. "The company is actively engaged in discussions with …

The Design Museum's favorite works of 2013

The Design Museum in London has revealed this year's nominees for its respected Designs of the Year awards. Previous winners have included Shepard Fairey's Barack Obama "Progress" poster, the London 2012 Olympic Torch, and the One Laptop Per Child designed by Yves Behar — while a discontinued …

This is what the world's largest solar plant looks like when it's catching rays

A massive solar plant in the Mojave Desert officially began operation today after years of construction, testing, and development. Co-owned by NRG Energy, BrightSource Energy, and Google, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is said to be ready to generate nearly 30 percent of all solar …

The art arcade: MoMA collects 40 years of innovative design

In a small, twisting corner of the Museum of Modern Art, an exceedingly eclectic new collection hopes to represent the most innovative concepts in the last few decades of design. The new exhibition, which opened Saturday, is aptly titled "A Collection of Ideas" and it covers everything from …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

The business of play: inside the weird world of Toy Fair 2014

The business of toys is one of endless reincarnation. Barbie will always totter on slender legs and permanently arched heels. Transformers will always be more than meets the eye. Monopoly will always teach families the inherent conflict in the landlord / tenant relationship. But times change. In …

Note 3 KitKat update reaches India, Korea and several other countries

Last Monday we learned that Android 4.4 KitKat had begun rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, at least for those in Russia. Now it seems that the update for the Note 3 SM-N9005 and SM-N900 is starting to make its way to a few other countries as well.<p>On Friday SamMobile reported that the OTA …

Android News

Samsung admits Note 3 KitKat update disabled 3rd party accessories

Lucky international Note 3 owners in select countries across the globe have already started seeing an update to Android 4.4 KitKat. While this update is largely a positive upgrade, last week we started hearing reports from some users that the update breaks support for 3rd party flip covers.<p>At the …

Android News

The age of the iPod is over

Apple's game changer is riding into the sunset<p>Over the holidays, Apple's iPad and iPhone sold better than they've ever sold before: 51 million iPhones and 26 million iPads in a single quarter. The lowly iPod, however, didn't do nearly as well. The company moved just 6 million of the trademark MP3 …

Watch Steve Jobs demonstrate the Macintosh to the public for the first time

Steve Jobs debuted the first Macintosh computer before a packed room of shareholders on January 24th, 1984. But that wasn't the end of the story: only days later, Jobs appeared before the Boston Computer Society to show the Mac to the public for the first time. <i>Time</i> has recovered the full, 90-minute …

Google imagines free taxis to transport web shoppers to stores

Google’s latest ad-powered concept might just tempt web shoppers into retail stores in the future. In a patent granted recently, Google describes an online ad that could offer shoppers a free taxi ride to a retail store to take advantage of potential offers. Restaurants and businesses with …

Google buying AI startup DeepMind for a reported $400 million

Google appears to be building on its already massive interest in AI and robotics. <i>Re/code</i> reports that the search company is in the process of acquiring DeepMind Technologies for $400 million as part of a concerted talent acquisition effort. We've reached out to Google for confirmation.<p>According to …

Samsung 'Galaxy Glass' wearable reportedly set for September reveal

As the purveyor of smartphones, TVs, fridges, ovens, and even kitchen sinks, Samsung couldn't possibly let the opportunity to create smart glasses pass it by. A new report from the <i>Korea Times</i> cites unnamed Samsung officials who claim the company is presently developing a competitor to Google's …

Samsung's yearly profits up 27% after strong mobile growth

It’s the time of the year when companies publish their earnings reports for the previous year. Most recently Samsung took its turn to let investors know how the company has performed throughout 2013, and it appears that Samsung is having some mixed fortunes.<p>Samsung’s financial report shows, as …

Mobile

New Sony Smartphone Will Record 4K Video

An upcoming smartphone from Sony, codenamed "Sirius" or "D6503," will include 4K video recording, <i>Xperia Blog</i> reports.<p>The Sirius, which looks like a …