Robtec And Project Ara Makes 3D Systems Stronger – Can It Go North Of $55?

Robtec is not a mom & pop operation. It was founded in 1994 and is the largest additive manufacturing services provider in Brazil and Latin America. Robtec gives 3D Systems access to multinational clients. Services comprised 28% of 3D Systems’ Q4 revenue. Google’s modular Project Ara phone also helps consumers save money. Avi Reichental is […]

Google hosts conference to shed light on Project Ara

Google’s innovative new smart phone, after combining Phonebloks with its acquisition of Motorola, was exposed to the public and developers with the intention of getting people excited for the future of modular smart phones. The two day conference, held Tuesday, April 15 to April 16, featured numerous lectures from many of the teams developing Project Ara. Most […]

Google’s Project Tango Team Partners with NASA to Make Autonomous Robots In Space

Google’s Project Tango smartphone isn’t just your average day smartphone, it packs in tons of special hardware that no other device on the market has, like the smartphone’s Myriad 1 vision processor chip which is capable of making a quarter of a million 3D measurements per second, this is exactly what NASA needed to get their Sphere […]


The idea of a smartphone that you build yourself using individual modules that slot together like Lego, each housing a specific feature or function, is definitely appealing, but no matter how much we think about it, Project Ara seems like a good idea on paper that may never work. The reality could easily be an expensive mess that’s never […]

Project Ara gets an update, three Endo sizes revealed

Google and Phonebloks have taken to releasing occasional snippets of information in fun video form about Project Ara, but in this most recent video we learned a little more about their release plans. While modular smartphones that exist as products you can purchase from your local electronics store are still quite a ways away, Phonebloks and […]

Google Previews New Designs for Its Modular Smartphones

oogle revealed new details about its plans for Project Ara, the company’s highly anticipated Android-powered modular smartphone at its Project Ara developers conference Tuesday. The conference aims to give developers a better understanding of how they can take advantage of the platform, and elaborates on the guidelines revealed to them last week when Google released […]

Google to ship Project Ara smartphone in January 2015

Google’s first self-assembly smartphone should be shipped in January 2015, according to project lead Paul Eremenko. The world’s first self-assembly smartphone could be in consumers’ hands as early as January 2015, the head of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group has disclosed. Speaking at Project Ara’s premier developers’ conference on Tuesday (15 April 2014), Paul […]

Why Google’s Modular Smartphone Might Actually Succeed

In a two-story building in an industrial district of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ara Knaian shows off prototypes of what could be the industry’s first completely modular smartphone. On workbenches sit prototypes of memory modules, battery modules, and processor modules, all designed to slide easily in and out of an aluminum smartphone “endoskeleton.” A prototype infrared imaging […]