This Rugged Outdoor Calculator Can Survive Everything But Obsolescence

You might not have had a use for a dedicated calculator after completing your final high school math course, but that doesn't mean others don't. In fact, despite the rise of smartphones, companies like Casio are still churning out standalone calculators. And its latest, the fx-FD10 Pro, which is designed for… » 4/17/14 2:20pm Yesterday 2:20pm

Sony's New Xperia Z2 Phone and Z2 Tablet Look Pretty Sweet

Surprise, surprise. Just over a month after Sony released what we thought was its flagship phone for the time being in the Xperia Z1S, it surprised us today by unveiling the upcoming Xperia Z2. It's like a beefed-up version of its predecessor. And tagging along with it is the Xperia Z2 Tablet, which looks like a mighty … » 2/24/14 2:45am 2/24/14 2:45am

The New JVC Everio Brings Rugged Water-Proofiness to an Old Friend

Water-proof video cameras are nothing new. The explosion of the action-camera market is evidence that not only have they been around, but there's a demand for them. But while action cameras are becoming popular for their versatility in mounting, there still something to be said for class form-factor: The camcorder. » 1/07/14 11:00am 1/07/14 11:00am

Neverwet's Waterproof Magic Turns Circuit Boards into Submarines

We've had a quite a bit of fun covering anything we could get our hands on with water-repelling magic, but the folks over at Adafruit took it a step further and risked a little electrocution. But the result—submersible circuit boards—is definitely cool enough to be worth the trouble. » 8/02/13 10:49am 8/02/13 10:49am

Sony Xperia Z Review: The Manic Pixie Dream Girl of Phones

At long last, the Xperia Z is coming to the states. It was the most appealing phone at CES back in January, with its good looks and waterproofiness. But that was half a year ago, and since then the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 have made quite an impression. The Z is still pretty and quirky, but it ultimately breaks… » 7/10/13 2:51pm 7/10/13 2:51pm

Canon PowerShot D20 Review: Tough Camera, Weak Performance

Last month we tested the best rugged, waterproof cameras and picked a winner. "But what about the new Canon?" everyone screamed. Fear not. The PowerShot D20 went through some cruel testing over the past couple of weeks. Could it live up? Could it live, period? » 7/20/12 12:00pm 7/20/12 12:00pm

Thank You Samsung for Another Waterproof Android Phone

Water is one of your most fearsome enemies, and it shouldn't be. Yes, yes, you need water to survive, but you know what else your can't live without these days? Your smartphone. So please, more tough phones like the new Samsung Rugby Smart. » 2/23/12 11:20am 2/23/12 11:20am