Cracking news: improved smartphone glass twice as likely to survive drops

New version of Gorilla Glass used in iPhone and Samsung devices could help make smashed screens a thing of the past

Glass-maker Corning has unveiled a new version of its Gorilla Glass used in the majority of smartphone displays, which it says is twice as likely to survive being dropped.

As phones get bigger, and come with glass on the back as well as the front, the potential for smashed devices has increased. While cases have helped, even heavily protected phone screens still end up shattered from impact and then stress from being bent, squeezed or bumped in a pocket or bag.

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What’s the best laptop for £300?

Jacy wants a laptop to run Excel spreadsheets but her budget is only £300. What are the best options?

What’s the best laptop for £300?

I saw your article helping someone find the right laptop for under £700, which I found very useful. I also need a laptop, mainly to run Microsoft Excel. I’d like a big screen and plenty of storage for under £300. Jacy

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California court kills billionaire’s plan to divide state in three

A measure that would have split the state into separate parts will no longer appear on the ballot

A measure that would divide California into three parts will not appear on the ballot in November, the state supreme court decided Wednesday.

The justices ordered the secretary of state not to put the ballot initiative before voters, saying significant questions have been raised about its validity. The court will now consider the merits of a challenge brought by an environmental group.

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Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 helps your phone survive up to 15 drops before it breaks

Corning has finally taken the wraps off of the long-awaited Gorilla Glass 6 — a glass that will be used to protect the next generation of smartphones and that Corning says will allow your phone to survive up to 15 drops before it breaks.

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Zuckerberg defends users’ right to be wrong – even Holocaust deniers

CEO explains decision not to censor conspiracy theories but says Facebook will try and ‘reduce distribution of content’

Mark Zuckerberg defended the rights of Facebook users to publish Holocaust denial posts, saying he didn’t “think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong”.

In an interview with Recode published Wednesday, the CEO also explained Facebook’s decision to allow the far-right conspiracy theory website Infowars to continue using the platform, saying the social network would try and “reduce the distribution of that content”, but would not censor the page.

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