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Photo credit: Francois Dourlen

French photographer Francois Dourlen has seen his share of imaginative mashups of fantasy and the real world, so he decided to put a creative twist on the technique. Simply put, he found images that matched up well with whatever the real world backdrop was. For example, the image of Thor trying to hammer a real nail is something that actually makes sense. Continue reading for more.

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Game of Thrones fans with iPhones rejoice! This geeky fan shows how she created her very own iron throne stand using sword-shaped sandwich picks, a sponge, some leather straps and black and metal spray paint. She says that the only things required were "a couple of hours, loooots of swords and hot glue." Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how not to package something.

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Marques Brownlee, a popular YouTube personality purportedly received an early iPhone 6 sapphire crystal display from a known Apple leaker Sonny Dickson. In addition to being paper thin, Brownlee shows that the new screen measures 4.7-inches diagonally, which falls in line with the rumors that Apple will release two different-sized iPhones this year: A 4.7" and 5.5". Continue reading for the video and more information.

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No, this isn't some computer-rendered practical joke, but an actual iPhone case you can buy right now in Japan. Available in silver ($80) or gold ($120) versions, it's shaped just like a giant isopod and limited to just 500 of each color. Believe it or not, both models double as portable battery packs, meaning even if you do manage to scare everyone off, you'll at least get 2-3 times more usage out of the handset. Continue reading for two more pictures (gold version).

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If you thought having an iPhone case with gigantic fake jewels on it was bad, think again. A Japanese company has just released one based on a device found in Attack on Titan - shaped like the 3D Maneuvering Device's controller from the show. Fans of the show who do purchase it may want to remove this before traveling, or else TSA may give you problems. Continue reading for more pictures

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Earlier this month, the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) announced the winners of their 7th Annual Contest spanning several categories, including Animals, Architecture, Children, Flowers, Food, Landscape, Lifestyle, Nature, News/Events, Others, People, Seasons, Still Life, Sunset, Travel and Trees. Winning entries were submitted by photographers from 17 countries around the world. The image above was shot by Felicia Pandola of Providence, Rhode Island, USA and it took home first place in the Nature category. Continue reading to see more.

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There have been plenty of iPhone 6 leaks showing just the outer shell and / or a dummy device, but now a Taiwanese pop star, Jimmy Lin, has apparently gotten his hands on an actual prototype device, hardware and all. The images you're about to see confirm the updated model will have a larger 4.7-inch screen as well as a relocated power button for easier one-handed operation. Continue reading for more.

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Michael Oneal from San Francisco, CA United States took home 1st Place in the 2014 iPhone Photography contest for the Animals category with this amazing shot of a fox. The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) first began back in 2007 and is the first and longest running photography competition dedicated exclusively to smartphone photography with an Apple device. The IPPAWARDS receives thousands of entries from photographers around the world that submit their images across seventeen categories, such as: Animals, Architecture, Children, Sunsets, Travel and Trees. Their images can't be edited in Photoshop or any other desktop post processing program, but iPhone and iPad apps, like Snapseed, are allowed. Continue reading for more.

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Photo credit: Julian Calverley

Julian Calverley has been using the iPhone exclusively to take pictures, ever since the iPhone 2G hit the market. Simply put, he's a British-born professional photographer that's taken jobs for companies in the advertising, photographing landscapes, lifestyle, automotive and underwater industries, including Mercedes and Virgin. He's just "released a book called #IPHONEONLY that shows the incredible landscapes of Scotland, or, more specifically, Glen Orchy and Glen Etive," says My Modern Met. The book is a collection of 60 images that have all been captured on an iPhone and then processed on the Snapseed app. Continue reading to see more.

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Apple's rumored iWatch is set to launch in October and feature a rounded face as well as come in both mens and womens sizes. In addition to running iOS, Nikkei News reports, "The new watch-like wearable gear will run on this OS, which will be equipped with a centralized function to manage users' biometric information via smartphones." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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