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iPhone Smartcase Classic Cinema Camera

Unlike other iPhone accessories, the Lumenati CS1 is cinematic "smartcase" that "combine[s] the technological features of a digital device with the cool design, ergonomic ease and natural narrative that the lo-fi classic camera is known for." It's focused on iPhone film making, with its gun-style handle that offers a more comfortable and stable way to shoot footage, as well as a finger trigger to turn on recording when it's pulled and off when it's released. That's not all, a hot-shoe mount accommodates external lights or a microphone. Continue reading for a few videos and to find out how to get your own.

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Funny Siri Responses

Siri, both in its original version and as an iOS feature, adapts to the user's individual language usage and individual searches (preferences) with continuing use, and returns results that are individualized. The name Siri is Scandinavian, a short form of the Norse name Sigrid meaning "beauty" and "victory", and comes from the intended name for the original developer's first child. It's a great feature for getting information, but sometimes the responses you get are unexpected to say the least, including when asking it to divide by 0. Continue reading for more.

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DxO ONE iPhone

DxO Labs has just unveiled DxO ONE, compact 2.65-inch accessory that transforms your iPhone into 20.2-megapixel camera with DSLR-quality images. The company managed to cram a 1-inch CMOS BSI sensor, also used in Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras into the device, and the front sports a 2mm-equivalent f/1.8 lens with a 6-blade iris. There's no display on the device because it's designed to connect to your iPhone or iPad via Lightning connector, enabling you to swivel the camera in each direction 60°. Photographers can use a free iOS app to control the settings, like aperture, shutter speed as well as the ISO, of the DxO camera. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of a good samaritan restoring faith in humanity

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iPhone 6S Pictures

Photo credit: Martin H.

Apple's iPhone 6S is rumored to come with 2GB of RAM and Force Touch technology, which enables the display to detect the difference between a light tap and a hard press, enabling you to access new types of gestures and controls. In addition to this rumor, patent filings published on Thursday revealed that Apple is experimenting with waterproofing methods for future iPhones and iOS devices. The images above show a Rose Gold model, which has a copperish tint. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of an amazing hand-forged replica of Link's Hylian Shield.

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Beastgrip Pro

Always wanted a DSLR-like experience with your smartphone? Then look no further than the BeastGrip Pro. To start things off, the video above was shot with an iPhone 6, BeastGrip Pro, Beastgrip DOF adapter, and a Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens. This accessory is essentially a universal lens adapter and camera rig for smartphones. You can set it up however you want, whether it be a basic tripod mount or a full-featured professional. Its patent-pending design has an adjustable lens mount and clamps that adapt to just about any phone, thanks to the redesigned lens mount assembly being built on a three-way axis. That's not all, the company has also unveiled new BeastGrip conversion lenses as well as a DOF (Depth of Field) adapter for use with SLR lenses to capture shallow depth of field images using manual focus. Continue reading for a video, more information and the Kickstarter page.

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Funny iPhone Notifications

Let's face it, there are some iOS notifications Apple hasn't included that would actually come in handy, such as one for drunken texting. If your text message contains more than "x" amount of typos, a notification pops up that either fixes them automatically, or closes out "Messages" entirely. Also, for the times you feel speakerphone is appropriate in public, but we all know how that goes. Continue reading for more.

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Slide to Answer

Photo credit: Andre Borges

Seasoned iOS users probably already know why there are some calls that require you to "Slide to Answer" while others can be declined, but there are new iPhone owners that might be perplexed. As long as your phone is locked, it will only let you "Slide to Answer", with the option to "Decline", "Accept", "Remind Me", and "Message" appearing only in unlocked mode. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today - includes a very smart parrot.

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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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