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Meet the people who torture Gorilla Glass for a living

CNET's Ben Fox Rubin discusses his visit to Corning's reliability and testing labs for its smartphone cover glass.

October 29, 2014

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iPhone 6 leaks show a device begging for extreme torture-testing

If the rumors hold true, the next iPhone could sport a nearly indestructible and perhaps flexible sapphire screen. That sound you hear is Apple muttering, "Bring it on" to device torture-testers everywhere.

By July 8, 2014

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Torture test: Can this waterproof headset survive a waterfall?

Crave's Eric Mack took the BlueAnt Pump, a waterproof Bluetooth sports headset, for a spin down a waterfall to test its bona fides. Watch the test for yourself.

By July 1, 2014

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Galaxy S5 bests Nexus 5, iPhone 5S, HTC One M8 in torture gantlet

The sadists at SquareTrade put the latest and greatest through the paces. Samsung's Galaxy S5 seemed to prove again that plastic is nothing to be ashamed of.

By April 15, 2014

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Sony's Morpheus virtual-reality headset arriving in 2016

The PlayStation maker shows off its latest prototype, saying it's "close to the final consumer product." But is it ready to convert VR skeptics?

By March 3, 2015

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Ultra HD '4K' Blu-ray: Here's what we know

Ultra HD '4K' Blu-ray discs are due to hit the market at the end of 2015 with enhanced resolution, expanded color and more. Here's the 411 so far.

By February 13, 2015

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The ultimate iPhone 6 drop test... from space

One of Apple's latest froze up on its way up to the stratosphere, but you'll want to see if it broke up when it came back down.

By January 15, 2015

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World's most patient man solves giant Rubik's Cube in 7.5 hours

The answer, of course, is too darn long. Watch this master of patience solve the 17x17x17 Rubik's Cube in seven and a half grueling hours.

By January 2, 2015

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Frozen iPad Mini, boiled Samsung Active, another CES live torture test!

Brian Tong and Sharon Vaknin and TechRepublic's Bill Detwiler perform a series of torture tests live on and near the CNET stage, from freezing an iPad Mini in a block of ice to running over an Acer Chromebook with a bus. Plus, Jeff Bakalar visits the High Roller, the largest observation wheel in the world, to see if the iPhone 5S can withstand crushing force inside its drivetrain.

By January 7, 2014

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From smoothies to pesto to almond butter: 13 blenders reviewed

Whether you're a casual home cook, a smoothie fanatic, or the next Gordon Ramsay, we've got the perfect blender for you.

By August 22, 2014