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Smartphone Camera Tricks

Love taking photos with your smartphone for Instagram, Facebook, etc.? If so, then these nifty tips and tricks just might come in handy. Our favorite tip? Definitely the small water droplet that acts as a faux macro lens for those super up-close shots. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Daniel Radcliffe rapping Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics".

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PhotoMath

PhotoMath is not your normal calculator app, and it's one that might soon be banned at schools worldwide. Just point your smartphone's camera towards a mathematical equation and PhotoMath instantly solves it for you. Plus, it shows each step used to arrive at the answer. Best of all, it's an entirely free app. The current version supports basic arithmetics, fractions, decimal numbers, linear equations and several functions like logarithms. Download page. Continue reading to see it in-action and read about the one caveat:

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Google Nexus 6

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus may soon have some competition in the form of Google's Nexus 6 phablet. Featuring a 6-inch Quad HD display - bigger than both the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4. Like the Note 4, Google's Nexus 6 also uses a Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 805 processor, 13.0-megapixel rear camera, 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, high-capacity 3220 mAh battery, and two front-facing speakers. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Smartphone Halloween

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober now spends his time creating high-tech costumes using gadgets like smartphones and tablets. His latest creations uses a free app that brings your costumes to life. A few years ago Mark Rober became an internet star with a costume that used two iPads to make it look like a hole had been blasted through his stomach. Fast forward to today, he's fabricated a line of terrifying t-shirts and monstrous masks that have special smartphone pockets. Continue reading for the video.

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iPhone 6 Prototype

Photo credit: eBay via Gizmodo

You know you've hit the jackpot, when Apple "accidentally" sends you one of these. According to the seller, "Apple does NOT let these phones out of their possession yet I was accidentally sent one upon renewing my contract. As you can see from the photos, iOS8 has not been placed on this device, rather it is in the true developer mode. There are no FCC markings on the rear of the device or a model number. This is the real deal! The lightning port is red which is a sure sign of a prototype." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of

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StoreDot Charging

Israel-based StoreDot has just received $42-million in funding for its device that promises to charge mobile devices from 0% to 100% in 30-seconds or less. Unlike traditional batteries, which uses an electrolyte to generate electrons, the StoreDot battery uses a quantum dot nanocrystal solution that is approximately five times more powerful. The current prototype is approximately the size of a standard mobile phone and slightly thicker. When the production model is released in 2016, StoreDot says that it will be more portable and cost just $30 USD. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when Disney meets a tasty cake and high-tech projection mapping.

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Vertu Aster




Vertu's latest handset isn't made of solid gold, but it will still set you back a hefty $6,900. Available in six different models, this Android 4.4 KitKat handset features a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 13.0-megapixel Hasselblad rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front facing camera, 64GB of built-in storage, and a brilliant 4.7-inch 1080p display (473ppi) protected by the ultra durable sapphire crystal. Additional features include: Dolby Digital Plus surround sound decoding, Qi wireless charging and a large 2,275mAh battery claimed to provide up to 15.5-hours for talk time - 380 hours on standby. Think of this phone as the AMEX black card of smartphones, since it comes complete with concierge service - six-month subscription included - that offers 24-hour worldwide assistance for recommendations and priority bookings for shows, restaurants and just about anything under the sun. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when LEGO meets DOOM.

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iPhone 6 Plus Bend

Many iPhone 6 Plus owners have discovered that the phone can bend out of shape simply when stored in a snug front pocket for long periods. Online websites are already calling this 'bend gate', due to the phone's thin aluminum exterior. However, it's been reported that 'bend gate' can be solved by ensuring the middle of the phone is not subjected to a large prolonged force. Continue reading for another bend test video, pitting it up against the HTC One M8, Moto X and more.

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Funny Parents Texting

Let's face it, your parents most likely did not grow up in the cell phone age, so becoming a proficient and engaging texter isn't one of their strengths. However, some parents do have the texting game down, complete with image replies, witty comebacks, the latest internet slang, and even a joke or two. Continue reading to see twenty-nine examples of parents who are clearly better at texting than their children.

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Weird iPhone Cases

While there are plenty of weird cases in stores, these eight examples take things to the next level. Despite the strange designs, most of these cases would fit snugly in your pocket, except for the 3D Siri face, or so we think. With the iPhone 6 hitting stores next week, you can be sure that case manufacturers are already coming up with designs to top these. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some useful cooking life hacks.

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