The Nintendo Wii has introduced many families to the joy of gaming and has also introduced others to the fragility of modern television screens. Today’s flat panel TV’s are thin, sexy and unfortunately rather fragile, a fact we have been forced to live with, until now. Corning Inc. claims to have the answer we have all been hoping for, [URL="http://www.corning.com/gorillaglass/index.aspx"]Gorilla Glass[/URL]. Gorilla Glass is roughly two to three times stronger than the standard chemically treated versions of common soda lime glass, an attribute bolstered by the fact that the increased strength is present even when the Gorilla Glass is half …

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VIZIO has long been the bargain shopper’s HDTV brand of choice. Peppered across shelves in Wal-Mart, Costco, and Target electronics department, the displays—albeit not the most advanced in terms of picture quality—have always been reliably, affordable, and completely viable options for people wanting to achieve the new American dream of owning a HDTV and Dolby Surround setup to come home to after another laborious 9-to-5. For a company that started with three employees and $600,000, VIZIO has gone on to become one of the leading LCD television manufacturers, just a fraction of a percent behind Samsung in 2010 sales. Their …

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[ATTACH=right]16413[/ATTACH]A former sales director with the Taiwan-based Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corporation has entered a plea-bargain in a San Francisco Federal Court related to charges of participating in a global conspiracy to fix the price of thin-film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels, according to the [URL="http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/press_releases/2010/261080.htm"]Justice Department[/URL]. Under his plea agreement, which has yet to be approved by a court, Chen-Lung Kuo has agreed to serve nine months in jail, to pay a $35,000 criminal fine and to assist the department in its ongoing TFT-LCD investigation. Kuo is arguably getting off easy, considering that violating the Sherman Act (a primary antitrust …

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