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Singulato Electric Car

Biometric fingerprint sensors are nothing new, but Singulato has unveiled an all-new electric car that uses this technology on its doors. This startup in China has raised $600-million in a second phase of fundraising, and the government will offer buyers a 110,000 yuan ($16,285) subsidy per car, approximately one third of the sticker price of an electric car, representing a large percentage of the overall vehicle cost. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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China J-20

Two of China's secretive J-20 stealth fighters swept over a large crowd at the Zhuhai Air Show Tuesday. The fighters were not officially listed on the schedule and appeared in the sky just after an aerobatics show by the People's Liberation Army Air Force. After screeching into the sky as a pair at low-level, one of the J-20s quickly disappeared over the horizon, leaving the other to perform a series of turns, revealing its delta wing shape against bright sub-tropical haze. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Mi MIX Smartphone

Xiaomi hired famed designer Philippe Starck to help create the MIMIX, a stunning smartphone boast a display without edges or corners. Its 6.4-inch edgeless display sports an extremely high 91.3% screen-to-body ratio, the highest on any smartphone to date. That isn't the only standout feature, as its full ceramic body features seamless connectors that fuse the MIMIX body without using adhesives. Click here for more pictures of the MIMIX. Continue reading for two more videos of the handset.

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Glass Skywalk China

Officially called the "Coiling Dragon Cliff", this glass skywalk, overlooking Tongtian Avenue at Tianmen Mountain in China, sits 4,600-feet above ground. As the name implies, looking straight down probably isn't for the faint of heart, but fortunately, this mountain has two other not so extreme glass bridges: one that is suspended 1,410-feet above ground, and the other at 590-feet. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Fake Star Wars

Photo credit / source: Wholesale Clearance UK

Using the Star Wars logo is bad enough, but one Chinese toy company decided to create fantasy names for all of the characters, starting with Anakin Skywalker as "Little Girl". "We acquired this stock in a bulk lot, and as a big Star Wars fan myself I had high hopes for these figures, especially considering how popular they are with children and collectors alike. The first disappointment came when we realized they were exclusively Episode One characters, as this is arguably the weakest of the six films. The second disappointment came when we realized that these were very unconvincing fakes," said Mr Baxter's company, Poole-based Wholesale Clearance UK Ltd, who received boxes of these bootleg toys. Continue reading for more.

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iPhone 7 Funny

One person from China spotted an iPhone 7 deal that seemed too good to be true, and it most certainly was. Instead of the latest iPhone, this person received an iPhone 3, iPhone 4 and a Yu-Gi-Oh Fusion Monster card. Now if the two older devices were factory sealed, they could possibly fetch a nice sum on eBay, but that wasn't the case here. Continue reading to see smugglers who tried bringing 400 iPhone 7 handsets on launch day into China.

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Techrules AT96 Supercar

This newly formed automotive research firm from China is starting things off with a bang, the Techrules AT96 to be exact. It features the company's innovative turbine-recharging electric vehicle technology (TREV), which when combined with six electric motors, produces an impressive 1,030-horsepower and 6,372 lb-ft of torque. All this equates 0-62mph time of 2.5 seconds, packaged in a carbon fiber monocoque that brings the total weight to just 3,042-pounds. Continue reading for a video of it at the Silverstone track and more information.

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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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