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    People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones - but what about people with glass smartphones? Pocketnow Power User is a series of videos and articles aimed at the "average Joe", explaining core concepts that might seem confusing, even daunting. On this episode of the Pocketnow Power User, we're going to talk about the glass that covers your smartphone, tablet, or wearable. Almost all of our smartphones, tablets, and wearables have a screen. Some are very small, like on your smartwatch or Google Glass, others are very large, like on your iPad or Surface. Still more are somewhere in ...

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    Take a look at your screen. Whether that screen is your desktop monitor, your smartphone, the HD display on your tablet, or even the face of your digital watch, it's made up of dots. These dots are probably too small for you to see with your naked eye, but trust me, they're there. Each of these "dots" is called a pixel, which is short for "picture element". Pixels make up every image that we see on a screen or monitor. The interesting part? They're made up of even smaller components called sub-pixel elements. Sub-pixel elements are comprised of a cluster of "things" that emit light. ...

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    Last month at MWC, we were treated to a rather compelling demonstration: a smartphone screen made of material so tough, it was practically un-scratchable. The company providing the demo was GT Advanced Technologies, and the screen was made of a material you've probably heard of, but in other contexts: sapphire. In an industry where hardware is fast becoming the differentiator of choice, "sapphire" is the new buzzword for legions of excitement-seeking tech fans. We're going to take a closer look at how synthetic sapphire comes into being, and how it finds its way into smartphones, next ...

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    Manufacturers have been teasing us with flexible displays for years. You'll be hard pressed to find a trade show anywhere in the world that doesn't have some booth with a thin sheet of plastic being twisted and flattened over and over. The Future, they say, will be made up of these  displays, built-in to everything from bracelets to automotive displays. What they're not telling you is that although the display may be flexible, and the futuristic mock-ups are intended to be twisted and rolled, that's not the real intent -- nor is it their real advantage. Yes, it looks cool, high-tech, and ...

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    We've heard about flexible displays for quite a while. Most of us have envisioned screens that roll up or fold away. Although that may be possible in the future, it's probably not what we'll see right away. Since the Nexus S, Samsung has been working on curved displays, which they called the "Contour Display". Its younger brother, the Galaxy Nexus, also has a curved screen. That's not entirely true. Though the glass is curved, the "screen" is not, and the backs of the devices are decidedly flat. Samsung's YOUM design replaces the glass sheets used in traditional OLED screens with a ...

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