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Google’s Project Ara Was Going to Offer a Tardigrade Aquarium Module

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone was a weird concept that didn’t make it to market. The idea was to give users the option to change out custom modules for upgrades and odd individual features. A new report reveals that one of the most unusual modules would’ve featured a personal tardigrade aquarium. Read More >>

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Is the Google Moonshot as We Know It Dead?

Since Google morphed into a new company called Alphabet last year, there’s been an apparent bloodbath for the tech giant’s popular (and costly) “moonshot” projects. These longer-term, riskier ventures are suddenly being held to account for the amount of money they were losing. The result hasn’t been pretty. Alphabet has since systematically killed many of the projects, and we can now add one more to the growing list. Read More >>

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Nobody Wants a Modular Smartphone

Google has reportedly killed its long-delayed, much-hyped modular smartphone initiative, Project Ara. I say good riddance. Read More >>

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Google’s Modular Smartphone Will Ship to Developers This Autumn

Project Ara, Google’s dream for a truly modular smartphone, has been a long parade of exciting visions of the future punctuated by disappointing delays. But Google just made a big promise that developers will be be getting their hands on a device this autumn with a consumer version due in 2017. Finally! Read More >>

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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 >>

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Google Teams Up With Toshiba for Project Ara Swap-Out Cameras

Phone cameras and megapixel counts are regular battlegrounds for smartphone manufacturers, but (as you'd expect from a device that's modular in almost every aspect) Google's Project Ara is taking a different tact. Rather than dropping the cash on a whole new phone in order to improve its snap-taking capabilities, Ara will let you swap out camera modules -- and Toshiba is the first manufacturer to show its off. Read More >>

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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 >>

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The Best Look at Google’s Ara Smartphone Yet

Advanced Technology and Products (ATAP), which Google nabbed from Motorola nearly a year ago in its sale to Lenovo, has been hard at work with Google trying to make the future. Read More >>

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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 >>

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Watch Google Spill the Latest Details On Its Modular Phone Right Now

Google's second developer conference for Project Ara, its futuristic modular phone initiative is happening right now in Mountain View. There's going to be a repeat of sorts in Singapore next week, but no matter where you are in the world, you can watch it on YouTube. Right now… Read More >>

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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 >>

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Watch the Latest Prototype of Google’s Modular Ara Phone in Action

Everybody from hardware startups to DARPA is pumped about Google's modular Ara phone—when it finally gets here. The device and its hot-swappable hardware is supposed to come out at some point next year, but so far, videos of the neat little thing in action are fairly rare. Thank God the geniuses at Phonebloks like to share. Read More >>