Tag Archive: Glass

iPhone 7s Plus may get curved glass body

The iPhone may finally ditch its metal casing in 2017 in favor of a new curved glass casing similar to the one found on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge. Apple’s next big redesign of the iPhone is slated for next year, reports KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who claims in his latest note to investors that […]

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Yes, your glass Apple TV remote will break if you drop it

The tech accessories industry had better get to work on coming up with a protective case for a new Apple product that appears to be fragile – the remote control for Apple TV. The above remote fell onto a tiled floor from a person’s lap and shattered. It does not work, costing the owner an […]

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Samsung wants to be king of the jungle with Gorilla Glass rival

Not content with making displays, memory chips, storage, and whatever else for rival handsets, Samsung is reportedly looking to take on Corning’s with a shatterproof Gorilla Glass alternative — currently code-named “Turtle.” According to the report, which appeared on Chinese social media, Samsung intends for the scratch-resistant glass to not just be used on smartphones […]

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Tony Fadell: I volunteered to save Google Glass

When Tony Fadell was put in charge of Google Glass earlier this year, we wrote that the father of the iPod had been “tasked with saving Google Glass from extinction.” According to a new interview with the Nest co-founder, that’s…Read more ›

Fingerprint scanning Gorilla Glass could eliminate iPhone’s home button

We are one step closer to the end of Touch ID as we know it. Following on from Apple’s recent patent filing concerning “finger biometric sensing pixels” for future iPhones, tech R&D company Sonovation has announced that it’s discovered a way of…Read more ›

Carry the big glass in comfort with MindShift Gear’s FirstLight backpacks

The elements and rugged terrain are hard enough for any nature photographer. Add heavy equipment around the neck, shoulders and back and a challenging shoot becomes a grueling journey. The designers at MindShift Gear, photographers and outdoor adventurers themselves, have…Read more ›

Cardboard is the new Google Glass of looking silly in public

Google announced a new version of its low-cost Cardboard virtual-reality headsets today at its I/O developers conference, and it’s giving some attendees a wicked case of déjà vu. Ashley Mayer, cloud-storage company Box’s director of communications, was in attendance at…Read more ›

Google Glass isn’t dead, it’s just getting ready for users

Google’s first foray into wearables didn’t do as well as the company expected. Despite closing the Google Glass explorer program in January though, Eric Schmidt says the project isn’t dead yet. It’s just getting ready for users. Nest founder Tony…Read more ›

Project Phire could make Gorilla Glass as unscratchable as sapphire

What me, worry? Not Corning. The Gorilla Glass maker has just unveiled a new type of glass which they say is just as hard (and therefore unscratchable) as sapphire. They’re calling it Project Phire. Go figure. Even though it’s only…Read more ›

Olloclip vs. Moment lenses: Best glass for your iPhone 6 camera

Like millions of photography fans, the iPhone is my main camera. In fact, ever since my Nikon D600 took a suicidal, lens-first dive off a cliff and into a waterfall, my iPhone has become my only camera. I’m always trying…Read more ›