Corning’s stronger Gorilla Glass 5 is hitting devices later this year

GorillaGlass5_Tough_H Corning has managed the remarkable feat of making smartphone glass – if not sexy exactly, at the very least compelling. Smartphone makers tend not to go out of their way when it comes to talking up third-party component manufacturers, but name-checking Gorilla Glass has become common practice at product unveils, a sort of shorthand for a company’s commitment to making their… Read More

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Swatch’s Bellamy NFC payment watch is hitting Rio in time for the Olympics

Swatch Bellamy Sure, there are still plenty of hurdles left when it comes to pulling off the Olympics in Rio this summer, but paying for stuff apparently won’t be among them. Visa is announcing its third wearable payment option set to coincide with the games, joining the aforementioned ring and a band co-branded with Brazilian bank, Bradesco.
The Swatch Bellamy, a partnership between the credit card… Read More

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HTC’s $179 unlocked handset is hitting the States this month

HTC Desire 530 The HTC Desire 530 is $ 179 unlocked. That’s the main thing you need to know about it. Everything else about the handset is pretty underwhelming at best – and reviewers haven’t exactly been heaping praise on the thing. But it’s $ 179 unlocked and it’s arriving this month in the States. The company debuted the phone at Mobile World Congress back in February, leading… Read More

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The Race To The Bottom Is Now Hitting Professional 3D Printers

zhuhai-ctc-electronic-to-unveil-affordable-sla-3d-printer-2 The eagle-eyed among you will notice something interesting about the Riverside Photocuring 3D Printer pictured above. Almost all of the design – from the removable build plate to the jolly front button – is a direct homage to the Formlabs Form 1. One could assume, therefore, that the Riverside should (and does) print 3D objects as well as the Form 1 and should be a comparable product. Read More

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Hitting The Gym With Smart Apparel Startup Athos

athos If you’re looking for exercises and workout routines, there are plenty of apps that can help (in fact, FitBit just acquired one of them). But what about making sure that you’re exercising properly? How do you know you’re not working the wrong part of the body, favoring one side over the other, or doing anything else that might lead to an ineffective workout or even injury? Read More

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