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Google hopes Project Ara will change the way you see smartphones

But first it needs developers to make what consumers want.

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Google details its ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone

The system will be based around a basic $50 skeleton with customizable modules

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Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

The company clarifies that emails are automatically scanned to provide users with tailored advertising and better search results

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Before Project Ara, others envisaged a modular phone, too

NTT DoCoMo, Modu and Microsoft have all showed modular concept phones, but Ara might be the most advanced yet.

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Report: Google to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace, previously wooed by Facebook

New Mexico-based Titan's aircraft are designed to stay aloft for years and can provide voice and data services

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Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results

The move, in early discussions, would add a layer of security for Web users.

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Google rallies to sell developers on Project Ara

But Google's modular smartphone architecture is at best a long shot, according to an analyst.

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Battle of the digital assistants: Windows Phone Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri

Even in beta, Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant has an impressive amount to say for itself. But is it enough to keep up?

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Aereo getting Chromecast support on May 29

The cloud antenna/DVR service is adding another way to send its streaming video to your TV: Google's handy Chromecast stick.

on techhive.com

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Google amps up fight against malicious apps with enhanced Android security

A small number of people could see warnings with the new system, Google said.