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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus hits USA with SideSync this month

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus hits USA with SideSync this month

Perhaps you've heard of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus before - it was originally announced in a flurry of device drops back in June at an event that also unveiled desktop machines like the Samsung ATIV One 5 Style. This next-generation ATIV notebook is now being ushered in for its USA-based release this morning alongside full compatibility with Samsung's newest ecosystem-tying software SideSync under a display so bright and sharp that you may very well want to replace your old machines entirely.

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LG Optimus F3 heads to Virgin Mobile with 4G LTE

LG Optimus F3 heads to Virgin Mobile with 4G LTE

This week the folks at Virgin Mobile have let it be known that they're bringing the LG Optimus F3 to their ranks, complete with the full 2013 LG suite of software features. Inside there's a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and up above a 4-inch IPS LCD display, covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for reinforced scratch resistance.

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iPhone 5S Sapphire Crystal Displays out: Apple and the Vertu factor

iPhone 5S Sapphire Crystal Displays out: Apple and the Vertu factor

Vertu COO Perry Oosting spoke this week on the company's past with Apple, noting how dealings with Sapphire Crystal Displays fell through. This British luxury phone company, Vertu, has itself created smartphones with just such displays working in a lovely manner - but for mass production, it seems, it just wasn't meant to be. According to this fellow Oosting, Apple's choice of Gorilla Glass 3 for future iPhones was a far more feasible choice.

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Apple Willow Glass “iWatch” smartwatch could be very curved indeed

Apple Willow Glass “iWatch” smartwatch could be very curved indeed

Apple's much-rumored smartwatch could be the first broadscale implementation of Corning's flexible Willow Glass, potentially opening the door to an iOS-connected timepiece that wraps its display fully around the wrist. Speculation of an Apple-made Pebble rival resurged over the weekend with chatter that the Cupertino firm was working with Foxconn on a power-efficient companion device to the iPhone, featuring a curved glass screen. Exactly how curved that might be was unclear, but according to the New York Times the flexed wearable could be wrapped entirely about the wearer's arm.

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