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Galaxy S 5 Active and Note 3 Active given a go as waterproofing sticks

Galaxy S 5 Active and Note 3 Active given a go as waterproofing sticks

Suggesting the first iteration of the "Active" line of Android smartphones from Samsung was a healthy success, sources familiar with the matter have suggested the Galaxy Note 3 and next year's Galaxy S 5 will be getting Active iterations of their own. This would mean high-class waterproofing and dustproofing for the devices along with physical buttons and the ability to capture photos and videos in the drink. Release dates for these devices are still completely up in the air.

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iOS 7 Waterproof hoax expands with “AirDrop protection”

iOS 7 Waterproof hoax expands with “AirDrop protection”

This week a hoax was dropped by the likes of some as-yet-unknown graphic designer who had a hankering for some iOS 7 trickery. The first joke in this series consisted of a series of images that suggested an upgrade to iOS 7 would include full waterproofing of whatever device you bumped to the new operating system. Needless to say, those that believed in the hoax were sorely disappointed when they found their iPhones dead as a doornail under water.

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iOS 7 waterproof hoax goes viral: lesson learned

iOS 7 waterproof hoax goes viral: lesson learned

There's little doubt now that the world understands Apple's design language so well that those with the ability to replicate it have more power than they know what to do with. Case in point: a falsified advertisement for iOS 7 that suggests the software update can make an iPhone waterproof. People fell for it, hook, line, and sunken smartphone.

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Nikon 1 AW1 unveiled as first rugged waterproof camera with interchangeable lenses

Nikon 1 AW1 unveiled as first rugged waterproof camera with interchangeable lenses

Nikon has announced what it says is the first-ever interchangeable lens camera that is also waterproof, able to be taken to depths of 15 meters. In addition, the camera has a rugged quality to it, being shockproof to drops from up to 2 meters, giving it an IPX8 equivalent rating. In the same vein, the camera also support what Nikon says is the fastest continuous shooting speed available at about 15 frames-per-second.

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Kyocera Hydro Elite hits Verizon with full waterproof abilities

Kyocera Hydro Elite hits Verizon with full waterproof abilities

If you're tired of waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active to come to Verizon, Kyocera has your back. The device known as Kyocera Hydro Elite brings on a 4.3-inch display at 720p with an 8 megapixel camera at its back and a front-facing camera suitable for video chat. The whole unit is rated for water immersion of up to 3.28 feet of water for around 30 minutes - not that you'd be leaving it in the drink that long - that's a real-deal IPX7 rating, mind you.

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Sony unveils Handycam HDR-GW66VE waterproof camcorder

Sony unveils Handycam HDR-GW66VE waterproof camcorder

Although many modern smartphones have the ability to record video in 720p or 1080p HD, in many ways they are still inferior to their dedicated camcorder counterparts, one of which is the newly announced Sony Handycam HDR-GW66VE. This device offers a lot in terms of features, but perhaps its biggest draw is its ruggedness, offering a variety of features that, when combined with its size, take into near action-camcorder territory.

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