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Kyocera's sapphire screen is tougher than we expected

engadget.com — Few things in life are more satisfying than taking out pent-up aggression on a poor, helpless phone, and the Kyocera Brigadier gave me that opportunity this week. Armed with a 4.5-inch Sapphire Shield screen, the rugged Verizon-exclusive device claims to be scratchproof and drop-proof because the material is harder than glass.
Sep 02, 2014

Watch @phonewisdom throw a sapphire phone against a brick wall (among other things)! engadget.com/2014/09/02/kyo…

Sep 02, 2014

I love that @bradmolen throws smartphones at walls, mainly so you don’t have to. engadget.com/2014/09/02/kyo…

Sep 02, 2014

.@BradMolen tried to destroy a sapphire screen. Turns out it’s ‘tougher than we expected’ engadget.com/2014/09/02/kyo… pic.twitter.com/ilb8GmyNs0

Sep 02, 2014

RT @phonewisdom: I got to beat up a Kyocera Brigadier to see how its sapphire display would hold up. Spoiler: Pretty dang good! engadget.com/2014/09/02/kyo…

Sep 02, 2014

I got to beat up a Kyocera Brigadier to see how its sapphire display would hold up. Spoiler: Pretty dang good! engadget.com/2014/09/02/kyo…

Samsung's Smart Home tech is apparently enough to make KITT the robot car jealous

engadget.com — Samsung is seriously gunning for your potential smart home dollars - enough to draft in (and pay for) David Hasselhoff and his early-eighties partner, KITT. The car ain't happy. (And did he just say what I think he did?)
Sep 02, 2014

Samsung's Smart Home tech is apparently enough to make KITT the car jealous engt.co/1rLMz7m pic.twitter.com/TSrcNMTASq

SoftBank's humanoid helper robot will come to the US within a year

engadget.com — Good news: you won't have to book a flight to Japan to try SoftBank's Pepper robot for yourself. The telecom now expects the helpful humanoid machine to launch in the US within a year.
Sep 02, 2014

Want RT @engadget: SoftBank's humanoid helper robot will come to the US within a year engt.co/1uu7qZY pic.twitter.com/jr3BreHsI3

Android Wear updates will let you leave your phone at home

engadget.com — One of the biggest gripes of smartwatch ownership is the ( usual) dependency on your smartphone; do you really want to carry two devices when you're going out for a run? If you're an Android Wear fan, you won't have to in the near future.
Sep 02, 2014

Android Wear updates will let you leave your phone at home klou.tt/84nutmxxdlv3

Netflix teams up with Facebook to make recommending movies faster

engadget.com — Man, [insert movie name here] on Netflix was awesome, wasn't it? Plenty of thoughtful action with just a smidge of the sappy stuff, and it didn't feel too hamfisted.
Sep 02, 2014

Netflix wants to use your Facebook connections to let you recommend movies and TV shows a lot faster. engt.co/1ploqNq