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You've probably seen at least a few hundred of these "smash my.." type videos, where internet users destroy popular gadgets in hopes of temporary fame. Well, this guy decided to try the stunt with a Samsung Galaxy S5, and let's just say that the smartphone didn't give in to the beating without a fight. Continue reading to see why the video has already received over 655,000+ views and counting - make sure you watch until the end.

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Israel-based company StoreDot has unveiled a prototype nanodot-based smartphone battery that fully charge in just under 30 seconds. Nanodot technology is basically chemically synthesized bio-organic peptide molecules that improve electrode capacitance and electrolyte performance due to their miniscule size. The result is ultra efficient batteries that can be fully-charged in seconds rather than hours. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Will this be another case of "too little, too late"? Only time will tell, but for now Microsoft hopes takes to give Apple's Siri and Google Now some competition with Cortana. Wall Street Journal mentions that it adapts to "what you want with a quirky personality of her own," but will only focus on what matters. She'll be included in Windows Phone 8.1 as a beta feature later this summer, along with updates to some older Windows Phones. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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The HTC One (M8) is the world's first smartphone with a Duo Camera that features HTC's innovative HTC UltraPixel module, a dual flash and full 1080p HD video recording, producing incredible images in all lighting conditions and rich, high-quality video. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait CPUs and fully integrated 4G LTE, and running Android 4.4, KitKat, the latest version of the Android OS. Continue reading for a video, hands-on pictures and more information.

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We have seen the future of smartwatches, and it's Android Wear by Google. This project will give developers a special version of Google phone and tablet software they can run on watches and other devices. The watches will utilize Google Now service for 'smart' alerts, which looks at emails, calender and other today to warn of upcoming appointments, delayed flights and other information. Plus, itt can also tell users when they need to leave for their next appointment after looking at live traffic data, for instance. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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It's official, Cubestormer 3 has smashed the Guinness World Record for solving a Rubik's Cube in the fastest time by solving a cube in just 3.253 seconds at the Big Bang Fair, held at the NEC in Birmingham. This third-generation model beat the previous non-human record of 5.27 seconds, set by the machine's predecessor, the Cubestormer 2. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Many have heard the story of Jesus turning water into wine with the wave of a hand, and now we may just have a high-tech alternative: the Miracle Machine. It may not be as quick, but this inventions can still transform everyday liquids into wine in just 3-days. That's not all, users can also track the progress of their wine-making process using a free smartphone app, and according to its makers, the end result is as good as a $20 bottle, for the equivalent of $2 (£1.20). Continue reading for a video and more information.

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The MQ998 Cell Phone Watch is currently being offered for only $54.86 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $149.99. Simply insert a SIM card (AT&T, T-Mobile, etc.) and you'll gain instant access to an amazing communication device that features a crisp 1.5 inch touch screen LCD display for easy menu navigation and quick dialing. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Notable features:
  • Unlocked GSM Quad Band 850/900/1800/1900MHz.

  • Gets coverage on 4 bandwidths for clear reception in most geographical regions.

  • Make and receive calls directly from the watch phone itself with the built-in MIC and speaker, or even the included wireless Bluetooth Earphone.

  • MP3/MP4 player, FM radio - Pick up your favorite FM radio stations wherever you are.

  • 1.5 inch TFT touchscreen w/ Stylus | Built-in Spy Camera & Video Recorder.


[via Amazon]

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After much rumors and speculation, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally here, unveiled today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Boasting a zippy quad-core 2.5-GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat, a 5.1-inch AMOLED display, 16-megapixel camera, and a fingerprint scanner. Continue reading for a video, hands-on pictures and more information.

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Google unveiled a new prototype Android smartphone that uses 3D vision to learn and map the world around it. It's codenamed "Project Tango", and according to Google, the "phone will learn the dimension of rooms and spaces just by being moved around inside of them - walking around your bedroom, for example, would help the phone learn the shape of your home." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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