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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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Corning tries to refute Galaxy Note 7 scratch test fail

Corning tries to refute Galaxy Note 7 scratch test fail

More shatter resistant but not really more scratch resistant. That might be the summary of Corning’s point about the Gorilla Glass 5 when its newest product was put to a test on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, leaving doubts as to the practical benefits of the new glass material. In a semi-official response to the scratch test, Corning’s execs try to offer explanations for the seemingly disappointing, if not shocking, evidence while, at the same time, not exactly offering assurances to users who might encounter similar real-world cases.

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How Gorilla Glass 5 made surviving everyday phone drops the priority

How Gorilla Glass 5 made surviving everyday phone drops the priority

It's a fact of life that, as smartphones have got bigger, slimmer, and more slippery, you're increasingly likely to drop them while playing Pokemon GO and smash the display. Corning can't stop you from getting over-excited at the sight of a wild Pikachu, but it does have a new version of its toughened glass, Gorilla Glass 5, which promises even greater resilience to being dropped on the next generation of smartphones and other devices.

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Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass paves way for bright multi-color logos

Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass paves way for bright multi-color logos

Corning, maker of Gorilla Glass, has announced the availability of a new technology that will enable manufacturers to display bright, multi-color logos on their devices. Called Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass, this new product is as durable as the maker’s other glasses, but can be printed with high-resolution and photo-quality images using an unspecified proprietary process. As well as logos, this could be used to print high-quality, detailed designs on the backs of phones, tablets, and more.

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Samsung “Turtle Glass” might be Gorilla Glass replacement

Samsung “Turtle Glass” might be Gorilla Glass replacement

Samsung has already showed how much it likes to do things on its own, from its own platform like Tizen OS, to its own semiconductors like Exynos. Of course, it already makes its own displays, which have earned quite the reputation in the industry. But one piece of that is still not it own, the protective glass that shields displays from the frightening events of every day life. That, however, might soon change if these rumors of a certain "Turtle Glass" from Samsung rings true.

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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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Everything Acer just unveiled at once

Everything Acer just unveiled at once

Acer just released a whole boatload of new devices and release information on those devices in New York City, showing off everything from smartphones to gaming displays. PCs are in here too, with Windows 10 devices and Chromebook both popping up on point. A couple of Android tablets are appearing here with Acer Aspire notebooks and Acer's K138ST, the world's first LED projector with an intelligent ambient light sensor. All devices in this collection will be released inside the next several months of 2015.

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