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Ridiculous Phone Cases

Sometimes, shock value is actually a better selling point than just an ultra minimalist design. For example, having a coffee cup holder built into a phone case probably isn't the most practical of items, but can you imagine the social media attention you'll receive from people who spot you using it? That alone is worth more than any gold-plated and / or jewel-encrusted phone case out there, if...you're into that sort of thing. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today.

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DeLorean iPhone Case

The Back to the Future trilogy didn't predict smartphones, but right now, a DeLorean iPhone case is the hottest accessory online, and for the affordable price of $50. As you can see from the images and video, it's an amazingly detailed reproduction of the iconic movie vehicle, with the phone itself housed where the car's chassis would go. There are built-in LED lights and even moveable parts that allow you to fully use your phone when it's in the case. There are a few caveats, or at least for those who prefer function over form: the wheels are locked into hover mode and you need to slide the bonnet across to use the camera, and users also need to flip up one side to reach the volume buttons. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a guy who manages to solve a Wheel of Fortune puzzle with just one letter showing.

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This look like someone (or a store) charging hundreds of phones in preparation to sell, but these are all used by special app store reviewers in China for boosting rankings. Since there are tens of thousands of apps submitted daily, even great apps get lost in the shuffle, these companies sell 5-star reviews - many contain strange stories that you are unrelated to the app - in hopes that your app will hit the top charts. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the top five most popular viral vidoes of today, including a crazy HCL + aluminum foil experiment.

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Batmobile iPhone Case

Photo credit: LikeCool

It's the Batmobile...it's a toy...it's an iPhone case? That's right, Bandai has unveiled a Batmobile-inspired iPhone 6 case that's definitely the geekiest we've come across yet. Featuring LED lighting, a built-in Bat Signal projector on the back, a utility belt that covers the home button, and pop-out front wheels (uncover the phone's camera lens). Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for 15 ways to beat procrastination.

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iPhone 6 Space

Urban Armor Gear wanted to prove that their military-grade iPhone 6 case could protect the handset from just about anything. So, they attached the phone, two GoPro cameras and a GPS locator onto a weather balloon to the edge of space, 100,000-feet up. Despite the handset shutting down due to extreme temperatures during the flight, it was fully functional after the test, even without a screen protector. Steve Armstrong, the co-founder of Urban Armor Gear, said: "Our cases already meet military drop-test standards, but now we can officially say that they are space tested as well." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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iPhone China Smuggling

With Apple having official stores in China now, we don't come across as many crazy iPhone smuggling stories, but then this guy popped up in the news. Simply put, he decided to strap 94 iPhones (various models) to his body in an attempt to smuggle them from Hong Kong to Guangdong province, China. The China Daily reports that they are valued at a combined 300,000 yuan ($48,300+ USD), and attached "to his chest, belly, thighs and shanks" with run-of-the-mill masking tape. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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iPhone 6 Tips

Got a new iPhone 6 for Christmas? Here are some cool tips and tricks that just might come in handy. First up, we start with the camera. Both the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus offers users the ability to record 1080p footage at 60fps, but it's off by default. Simply go into Settings > Photos & Camera > Record Video at 60 FPS to enable it, and you'll gain the ability to switch between 30 fps and 60 fps click on the icon in video mode when you go to record. Continue reading for more.

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iPhone M&M Candy Sorter

Even though M&M's all have the same chocolate center, some people just prefer certain colors over others. The DIY sorter claims to be faster that most sorters, which uses the iPhone 5S camera, instead of the traditional way of registering a sweets' color using a sensor before dropping them into rotating containers. Simply put, once the camera recognizes the M&M's color, a Bluetooth module attached to an Arduino-powered motor fires off the correct electromagnet gate to do the physical sorting. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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iPhone 7

Photo credit: Martin Utrecht

3D modeler Martin Utrecht is back with his latest render, and it's of the iPhone 7, which is reportedly already in production, with Samsung already beginning to mass produce the A9 chip that will power the mobile device. Industry sources claim that Apple may hold two press events next year, to showcase the iPhone 6S in spring, and in September, to unveil the iPhone 7. Utrecht says: "Based on an idea from tech editor Steven Tweedie from Business insider I visualized what an iPhone 6 would look like with the display pushed to the edges. One concept looks at making the display wider - by doing so the overall physical dimensions of the iPhone become smaller than that of the iPhone 6. The other concept imagines a display which goes all over the front...with a few holes in the display where the speaker and touch ID/home button go." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a hypnotic Slinky master.

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Fake iPhones

Sure, it's a lot easier to buy directly from Apple, but some people just want a bargain, and they end up getting fake iPhones in the process. This was a lot more prevalent during the iPhone 4 and 5 days, but there are still some iPhone 6 knockoffs floating around too. Many of these fakes simply are simple loaded with small weights and then a light-up display that does absolutely nothing, but say "Low Battery". Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you simply cannot co-sleep with a baby.

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