Corning made a big splash in mobile devices with its strong, scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass for smartphones and tablets. Now, the company is positioning itself to repeat its success on touchscreen laptops with its new Gorilla Glass NBT panels.
Researchers created a 16×16 pixel screen that responds to pressure by lighting up. It could be used to create interactive wallpaper.
Researchers working out of a university in Singapore have shown the system works on wood, aluminum, steel, glass and plastic. They now want to commercialize it.
Industry experts are racing to produce the next big conductive coating. They presented on materials like carbon nanotubes and graphene at the annual Semicon West conference today.
The mobile devices of tomorrow will be shapeshifters, and experimentation in the design space will make them a reality. Morphees are prototype devices that incorporate smart materials and can morph into different shapes.
Apple’s huge iPhone sales numbers from its latest quarterly results helped it grow its mobile phone business by 128.4 percent year over year in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a new report. That makes it the third-largest mobile phone maker by volume.
We’ve already talked about some key highlights from the Macworld | iWorld 2012 show, particularly from the prosumer and developer angles. But my focus here is on those products average Apple users might be interested in, for both Mac and iOS devices.
Apple’s iPad sold 15.4 million units during the final calendar quarter of 2011, representing a 111-percent year-over-year increase in tablet sales. Android tablets may have gained market share during the same period, but it’s PC makers that should fear that growth.
Apple blew away observers and analysts on Tuesday with record earnings that included 37 million iPhone sold, which helps explain why research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech said Wednesday that Apple’s U.S. smartphone market share now exceeds that of Android devices.
Pioneer’s new $599 AppRadio2, a smart, 7-inch capacitive touch display radio supports both iOS and Android phones. It includes an external GPS, rear-camera input, and of course, smartphones with compatible apps. Looks like a great way to get Pandora, Waze, or Rdio integrated with your car!