Project Ara has gone live, the first public demonstration of a working prototype took place on May 29, 2015 at the Google I/O conference. The day that changed how we connect electronics together.
Project Ara Lead Engineer Rafa Camargo took the helm for the demonstration, happily hands on with Project Ara, snapping into place all of the modules that make a phone a phone. Startup time and operation seemed just like any other phone. Taking a picture of an audience with a phone, now that’s pure Rafa. What makes Project Ara so special then? Its whats on under the surface that makes the difference.
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Since the inception of the mobile phone new features and technology has been rolled into these handheld wonders. Unfortunately with each new technology a new generation of phone has been required to integrate the technology, also requiring the wholesale disposal of the previous generation. Think of this development process as hard wiring of functionality, a process that requires phone manufacturers to maintain their own system architecture and continually modify the hardware and software to add new functionality.
The current smartphone architectures also limit the choice for consumers, limiting it to the hardware manufacturers want to include, a decision generally based on gaining the most market share. If you want a phone with functions that aren’t in the mainstream vocabulary you are out of luck. This is just the nature of trying to cater for a generalised user base and has led to phone manufacturers battling over screen resolution or phone thickness. Never willing to take a chance with a feature only few would ever require.
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Norway December 2009 saw a massive story break around the world ‘What are the Anomalous Spiral Lights in the Skies above Norway?” The question was echoed around the world by every news and cable channel, the story very quickly went viral. You may have assumed the phenomenon was a once off, especially if you watch cable news but the truth is they continue to occur to this day.
The Norway Anomalous Spiral incident was after a few months explained as a failed rocket test carried out by Russia, and the story went quiet. This explanation however didn’t sit well with many people and raised more questions than answers. How is it possible for a rocket to spin in place and burn up for nearly 10 minutes, more time than it has fuel for? Then there is also the fact that rockets are sent a self destruct mechanism to stop out of control rockets slamming back to Earth and potentially causing massive damage (see the video of the Titan 4 Explosion at Cape Canaveral).
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