Apple likes glass. A lot. You can tell that much from its many retail stores, and in its products where glass is used in displays, notebook trackpads, and both the front and back of the iPhone 4. That last place, though is what might be causing the company some headaches.

That slip-on cases — the kind that cover the back and sometimes front of the iPhone 4, have been the cause of serious cosmetic damage with the backside of the iPhone. Dirt and other loose bits of debris from your pocket end up in that space.

Over time, that can lead to a shattered backside as small scratches grow to become large cracks that travel across the back of the device, much like a ding on a windshield.

This has become a big enough problem, the report says, that Apple’s engineers have been hard at work in “a quiet lockdown,” testing various third-party cases to see how widespread the problem is, and presumably to make sure it does not happen with future iterations of the device.

If Apple is planning to bring any physical design changes to that version of the iPhone, a back that’s susceptible to cracking could very well be holding up that process. From CNN.

This is more like it! A 3D TV that does not need special 3D glasses just to view 3D movies … on 3D TV he he he. I totally will scratch my desire to get an ordinary LED TV for this one. Having to use 3D glasses is a hassle. I would have to maintain its cleanliness state because who knows what you’d get when you wear those. Even if I clean them regularly, the clean factor is not always 100%.

Thank you Toshiba! They unveiled the Regza GL1 Series TV which uses the Cell Broadband Engine that takes a 2D image and then simultaneously creates nine images of it from nine different directions, in real time. It is displayed on a high-definition LED TV.

While this may be the first generation of 3D TVs without the need for 3D glasses, there may be some limitations and problems that may arise once it is out in the market. Still, Toshiba has paved the way for people to avoid wearing those ridiculous glasses while enjoying 3D movies in their 3D TV. (Photo taken from CNN’s website)

3D movie glasses make you feel like you can reach out and touch the action, but you may be making contact of a different kind when you wear them — with the germs of those who wore or handled the glasses before you.

Though most cinemas say the glasses are cleaned in between uses, Good Housekeeping tested glasses at seven theaters in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area and found that not one of them was sterile. So this was in the United States. Do you believe cinemas in your country clean them for the next use? I doubt it. And I heavily bet that they barely do get cleaned and if so, no cleaning materials are used to ensure that the 3d glasses are bacteria free.

The Good Housekeeping Research Institute tested seven pairs of movie theater 3D glasses, both wrapped in plastic and unwrapped, and found a number of germs, including those causing conjunctivitis, skin infections, food poisoning, sepsis and pneumonia.

Perish the thought. One was even contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, the most common cause of staph infections. Ick! Now … if ever you want to try watching a movie using 3d glasses, doing it often can be a bad risk. Healthwise, I think you should consider and give it some thought. Eyesight is very important.

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