Google Abandons Project Ara’s Modular Smartphone Concept

Google is said to have suddenly shelved all Project Ara development, deciding rather wisely, albeit a bit late in the day, that making a modular smartphone out of bits people plug together isn't perhaps the best, or most likely to lead to massive profits, of ideas. Read More >>

The LG G5 May be the World’s First Proper Modular Smartphone

While you may have heard about the upcoming G5’s apparent ‘Magic Slot’, details about what it actually does have been fairly scant so far. ‘Swapping out batteries and other stuff’ is all we’ve been able to come up with. Until now. Read More >>

These Two Computers Get Better When You Dock Them

Acer is serious about external graphics. The idea being that you can plug a graphics card into a relatively weak computer and make it more powerful whenever you need. How serious? The company will sell two computers with external graphics in mind, starting this year. Read More >>

Why Google’s Modular Project Ara Smartphone Was Delayed

We won’t see Google’s awesome Project Ara smartphone until 2016, and there’s a surprisingly simple reason for that. It fell to pieces when people dropped it. Read More >>

Project Ara Hands-On: Google’s Modular Smartphone Lives Up to its Name

Modules! They look really cool. Sadly, that's about all I was able to take away from a brief hands-on opportunity with Google's beautiful, exciting, not-coming-to-a-store-near-you-anytime-soon Project Ara modular smartphone. Read More >>

Don’t Expect Google’s Modular Ara Smartphone Anytime Soon

The "last phone you'll ever need to buy" won't be available for you to buy anytime soon. Google says that the super exciting Project Ara modular smartphone will launch in... Puerto Rico? Read More >>

Project Ara Has a New Modular Phone Rival

Google's increasingly compelling Project Ara modular smartphone has a contender. Startup Vsenn, co-founded by a former Nokia Android X program manager, aims to give it a run for its money, while focusing on privacy. Read More >>

Inside the Engineering Challenges of Google’s Modular Ara Phone

Ara modular smartphone platform increasingly seriously, and in this video it lays bare some of the challenges it's been facing—and how it's overcoming them. Read More >>

Google Wants its Modular Ara Phone to Cost £30

Google is taking its Ara modular smartphone platform increasingly seriously, and now in interviews with Time Magazine it has revealed that it aims to sell a simple version of the phone for as little as $50 (£30). Read More >>

Dieter Rams Reissues His Rare (But Classic) Modular Chair

We have Jony Ive to thank for launching Dieter Rams to upper stratosphere of design history, so most of us are more familiar with his electronics than his furniture. But today, Rams introduced a reengineered version of a lesser known masterpiece: the modular 620 Chair Program. Read More >>