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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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Samsung touts Galaxy Note 4's resilience in drop-test video

In the wake of the iPhone 6 Plus' "Bendgate" drama, the South Korean tech giant has published a video touting the toughness of its upcoming Galaxy Note 4.

By October 8, 2014

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Bidding on alleged iPhone 6 prototype tops $90,000 on eBay

An iPhone 6 that appears to be a little different from a regular production model finds its way onto eBay, where bidding is exploding.

By October 6, 2014

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iPhone 6 Plus takes on liquid nitrogen and a sledgehammer

Life is tough if you're a new iPhone. A torture test goes into cold territory and follows it up with a blow from a sledgehammer.

By September 23, 2014