Many companies, including Alphabet’s Project Ara, promise us that the future is modular, pieces of hardware added individual to create the exact gadget you need. Although Ara is still toiling away on its piecemeal smartphone, research from Columbia University’s computer vision laboratory is making that promise a…
Acer is serious about external graphics—the idea 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.
We won’t see Google’s awesome Project Ara smartphone till 2016, and there’s a surprisingly simple reason for that. It fell to pieces when people dropped it.
At this morning’s ATAP session at Google I/O we got another little tease of Project Ara, Google’s modular smartphone. I mean, it was a tiny tease. Basically, it still a thing that exists. But! We got to see a little of it in action and it was pretty damn impressive.
There are a lot of alternative keyboard options out there, but sometimes you need something really specific. Building your own is pretty tough. Students from Tokyo University are about to make it easier.
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?
Google's increasingly compelling Project Ara modular smartphone has a contender. Startup Vsenn, co-founded by a former program manager of the Nokia's short-lived Android-based Nokia X initiative, aims to give it a run for its money—and focus on privacy.
Google's taking its 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.
When you live in a closet-sized city apartment, it's no fun to cook in a teeny, tiny cramped kitchen. But a kitchen completely hidden behind lovely wood cabinets when not in use? That's kind of ingenious.
Modular construction is as old as settled civilization and as ubiquitous as Lego, but it's less than common to see an architect literally reinventing the brick, as Jose María Sáez and David Barragán have. The pair of Ecuadorian architects are the subject of a recent profile in Dwell, where they discuss how they built…
If it's ever deployed as a rescuer, as designed, the iMobot will undoubtedly save lives and be everyone's favorite evening news robo hero. But I think the iMobot's moonlighting career as a breakdancer is where it will truly shine.
This little aluminum computer has one big goal: To be the last PC you will ever need. That's what the manufacturer claims—"The Xi3 Modular's three boards will allow you to upgrade it forever." Maybe. I just like the color.
The Modi sofa is one of the more interesting stabs at modular furniture design I've seen in recent years. By altering the cushion configuration, you can basically create any type of seating you desire.
Doc Brown's flux capacitor? A blinged-out religious relic from the future? A Tron 2.0 prop?
The zany modular phone platform known as Modu is allegedly set for a Wednesday launch with a price tag starting around $130.
The Constellation Space Suit System (CSSS) is NASA's first major redesign to the iconic space suit in 40 years, and it looks like it's designed to be able to handle the next 40.
Last year, Modu teased us with their plans for a cellphone that could be inserted into other gadgets ("jackets") in order to change and personalize its function. Today those plans have been fully unveiled.