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iPhone 6 Plus

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Priced from $299 for the 16GB ($399 for 64GB and $499 for 128GB for on-contract price), the iPhone 6 Plus measures 7.1mm thick, has a 24-hour continuous use battery life, Apple's all-new A8 64-bit processor, an 8.0-megapixel iSight camera, and most notable of all, a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 Retina HD display. It will also come loaded with iOS 8, which features a new messaging app that lets you quickly send voice notes. Continue reading for more images, another video, and additional information.

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Autocorrect FAILS

FAILS are nothing new, but they are inevitable if you are a mobile phone user who has autocorrect turned on. Misuse of text replacement software is a staple practical joke in many schools and offices. Typically, the prankster will set the victim's word processing software to replace an extremely common word with a humorous absurdity, or an incorrectly spelled version of the original word. Continue reading for more - not safe for work language included.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Unlike other curved display phone concepts unveiled over the years, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge's screen was described by Samsung's David Park as working like a 'ticker', with notifications and news scrolling along it. Other features include: a 2.7-GHz Quad-Core processor, 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display, 16.0-megapixel camera, 32 or 64GB of internal memory, microSD expansion, 3GB of RAM, all running Android 4.4 KitKat. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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Polaroid Printer Mobile

What if there was a quicker and near-instant way of printing out photos of yourself, without needing to stop by a Kinko's (copy shop) or a friend's house? Well, this nifty iPhone case concept just might be the answer, especially with the new upgraded next-generation model coming out next week. Though it adds a bit of bulk, the convenience of having a mobile printer on you at all-times more than makes up for it. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the strangest road rage incident you'll ever see, direct from a Russian dash cam.

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Smartphone Class

Let's face it, with new smartphones being released every month, it's no surprise that many elementary school kids are now hooked onto games such as Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, etc. So, this teacher decided to do something about it, making students place their phones in a designated spot before class starts to earn participation credit. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny exam answers gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of first person jet skiing that looks surreal.

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Before the iPhone, Windows CE phones, T-Mobile Sidekick, etc., there was the IBM Simon, developed by IBM and cellular company BellSouth. According to Charlotte Connelly, it was initially marketed around the idea of the game 'Simon says' and 'the marketing was that it was so simple, that it could do anything you instructed it to,' she explained. There was built-in software that allowed users to write notes, draw, update their calendar and contacts, and send and receive faxes, as well as allowing calls. Plus, it even had a slot for cartridges that were early 'apps' of sorts. Continue reading for more.

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Just about everyone has that one friend that never seems to reply to text messages, no matter how quickly you respond to theirs. These people have met the same fate, but have tried to make the best of it with some witty comebacks, or so they think. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of hands swallowing cars and traffic - just don't think too hard.

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Xiamoi's Mi4 looks like the iPhone 5S, but it's far more powerful. For starters, it features a full HD 1080p 5" Sharp-sourced display and 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Despite Xiaomi handsets being only available in China and a few other emerging markets, the company's brand is already incredibly popular in that region. According to Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, a UK-based market research company, Xiaomi's gross sales totaled $5.4 billion in the first half of the year earning an overall market share of 21%, which surpasses Apple's market share of 16% and inching closer to Samsung's market share of 23%. Continue reading for more.

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Aside from its iPhone-inspired design, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a powerhouse of a smartphone. Featuring a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD display, an octa-core processor (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz), 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a 12.0-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, and a fingerprint sensor, all running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Nokia's Lumia 520 GoPhone is currently being offered for just $39.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $99.99. The dual-core 1.0-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor enables extra performance when you need it, and puts you in charge of running the most demanding applications. Product page. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information.

Notable features:
  • No annual contract - 4G coverage with data plans starting at $40/month.

  • Meet Cortana, your personal assistant, with the improved Windows Phone 8.1 experience.

  • Snap creative photos with built-in digital lenses and 5MP camera.

  • View video and share images on the 4inch WVGA LCD display.

  • Get all the best apps: Netflix, Instagram, Twitter, OneDrive, Facebook and Uber.


[via Amazon]

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