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Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

At first glance, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro might be confused for an iPhone X, but it's actually the company's latest flagship smartphone. Featuring a 6.21" (1080 x 2248) OLED panel with an in-display fingerprint reader, Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB / 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, dual 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras, and a 20-megapixel front-facing camera. Pricing starts from $467 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model, with shipments beginning on September 21st. Continue reading for a video recording of the entire launch event, direct from China.

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SHAASUIVG Samsung Knockoff

Yes, believe it or not, there's a Samsung TV knockoff brand called SHAASUIVG, and their prices are out of this world, literally. Spotted on Chinese online store Pinduoduo, this 55-inch 4K TV will only set you back roughly $57 USD, comlete with a SHAASUIVG logo in a similar font and location to the official SAMSUNG insignia. Continue reading for a video of a Galaxy S9+ knockoff video and more information about this television set.

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Great Wall AirBNB

Why just climb the Great Wall of China, when you could stay a night in this amazing Airbnb? This temporary hotel of sorts is located at the crest of the wall's ancient section, and features an open-air design that lets you stargaze, complete with a gourmet dinner and a sunrise hike guided by an expert on the Great Wall's heritage. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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China skyscraper Waterfall

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, the Liebian International Plaza skyscraper boasts the world's tallest man-made waterfall, measuring a staggering 354-feet-tall, in the Chinese city of Guiyang. "Our building has a four-storey underground water storage and drainage system, from which the water is pumped and recycled," said Mr. Cheng, a spokesperson for Guizhou Ludiya Property Management Co., Ltd. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Apple Store Macau

Photo credit: Foster + Partners via Hype Beast

International studio Foster + Partners has just released stunning new photos of the newly opened Apple Store in Macau. The exterior is covered in thin layers of stone and glass, while towering bamboo groves are planted at the entrance as well as the atrium. Inside, you'll find a large skylight, and a lantern affixed to illuminate the floor at dusk. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Laser Assault Rifle

The ZKZM-500 Laser Assault Rifle by China-based Xian Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics was modeled after the AK-47, but unlike its low-tech counterpart, this weapon is accurate up to 800-meters away and causes 'instant carbonization' of human skin. It's also capable piercing through metal gas tanks to ignite the fuel within, while remaining completely silent and with an invisible beam to boot. On a full recharge, you'll reportedly be able to fire up to 1,000, 2-second bursts. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the darkest Disney fan theory ever.

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Oppo Find X

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Oppo's newly announced Find X smartphone skips the notch on its 6.4" display, and instead has a slide-up camera system that is concealed when the handset is powered off or the camera app is closed. When either of those things are opened, the entire top section automatically slides up to reveal a 25-megapixel front-facing camera, 3D facial scanning system, and 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual rear camera. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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DJI Headquarters Drone Tower

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DJI has catapulted to become the world's best known drone maker, and that means a new headquarters is in store. Called the "Drone Towers," these buildings will be located in Shenzhen, Guangdong, and feature quadruple-height indoor drone flight testing spaces as well as a stunning sky bridge to showcase new technologies. It was designed by architectural firm Foster + Partners. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Facial Recognition Students

The school in China has made a facial recognition system that scans the studentís behaviour in the classroom.

Posted by Mr. Raymond on Saturday, May 26, 2018

Facial recognition technology isn't something new, but students at the No. 11 Middle School in Hangzhou, China, have their faces every 30 seconds to make sure they are paying attention. It's officially called a "smart classroom behavior management system," and consists of three cameras positioned above the blackboard that constantly feed information to an AI-powered software, which then analyzes the students' facial expressions to see if they are paying attention. Continue reading for five more bizarre, yet true, things.

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Xiaomi Mi 8

The Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone was officially launched this week at a press event, and this flagship device is the company's first with a notch. Featuring a 6.21-inch OLED display, four-way curved glass back panel, an aluminum frame, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor, a 12-megapixel dual-camera, dual-frequency GPS, and even an Explorer Edition with transparent shell. Continue reading for two hands-on videos and more information.

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