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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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OnePlus Concept One smartphone’s “invisible cameras” hide when not in use

While some smartphone makers have been working on ways to hide the front-facing camera by placing it behind the screen, OnePlus has developed a concept smartphone that hides the rear cameras for some reason. The company plans to show off the Oneplus Concept One smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show next week, and while we’ll probably have […]

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is faster and cheaper

Google Glass never really took of as a consumer device. But Google hasn’t given up on its head-mounted display platform. Two years after launching Google Glass Enterprise Edition, Google is launching an upgraded version with a faster processor, better camera performance, and optional safety frames for use in manufacturing and other industrial environments. Google Glass […]

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ZTE Iceberg has 2 notches (top and bottom for front-facing stereo speakers)

Notches may be the controversial smartphone design trend of the year. But it looks like ZTE is thinking about going all-in on an upcoming phone by including not just a notch at the top of the screen, but a second one at the bottom. The Chinese device maker has submitted pictures of an unreleased phone […]

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LG’s new fingerprint sensor fits below a smartphone screen (no separate button required)

Most high-end smartphones hitting the market these days feature fingerprint sensors (and some mid-range phones have them too). But there’s no real consensus on the best place to put the scanner: some phones have them below the screen, others on the back. A few companies even put them on the sides of the phone. LG […]

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Sony SmartEyeglass hits the FCC

Sony introduced a SmartEyeglass software developer kit a few months ago. Now it looks like the company could have hardware to go with the software kit soon. A listing for Sony SmartEyeglass just showed up at the FCC, which suggests that the company plans to begin distributing its wearable computer soon. SmartEyeglass works a bit […]

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Glass Explorer program ends, Google Glass to become a consumer product

Google is ending the Glass Explorer program and will stop selling Google Glass kits for $1500. But this might be good news for enthusiasts of Google’s wearable computing device that puts a screen just above your eye. That’s because Google Glass is moving out of the research division at Google X and the team working on the […]

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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 […]