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Galaxy S4 Active water damage replacement unit confirmed by Samsung

Galaxy S4 Active water damage replacement unit confirmed by Samsung

Earlier today it was tipped by several sources (and confirmed this afternoon by Samsung) that the Galaxy S4 Active was being prepared for a one-time exchange deal for anyone who had suffered water damage to their unit. While it's true that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is water resistant, there have been a number of users who have complained about having damage from water - and one notable review which suggested the device wasn't waterproof at all.

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2014 Toyota 4Runner revealed

2014 Toyota 4Runner revealed

Toyota's 2014 4Runner has been revealed, a refresh of the mid-sized SUV with a new, extra-rugged exterior and more comfortable interior as well as a trio of variants. The new 4Runner will be offered in SR5, Limited, and Trail formats - depending on whether the driver's focus is budget, luxury, or off-road potential - with seating for up to seven and a choice of drive modes from the standard 4.0-liter V6 and five-speed ECT-i auto transmission.

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DROID MAXX keeps the kevlar, Motorola stays rugged

DROID MAXX keeps the kevlar, Motorola stays rugged

Have no worries about the upcoming collection of DROID devices from Verizon being just as hardcore as the previous set. With yet another set of images appearing today of the devices - or at least the largest of the three - we're to understand that kevlar patterning continues to be in order. What's more, it would appear that the area around back-facing camera's lens brings more ruggedness than ever before, texture and all.

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Panasonic Toughbook Windows 8 upgrade continues push for rugged supremacy

Panasonic Toughbook Windows 8 upgrade continues push for rugged supremacy

There's no lack of high-powered ruggedness in the Panasonic Toughbook range, and when it comes to keeping up with the rest of the notebook power world, the company is making sure of Windows 8-era excellence this week. There's the Toughbook CF-31, CF-19 and CF-H2 from Panasonic's "ultra durable Fully-rugged" range and the Semi-rugged CF-53 that are getting said upgrade, it'll finally be time to really, truly be done with Windows XP.

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Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE hits Verizon for heavy-duty battle

Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE hits Verizon for heavy-duty battle

Several years have passed since the original hardcore phone from Casio hit the public, also on Verizon. Here we're seeing the Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE, a machine made for getting beat up in the field while it remains powerful enough for the standard Android-loving phone user, complete with a bit of the ol' 2013 specifications collection to back it all up. It's got what the company calls a "multi-sensor tool" as well.

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Verizon DROID Combat: Herald of a Hardcore Phone

Verizon DROID Combat: Herald of a Hardcore Phone

This week the group behind Verizon's DROID brand have released a trailer for a game that's already been out on the market in BETA form: D:COM. This game is suggested to be coming in as a Verizon-exclusive title in the near future: augmented reality robot combat and all. What's not as clear is the idea that this release might be a sign of an upcoming (and relatively unexpected) smartphone.

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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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