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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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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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