LaCie Wrapped This 1TB External Drive in Mirror-Finish Gorilla Glass

LaCie's no stranger to turning external storage into works of art. Last year it hid a terabyte of drive space inside a silver-plated sphere, and while its brand new Mirror might have a more traditional rectangular form factor, it's the first external drive to be completely wrapped in reflective, scratch-resistant,… » 1/04/15 3:01am 1/04/15 3:01am

Next-Gen Gorilla Glass Wants to Save Your Phone From Fateful Drops 

Few of us ever really bat an eye if we get a scratch or two on our smartphone's screen. The real heartbreaker is when the phone is accidentally dropped or knocked off a table and the screen shatters, leaving it completely unusable. It's a fate many of us have experienced before, and one that Corning now claims we'll… » 11/20/14 8:52am 11/20/14 8:52am

Your Next Smartphone Could Have Security Sensors Built Into Its Screen

The slab of glass on the front of your phone currently detects your finger prods and allows light to pour through—but soon, it could provide an extra layer of security, too. » 6/19/14 5:05am 6/19/14 5:05am

Smashed your iPhone 5C screen recently? Looks like your days of picking shards of glass from your palms are numbered. Starting next week, Apple will finally start offering in-store screen repairs/replacements for 5C users at any Apple Store. For those of you carrying a 5S, don't worry; your day will come—eventually. » 1/17/14 1:40pm 1/17/14 1:40pm

Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass Slaughters Bacteria With Toxic Silver

Everywhere you go you're touching gross things and then touching your phone. How often do you disinfect your phone? Probably never! Luckily, Corning has developed a new version of its tough Gorilla Glass that kills bacteria. The trick is filling the glass with tiny silver bullets to murder the bastards. » 1/06/14 8:30am 1/06/14 8:30am

Gorilla Glass Will Be Coming Soon To a Curved Phone Near You

Gorilla Glass, Corning's enormously sturdy scratch- and crack-resistant touchscreen glass, is pretty impressive, found on billions of devices worldwide. Now, the glass maker has announced a novel manufacturing technique to make 3D shapes out of Gorilla Glass. » 1/03/14 5:50pm 1/03/14 5:50pm

BMW Is Going to Use Gorilla Glass in the BMW i8

After leaving most car enthusiasts wondering what's next when it introduced the all electric BMW i3, BMW released some details about the upcoming plug-in hybrid i8. At a test track showing off the sports car, BMW revealed that the i8 will be the first car to use Gorilla Glass for its windows. » 8/07/13 11:20pm 8/07/13 11:20pm

Your Next Smartphone Screen Will Be Able to Disinfect Itself

Your phone is filthy. Anything that's getting rubbed by your grimy little fingers on a ridiculously regular basis is going to be far from pristine. But Corning can help. Its newest revision of Gorilla Glass is not only ridiculously resilient, it also kills pesky germs all by itself. » 7/05/13 10:47am 7/05/13 10:47am

Gorilla Glass 3 Hands On: Somehow Even More Indestructible (Exclusive)

Corning is unveiling the newest iteration of its popular Gorilla Glass line of scratch- and crack- resistant screens at the Consumer Electronics Show tomorrow but we were able to get an early preview of just how tough GG3 really is. And boy is it. » 1/07/13 6:25pm 1/07/13 6:25pm

New Tougher Gorilla Glass 3 Is Coming Next Week

Corning has made it known that next week, the company will tell us all about its latest ultra tough gadget glass. Details about Gorilla Glass 3 are scant right now, but here's what we do know: It'll be tough stuff. » 1/03/13 4:56pm 1/03/13 4:56pm

Corning and Samsung Team Up for Gorilla Glass-Tough OLED

Gorilla Glass, especially version 2.0, has earned its reputation for durability and strength. But reputation only goes so far and Samsung wants something more. That's why Cornign and Samsung are joining forces to develop a newer, better, more scratch-resistant AMOLED screens. » 2/04/12 12:28am 2/04/12 12:28am

How Glass Changed the World—Over and Over Again

You probably haven't given much thought to the fact that there's a slab of chemically strengthened glass in your pocket, deflecting blows from keys or change or any other hard objects might slide or scrape or scratch against it, or that the hundreds of millions of similar slices of glass lining pockets around the… » 1/30/12 2:00pm 1/30/12 2:00pm

Watch the New Crazy Thin Gorilla Glass 2 Somehow Survive 121 Pounds of…

Gorilla Glass 2 is just as strong, tough and impressive as the original Gorilla Glass. Only difference? Gorilla Glass 2 is waaaaaaaay thinner at only .8mm compared to the original Gorilla Glass at 1mm. And at that size, 20% is a big freaking deal. Nothing currently has Gorilla Glass 2 but you can be sure even more… » 1/10/12 4:03am 1/10/12 4:03am

So Is Gorilla Glass 2 Real or Not?

Short answer: yes. Corning announced today that it will be debuting the next iteration of Gorilla Glass at CES next week...though as cryptically as possible. It is reputedly designed with device manufacturers' move towards thinner, lighter displays in mind. Take that, sharp corners. [Corning via Engadget] » 1/06/12 1:00am 1/06/12 1:00am

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Only Fortified Glass, Not Gorilla Glass

Looks like Google's latest flagship Android phone is slightly less awesome than we thought it was — no Corning Gorilla glass, just 'fortified glass'. Of course Samsung didn't actually speak about the glass originally, we just hoped-and-wished it was furnished in Gorilla. [Twitter via Phandroid via Android and Me via … » 10/27/11 7:10am 10/27/11 7:10am

Homes of the Future Will Have Tough Gorilla Glass Windows, Says Corning

Bolshy Corning told me that they can envision a future where all our windows are made from Gorilla Glassthe tough as nails glass used in devices such as the Dell Streak, LG Optimus 7, and upcoming Sony Bravia TVs. » 2/15/11 6:20am 2/15/11 6:20am

Dragontrail vs. Gorilla: The Super Tough Glass Game Is On

The touchscreen mobile device business is getting tougher—in more ways than one. Japan's Asahi glass has a new super-tough material called Dragontrail that's aiming to be better and stronger than Gorilla Glass. » 1/22/11 10:00am 1/22/11 10:00am

New Metallic Glass Is The Toughest, Strongest Material Yet

Materials scientists in California have made a special metallic glass with a strength and toughness greater than any known material, using a recipe that could yield a new method for materials fabrication. » 1/11/11 9:20pm 1/11/11 9:20pm

What Is Gorilla Glass?

The allure of Gorilla Glass is no mystery to anyone with a Droid, an iPhone 4, a Galaxy tab or a Dell Adamo. But for everyone else wondering about all the new Gorilla Glass gear at CES, here's the rundown. » 1/05/11 10:31pm 1/05/11 10:31pm