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?
Did you know that Chromebooks were originally supposed to be disposable computers? That didn't quite come to pass. But a new computer company called The Hive has a PC that you actually do trade in, year after year.
One of the biggest problems with powerful smartwatches is battery life. Who wants to charge their watch every night? But what if your watch was made of modular blocks and you could add as many batteries as you like?
Each year Lego puts out an exclusive modular building and they are always pretty special. In January of 2015, Detective's Office (10246) hits the shelves. Pricing is set at $159.99 for this 2,262 piece kit that measures over 10" high and is packed full of awesome play and gorgeous design.
Here is a box shot of the new Lego Modular building that will be released in early 2015 under the Creator Expert line. Detective's Office (10246) looks to be a pretty awesome set with a pool hall, Al's barber shop, an apartment and of course the office of Ace Brickman, private detective.
This wonderful Lego modular by T. Spencer has achieved the support of 10,000 Lego enthusiasts and will be entered into the next review phase starting in January of 2015. This is the first time that a build specific to the Modular line has hit this goal. If Lego does produce this set, it will be the largest Ideas set…
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.
SargeantSasquatch over on Reddit shared this pretty awesome modular build. This Comic book store has tons of cool detail and there is a nice two story apartment above it. It's a shame that because of the Marvel and DC licenses that this would never make the cut on Lego Ideas; I'm sure it would gain all the support…
Collaborating on huge builds for a display or convention is one of the hardest things that we AFOL can do; Making time for meetings virtually or in person is difficult. The modular building scale did wonders in the Lego convention world because everything was built to a standard. The Micropolis standard does the…
Starting the first Sunday in October, Toys"R"Us will be giving away an exclusive and limited set with each $75 Lego purchase. Each successive week, another model in the series will be released.
Larry Johnson, whose music is often credited to L-A-J, has taken the nascent modular synthesis experiment that I recently posted, “Making Waves Make Waves,” and reworked it into something considerably more nuanced and complex, for which I am quite thankful. I’ve had field recordings reworked by others in the past, but…
Tangents is an occasional collection of short, lightly annotated mentions of sound-related activities.
The ellipsis in the title of the track “e for …” can be read as referring to several things, among them both the operational status of the work itself, and the means by which it accomplishes its goals.