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Corning Brings Protective Glass and Long Cables to CES

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Corning are famous for their glass-based products, most notably Serengeti Drivers sunglasses and Gorilla Glass screens which protect the majority of mobile devices on the planet. Todd gets a hands-on demonstration of Corning’s latest products from Jon Pesansky and Gabriela Allen.

This year sees  come to market which roughly doubles the height a phone could fall without screen damage. Alternatively, the glass can be made thinner for the same level of survivability and a 0.4 mm thick piece of Gorilla Glass 4 is the same as a 0.55 mm of Gorilla Glass 3.

Partly as a result of the high data transfer rates, the maximum length of Thunderbolt and USB3 electrical cables is only a few metres. To address this, Corning have developed fibre versions of these cables which can run longer distances and put up with the abuse typically associated with plugging and unplugging cables. They don’t come cheap with a 5.5 m Thunderbolt cable costing $179 and a 10m USB3 cable costing $109. Available now.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

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Verizon 4G LTE with HTC Thunderbolt

Verizon made some big announcements at CES this year, including 10 4G LTE devices. One of those devices was the HTC Thunderbolt.

A pretty impressive phone, running Android 2.2 this phone is pretty powerful. 8 GB emmc, 768 RAM and 32 GB microSD card. Running the Qualcomm MSM8655 1 GHz processor, this device can really compare.

The camera has a 8 MP camera with autofocus and flash and 1.3MP front facing camera. Dual mics with noise cancellation will help people hear you in noisy rooms.

Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine

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