Liz Gannes

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With Project Ara’s Modular Hardware, Future Motorola Phones May Look Like Tetris Games

Motorola said on Monday night that it hopes to divide up future phones into component modules. The Google-owned company’s new Project Ara will be a modular hardware platform developed in the open in partnership with Phonebloks. The idea is for users to build phones with different combinations of parts to suit their needs, and then replace and upgrade parts as necessary, rather than buying whole new phones. Motorola said to expect more information for developers “sometime this winter.”


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik