Category: Innovation

Project Ara

Google’s Grand Plan with Project Ara Modular Smartphone

Google made a lot of buzz in the tech-world in the beginning of 2014 by announcing its plan to launch a modular smartphone platform with interchangeable units. It almost feels like a science fiction project and rightfully so. After-all, the project is headed by former DARPA director, Regina E. Dugan. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies for use by the military. But what is really behind Google’s initiative? Is it just another way to monetize already booming smartphone market? Or, is it...

You cannot experience 3D-movies like Avatar on Amazon Fire Phone. Here is why.

There is a lot of buzz about Amazon’s new 3D smartphone. The best thing is, it is possible to look the screen from any angle and see the amazing 3D effects on this phone. But, at least for now, the 3D effects are limited to UI and some simple games Amazon introduced at its launch. The 3D effects of existing 3D-films cannot be experienced when watched on Amazon Fire. The reason is how 3D is implemented in the Fire phone. This phone equips four ultra low-powered IR sensors to constantly track the position of eyes and mouth of the user....

Open-source Modular Prefabricated Homes: Lessons to be Learned from Project Ara

  Google is all about to change the smartphone landscape during next few years – betting big time on Project Ara, a project which aims to bring the power of open-source development to hardware too. The idea is people can buy a basic framework of the phone for as less as $50 (They call this framework Endoskelton), and as time goes buy and when user wants it he or she can upgrade it by attaching various modules for their need. This is a great idea and will reduce the digital divide by a great extend, but there are much important...