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Zanco Fly World's Smallest Cell Phone

Sure, using the world's smallest cell phone daily isn't the most practical idea, but for those who require secrecy in their line of work, the Zanco Fly will definitely come in handy. Measuring in at just 71.8 mm in length and 23.5 mm in width, this micro phone does not have any apps, or even a camera, just basic call functionality. "The Zanco Fly phone, is apparently made by Zini Mobiles Ltd, a company established in the UK in 2013, but struck off and dissolved last summer. It was registered to a forwarding address with just one director, who still appears to be selling the phone through online trading site Alibaba (minimum order: 3,000), where Zini is listed as a British company whose purported total annual revenue exceeds $100 million. Other online sources claim Zini employ, or employed, over 300 people," said Peter Robinson. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a rally car driver gone mad.

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BLU Vivo XL

BLU's Vivo XL Smartphone is not only powerful, but comes unlocked for use with any GSM carrier, and it's being offered for only $149.99 shipped, today only. Its 5.5" display will give you an immersive view from every angle, thanks to AMOLED technology. You also get a 1.3-GHz MediaTek 6753 Octa-Core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and microSD expansion. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Funny Phone Charging

Whether it be at an airport, work, school, or even a department store, charging your phone can be a hassle, if a power bank isn't on hand. There are some people who just happen to have a charger on them, and found creative ways to reach the outlet, including unplugging things, hanging their device from the ceiling, using a light fixture, and lots more. Continue reading to see all the trouble people have gone through just to power up their handsets.

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Freedom 251 Phone

India-based Ringing Bells unveils Freedom 251, the world's first smartphone priced under $4 USD. It features 8GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera, 3.2-megapixel secondary camera, a 5-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, and most importantly, 3G connectivity. "We will be the first Indian company to offer an incredible smartphone at a highly affordable price. [It is] minimalistic and lightweight take on the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system," said the company. Continue reading for a full hands-on review and more information. Click here for a few bonus funny and geeky cell phone pictures.

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Reflex Smartphone

Queen's University's Human Media Lab have created ReFlex, the world's first full-color, high-resolution and wireless flexible smartphone to combine multi-touch technology, with bend input. Users are able to experience physical tactile feedback when interacting with their apps through bend gestures. "When this smartphone is bent down on the right, pages flip through the fingers from right to left, just like they would in a book. More extreme bends speed up the page flips. Users can feel the sensation of the page moving through their fingertips via a detailed vibration of the phone. This allows eyes-free navigation, making it easier for users to keep track of where they are in a document. This represents a completely new way of physical interaction with flexible smartphones," said Roel Vertegaal (School of Computing), director of the Human Media Lab at Queen's University. 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

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800-Year-Old Cell Phone

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A team of archaeologists have discovered an 800-year-old device that looks just like a modern day cell phone in Austria, complete with cuneiform writing engraved on the keys. "According to reports, during archaeological excavations at Fuschl am See, (in Salzburg), Austria, researchers unearthed a mysterious artefact from the thirteenth century with cuneiform writing that strangely resembles a cell phone. This type of writing is typically found in modern-day Iran or Iraq (ancient Mesopotamia)," said one website. Continue reading for a video and an up-close shot of the buttons.

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Marshall London Smartphone

Looking like something you'd see in a music recording studio, the Marshall London smartphone is designed with the retro style and texture of its famous classic guitar amps. It features a 4.7-inch (720p) display, 2GB of RAM, a removable 2500 mAh battery, microSD expansion and a Snapdragon 410 processor. Expect to shell out $590 for an unlocked unit, which is expected to ship on August 21st. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a colorblind man seeing the color purple for the first time.

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ASUS ZenFone 2

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The ASUS ZenFone 2 may be priced at just $199 shipped, unlocked, but it's definitely no slouch. Featuring a quad-core 1.8-GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor, 2GB of RAM, 5.5" IPS full HD display covered in Gorilla Glass 3, a 13.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with a wide f/2.0 aperture lens, 5.0-megapixel front camera and 16GB of built-in storage. This handset The sports Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop with a custom ZenUI, which includes new gesture controls, like swiping the shape of the letter "e" to open your email, amongst other customization options. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Animax Cell Phone

If you want to throw practicality out the door when searching for a hands-free cell phone solution, look no further than the Animax Type-01 Swan. Simply put, it's a wearable swan that holds your phone in its mouth, perfect for attracting unwanted attention when in public. For anyone who guessed this was an April Fools' Day prank, you'd be correct. Continue reading for the strange video the company made.

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Scam Troll

If your phone ever gets hacked (or stolen and then returned), make sure to reconfirm all of your personal contacts, or else you may have seemingly close friends requesting strange favors. This person was a victim of phone hacking, but was smart enough to figure out this this friend was just another scammer, and not really in need of iTunes cards. Continue reading to see the conversation that ensued, as well as the interesting pictures that were requested.

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