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Vivo’s electrochromic glass prototype is a color-shifting genius

After being the first brand to show off an under-display selfie camera, Vivo has taken to social media to reveal a phone sporting a rear panel with color-changing technology. This isn’t one of those finishes that changes color when you change the angle you are looking at it, it actually changes color right in front […]

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Your next smartphone will probably have even tougher Gorilla Glass

Gorilla Glass is a pretty common term these days, and over the years Corning’s extremely durable glass has helped make smartphones less likely to break and shatter. But no matter how good the current iteration is, it can always be better. Your next smartphone might be using Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass, which calling Victus. Gorilla […]

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Galaxy S11’s glass screen has leaked, showing smaller bezels and hole punch

We’ve got a pretty good idea of what the Galaxy S11 is going to look like, since this doesn’t seem to be a year where Samsung totally shifts its design language. But thanks to a new leak of the phone’s front glass, we’re getting a more in-depth look at the smaller details of the device. […]

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Gorilla Glass 6 gives phones a better shot at surviving multiple drops

Toughened glass has long protected your phone against a singular drop, but one-and-done isn't how it works in real life — we've all seen butterfingers users whose device falls to the floor on a seemingly weekly basis. Those not-so-coordinated peopl…
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Skinners barefoot running socks are so durable you can walk on broken glass

Skinners is minimalist footwear that is perfect for barefoot runners who might happen across broken glass or miscellaneous Lego.

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Transparent sound takes on a whole new meaning with this directional glass speaker

At E3 next week, Turtle Beach will be showing off the HyperSound Glass, a directional speaker that also happens to be the world’s first speaker made using a transparent pane of glass.

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Did a next generation Google Glass unit get posted to eBay?

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A new listing on eBay appears to be for the next version of Google Glass rumored to be the successor to Google’s failed effort to create a consumer-oriented face-worn wearable device. When Google finally shutdown the old Google Glass program, there was talk then and in ensuing months about a business or enterprise focused version that would eventually be produced. The new eBay listing appears to show a device somewhat consistent with past rumors if it is indeed a legitimate listing.

The item itself merely indicates it is for a pair of Google Glass in black. No specifications are provided. However, one item that stands out in the pictures is the presence of hinges in the frames that would enable the unit to be folded and stowed a little bit easier. The ability to fold the frames was alleged to be one of the weaknesses from the first round that Google was going to address. The hinges in the eBay listing appear to be consistent with a unit spotted in an FCC filing from last year. The old style pouch that came with non-folding Google Glass units does not seem to be consistent with folding frames though.

The main unit itself appears to be a bit more streamlined than the original versions of Google Glass. Also apparent is a change in the charging hardware as a magnetic connector is present for the USB cable instead of a traditional microUSB slot common to many electronic devices. We can also see in one of the images the Glass logo despite some claims that Google was going to drop the name.

In addition to the questions that will arise as to authenticity, assuming this is an actual working unit, its presence on eBay raises some questions. This could be a listing by a rogue tester who is in violation of some agreements to keep things confidential, in which case they will probably be in some hot water and the listing will be pulled soon. Another possibility is that this is an older prototype and Google has moved on to other revisions and someone is just decluttering their bin of gadgetry.

Recently Google began purging itself of some Glass related social media accounts. Despite claims to the contrary, Google could be shutting down the whole effort to produce something like Google Glass even for enterprise and business users. If so, the testers may be tossing leftover hardware while they move on to other projects.

Do you think this is a legitimate set of Google Glass and if so, what do you think it means for the program?

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People living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but they might sleep better

The Photon Space is a $ 330,000 house made entirely of glass. It’s meant to give you an ideal amount of sun to help you tap into your circadian clock and get the proper amount of sleep.

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Volkswagen staff appear to be using Google Glass at work

It seems as if Volkswagen logistics staff are using Google Glass for work. It certainly looks that way, with the car company issuing what it describes as “3D smart glasses” to a number of employees following a successful three-month trial.

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3D printing with molten glass is just as mesmerizingly awesome as it sounds

The G3DP printer, as it’s called, doesn’t print in some sort of printer-friendly, glass-like composite — it prints straight-up molten glass, at temperatures upwards of 2,900 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Cooling down the house: A new smart glass could block both heat and light

University of Texas at Austin professor Delia Milliron and her team are working on a material that can block 90 percent of near-infrared rays and 80 percent of the sun’s visible light, which should help keep homes cooler.

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