Esquire E-Ink Cover Hacked (To Death, with Knives and Fire)

When the much-hyped Esquire E-Ink cover finally shipped to newsstands a few weeks ago, we were kind of underwhelmed. Using conventional methods, the sectioned panel isn't really hackable in any meaningful way, so Phone Losers took a more proactive approach: violence. As it turns out, E-Ink is ridiculously durable, standing up to bending, cuts, water, fire and even total punctures without ceasing to blink. The panel only died when microwaved for a few seconds, but that was just because all of its metal components (power connectors, mainly) vaporized in fantastic balls of lightning. [Phone Losers via Technabob]

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JawzX2, Boost Addict. 1.6t, 2.7tt, 4.2t

damn, that e-ink is some tough S#^*! I can see the aliens arriving to find a radiation soaked, charred pile of rubble where the earth used to be, they'll notice something flashy sticking out of a pile of concrete and it'll be the still-operational e-ink advertisement on a froot loops box, soaked in the boiled blood of small children...