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Apple Smart Mirror

Rafael Dymek knew Apple wouldn't be releasing a Smart Mirror anytime soon, so he decided to create his own, based on the company's iOS 10 software. Simply put, this is as close as you'll get to a giant wall-mounted iPhone. "Design includes the time and date in the upper right hand corner and weather in the top left. All apps can be moved around and placed anywhere on the mirror. After 45 seconds of inactivity the mirror goes to sleep (appears as any ordinary mirror), simply tap anywhere to wake back up and resume use. Some useful things you can do with this mirror: Request an Uber, watch Netflix, read the news, control smart thermostat / light bulbs, control Sonos speaker system, and more," said Dymek. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a massive welding robot that can 3D print steel.

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iPhone 8

In addition to wireless charging, the iPhone 8 is rumored to offer edge-to-edge OLED displays in both 5-inch and 5.8-inch sizes. Of course the next-generation handset will also boast upgraded cameras, a much faster processor and a new version of iOS to take full advantage of all the new hardware. Continue reading for two more pictures and information.

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MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Photo + Gallery Credit: The Verge

Available in 13-inch or 15-inch models, the all-new Apple MacBook Pro is thinner, lighter, and smaller than its predecessors. In addition to the updated Retina Display, it comes equipped with a larger Force Touch trackpad, revamped keyboard, and, most important of all, the Touch Bar. This miniature multi-touch display replaces the function keys, and can dynamically change depending on the task, complete with a Touch ID-enabled power button hidden on the far-right side. It can be configured with Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, Intel Iris or Radeon Pro graphics, blazing fast SSD storage, new speakers, and four Thunderbolt 3 ports (supports charging), USB-C, and video out. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information. Click here for more hands-on images.

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MacBook Pro Touchstrip

Photo credit: MacRumors

Apple is set to unveil a line of new MacBook Pro models at their October 27th press event, but MacRumors managed to discover a few screenshots hidden away in macOS Sierra of what is assumed to be a TouchStrip. Other noticeable changes include a slimmer bezel, fingerprint reader, and redesigned speakers. Continue reading to see what it looks like when turned off.

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Apple GT3 RS

Photo credit: Epic Images Photographer

The LEGO version is one thing, this custom-wrapped Porsche 911 GT3 RS, is another. This particular model from Australia started out as Viper Green, but was completely revamped to pay tribute to the iconic Apple Computers-sponsored Porsche 935 K3 that raced at the 1980 Le Mans 24hrs by Allan Moffat for Dick Barbour Racing. Fake scratches were added for added effect, and it definitely looks the part to say the least. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for bonus images of the actual 1980 Porsche 935 K3.

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iPhone 7 Burj

TechRax has been known to destroy a few smartphones over the years, but his latest stunt may trump them all, as it took place at Dubai's Burj Kahlifa, the world's tallest building. "I'm going to go the 148th floor and frickin' drop test the iPhone 7 Plus. Security is 24/7 and I may not find this phone at all," said the vlogger. After the stunt, he tried tracking the device using "Find My iPhone", but apparently, it sustained enough damage to not register at all when pinged. Continue reading for another drop test video, but from a slightly less terrifying 1,000-feet, using a drone.

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iMac Flow Touchscreen

It's only a matter of time before Apple releases a touchscreen iMac, but this design gives us a first look at what it may look like. Available in both 21.5" or 27" sizes, the iMac Flow is essentially a giant iPad Pro, minus the ports, but with an integrated stand, which includes a built-in TouchID sensor for added security, and a sapphire glass display. continue reading for more pictures.

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Black Airpods

Photo credit: Martin Hajek

We already know that there's going to be a Glossy Jet Black iPhone 7, so why not matching AirPods to go with it? Apple may release a pair later down the line, but for now, graphic artist Martin Hajek provides us with some photo-realistic 3D renders to show just how sleek they could look. One caveat: they may be even tougher to find if you accidentally misplace them somewhere, especially in the car. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Apple AirPods

Photo credit: CNet

The new iPhones may lack headphones jacks, but with Apple AirPods, they may soon be a distant memory. These wireless headphones boast an integrated Apple W1 chip to enable one-step connection with all your devices, while infrared sensors detect when they're in your ear. Voice accelerometers are also built-in to work in tandem with the stem-mounted microphones to reduce background noise when you're on a call. On a single charge, you can expect 5-hours of continuous playback, and up to 24 when used with the included compact wireless charging case. Continue reading for two hands-on videos and more information.

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Apple Car Design

Designed by Ali Cam, this futuristic Apple Car concept is based on maglev (magnetic levitation) technology, which means that you won't find any wheels, batteries or engines, just magnets. That's not all, instead of door handles, occupants will enter via a simple Touch ID scan, and the interior is loaded with gesture-controlled Smart Glass technology. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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