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With Google's mix-and-match Project Ara handsets, the time is ripe for wacky add-ons to truly customize your phone.
What exactly is a "modular phone" and why would you want one? We take a look at all the things we know -- and don't -- with this build-it-yourself smartphone design.
How will wearable devices integrate into our daily lives? Designer Gadi Amit speaks to CNET about his products like Fitbit and the modular Project Ara smartphone.
The company wants a base "gray phone" model of its Project Ara modular smartphone available by early next year.
The fascinating modular phone project, still owned by Google, could arrive as early as 2015 and will have a low price tag.
In a report, project lead Paul Eremenko talks details about the tech giant's far-out initiative to make a free, open hardware platform for customizable smartphones.
Google Motorola has announced Ara, a project to create a modular smartphone that allows you to swap out components, partnering with Phonebloks' Dave Hakkens.
The highly modular approach aims to let you swap in items such as keyboard, battery, or display so that your handset stays up-to-date much longer than today's smartphones.
Casttoos are customizable, waterproof cast decals. You e-mail in the image of your choice and they'll mail you out a decal that can be affixed via hairdryer.
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