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Lilbits: Gaming on RISC-V, and OnePlus to make CPU throttling optional (instead of mandatory)

This week NVIDIA showed that its possible to build a gaming computer featuring an ARM processor and NVIDIA RTX graphics, hinting at the possibility of upcoming Chromebooks or Linux laptops featuring that sort of combination. But ARM may not be the only alternative CPU architecture that can be used for gaming. A developer has added […]

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Corning Gorilla Glass Victus promises 2X better scratch resistance

Corning’s durable Gorilla Glass has been covering the displays of high-end smartphones for years, promising to reduce the chances that your phone will shatter when falling to the ground. But it hasn’t always been very good at protecting phones from scratches. Now Corning is introducing its next-gen version that it calls Gorilla Glass Victus, and the […]

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Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 will let you drop your phone more often

Corning’s Gorilla Glass has been protecting smartphone displays for years, and now the company says its latest iteration is designed to withstand falls from greater heights… and more frequent falls. Gorilla Glass 6 was able to withstand 15 drops onto a rough surface from a height of one meter (3.3 feet) in Corning’s laboratory tests. […]

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Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is designed to survive drops over 5 feet (most of the time)

Corning’s Gorilla Glass is a touch, scratch-resistant type of glass that’s often used in smartphones to help prevent screens from scratching or cracking when they come in contact with other objects (like the ground). Nearly two years after the introducing of Gorilla Glass 4, which was set to survive about 80 percent of one-meter (3.3 […]

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Corning developing Project Phire tough glass screens

Corning makes the damage-resistant Gorilla Glass screens used in a large number of premium smartphones. But now the company’s working on a new technology which it says will be even more scratch-resistant. Project Phire is an effort to create new screens that are almost as tough to scratch as sapphire displays, but which are less […]

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Corning Gorilla Glass 4 promises better drop protection for smartphone, tablet screens

Corning is introducing its next generation of damage resistant glass which can be used for smartphone and tablet screens. The company tested Gorilla Glass 4 by dropping it face-down ontro a rough surface from one meter and found that the glass survived the fall “up to 80 percent of the time.” Don’t tend to drop […]

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Corning’s antimicrobial glass could keep your phone from making you sick

Are you sick of your phone? It’s probably better than getting sick from your phone… which is probably covered in bacteria from all those times you tap or swipe the glass screen every day. Corning wants to help you keep your phone germ-free (or at least closer to germ-free than it is now) with a new […]

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Lilbits (7-29-2013): Android 4.3 speeds up the original Nexus 7

When the original Google Nexus 7 hit the streets a year ago, it offered crazy good specs for a low price. It was probably the most powerful tablet you could buy for $200. But users started to notice that performance degraded over time, especially after upgrading the OS from Android 4.1 to Android 4.2. Now […]

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Corning promises Gorilla Glass 3 will be even more scratch-resistant

Corning Gorilla Glass is a sturdy glass material which has proven popular with smartphone and tablet makers because it’s tougher to shatter or scratch than traditional glass. Now Corning is getting ready to launch the third generation of Gorilla Glass, which is even tougher to break. Gorilla Glass 3 will be on display at the […]

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Corning Gorilla Glass 2 products coming this spring

Corning’s sturdy Gorilla Glass has become popular with phone and tablet makers looking for a scratch and shatter-resistant surface for their mobile devices. Now Corning is getting ready to launch its next version of Gorilla Glass, and this time it will be thinner and more touch sensitive, but just as sturdy. Corning tells the folks […]