Much like the first edition print of any comic book hero’s tale, Corning Glass was born of a science experiment gone wrong. In 1952 a scientist at Corning placed a piece of photosensitive glass in a furnace for testing. At some point the furnace skyrocketed from 600 degrees Celsius to 900 degrees. Expecting a ruined sample, the scientist was surprised to find an opaque sheet of material rather than a melted blob of molten mess.
Ubuntu smartphone – what you need to know about the new Android competitor in town
More news from the legal front-lines, this time regarding Apple's claim that Amazon's Appstore constitutes false advertising. The court found Amazon innocent, stating that Apple had failed to show that Amazon deceived users.
USwitch: Samsung’s Galaxy conquers the UK in December while iPhones heavily underperform
The end of a year is usually everybody’s favorite time for compiling all sorts of charts and rankings, but when it comes to gadgets it’s often much more interesting to see how everything shapes up when a new year kicks off.
Everywhere you looked some huge tech company was suing another or purchasing a company for its patents in 2012. While Apple vs. Samsung was the biggest story, it may not prove to be the most important.
50 million iOS and Android devices activated, 1.76 billion apps downloaded – record numbers for Dec. 25-31 week
The Samsung vs Apple battle continues on, much to the surprise of no one. In recent court news, the Judge denied Samsung's request to keep their sales figures a secret. Samsung now must make public all of their sales records for a number of devices.
At the moment Samsung is responsible for making the ARM processors which power Apple's iPhone and iPad devices. Apple is seeking to find other suppliers and it looks like the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) will start trial production of Apple's latest CPU, the A6X, which powers the fourth generation iPad.
A few weeks ago HTC and Apple surprised the tech-loving crowds by announcing an unexpected settlement that put an end to the legal quarrel between the two, a fight that was largely won by the iPhone maker at the time.