Could the watch be next?
A number of reports say Apple is busy working on an iWatch, a wristwatch device made of curved glass that would run the company’s iOS software. The New York Times reported its sources say such a device is being built by Apple, but didn’t have many other details.
One thing is assured, Apple doesn’t do me-too products and such a device would surely do a lot more than tell time.
It could for example include a version of Apple’s Siri mobile assistant you could easily consult with a secret agent-like whisper to your hand.
The NYT wonders aloud if it might include an improved version of Apple’s Map [...]
The glass making giant plans to take the wraps off Gorilla Glass 3 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week, with these glass panels said to make the touchscreens of both smartphones and tablets stronger and more scratch resistant.
Corning says that Gorilla Glass 3 is three times stronger than its predecessor, Gorilla Glass 2, and is 40% more resistant to scratches and the visibility of these scratches. It is also said to be 50% stronger than before when the display becomes flawed, which presumably means greater longevity for the product.
The previous versions of Gorilla Glass have been used on 975 different devices models, from smartphones and [...]
The tablet is due to hit the UK market in the middle of next month and has a number of strong features which may interest those businesses looking to bring Android tablets into the workplace.
The Stylistic M532 has a quad-core 1.4GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage, while 3G is built in as standard. The 10-inch screen is protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass and has a rather standard 1280 x 800 resolution, while there’s an 8MP camera on the rear, and a 2MP camera on the front.
Where the M532 comes into its own is with the pre-loaded applications. There’s Adobe Acrobat Reader, remote desktop apps for Citrix and VMware, an Absolute Software [...]
To date, Corning's original Day Made of Glass video has registered over 17 million views on YouTube.
Part real-world, and part science-fiction, the sequel to the original explores a number of applications of its glass technology, including large-format transparent displays being used in schools, medical facilities and (we're not kidding) national parks.