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This week we’ve had the opportunity to have a look at Tech21′s Impact Shield smartphone screen protector technology in the form of it’s iPhone 5 and Samsung GALAXY S 4 iterations. This product works with three layers of shielding, each of them working with slightly different features for an overall 80 percent lessening of impact by objects aimed at your smartphone’s screen.
While in the past working with screen protectors that are anything thicker than a simple super-thin layer of plastic, it’s been a toss-up whether or not they’d do what they said they would, here Tech21 appears to come through. The final product does appear disperse impact and protect the screen while touch sensitivity remains.
NOTE: As a special experiment / treat, we’re recorded the hands-on of this product’s application process with Google Glass. The photo at the head of this article also comes straight #throughglass, is it were. Take heed – this video also appears in an expanded Google Glass in action review of the wearable technology’s abilities, specifically its camera.
The technology inside this screen protector is what Tech21 describes as their most advanced implementation of display shielding yet. The first layer works to spread the impact force of whatever’s aimed at your device’s screen. The third (closest to the screen) layer is a soft base, further absorbing the impact force of a blow.
The middle layer is the most interesting – or at least the most interestingly titled. Here we’ve got the BulletShield impact protection layer using BASF absorption polymer technology. BASF is also known as “The Chemical Company” and is, not coincidentally, the largest chemical company in the world. This layer provides non-yellowing UV protection with absorption polymer also used in bulletproof glazing.
Thus far this shielding has held up every bit as well as the other Tech21 products we’ve tested, including the orange goo you’ll remember from some months ago. Have a peek at a demo we received at the hands of Tech21′s CEO with a hammer, Tech21 Impactology excellence, and a human hand. You’ll certainly not regret having done so.
Also note that this multi-layer screen protector system is out there in the wild for your pocket in several iterations right this minute. For $ 29.99 MSRP you’ll find the Tech21 Impact Shield for the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung GALAXY S 4, Apple iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy Note II as well. We’ll keep you updated on the spread of this shield to other devices soon as well – stay tuned!
Tech21 Impact Shield for GALAXY S 4 and iPhone 5 Review is written by Chris Burns & originally posted on SlashGear.
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(Credit: David Thomas Smith)
Earth — unlike perhaps any other planet out there — provides a mostly hospitable home for humankind. Yet we seem to have opted for unsustainable growth instead of preservation.
At least that’s the message in photographer David Thomas Smith’s “Anthropocene” exhibition, which Smith describes as a visual examination of global landscapes transformed by the actions and activities of humanity. Each of the 12 prints in the collection derives from thousands of screenshots, which Smith captured from Google Maps and metamorphosed in Photoshop.
“This work draws upon the patterns and motifs used by Persian rug makers, especially the way Afghani weavers use the rug to record their experiences more literally with vivid images of the war torn land that surrounds them,” Smith says.
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Tom Brady’s new contract will not have an effect on the Ravens contract negotiations with Joe Flacco, Richard Klemko of USA Today reports.
“There’s no impact whatsoever on what we’re doing,” Joe Linta, Flacco’s agent, said. “It doesn’t matter. It’s an extension for cap purposes. And we don’t know all the details at this point.
“The bottom line is, whether Brady took a pay cut or took $ 27 million a year, it wouldn’t have an impact on what we’re doing. We’ve determined a number that we think is fair with respect for the Ravens’ cap situation.”
Linta met with Baltimore’s brass during the scouting combine in Indianapolis with hopes of striking a new deal for his client on the heels of Flacco’s Super Bowl MVP performance vs. the San Francisco 49ers earlier this month. The Ravens have until March 4 to use either the exclusive or non-exclusive versions of the franchise tag on the quarterback.
Linta says negotiations are “going fine” with no new meeting on the schedule. For now.
“Nobody yelled,” he says of the combine talks. “We’re moving forward. This thing could be done in three minutes or three years.”
The Ravens have several pending free agents beyond Flacco, including defensive lynchpins Ed Reed, Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe. Linta says Flacco, 28, doesn’t wish to weaken the roster with a new contract.
“Joe’s not that kind of guy,” Linta says. “Joe absolutely wants to work with the Ravens to ensure that they’re not impacted cap-wise. Joe doesn’t want to see anybody get cut as a result of this deal.”
Rodney Harrison says that the Texans do have a chance to beat the Patriots, but they’re going to have to run the ball 35-40 times to establish the running game and open up play action plays for Matt Schaub. Rodney also likes the Packers next week in their matchup against the 49ers. Even though they’re a big-play offense, they’ve been patient as of late in establishing their running game and have been spreading the ball around. Harrison moves on to the Broncos and says that if there’s bad weather in Denver next week, it could impact Peyton Manning’s play.
If it’s raining or snowing, Peyton could struggle. Looking back at Ray Lewis’ career, Rodney thinks that the Ravens linebacker could be one of the top 10 players to have ever played the game. Rodney says that he doesn’t think Andy Reid will be able to turn things around too quickly in Kansas City. The first thing he’ll need is a really solid quarterback. He also thinks Chip Kelly is the best coaching candidate still out there.