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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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Nokia EOS to sport aluminum body, waterproof nano coating

Nokia EOS to sport aluminum body, waterproof nano coating

We've heard ramblings of Nokia's upcoming rumored flagship before, known as the "EOS" or "Catwalk." This time around, we're hearing some really interesting tidbits of about the phone, most particularly that it'll come with an aluminum outer shell, and will be waterproof thanks to a special nano coating from P2i, which is a partnership that the company's allegedly worked out at Mobile World Congress last week.

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Sony announces Cybershot WX300, HX300, and TX30 ultra-zoom and waterproof cameras

Sony announces Cybershot WX300, HX300, and TX30 ultra-zoom and waterproof cameras

Sony has rolled out three new compact cameras, two of which boast exceptionally small bodies, and one that has all the outdoorsy trimmings needed to withstand long treks and harsh environments. Each camera - the WX300, HX300, and TX30 - offer their own array of features tailored to a specific kind of user. Whether you're looking for an ultra-slim compact or something to snap images underwater, these cameras will meet that need.

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