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What We Know About Nintendo’s Plans For Mobile Games

After an eternity of staying away, Nintendo has finally given in to the lure of mobile.<p>The games giant partnered up with fellow Japanese outfit DeNA, a billion-dollar company that made its name with phone gaming, in a surprise alliance announced today that will see the duo develop mobile apps. But …

Mobile Gaming

Listen to a Mozart lullaby from the world's tiniest nanopiano

Nanoart can welcome a new fellow into the world -- a microscopic "piano" no bigger than the width of a human hair. The tiny piano is capable of playing tunes and may also have some pretty interesting implications in the field of data storage.<p>The chip's structure contains gold bowtie-shaped …

Autodesk's new app lets kids design their own toys

3D printers can build anything from prosthetics and musical instruments to Hershey chocolates. But, even as the technology continues to make strides with materials (metal, concrete, etc.) and takes on full-fledged architectural projects, it seems to move further away from the reach of children. …

Google X exec: We need to fail faster

Turns out, failure isn't just an option -- it's practically a requirement at Google X.<p>That's according to Dr. Astro Teller, who oversees the secretive research center behind projects including Google Glass, Google contact lenses and the company's driverless cars.<p>At Google X, failures come early and …

Google Glass

The Steve Jobs You Didn’t Know: Kind, Patient, And Human

The untold story of Tim Cook’s friendship with Steve Jobs—and why Jobs wouldn’t let Cook try to save his life.<p>According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, he first learned about Steve’s need for a liver transplant in January 2009. By that time Steve wasn’t coming into the office at all, and Cook would visit …

Samsung Galaxy A5 review: a mid-range smartphone with high-end looks and feel

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The sides are chamfered metal, while two slide-out trays hold the microSD card and nano Sim card. A little bit of paint chipped off one of the doors while using a Sim ejection …

Nintendo Bringing Mario and Other Games to Smartphones and Tablets

Nintendo announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Japanese mobile game maker DeNA to jointly develop games for smartphones, tablets and PCs, meaning that new titles based on iconic franchises such as Mario, Pokemon and Zelda could soon be available on devices such as iPhone, iPad and Mac. …

Intellectual Property

Valve Explains Why It Went Into Hardware

Valve co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell and business development lead Erik Johnson have revealed an insight into why the company decided to venture into the hardware space. Speaking on the GameSlice Podcast with Geoff Keighley, the duo's discussion included topics such as Valve's current …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft Is Developing Software That Converts Android Phones To Windows 10

Microsoft dropped an interesting piece of information today amid its confirmation that Windows 10 will go on sale this summer.<p>Near the end of its announcement, the Redmond-based company casually revealed that it is testing Windows 10 with “power users” of Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 4 Android smartphone. …

Windows 10