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Tech21 demonstrates D30 impact fabric: we go hands-on

Tech21 demonstrates D30 impact fabric: we go hands-on

This week we've gotten our hands all covered in goop as Tech21 CEO Jason Roberts demonstrated for us the power of D30 impact fabric, a material they've got exclusive rights to for electronics-related implementation. What we've got here is a material you might recognize as Silly Puddy - it's close, but not precisely the same. While that toy was used to pick up the ink from newspapers and squish around for fun, this material is used to protect your smart devices from impact - devices which include the iPhone, Android smartphones of all kinds, and even larger devices such as the MacBook Pro.

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Moshi iGlaze Versacover for iPad 2 and 3 hands-on

Moshi iGlaze Versacover for iPad 2 and 3 hands-on

This week at CTIA 2012 we've caught up with Moshi, also known as the "purveyor of electronics fashion" to see what new accessories they had on hand for the whole Apple world and beyond. We got to look at several new items from the group including the iGlaze Versacover for iPad, a lovely pair of earbuds by the name of Vortex Pro, and a brand new USB cord for your iPhone. First and foremost though here we want to take a look at the Versacover, a magnetic flip-cover for the front of your iPad 2 or iPad 3rd generation device that's what very much appears to be a next-level design for the discerning iPad owner.

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Verizon HomeFusion residential 4G LTE hardware hands-on

Verizon HomeFusion residential 4G LTE hardware hands-on

The folks at Verizon have announced at their newest innovation for the home this month, HomeFusion for 4G LTE in your living room - and here at CTIA we've gotten to check out the hardware that'll make it all possible. All you'll really need are these two items: the cylinder-shaped antenna for attaching at the top of your house for starters, then this lovely router you see up in front of it. This router sits in your home as any normal router would, delivering to you 4G LTE speeds wherever you need it in any and all rooms in your abode.

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HTC One S micro-arc oxidation process eyes-on

HTC One S micro-arc oxidation process eyes-on

At CTIA 2012 we got the opportunity to take a peek at the process the HTC One S smartphone goes through before it has any technological wonders inserted inside - electricity on metal, metal stamping beforehand. What you're going to see here are several shots of the metal that makes up the HTC One S in all its glory, starting with a big gob of metal and moving on through the cutting process and down over to the final product of the electricity itself. Have a peek of what makes the HTC One S so scratch resistant, step by step.

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LG Optimus 4X and Vu hit CTIA: we go hands-on

LG Optimus 4X and Vu hit CTIA: we go hands-on

The folks at LG have brought several members of their next-generation smartphone family along to the USA, having only shown the LG Optimus 4X and LG Optimus Vu (phablet) off before at Mobile World Congress 2012. We got the opportunity to get another hands-on close-up experience with both of these devices - but before we go there, know this: LG has still not confirmed that they'll be bringing these devices to the USA, only that there is a possibility. Have a peek at some photos as well as hands-on video below.

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MasterCard demonstrates PayPass with Galaxy S II

MasterCard demonstrates PayPass with Galaxy S II

Speaking this week at CTIA in the first big keynote event, the President of Global Products and Solutions at MasterCard Gary Flood noted that they'll be working with "a simple tap, click, or touch." To do this, he called up his colleague who brought with him a white Samsung Galaxy S II embedded with NFC. Shown off here for the first time outside a simulated demonstration video was MasterCard PayPass.

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FCC CEO spectrum keynote comes from an iPad

FCC CEO spectrum keynote comes from an iPad

This week FCC CEO Julius Genachowski spoke on the expansion of spectrum across the board to carriers and how "we need to see improvements in efficiency in networks and devices" across the board. This speech had many of the same talking points coming up that the FCC had spoken on several times before, with items like "We'll of course continue to monitor competition in the wireless industry and take action where necessary" being talking points. What's perhaps more interesting to Apple fans than any of this, strangely enough, is the fact that this entire speech was done from an iPad.

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