Skip to Content

All-Purpose Handheld

Stripped naked, the Modu is slightly larger than a domino, with a small screen, a seven-­button keypad, and one gigabyte of data storage. It’s a working cell phone, but it can also be popped into larger gadgets–called “jackets” and “mates”–that borrow its wireless connection, processor, and stored data. Mates are things like PDAs and GPS receivers that work fine on their own; jackets work only with the Modu inside and are mostly larger phones with added features and bigger screens.

Credit: Courtesy of Modu

Product: Modu

Cost: Around 200 euros for a base unit and two jackets

Source: www.modumobile.com

Company: Modu

Keep Reading

Most Popular

Large language models can do jaw-dropping things. But nobody knows exactly why.

And that's a problem. Figuring it out is one of the biggest scientific puzzles of our time and a crucial step towards controlling more powerful future models.

The problem with plug-in hybrids? Their drivers.

Plug-in hybrids are often sold as a transition to EVs, but new data from Europe shows we’re still underestimating the emissions they produce.

How scientists traced a mysterious covid case back to six toilets

When wastewater surveillance turns into a hunt for a single infected individual, the ethics get tricky.

Google DeepMind’s new generative model makes Super Mario–like games from scratch

Genie learns how to control games by watching hours and hours of video. It could help train next-gen robots too.

Stay connected

Illustration by Rose Wong

Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review

Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.

Thank you for submitting your email!

Explore more newsletters

It looks like something went wrong.

We’re having trouble saving your preferences. Try refreshing this page and updating them one more time. If you continue to get this message, reach out to us at customer-service@technologyreview.com with a list of newsletters you’d like to receive.