Google Project Ara : A vision for a $50 Lego-esque smartphone.

Google Wants Its Modular Ara Phone to Cost $50

 Parts of a functional Google Project Ara prototype

When Google sold off Motorola to Lenovo, everyone thought why did Google sell it off? But Google still kept a key part of Motorola : It’s Advanced Technology and Research group .

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Phonebloks concept

Motorola collaborated with PhoneBloks to create Project Ara, a modular smartphone. Continue reading Google Project Ara : A vision for a $50 Lego-esque smartphone.

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So long DS and Wii multiplayer! Nintendo is shutting multiplayer down on May 20

 

It’s official. The WiFi multiplayer services along with a few others ( online play, match making, leaderboards, etc) will stop working after May 20. Nintendo is also pulling the plug on the 3DS’ Video app. Continue reading So long DS and Wii multiplayer! Nintendo is shutting multiplayer down on May 20

Boeing Black: A self destructing James Bond-esque smartphone, for spies

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Boeing, yes the Airline giant, has quietly passed in a FCC filing for a smartphone. Not just any smartphone, a self destructing one!

Here is an official description of the tech behind it:

The Boeing Black phone is manufactured as a sealed device both with epoxy around the casing and with screws, the heads of which are covered with tamper proof covering to identify attempted disassembly. Any attempt to break open the casing of the device would trigger functions that would delete the data and software contained within the device and make the device inoperable.

Wow. A self destructing smartphone was the dream of James Bond and Mission Impossible fans! Finally, it has been realized!! Continue reading Boeing Black: A self destructing James Bond-esque smartphone, for spies

Can’t afford the S5? Dont worry, the Goophone is there for you!

Goophone S5

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The Galaxy S5 debuted about 2 days ago. In that 2 day time frame, knockoff smartphone maker Goophone has managed to churn out a knockoff Goophone S5: For those who can’t afford the S5 but want to flaunt it. Continue reading Can’t afford the S5? Dont worry, the Goophone is there for you!