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iPhone 8 Case

Apple is just months away from officially unveiling the iPhone 8, but smartphone case retailer MobileFun may have leaked some new details. Their Olixar cases are claimed to offer a perfect fit for the iPhone 8, and the next-generation handset has been rendered with a bezel-free edge-to-edge display with no physical home button. On the back, there's a vertically oriented dual lens camera. Continue reading for a video detailing more features about the iPhone 8.

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Wibit Sports Park

You could either visit a water theme park during the summer, or rent a Wibit Sports Park for you and your friends. Its modular design allows you to configure it with several obstacles, including three balance beams, action towers, tmonkey bars, slides, a flip, multiple bridges, and even a lifeguard tower. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Steam Link

Valve's Steam Link Media Player lets you mirror games directly on your TV, and it's being offered for just $15, today only, originally $49.99. The Steam Link allows existing Steam gamers to expand the range of their current gaming set up via their home network. Just connect your Steam PC or Steam Machine to your home network, plug into a TV, and stream your games to the Link at 1080p. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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Artist Repaint Action figure

Photo credit: Noel Cruz via Bored Panda

Artist Noel Cruz specializes in transforming normal action figures into photo-realistic works of art, or at least their celebrity counterparts, like Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. How did he get started? Well, after graduating from college, he was shopping on eBay for his doll-collector wife and discovered the market for lifelike, repainted dolls. Interested, Cruz decided to apply his background as a portrait artist to paint dolls in the likeness of celebrities to see if he could turn a profit, and the rest was history. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Sony PS5

Sony's PS5 is rumored to arrive sometime in 2019, but Concept Creator gives us a first look at what the console could look like. It all centers around 4K gaming, and is powered by a 16 thread chipset, with 2.6 GHz clock rate and 9.86 Terfaflops of computing power. Unfortunately, there's no official information available just yet. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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RePhone Modular Phone

Sometimes, less is more, and RePhone falls under that category. Simply put, it's a fully-functional smartphone that comes in separate modules - a touchscreen module, battery, GSM dongle, and Bluetooth, while extended kits let you add audio, camera, 3G, and even Arduino. You can either build a phone that only sends and receives texts / calls, or one that simply plays music. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Moby Store

Let's face it, not all cities have 24-hour convenience stores, much less ones that are autonomous and self-driving, that is until...Moby-Store arrives. Each one of these rolling stores offer milk, medicine, clothes, electronics on-demand, and even sneakers, all done with an app. Developed by Wheelys in partnership with Hefei University and Himalafy, it's self-powered, using solar panels to provide energy for its electric drivetrain. The geek-factor doesn't end there, as it boasts an integrated air purifier that cleans the air around it. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of 10 strange Toys R Us items.

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War Game Boy

The Nintendo Game Boy you see above belonged to a soldier during the Gulf War in 1990-91, and was damaged when a bomb hit the barracks he was staying in. Believe it or not, the game console still functions when plugged in, but it now perpetually runs Tetris at Nintendo World in New York City. Continue reading to view more things worn down by time. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Airbus Racer Helicopter

Making its official debut at the 2017 Paris Air Show, the Airbus RACER (Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft is capable of hitting a cruising speed of 250 mph, thanks to a futuristic 'box-wing' design. When combined with a light hybrid metallic-composite airframe that provides extra lift, the pusher propellers quickly increase speed while the aircraft is moving forward. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Porsche 911 Turbo S Dark Knight

Auto-Dynamics unveils the Porsche 911 Turbo S "Dark Knight" edition, which is completely blacked out with the exception of a few yellow accents. On the outside, a matte-finished carbon 'Turbo Aerokit' is the standout, while a flat-6 engine capable of 690 horsepower can be found under the hood. The latter has been upgraded with GMG Racing manifolds, a TechArt exhaust, and IPD intake parts. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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