A Phone Concept That Places Moisture-Damage at the Heart of the Design

With iPhones being damaged by moisture, why not create a phone where water bubbles are the focal point of the design? Presumably that was the thinking behind Seoul designer Bon-Seop Ku's Aqua GUI concept phone. [Coroflot via Core77] » 9/09/10 7:20am 9/09/10 7:20am

Winter Weather May Trigger Your iPhone's Moisture Indicator

Your iPhone's specs explain that it should survive through temperatures from -20 to 45 C just fine. Good news? That appears to be true. Bad news? Cold temperatures may cause your iPhone's moisture indicator to imply liquid damage. » 2/19/10 11:00pm 2/19/10 11:00pm

Accidentally Take Your Gadget Swimming? Rice Might Be Your Best Friend

Who hasn't accidentally left a phone, camera or MP3 player in a swimsuit pocket and gone swimming? It's a harrowing experience, but there's hope: Dunking the gadget in rice is a somewhat surprising yet very effective drying method. » 8/06/09 10:00pm 8/06/09 10:00pm

New MacBooks Will Totally Tell Mom If You Take Them Swimming

The new MacBook and MacBook Pro don't just want to impress you with their fancy new fabrication techniques, unibody designs and bolstered performance: they want to make you more honest » 10/15/08 5:38am 10/15/08 5:38am, at least when it comes to reporting water damage. According to the service manuals, the new line of MacBooks include submersion…

USB Can-Shaped Humidifier Mixes Weirdness with Moisturising Power

This isn't the first USB-powered humidifier » 9/02/08 7:17am 9/02/08 7:17am you've seen, but it may be the weirdest: it comes shaped and painted like a drink can. It uses ultrasound to generate "cool, moisturizing steam" at the rate of 50ml per hour, which may sound attractive to you if your office environment is one of those over-air-conditioned…