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Apple iPhone 5 Gets Tough 'Liquidmetal' Casing

A new report indicates that Apple's next iPhone could be scratch-proof and resistant to damage inflicted from drops and other heavy-handed physical abuse. The damage-resistant technology is said to be exclusively licensed to Apple for use in ... consumer electronics, but so far the company hasn't used it widely. The material is known by the brand name 'Liquidmetal'. It's the result of pioneering work by researchers at the California Institute of Technology. (Source: ) Liquidmetal: Similar To Both Glass and Plastic Liquidmetal is a blend of several different metals thought to ... (view more)

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Unique Glass Ultrabook Design Wows Critics

A new "ultrabook" from Hewlett-Packard (HP) is getting high marks for squeezing solid performance from a very small package. And the packaging itself is drawing lots of extra attention: the HP Envy 14 Spectre is covered almost entirely in glossy, ... scratch-resistant glass. By the numbers, it's hard to tell the HP Envy 14 Spectre is a premium laptop. For example, it's only modestly powerful for the price: you'll find a Intel Core i5 processor under the hood, along with 4GB RAM, a 14-inch or 13.3-inch display, and a battery capable of lasting eight hours unplugged. Laptops with this level of ... (view more)

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