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Sonovation unveils ultrasound fingerprint biometric touch sensor under glass

Sonovation unveils ultrasound fingerprint biometric touch sensor under glass

Fingerprint scanners are common today on smartphones and other devices. The benefit of having the fingerprint reader is that the user of the smartphone doesn't need to remember a password and since fingerprints are unique, no one else can gain access to the device. A company called Sonovation has announced a breakthrough in fingerprint sensors with its ultrasound fingerprint biometric touch sensor under glass.

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ZTE Axon is first to use Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass

ZTE Axon is first to use Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass

Corning has been making Gorilla Glass for a long time now and the product is well received in the smartphone industry. Most major smartphone makers out there are using Gorilla Glass over the top of their LCDs to help prevent scratches and breaks. With more and more people using their smartphones constantly and sharing them among multiple people, bacteria on smartphones has become an issue.

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Corning promises sapphire-like scratch resistance in new product

Corning promises sapphire-like scratch resistance in new product

While it's not like Corning hasn't promised extra-tough glass for devices in the past, this year might be different. In Corning's quarterly call with investors this week, Corning suggested that they had more than one product up their sleeve for the coming year. One of these products will be (and already is) Gorilla Glass 4 - the next in line for improved scratch-resistance, 3D shaping, and "several other surface capabilities." The other works with "sapphire-like scratch resistance" - a feat not easily accomplished without actually working with sapphire in the mix.

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Galaxy Alpha first to use Gorilla Glass 4, Galaxy Note 4 follows

Galaxy Alpha first to use Gorilla Glass 4, Galaxy Note 4 follows

With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus missing the expected sapphire glass display, the world goes back to normal and eyes turn once again to industry leader Corning. Long detractors of the whole sapphire glass hype, Corning has been pushing its latest iteration of its own damage resistant glass, Gorilla Glass 4. The company has just revealed who its very first customer was: Samsung. The Korean manufacturer bestowed this thin but strong glass first on the metal clad Galaxy Alpha, followed later on by the Galaxy Note 4.

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Gorilla Glass 4 will bring in better drop protection

Gorilla Glass 4 will bring in better drop protection

Your smartphone screen has come a long way since the feature phone days. Nearly scratch-proof, and highly resistant to shattering, it doesn’t seem as though it could get much better at times. Corning, makers of Gorilla Glass (I can almost guarantee that’s what your smartphone has covering its pixels), don’t rely on ‘good enough’. The company today announces Gorilla Glass 4, the lineal successor in their product line, and almost assuredly the covering you’ll find on your next flagship phone purchase.

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Is Moto G better than Moto X (2014)?

Is Moto G better than Moto X (2014)?

Last year we had a bit of a chat surrounding our reviews of Moto X and Moto G, and several readers suggested something outrageous. They suggested that the Moto G (2013) might be a better value than the Moto X (2013). This year, the differences between the two devices are more radical than they were last year. Could Motorola have made a mistake, creating too large a value gap between their two hero phones?

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Corning donates $1.8M in hardware to private space telescope

Corning donates $1.8M in hardware to private space telescope

A cancelled NASA program appears to be the source of a major stash of mirror components Corning will soon be donating to a private cause. Suggesting the original project will not be revealed due to customer confidentiality, Corning has made note that they’ll be sending the collection to BoldlyGo Institute. This group will be aiming to put its ASTRO-1 telescope into orbit within the next 15 years.

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Kyocera teases durable yet affordable Sapphire Shield display

Kyocera teases durable yet affordable Sapphire Shield display

Many iPhone fans are waiting with bated breath to see if Apple's next smartphone will indeed sport that much desired sapphire glass display. It seems, however, that whether or not the iPhone 6 boasts this material is no longer relevant to Kyocera's business plans. The Japanese electronics manufacturer has just put up a video teaser, claiming that it has more street creds to make sapphire displays not just a reality but also a financially feasible option.

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iPhone 6 sapphire display crystal display: unbending, unbreakable

iPhone 6 sapphire display crystal display: unbending, unbreakable

In this latest iPhone 6 leak, we divert our attention ever so slightly away from the rather contentious subject of screen sizes and return once more to the once hot topic of sapphire crystal displays. Now, courtesy of vlogger Marques Brownlee, more popularly known as MKBHD, we are getting a closer look at what is supposed to be the sapphire crystal display panel for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

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