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Apple Smart Mirror

Rafael Dymek knew Apple wouldn't be releasing a Smart Mirror anytime soon, so he decided to create his own, based on the company's iOS 10 software. Simply put, this is as close as you'll get to a giant wall-mounted iPhone. "Design includes the time and date in the upper right hand corner and weather in the top left. All apps can be moved around and placed anywhere on the mirror. After 45 seconds of inactivity the mirror goes to sleep (appears as any ordinary mirror), simply tap anywhere to wake back up and resume use. Some useful things you can do with this mirror: Request an Uber, watch Netflix, read the news, control smart thermostat / light bulbs, control Sonos speaker system, and more," said Dymek. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a massive welding robot that can 3D print steel.

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iPhone 8

In addition to wireless charging, the iPhone 8 is rumored to offer edge-to-edge OLED displays in both 5-inch and 5.8-inch sizes. Of course the next-generation handset will also boast upgraded cameras, a much faster processor and a new version of iOS to take full advantage of all the new hardware. Continue reading for two more pictures and information.

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iPhone Case Galaxy Note 7

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been permanently discontinued, and its previous owners offered a 50% discount on the Note 8, should they decide to go that route, companies are still looking for ways to cash in, with the latest being UNIQFIND. This smartphone accessory outlet has unveiled its latest product, called "EXPLO-SUNG", which is essentially an iPhone case and decal, modeled after an exploded handset. Continue reading for another picture of the front.

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iPhone 7 Burj

TechRax has been known to destroy a few smartphones over the years, but his latest stunt may trump them all, as it took place at Dubai's Burj Kahlifa, the world's tallest building. "I'm going to go the 148th floor and frickin' drop test the iPhone 7 Plus. Security is 24/7 and I may not find this phone at all," said the vlogger. After the stunt, he tried tracking the device using "Find My iPhone", but apparently, it sustained enough damage to not register at all when pinged. Continue reading for another drop test video, but from a slightly less terrifying 1,000-feet, using a drone.

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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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Black Airpods

Photo credit: Martin Hajek

We already know that there's going to be a Glossy Jet Black iPhone 7, so why not matching AirPods to go with it? Apple may release a pair later down the line, but for now, graphic artist Martin Hajek provides us with some photo-realistic 3D renders to show just how sleek they could look. One caveat: they may be even tougher to find if you accidentally misplace them somewhere, especially in the car. Continue reading for more pictures.

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iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus

Available in jet black, matte Black, silver, gold, and rose gold finishes, the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are IP67 water / dust resistant, use a faster A10 processor, have solid-state home buttons with Taptic engine, stereo speakers, and lose the headphone. The former now features a 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and a brighter f/1.8, six-element lens, while the Plus boasts a dual 12- megapixel camera system. Continue reading for a hands-on video 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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Gareth Clear, a 36-year-old cyclist from Bondi Beach, New South Wales, Australia, has experienced riding injuries before, but the last thing he expected while mountain biking was a severe burn from an exploding phone. It all started when he was riding around Manly Dam on Sunday afternoon when he fell from his bike, landing on his iPhone 6. Just seconds later, smoke and searing heat caught his attention before hearing an explosion as the phone ignited, melting through his shorts and two layers of skin on his upper right thigh. Continue reading for a video news report and more 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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