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iPhone 7 Plus Unboxing

The iPhone 7 press event is just one month away, and more prototypes / mockups are floating around than ever, including this dark blue "Plus" model. If rumors are true, there won't be a headphone jack, but rather new Lightning cable headphones, a seamless Touch ID sensor that is flush with the body, dual-lens camera, and of course, several new colors. Right off the bat, you'll notice the lack of antenna bands on the back, along with a slightly slimmer chassis. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of "Generation 1", a live-action Transformers fan film.

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Bus Drives Over Cars

Engineers in China have built a real-life version of the straddling "Transit Elevated Bus". Yes, it's the one that actually drives over cars in traffic. At 22-meter-long, 7.8-meter-wide and 4.8-meter-high, the TEB-1 can accommodate up to 300 passengers, and runs on a set of fixed rails to ensure that it doesn't stray off course in case of human error. Continue reading for an in-depth video showing exactly how it works and what kinds of technologies you'll find inside each vehicle.

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Chinese Good Will Hunting

Chinese migrant worker Yu Jianchun has no mathematics background nor a college degree, but he's currently being hailed as a real-life version of Will Hunting, the Matt Damon's character in the 1997 Oscar-winning film "Good Will Hunting", after discovering an alternative method to verify Carmichael numbers. What are Carmichael numbers? They're also called "pseudo primes", or large numbers that only appear to be prime numbers, which are only divisible by one and themselves. "I made my discoveries through intuition. I would write down what I thought when inspiration struck about the Carmichael," said Yu. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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It's that time again, time for another set of iPhone 7 spy shots. Now we get to see all three upcoming models together in one picture, with the most high-end "Pro" model sporting a dual-lens camera that could mean extra zoom and depth measurement for a better augmented-reality experience. Continue reading to see the back of all three.

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China God of War Statue

This is not an optical illusion, just a real statue of Guan Yu that stands 190-foot-tall and weighs in at a whopping 1320-tons. It sits alongside a Jingzhou city park in the Hubei province of China. The reason for building it? To attract tourists and locals of course. Visitors will also soon be able to walk up a staircase, up the 10m pedestal, and into an 8000 square-meter Guan Yu Museum. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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New iPhone 7 Pictures


Photo credit: Martin Hajek

Another day, another iPhone 7 leak, and this time, we get several new shots, along with a video, of the alleged upcoming 4.7" handset. As you may have recently seen, there's a larger rear camera, single-line antenna lines that run along the top / bottom edges, as well as iPhone branding on the back. It will most likely be released in Silver, Space Gray, Gold and Rose Gold colors. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Glass Floor Library

Photo credit: XL-Muse via Hype Beast

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, nor is this a computer-generated scene from Inception, just the Yangzhou Zhongshuge library in China. Architecture firm XL-Muse recently unveiled this futuristic 1,000-square-meter design, and in addition to the black mirrored floor, you'll also find sweeping bookshelves, arched walls, and seating areas. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Leaked iPhone 7

Photo credit: Weibo via Peta Pixel

New iPhone 7 photos have emerged from a source in China, and it reportedly shows a larger CMOS lens hole on the standard 4.7-inch model. The next-generation "Plus" model will reportedly have dual cameras, and possibly larger lenses as well. You can also expect a faster A10 CPU and a larger battery in both models. Continue reading for a picture of the new headphone jack-less chassis.

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China Elevated Bus

Photo credit: Daily Mail

The "Transit Elevated Bus" has been revealed at the Beijing High-Tech Expo, and it's designed to drive directly over cars on the street. This vehicle runs on a set of fixed rails embedded on the road, making it a cross between a tram and bus. "With a carrying capacity of 1,200 people at a time, the TEB has the same functions as the subway while its cost of construction is less than one fifth that of the subway,' said Bai Zhiming, engineer in charge of the TEB project. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Pirates of the Caribbean Shanghai Disneyland

We're very close to the grand opening of Shanghai Disneyland, and those fortunate enough to attend cast previews, like Matthew Finnemore, have been uploading footage for all to see. Unlike its predecessors, this version combines animatronics with the latest computer-animated hologram technology. You'll see Jack Sparrow, sharks, sunken ships, and lots more. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of exploding sodium bullets being shot at a watermelon.

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