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Corning Gorilla Glass NBT arrives for touchscreen laptops

Corning Gorilla Glass NBT arrives for touchscreen laptops

We've mostly seen Corning's toughened Gorilla Glass used on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets to prevent scratching and the like. While a few laptops have Gorilla Glass installed, Corning is wanting to break into that market even further, and have introduced Gorilla Glass NBT specifically made for touchscreen laptops.

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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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Gorilla Glass maker details anti-reflective and antimicrobial phone displays

Gorilla Glass maker details anti-reflective and antimicrobial phone displays

Touch screens are quite a marvel, but they still come with a few downsides. The glass used can be highly reflective, making it hard to see the display in open daylight, and since we touch our phones constantly, they're susceptible to getting all sorts of germs on them. However, Gorilla Glass make Corning says they're developing a new glass to counter these annoyances.

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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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Gorilla Glass for cars tipped for lighter, quieter automobiles

Gorilla Glass for cars tipped for lighter, quieter automobiles

Gorilla Glass is used in millions of handheld products, including smartphones and tablets. The glass offers a stronger, more durable build that makes it scratch-resistent and less likely to break. While it's mostly meant for consumer electronic devices, we could be seeing Gorilla Glass make its way into the auto industry as soon as next year.

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Corning forecasts three-year wait for flexible glass gadgets

Corning forecasts three-year wait for flexible glass gadgets

Corning is a very old company having been around for 161 years now. The company supplies glass and other items to some of the largest companies in the technology world, including Apple. Recently some of the most consistent rumors for Apple devices have been concerning the iWatch smartwatch.

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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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Optical Cables by Corning brings Thunderbolt cables to the budget crowd

Optical Cables by Corning brings Thunderbolt cables to the budget crowd

We all know how expensive cables for our beloved devices can be, especially things like their Thunderbolt cables direct from an Apple Store. Today the folks from Corning announced a brand new sister company called Optical Cables by Corning, and they'll be delivering longer, more durable and lightweight cables for a low price. More details below.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 3, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 3, 2013

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. Today Google settled its antitrust case with the FTC, avoiding fines in return for agreeing to license its standard-essential patents and removing advertising limits. The BlackBerry Z10 has leaked for Verizon and AT&T, while the ZTE P945 phablet has been revealed in leaked renders. Samsung has confirmed its oft-rumored Tizen handsets for 2013, with ASUS announcing a Leap Motion partnership today that will bring gesture controls to its PCs.

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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 24, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 24, 2012

Give yourself a pat on the back, because you've officially made it through Wednesday - only two more days to go and the weekend is here again. We had a lot of news hit today, so let's jump right in. Today we may have seen some leaked press shots of the LG Nexus 4, but then sadly found out that they might be fake. The Galaxy Note II is now available for order at T-Mobile, but it's a bit on the expensive side when compared to a certain other carrier, and new Apple documents have revealed that Samsung is the focus of a 3G patent antitrust investigation here in the US.

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