Feeds

iPhone consumed by solar 'death ray'

Touching destruction

Security for virtualized datacentres

An enterprising solar-energy enthusiast has discovered how an iPhone reacts to what he calls a "65-inch death ray".

As this video demonstrates, the iPhone's audio capabilities hold up well under the fresnel lens–focused attack, even as the Jobsian handheld itself is consumed in flame:

For reasons not fully understood by social scientists, iPhones inspire creative destruction. Various models have been blended, shot, stomped, dropped, microwaved , beaten, run over by a car, attacked with a cutting torch, and more.

Perhaps such behavior can be attributed to the pleasure that young children experience when knocking over a pile of buiding blocks — a delight some psychologists claim is engendered by initiating an "order-disorder transition".

Or perhaps the answer is more straightforward. As one commentor to an iPhone-destruction video wrote: "LOL breaking things is cool!" ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Of COURSE Stephen Elop's to blame for Nokia woes, says author
'Google did have some unique propositions for Nokia'
FCC, Google cast eye over millimetre wireless
The smaller the wave, the bigger 5G's chances of success
It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE
By 'eck! Eccles cake production thrown into jeopardy
Mobile coverage on trains really is pants
You thought it was just *insert your provider here*, but now we have numbers
Don't mess with Texas ('cos it's getting Google Fiber and you're not)
A bit late, but company says 1Gbps Austin network almost ready to compete with AT&T
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.