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Nikon 1 J2 official

Nikon 1 J2 official

Nikon has launched a new interchangeable lens camera, the Nikon 1 J2, promising Full HD video and crystal-clear stills from a shooter that slips into your pocket. Fresh to the Nikon 1 System, the new J2 measures a compact 106 x 61 x 21.8 mm and is constructed from sturdy metal with a choice of six colors, and pairs a 10.1-megapixel CX-format CMOS with EXPEED 3 processing and ISO 100-3200 (6400), with a 3-inch 921k dot LCD display on the back for framing.

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Kyocera Hydro set to make a splash on Boost Mobile

Kyocera Hydro set to make a splash on Boost Mobile

This week the folks at Boost Mobile and Kyocera have announced the final release date for the Kyocera Hydro, a device which we got our hands on earlier this Spring. This device is a waterproof smartphone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a unique set of hardware buttons, and the ability to be dunked into a bucket of water. This device connects to 3G data via its carrier Boost Mobile and is set to be your "eco-friendly" companion this summer.

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Sony Xperia go and acro S deliver waterproof Android

Sony Xperia go and acro S deliver waterproof Android

Sony has outed a pair of new Android smartphones, the Xperia go and Xperia acro S, each water resistant and promising dust and bump protection. The Sony Xperia go - which will arrive in the US as the Xperia advance - is the smaller of the pair, with a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 display, 1GHz dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel camera, while the Xperia acro S comes in a little larger, at 4.3-inches (1280 x 720) with a 1.5GHz dual-core and a 12-megapixel camera that Sony claims is ready to shoot in under a second.

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SoftBank reveals radiation-scanning phone plus 13.1MP Android

SoftBank reveals radiation-scanning phone plus 13.1MP Android

Japanese carrier SoftBank has revealed its summer 2012 line-up, including an Android phone with an integrated radiation detector, the usual brace of big-screened beauties, and a 110Mbps mobile hotspot. The Pantone 5 SoftBank 107SH is the most unusual of the refreshed range, delivering not only eight hue options ranging from the salmony-pink shown here through to lime green and sober black, but the ability to track between 0.05 and 9.99 μSv/h of radiation.

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Olympus Tough TG-1 ships in June for €399

Olympus Tough TG-1 ships in June for €399

The best camera may be the one that you have with you, but if you drop your brand spanking new Nikon D800 or Canon 5D Mark III then you’re gonna have a bad time. A more rugged approach is the solution, but they can command a high price and sacrifice picture quality. Olympus claims to have the answer in the form of the  Tough TG-1. Olympus say that the camera is waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, and crushproof - within limits, of course.

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P2i Aridion phone nano-waterproofing hands-on

P2i Aridion phone nano-waterproofing hands-on

Water and electronics generally don't mix, and while we've seen ruggedized, waterproof smartphones before they're generally rubber-clad, oversized and awkward. P2i hopes to change all that with its Aridion coating, a way of not only making the outer casing of a phone or tablet (or, indeed, plenty of other devices) resilient to moisture, but the internal components too. Read on to find out why you really want your next gadget to get the nano-tech treatment.

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Panasonic ELUGA hits Japan March 29 ahead of April Euro debut

Panasonic ELUGA hits Japan March 29 ahead of April Euro debut

Panasonic's ELUGA waterproof smartphone will go on sale on March 29 in Japan as the NTT docomo NEXT series P-04D, offering 4.3-inches of slimline dunkable Android. Available exclusively in purple, the new handset is up for pre-order in Japan today for existing NTT docomo subscribers. Announced at Mobile World Congress last month - where we went hands-on and promptly dropped the ELUGA underwater - the phone marks Panasonic's attempt to clamber back into the smartphone segment.

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Motorola XYBOARD waterproof editions revealed

Motorola XYBOARD waterproof editions revealed

This week the folks at Motorola have brought forth some new tablets for the whole world to fawn over - waterproofed XYBOARDs! This release doesn't exactly bring a whole new tablet - or tablets, as it were - to the table, but re-releases the XYBOARD in two new editions with one big modification: waterproofing. In the advertisements released thus far, this amazing ability is being shown as Saint Patrick's Day savior, stoppering up the Irish whiskey you'll soon be consuming.

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