Spiral 2 is the name of the newest version of Google's Project Ara smartphone. If you've ever dreamt of swapping out smartphone parts with ease or upgrading on the fly, you won't want to miss our coverage (and our impressions of all the modules that caught our eye in the promo video).
On today's show, we fill you in on the latest Project Ara and Hyperloop news, check out a stop-motion animator's cool Nintendo Power Glove hack and explain why Duke University's lab-grown muscle fibers are so special.
The Spiral 2 is Google's second prototype of a modular phone built under its Project Ara. These phones will let you mix and match hardware parts, such as cameras or screens.
A Finland-based firm is offering a modular smartphone that's simpler than Google's Project Ara. The open-source device is slated to hit the market in the latter half of 2015.
Google is sending out hardware for Project Ara, which will let you build a personalised phone from a selection of bolt-together elements.
Toshiba is slated to be a major chip supplier for the Project Ara smartphone, according to a Japan-based report.
The company wants a base "gray phone" model of its Project Ara modular smartphone available by early next year.
This is the first step in a march to launch the final MDK for Google's modular smartphone design by the end of 2014.
Google's modular phone gets it's own conference, and the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Amazon Fire TV are here!
The fascinating modular phone project, still owned by Google, could arrive as early as 2015 and will have a low price tag.