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Watch this: Google I/O 2012 keynote - Day 1

Google I/O 2012 Day 1 keynote

Google made a bunch of announcements at the Google I/O 2012 keynote on day one. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google Glass Explorer Edition. The Nexus 7 tablet. The Nexus Q. That's not even the whole of it. We're sure you've read all about it, but nothing beats watching the introduction for yourself. Now you can, as Google has released the day 1 keynote on YouTube. Check it out after the break.

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Corning Lotus Glass to bring low power high-resolution displays

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Displays, PC / Laptop

Corning lotus glassThe company behind super-strong Gorilla Glass is stepping up display technology again. Corning on Tuesday announced Lotus Glass, a new material to be used in LCD and OLED screens.

Corning said in a press release that Lotus Glass offers a high-resolution display without slurping up too much power.

“Corning Lotus Glass has a high annealing point that delivers the thermal and dimensional stability our customers require to produce high-performance displays,” Andrew Filson, global commercial director of Display Technologies and vice president of Corning, said in a statement. “Because of its intrinsic stability, it can withstand the thermal cycles of customer processing better than conventional LCD glass substrates. This enables tighter design rules in advanced backplanes for higher resolution and faster response time.”

Ars Technica explained that “LCD glass substrates can require intense heating and cooling cycles to create screens, particularly for higher-resolution displays.” However, Lotus Glass’ higher “annealing point” means the material must be placed under much higher temperatures in order to “relax internal stresses and forces,” the site said.

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Unboxing Live 023: The New iMac

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, PC, Videocasts

This episode was sponsored by Geek Squad’s Idea Festival. Submit your ideas for using technology to save the planet at ideafest.geeksquad.com.

In this episode of Unboxing Live, we show you the new . The new aluminum and glass iMac was announced yesterday, and we were able to get our hands on one for your (and our) unboxing pleasure. We show you the new iMac, along with everything else that is packed in, including the newly redesigned Apple keyboard.

Let us know what you think, or what you want us to unbox next!


Apple Releases New Aluminum and Glass iMac

iMac

We told you new s were coming, and this morning, delivered. With a heavy emphasis on aluminum and glass, the new iMacs have received their first major redesign since August 2004, and are now available in 20- and 24-inch screen sizes. So what can you expect with the new iMacs? Howzabout four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 400 and a FireWire 800 port, ethernet, video out, and the like? Not enough? Well, they also throw in a slot loading SuperDrive, built-in iSight camera, and a glossy screen finish. The iMacs also ship with the newly redesigned Apple keyboards which sport two USB 2.0 ports. On the inside, you get up to a 2.4GHz Core 2 Extreme processor, an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro graphics card, 1 terabyte of storage space, 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.0, and 1GB of RAM (the new iMacs support up to 4GB RAM). As for pricing, you can pick up the low-end 20-incher for $1,199, a higher end 20-inch model for $1,499 (better processor and graphics card), while the 24-inch iMac now runs for $1,799. According to Apple, they are available today.

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