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Guy Marries Smartphone

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Artist Aaron Chervenak drove to The Little Las Vegas Chapel in his purple Cadillac last month to marry his smartphone. "It's not yet legal to marry smartphones, but what I hope my wedding will do is to somehow act as a symbolic gesture to show just how precious our phones are becoming in our daily lives, and hopefully get other to ask the same question of themselves and their relationships," said Chervenak. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing NASA test firing a massive rocket booster that could take humans to Mars soon.

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Hyperkin Case

Compatible with both Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges, the Hyperkin Smart Boy works with a variety of Android smartphones. Gamers will be able to insert actual cartridges, and play their favorite classics like the original handheld consoles. The company offering royalty percentages to programmers who can substantially improve on the native app and firmware. Development kits start shipping on December 1st 2016, priced at $60. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a delivery guy who really should be playing Frisbee instead of handling packages.

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Hyperkin Smart Boy

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Hyperkin's Smart Boy case has become a reality, and it was debuted at E3 2016 in Los Angeles this past week. Unfortunately (or fortunately), this accessory now only supports Android handsets. This isn't just an emulator-based gimmick, but rather a case that accepts real Game Boy cartridges, which slot into the back. Continue reading for a side profile picture and more information.

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Lenovo Flexible Smartphone

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Officially called "CPlus", Lenovo's new smartphone boasts a 4.26-inch flexible display - running the Android operating system - and will come in a choice of 12 different colors. The accompanying tablet folds out to reveal two displays: one up front and another on the back. Click here to view more images of the phone. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Samsung Flexible Smartphone

Finally, after years of speculation, Samsung is set to release a line of smartphones with flexible OLED screens in 2017. The first model is rumored to fold in half, while a second boasts a bendable 5-inch display that unfolds to reveal a tablet-sized 8-inch panel. Both could be shown at Mobile World Congress 2017 in February. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Solarin Smartphone

Priced at $16,500 and equipped with "Zimperium state-of-the-art mobile threat protection that thwarts the broadest array of advanced device, network, and application mobile cyberattacks, without impairing usability or functionality of a top-of-the-range smartphone," the Solarin Smartphone is aimed at government officials worldwide. There's a physical switch that can be turned on to scramble outgoing voice calls, along with hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption from KoolSpan. It's no slouch on the hardware side either, boasting a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a f/2.0 lens 24MP rear-facing camera with a 4-color flash module, autofocus, an 8MP front-facing camera, multi-directional directional, three-speaker array and a large 4,000mAh battery. For consumers who need this kind of security, it will be available for sale at Harrods in London beginning June 30. Continue reading for more things you might want, but probably don't need.

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ASUS ZenFone 2

The ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition comes fully unlocked and equipped with a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 2.3-GHz processor, all for $269 shipped, today only, originally $399. You get desktop-grade performance in your pocket, with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of onboard storage for games, movies, photos, etc., 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel secondary camera, and a 5.5"1920x1080 IPS display with a pixel density of 403 PPI. Product page. Continue reading for a gaming demo video and more information.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Injustice

To celebrate the third anniversary of Injustice: Gods Among Us, Samsung has revealed a Batman-themed Galaxy S7 Edge, which not only mixes black and gold accents, but also includes a golden batarang. This limited edition model also boasts "enhanced hardware and software capability" in addition to larger battery designed for mobile gaming. Some bundles will include a Gear VR headset for added immersion. No word yet on pricing, but expect it to hit stores in China, Singapore, Korea, Latin America and Russia, next month. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why Apple Repair is a massive joke.

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Philips Hue Lux

Philips Hue Lux LED Personal Wireless Starter Kit provides a personal and interactive way to control lighting from a smart mobile device or tablet, and it's being offered for only $39.99 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. It enables use of light in a variety of functionality such as timers, alarms, geo-fencing and soft security elements. The hue lux offers a soft white light similar to your regular household incandescent light bulb. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Google Project Ara Modular Smartphone


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Here's a new look at Google's Project Ara, a modular smartphone that can be upgraded on the fly. Its frame, the "endo", is designed to handle multiple module components, including a speaker, processor, and battery. All approved modules will be fully compatible with the latest version of Android, even after the phone is turned on. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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