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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Review: Hardware Triumph, Software Facepalm

Last year, the original Xperia Z Tablet was one of our absolute favourite tablets. It was so wonderfully thin and light, plus waterproof? Fantastic. But the laggy software Sony put on top kind of knee-capped its potential. This year, the hardware is even better. Bordering on masterful! But some lessons Sony just refuses to learn. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S5 May Bring Waterproofing to Flagship Line

Sources have a few new leaks for us regarding Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S5 model, suggesting the phone might be the first in the proper Galaxy S line to feature water and dust resistance as standard. So it'll be in the bin with the "Active" variants we've seen in previous years. Read More >>

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This Smartphone-Powered Microscope Now Even Works Underwater

Sometimes, you never knew you wanted something until someone drops it in your lap. That's exactly what Bodelin Technologies has done with their smartphone-powered ProScope Micro Mobile microscope. This genius little thing now works underwater. Read More >>

science
Amazing New Miracle Material Will Keep You Dry No Matter What

There are a lot of water-repellent surfaces, but nothing as incredible as this new miracle material that—according to research published in Nature—repels water way beyond "what was previously thought possible." As you can see in this clip, the water bounces completely off the surface as fast as possible, leaving nothing behind.
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Sony Xperia Z1 Review: Heavy Metal Heaven

Sony's Xperia Z was released back in March of this year, and was, according to our gentleman reviewer, the best phone Sony's ever made. Sony obviously didn't agree, though, as it's effectively rubbished its earlier effort by releasing the Xperia Z1 just six months later -- a faster, sturdier, even more luxurious smartphone. Read More >>

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Neverwet's Waterproof Magic Turns Circuit Boards into Submarines

We already know the great things that can happen with water repelling magic, but the folks over at Adafruit took it a step further and risked a little electrocution. But the result, submersible circuit boards, is definitely cool enough to be worth the trouble. Read More >>

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Rumour: Samsung Preparing a Waterproof, Ruggedised/Extreme Galaxy S4

Reporters present at the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the Gulf region are claiming the local Samsung boss told them there's a "rugged" version of the Galaxy S4 in the company's super-fat future product pipeline, which will apparently be announced by the tech giant in a matter of "weeks." Read More >>

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Fujifilm's XP200 is a Bomb-Proof, Wi-Fi Monstrosity

This 1990s mess of chunky coloured lumps is Fujifilm's new XP200, the latest in its toughened series of point & shooters for people who subscribe to the extreme outdoorsy lifestyle and haven't already binned the P&S in favour of using their phone. Read More >>

cases
The Only Thing You Need to Dive Is an Oxygen Tank and This iPhone Case

Most iPhone users are afraid to get even a drop of water near their phones, lest they one day be rejected by an Apple Store Genius. But when strapped into the iGills waterproof case, you can safely dive with your phone to a depth of 130 feet, and keep track of when you need to surface. Read More >>

accessories
Would You Trust a Waterproof iPad Case That Doesn't Protect the Display?

It takes a leap of faith to trust your expensive electronics to a waterproof case. But LifeProof's new Nuud case takes that trust to another level since it leaves the iPad's display exposed, assuming it will protect itself. Read More >>

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This Waterproof iPhone Case Is So Thin You Can Use Another Case On Top of It

Well, this is flat out amazing. Most waterproof cases for phones are bulky monstrosities that keep water out, but make it really difficult to use the device it's protecting. Not the Case Marine. At just 0.25mm thick, you can actually use it with another case on top. Read More >>

science
Magnetic Super-Paper Can Shrug Off Water and Bacteria

Without changing its physical or functional properties, researchers at Italy's Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia have created the superhero of papers that's waterproof, antibacterial, and magnetic. Which will completely revolutionise how your kids can stick their artwork to the fridge. Read More >>

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Sony Fires Another Salvo of Point-and-Shoots Into the UK

Unlike the rest of the company, Sony’s Cybershot line just seems to keep on growing. It’s unleashed another cluster bomb of cameras for your enjoyment, including the sexy-looking yet rugged TX20, and the 'world’s slimmest' 10x optical zoom point-and-shoot. Read More >>

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Fujitsu Joins the Massive-Screened Phone Tegra 3 Party

Just like Panasonic, Fujitsu’s launching a range of smartphones into Europe and will be showing off its wares at MWC. Now we know a little about one of its new “ultra-high-spec” smartphones -- it’s another beast with a screen over four-inches. Read More >>

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design
12 Deep-Sea Diving Suits to Keep the Ocean from Crushing You Like a Walnut

Turns out that, aside from the drill-arm, Big Daddies aren't that far off from the real thing. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 of the toughest examples of deep-sea diving suits around—from da Vinci's cloth prototypes to the bell helmets made famous by countless Scooby-Doo villains. Read More >>

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Watch This Superhydrophobic Coating Repel Chocolate Syrup And Save Us Future Embarrassments

Water and electronics are not good bedfellows, but a new silicon-based sprayable coating that makes gadgets completely waterproof has me even more excited for its other applications. Like making clothing impervious to food stains, as demonstrated in this video. Read More >>

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