CNET's Ben Fox Rubin discusses his visit to Corning's reliability and testing labs for its smartphone cover glass.
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.
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.
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.
At Corning's Gorilla Glass testing labs, the glassmaker that fronts Apple's iPhone tried to show that rival sapphire crystal isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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.
CNET gets a glimpse inside Samsung's secretive mobile device and home appliance testing labs in South Korea.
The Korean electronics giant develops and tests its washing machines, refrigerators, and other appliances at its headquarters in Suwon, South Korea. CNET gives you a tour.
A Chinese robotics company claims to have invented an "exoglove" that provides force feedback to let you touch and feel digital objects.
The screen on Apple's new tablet fails to survive what seems to be a pretty mellow drop, but that's only the beginning of this sadistic gauntlet of device deconstruction.