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Motorola Ara modular phones tag dscout for early feedback

Motorola Ara modular phones tag dscout for early feedback

The folks responsible for the strange and mysterious hardware known as Project Ara have asked for early assistance from potential users of the device(s) here this week. What they've unveiled is a connection to dscout, an app which allows project leaders to connect with users around the world. What you've got here is Motorola asking the public to inspire them, plain and simple.

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Motorola modular phone Project Ara teams with 3D Systems for manufacturing

Motorola modular phone Project Ara teams with 3D Systems for manufacturing

If there was any doubt that Motorola would continue to push forward with their modular smartphone project through the future, it's been given another kick in the pants today. Motorola Mobility LLC, A Google Company, has today announced their new partnership with the 3D printing group 3D Systems for the modular smartphone system called Project Ara. This partnership will allow Motorola to get one step closer to what they describe as "production-level speeds and volumes."

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Motorola smart tattoos hit throat: lie detector mics abound

Motorola smart tattoos hit throat: lie detector mics abound

A patent application has been made public this week which shows Motorola to be thinking about creating "tattoo stickers" that would be applied to a users throat. These aren't the same sort of temporary tattoos you'd have gotten in 12-packs of Barqs rootbeer in the 90's, but a sort of sticker that'd be just a bit more long-lasting. What Motorola proposes here is that the user would keep this sticker/tattoo on their throat and use it as a microphone for their smartphone - one that could do just a bit more than listen to what you're saying.

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Android 4.4 KitKat updates approach: HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung

Android 4.4 KitKat updates approach: HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung

Google appears to be getting serious about putting the whole modern device lineup on their newest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system software update here just days after the system was revealed in full. While you'll be able to pick up the LG-made Google Nexus 5 right this minute, each of the four major US-based manufacturers of smartphones have sounded off on when they'll be pushing the Android 4.4 KitKat update to their newest and most popular machines.

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Motorola teams with SOL Tracks Air headphones for dual-device connection

Motorola teams with SOL Tracks Air headphones for dual-device connection

This week Motorola has announced that they're teaming up with SOL Republic for a pair of bluetooth headphones by the name of SOL Tracks Air. What you've got here is a pair of headphones that's able to concurrently connect to two different devices at once. In other words - if you've been worried about receiving a phone call while you've had your Bluetooth headphones attached to your gaming PC in the past, you're not alone.

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Motorola’s Project Ara joins Phonebloks in modular smartphone ambitions

Motorola’s Project Ara joins Phonebloks in modular smartphone ambitions

We've discussed the relatively new initiative Phonebloks a couple times this year, a project kicked off by creator Dave Hakkens that has taken to social media to garner mass support for its mission. As it turns out, Motorola has had a similar project in mind -- a modular mobile phone with removable parts -- which it announced today as Project Ara, a sort of update to its Sticky endeavors that have taken place over the last few months.

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