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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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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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An inside look at how Samsung tortures its gadgets

CNET gets a glimpse inside Samsung's secretive mobile device and home appliance testing labs in South Korea.

By December 9, 2013

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Samsung's torture tests for home appliances (pictures)

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.

7 Images By December 9, 2013

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iPad Air fails torture test against soft dirt?

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.

By November 7, 2013

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Always On Torture Test giveaway: Nokia Lumia 1020

The Lumia 1020 wasn't feeling too well after a day at the winery. Perhaps you're the lucky doc who can get the yellow guy back on the wagon.

By October 8, 2013

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Always On Torture Test Giveaway: BlackBerry Q10

The BBQ10 couldn't handle a day of R&R. Maybe you can show it the good life.

By October 1, 2013

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Torture-testing a tough phone with Rocky Mountain rapids

Crave's Eric Mack is on a mission to push the military-grade, ruggedized Kyocera Torque to the limit. Watch as both he and the 4G smartphone tackle Colorado's San Juan River, but forget their raft.

By September 26, 2013