Top 8 Trends for the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show

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A Sneak Peek Into Technologies and Trends for the Rugged User

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is upon us, and 2016 is just right around the corner. For most of us, the holidays are a time of rest and rejuvenation, and for family and friends. For those of us in the mobile and electronics industries the holiday season also represents something very significant—preparation and anticipation of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2016. For many in the industry, it is the cornerstone event that kicks off all sorts of product launches and introductions, and offers the tech world a glimpse into the year ahead.

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Introducing the Kyocera Digno rafre: With Soap Resistance and a Self-Healing Case for New Levels of Durability

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Smartphones have become an indispensable tool for staying connected to business, family and friends, carried at virtually every moment of every day. But much like life itself, phones can get a little messy. We eat and sleep with our smartphones, and we take them with us everywhere, save for bathing. With the latest addition to the Kyocera smartphone family, the Digno Rafre, announced on December 3 and available in Japan, water and soap resistance means that even the bath no longer has to be a “no-phone zone.” And with the new self-healing case found on the Digno Rafre, even more environments become phone-friendly.

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Defining the Rugged Smartphone: A Series, Part One

WHAT EXACTLY DOES “RUGGED” MEAN ANYWAY?

The smartphone has become such a pervasive part of daily routines and business workflows that it is near impossible to remember life without it. That is, until it falls from your hands, seemingly in slow motion and always without warning. The best-case scenario is a cracked screen and at worst a device left completely inoperable. In that instant, it is painstakingly clear how disconnected and unproductive life was before the smartphone.

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