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HTC One M9

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A video leaked ahead of Mobile World Congress purportedly shows the all-new HTC One M9, which sports an all-metal "dual-finish" frame, with the back being silver and the edges gold. The main difference is that the M8's rear-facing dual-camera has been replaced with a 20-megapixel camera on the back, and a single, 4-megapixel camera with "Ultrapixel" technology for better low-light selfies, on the front. No word yet on pricing or availability. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today - don't miss the hypnotic ink shot in ultra slow motion.

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Iter Avto First GPS

Before GPS navigators, there was the Iter Avto, which used a map on a scroll, and is believed to be the first on-board direction guide. Similar to modern devices such as a Tom Tom or Garmin, the device was positioned on the dashboard of a car, and came complete with a set of paper maps, which were wound from one roll to another across a display. A cable connected to the speedometer controlled the scroll rate. To make things easier to read, the speed at which the display moved was proportional to the speed of the car so it always showed the correct point.

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Cats Growing Up

Everything grows old, but sometimes, animals, such as cats, don't realize that they're no longer the tiny kitten they once were. These photographers / owners decided to capture those moments. To kick things off, we've decided to bring you a few random cat facts: Cats are the most popular pet in the United States: There are 88 million pet cats and 74 million dogs; There are cats who have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete; A group of cats is called a clowder; Cats have over 20 muscles that control their ears. Continue reading for more.

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3-Year-Old Reincarnation

A 3-year-old boy in the Golan Heights region, located near the border of Syria and Israel, remembers that he was murdered with an ax in his past life, and showed village elders where the murderer buried his body. They reportedly found a man's skeleton there, and also the murder weapon, an axe, nearby. The boy was born with a long, red birthmark on his head, and the Druze ethnic group believes that birthmarks are related to past-life deaths. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Celluon Epic Laser Projection Keyboard

Celluon's EPIC Laser Projection Keyboard is currently being offered for only $88.89 shipped, today only, originally priced at $169.99. Perfect for mobile devices, EPIC is a portable projection keyboard that doubles as a virtual multi-touch mouse. With a single flick of a switch, it projects a full-size, laser QWERTY keyboard. Product page. Continue reading for an in-depth video review and unboxing.

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LED Chandelier

Officially called "A Chandelier for One of Many Possible Ends", light installation flickers and clicks when local ambient radioactivity is detected, thanks to the 92 Geiger counters connected to each of the hanging LED lighting elements. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of 2011 drove artist Phillip David Stearns to create this installation. If the sculpture ever fully illuminates it would indicate fatal levels of ambient radiation. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why foil boarding is awesome.

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Ridiculous Shower Thoughts

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Let's face it, many of us tend to daydream while in the shower for whatever reason. It could be about the missed opportunity to start a conversation with someone or the probability of winning a lottery jackpot (1 in 46-million-plus) versus trying to commit suicide by taking commercial airline flights. Whatever the shower thoughts may be, they get even stranger when you read about what other people are thinking. Continue reading to see more.

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Sliding House

It looks like an oversized red barn at first, but it's actually a very modern home by architecture and design studio dRMM. This Sliding House in Suffolk, England consists of three separate buildings (house, garage, and guest annex), and was built for multiple purposes, including letting the owners grow food, entertain, and enjoy the surrounding landscape. Each segment is connected by a 20-ton, motor-driven roof which slides up and down the buildings to create constantly changing coverage for the home, and exposes open-air living areas. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Origami Adam Tram

Adam Tram from Vietnam doesn't bother folding paper airplanes, but rather intricate dinosaurs, insects and more. On a related note, origami paperfolding traditions arose in Europe, China, and Japan which have been well-documented by historians. These seem to have been mostly separate traditions, until the 20th century. In the early 1900s, Akira Yoshizawa, Kosho Uchiyama, and others began creating and recording original origami works. Akira Yoshizawa in particular was responsible for a number of innovations, such as wet-folding and the Yoshizawa-Randlett diagramming system, and his work inspired a renaissance of the art form. Continue reading to see more.

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Keurig Instant Noodles

Keurig fans rejoice! Rather than use a microwave, there's an even easier way to make instant cup noodles, that is if you own a single-cup Keurig coffee machine. Just set the temperature to 192° F, select the second largest (or largest depending on how seasoned you like your noodles) cup size and then brew your noodles. On a side note, did you know that K-Cup portion packs were invented by Colby College roommates Peter Dragone and John Sylvan? That's right, Dragone and Sylvan founded Keurig in 1990, with later support from co-founder and former vice president of Contract Manufacturing & Quality assurance, Dick Sweeney, in 1993. Continue reading for more lazy people who are bordering on genius.

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