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Gorilla Glass will also bend for foldable phones soon

Gorilla Glass will also bend for foldable phones soon

The Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X have wowed crowds at MWC 2019 with their folding tricks but while these two bend in different ways, they share one thing in common that enables them to do so. They use plastic polymers for screens instead of glass because the latter just doesn't bend so easily. That said, Corning, creators of the ubiquitous Gorilla Glass, is already working on a solution that could satisfy all requirements. It's just a matter of time and working around the laws of physics.

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CAT S60 Review: Hardcore to a fault

CAT S60 Review: Hardcore to a fault

The world's first thermal imaging smartphone is the CAT S60, a device first introduced back in February of 2016. This smartphone is part of a collection of Android-based devices made by the folks at CAT, aka Caterpillar. We've not traditionally reviewed a lot of Android devices this far from their original release date for several reasons, one of which is Android updates.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 and Lite official: AI Selfie Master

Xiaomi Mi A2 and Lite official: AI Selfie Master

This morning we're taking a peek at two new phones from Xiaomi, the Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite. Much like some of the other two-tier smartphone releases of late from other companies, Xiaomi has two distinct phones here with the same name. The larger device has a rectangular display, and the "Lite" version has a notch. How weird!

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Gorilla Glass 6 focuses on drops, coming to Galaxy Note 9 maybe

Gorilla Glass 6 focuses on drops, coming to Galaxy Note 9 maybe

Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 has made durability tests one-thirds boring. Unless you have a Mohs level 6 pick in your pocket or an open glass cutter in you bag, phone screens are mostly safe from scratches. They might, however, not be that protected from drops, which could result in shattering. That is why for the Gorilla Glass 6, Corning has focused on making the material survive more drops from higher heights.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco: The most unique phone you cannot buy

Nokia 8 Sirocco: The most unique phone you cannot buy

The Nokia 8 Sirocco isn't coming to the United States, but you may well wish it was. This device has an uncommon collection of specifications to it - one we're not used to rolling with here in the United States. It begins with a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge curved pOLED 2K resolution display "in a compact form that nestles perfectly in any hand."

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Apple’s first Advanced Manufacturing Fund investment goes to Corning

Apple’s first Advanced Manufacturing Fund investment goes to Corning

Back at the beginning of the month, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that his company would set aside $1 billion for a new "Advanced Manufacturing Fund." At the time, Cook didn't say who would ultimately benefit from this fund, but today we're learning that Corning will be the first company to get an investment from it. Corning, as many of you already know, is the company behind Gorilla Glass, which adorns many phones on the market today.

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OnePlus 3T release details launch

OnePlus 3T release details launch

This morning the OnePlus 3T has been detailed in full - albeit a bit early - thanks to a cached OnePlus webpage via Google. This device takes the features and abilities of the recently launched OnePlus 3 and turns up the volume just a tiny bit. This phone looks almost identical to its most recent predecessor - one could mistake one for the other quite easily.

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Galaxy Note 7 screen turns out to be scratch resistant

Galaxy Note 7 screen turns out to be scratch resistant

Although it is definitely its most fatal flaw, the Galaxy Note 7’s first major criticism wasn’t actually about its literally smoking hot battery. Instead, it was about the display that was strengthened by Corning’s new and extra strong Gorilla Glass 5. Smartphone torture expert Zack from JerryRigEverything refuted the marketing, even causing Corning itself to put out a statement in its defense. Now, nearly three months later, JerryRigEverything admits an innocent error in his test and, in a complete U-turn, proves that the Galaxy Note 7 doesn’t scratch easily after all. Too bad it’s all moot now.

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Google Pixel XL vs Pixel first impressions and hands-on

Google Pixel XL vs Pixel first impressions and hands-on

Today Google has revealed two smartphones, one the Pixel, the other the Pixel XL. These devices are made to be part of Google's bigger picture - a future in which the company is known for its hardware and software suite, not just a company that makes Android and releases Nexus devices mainly for developers. This larger machine has more pixels than its companion, coming in at 2K (2560 x 1440) at 5.5-inches instead of 1080p and 5-inches, not entirely unlike the Nexus 6P was to the Nexus 5X.

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Google Pixel first impressions and hands-on

Google Pixel first impressions and hands-on

This morning Google's big Pixel event has revealed two devices, the smaller of the two being the Pixel phone. This device looks quite sleek, reminiscent of previous Google Nexus phones but making a visual name for itself with its metal edge and glass up front and behind. The top third of the backside of the Pixel is glass, while the rest is aluminum. Colors on the front match the back, and the back also has a fingerprint scanner, not unlike the Nexus 6P.

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Google Pixel device leaks at last minute before event

Google Pixel device leaks at last minute before event

The past several weeks have been a bit of an incremental leak-fest for Google for their Pixel phone set. Today is the day in which the company reveals the whole shebang, but not before the primary smartphone in the set comes to light in all its glory. This device isn't meant to destroy the competition with specifications, it seems, but branding. This will be the first Google-branded device completely devoid of indication that it's made by HTC.

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Corning’s next-gen wearable glass will be nigh unbreakable

Corning’s next-gen wearable glass will be nigh unbreakable

Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ has been revealed today by the company that makes massive amounts of display glass for many mobile devices. Corning makes its mark year after year on phones and tablets - smartphones, mostly - covering them all with their reinforced glass. Corning Gorilla Glass SR+, they suggest, will "significantly reduce visible scratches while delivering the toughness, optical clarity, and touch sensitivity that make Gorilla Glass famous."

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