Gorilla Glass

ASUS Zenbook Infinity wraps super-skinny ultrabook in Gorilla Glass 3

ASUS Zenbook Infinity wraps super-skinny ultrabook in Gorilla Glass 3

Once upon a time, glass was a fragile thing; now, thanks to toughening tech, ASUS can splash a slab of the stuff across the top of its new Zenbook Infinity notebook. Topped by a sheet of Gorilla Glass 3, the same toughened material as we're used to seeing fronting smartphones and tablets, the Zenbook Infinity uses that extra rigidity and strength to drop a dress size, metaphorically speaking, and trim things down to just 15.5mm at its thickest.

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ASUS Zenbook Infinity teased: 15.5mm thick with lashings of Gorilla Glass 3

ASUS Zenbook Infinity teased: 15.5mm thick with lashings of Gorilla Glass 3

ASUS will bring its new ultrabook, the Zenbook Infinity, to Computex 2013 the company has confirmed, a slimmer, lighter, and - so the company promises - more attractive update to its previous Zenbook models. The new Infinity version will trim its bulk by 14-percent, with thickness down to just 15.5mm, fusing Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the lid to the aluminum frame.

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Caterpillar B15 rugged smartphone hands-on: surprisingly well balanced

Caterpillar B15 rugged smartphone hands-on: surprisingly well balanced

If you've ever used a "rugged" smartphone or tablet before, you'll be surprised to hear that the newest of these rare unicorns is not slow and stunted like those of the past have been - instead the CAT B15 is a rather well balanced device. We've had a peek at the B15 from CAT (or Caterpillar, however you like), and found it to be both obviously able to withstand a beating and appearing to run as quick in its Android implementation as we'd expect a 2013 device to be.

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Corning Gorilla Glass 3 appears this spring

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 appears this spring

The benefits of having a phone outfitted with Corning Gorilla Glass are already well known, but the company is about to kick it up a notch with a new iteration of the tough-as-nails glass. That's right - Corning has an all new version of Gorilla Glass ready for the new year, and it will be making its debut at CES 2013. As you might imagine, Gorilla Glass 3 offers a number of improvements over its predecessor, with Corning boasting some particularly impressive statistics to CNET.

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Nexus 4 T-Mobile Review

Nexus 4 T-Mobile Review

The difference between the Google Play Nexus 4 and the T-Mobile Nexus 4 is neither in the hardware nor in the software, but in the cost and agreement you'll be making with T-Mobile - but that doesn't mean we can't give some more time to Google's own smartphone hero for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - for science! First be sure to take a peek at our original full Nexus 4 review as done by our own Vincent Nguyen, then have another dive in with the slight differences between it and the T-Mobile edition - must be something for the massive difference in price, right?

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Acer Aspire S7 Review

Acer Aspire S7 Review

The larger of the two big-hitters in the Acer Aspire S7 series Ultrabooks sits here on our desk like a high-powered glass-covered knife, ready to bring the best we've seen in touchscreen-toting Windows 8-optimized notebook action to the market. This machine has been delivered to our doorstep in its most powerful configuration, all $1,649 USD of it - complete with a 3rd Generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core i7-3517U Processor clocked in at 1.9GHz. The 13.3-inch display here is a beastly Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit bit of technology with 10 finger touch and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Now we've got to see if this is enough to match up with that price - or if after all is said and done, the price will be the last of your thoughts in this next-generation experience!

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Corning announces 1 billion Gorilla Glass devices

Corning announces 1 billion Gorilla Glass devices

Many of us dread the moment when we might scratch our smartphone screens. That's why a lot of people protect them with cases or maybe even just a simple screen protector. However, the advancement of glass technology has improved over the years, and Corning is just one manufacturer that's making an impact. The company's tough-as-nails Gorilla Glass has been installed on over 1 billion devices so far.

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iPhones with curved glass and extruded metal sized up in Samsung trial

iPhones with curved glass and extruded metal sized up in Samsung trial

Fans of the design process behind the most famous smartphone of all, the iPhone, are finding that the Apple vs Samsung trial taking place this summer is a treasure trove of visual clues on how the device came to be what it is today. What we're seeing today is an unearthed (by Network World) deposition by former Apple designer Douglas Satzger which lets the world know of a couple previously under-wraps early versions of the iPhone. One of these prototype devices had two panes of reinforced curved glass - one on the front, one on the back.

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Corning flexible Willow Glass revealed for ultra-slim power

Corning flexible Willow Glass revealed for ultra-slim power

At the Society for Information Display's Display Week in Boston, Corning has revealed that they've begun working on their next-generation flexible Willow Glass. This glass will be made for what we must assume will be flexible displays on mobile devices and will allow the possibility of displays being "wrapped" around a device or structure. Corning Willow Glass is able to be processed at temperatures up to 500 degrees C, this allowing manufacturers to move forward with continuous "roll-to-roll" processes, a "long awaited industry milestone" in manufacturing efficiency.

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