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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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iPhone 6 Official

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Priced from $199 (16GB), the 6.9mm thick iPhone 6, complete with a new curved design, will be available in dark black and gold. Unlike previous models, this model features Apple Pay, the company's new payment system compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch. It works by holding phone up to a generic card reader and pressing a finger on the TouchID button. The NFC chip is fitted across the top of the phone, with all details being encrypting and the system stores payment information securely. Continue reading for more hands-on images, another video and additional information.

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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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