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Google’s Larry Page hints at upcoming rugged Motorola devices

Google’s Larry Page hints at upcoming rugged Motorola devices

Google announced their latest quarterly earnings yesterday, and the company had another good three months in the black, earning a revenue of $14 billion, with $3.35 billion of that as cold, hard income. However, Google's recently-acquired Motorola Mobility is struggling, losing $271 million, but Google CEO Larry Page seems to have big plans for the subsidiary, and teased some of the features we may see on upcoming devices.

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Pelican ProGear Vault unleashed: iPhone 5 gains ultra-rugged protection

Pelican ProGear Vault unleashed: iPhone 5 gains ultra-rugged protection

When you grab a Pelican case for your electronics, you know good and well that you're trusting your most precious bits of metal, plastic, and glass to the best. What you've got available to you today is a couple of iPhone 5 cases that'll keep you from essentially any kind of damage - toss it down a flight of stairs into a bucket of water if you want! One of these two cases is pretty darn amazing, the other is undeniably top-of-the-line.

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Fujifilm XP200 revealed with ultra-compact hardcore capabilities

Fujifilm XP200 revealed with ultra-compact hardcore capabilities

With the Fuji XP200 you'll be blasting forth with so much ruggedness in a camera so compact that you'll want immediately to jump out of your front door into a puddle full of rocks to test it out. This camera works with a 16 megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor able to run up to ISO 6400 and has wifi connectivity so you're all ready for instant uploads galore. And yes, you can toss it down a flight of stairs, too.

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Kyocera Torque Review

Kyocera Torque Review

Rugged smartphones meant for the trailblazer and the survivalist in all of us certainly aren’t rare, but it’s not very often that we get to review one. Kyocera recently announced the Torque, a mid-range smartphone that’s encased in a thick hard plastic shell that can absorb energy when dropped. It’s also water resistant and impervious to dust, and while the average hiker could easily take advantage of the device, the company also targets it towards construction workers and even parents who have small kids that can be more than a little rough with toys. Oh, and did we mention it’s Bear Grylls-approved?

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Caterpillar B15 rugged smartphone hands-on: surprisingly well balanced

Caterpillar B15 rugged smartphone hands-on: surprisingly well balanced

If you've ever used a "rugged" smartphone or tablet before, you'll be surprised to hear that the newest of these rare unicorns is not slow and stunted like those of the past have been - instead the CAT B15 is a rather well balanced device. We've had a peek at the B15 from CAT (or Caterpillar, however you like), and found it to be both obviously able to withstand a beating and appearing to run as quick in its Android implementation as we'd expect a 2013 device to be.

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Algiz XRW rugged notebook launches

Algiz XRW rugged notebook launches

The Algiz XRW ultra rugged notebook computer has debuted and is available through Handheld Europe. The machine is designed to be incredibly rugged and is aimed at people who work outdoors in harsh environments such as the lumber or oil industries. The machine is also appropriate for anyone who works in an industry where they need notebook that can survive the harsh outdoors or drops.

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Drift HD Ghost adds WiFi and clever two-way remote to action-cam

Drift HD Ghost adds WiFi and clever two-way remote to action-cam

Drift has launched a new wearable sports camera, the Drift HD Ghost, aiming to film every last detail of your awesome extreme adventures. The new model adds integrated WiFi for streaming directly to - and being controlled by - a smartphone, as well as a five minute video buffer which automatically caches the most recent view from the camera whenever it's powered on, and allows you to retroactively save it should you realize something dramatically exciting has happened.

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