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Jetpack Joyride Arcade Machine

With the mobile game market just beginning, it's only a matter of time before all popular games are ported to the arcade machine platform. Currently, there are just a handful, and we've rounded up a few of the best for your viewing enjoyment, starting with Jetpack Joyride. In the mobile version, players uses a simple, one-touch system to control the jetpack; when the player presses anywhere on the touchscreen, the jetpack fires and Barry rises. When the player lets go, the jetpack turns off, and Barry falls. Because he is continually in motion, the player does not control his speed, simply his movement along the vertical axis. Continue reading to see more.

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Lamborghini Android Phone

Priced at $6000, the Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri smartphone doesn't double as a key, or include a diecast model of the Aventador, Huracan, etc., but on the bright side, it's clad in fine calfskin leather on top of its 3-layer stainless steel chassis. It features a 5-inch 1080p display, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 20-megapixel main camera, 2.3-GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal memory, dual-SIM slots, and a 3400mAh battery, all running Android Kit Kat 4.4.4. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and additional information.

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LG G Flex 2

LG's curved G Flex 2 is one of the first smartphones to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 quad-core processor, complete with its 64-bit octa-core CPU clocked at 2-GHz for smooth game play and graphics rendering. It also comes equipped with a fast-charging 3,000mAh battery that can be recharged to 50% in just 40-minutes. Other specs include: 16GB-32GB of internal memory, 2GB - 3GB of RAM, microSD memory expansion, 13.0-megapixel rear camera, and a 2.1-megapixel front camera. According to CNet, "LG has integrated motion recognition that allows the camera to sense whenever it's being lowered from on high by a stick or a raised arm. When it picks up on this movement, a preview of the last taken photo will immediately appear without the user having to manually check for him or herself." Continue reading for another video, hands-on pictures and more information.

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Android Wear Smart Watch

Moto 360 owners rejoice!. While there's big hype over the upcoming Apple Watch, Google's Android Wear has been alive and kicking for quite some time now. In addition to the plethora of health apps out for the smart watches, there are also quite a few games, including a Game Boy Color emulator. Programmer Corbin says: "This part introduces you to ADB and manually installing applications. This will not void your warranty on your watch, and this works with any Android Wear watch. This may seem long, but that's just because I've explained everything in great detail for beginner users." Read more here or continue reading to see five games you can play now.

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iPhone 7

Photo credit: Martin Utrecht

3D modeler Martin Utrecht is back with his latest render, and it's of the iPhone 7, which is reportedly already in production, with Samsung already beginning to mass produce the A9 chip that will power the mobile device. Industry sources claim that Apple may hold two press events next year, to showcase the iPhone 6S in spring, and in September, to unveil the iPhone 7. Utrecht says: "Based on an idea from tech editor Steven Tweedie from Business insider I visualized what an iPhone 6 would look like with the display pushed to the edges. One concept looks at making the display wider - by doing so the overall physical dimensions of the iPhone become smaller than that of the iPhone 6. The other concept imagines a display which goes all over the front...with a few holes in the display where the speaker and touch ID/home button go." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a hypnotic Slinky master.

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Moto X Developer Edition

Motorola's Moto X 32GB Unlocked Developer Edition for Verizon / PagePlus is currently being offered for only $199.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $599.99. Designed to showcase your apps and media without getting in the way, Android 4.4 lets you multitask, watch videos, or play games effortlessly. Memory optimization and an improved touch response let you multitask and hop across multiple apps quickly and easily. Product page. Continue reading for a video explaining what makes the Developer Edition different from the standard model and more information.

Notable features:
  • 2G Network: CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 | 3G Network: CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 | 4G LTE Network: 700 This is the Verizon Model.

  • This phone will only work on Verizon and pre-paid carriers that run on the Verizon network such as PagePlus. Please check with your carrier for full compatibility.

  • 32GB Internal Memory, 1.7Ghz Dual Core Processor, 2GB RAM, Unlocked Bootloader for easy rooting.


[via Amazon]

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Touchscreen Bracelet

The Cicret Bracelet, designed by a Paris-based design company, takes wearable technology to the next level with a wristband that projects the screen of a smartphone directly onto the user's arm. They tout it as "like a tablet...but on your skin," projecting the interface of a remotely connected mobile device onto the forearm or inner wrist. Users will still be able to use hand gestures, such as swiping, tapping, and pinching, for everything from replying to emails to answering calls while your phone is on the other side of the room. Continue reading for a video of it in-action, more pictures and additional information.

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YotaPhone 2

Not just any phone, the YotaPhone 2 has two fully-functional displays, with one being on the rear casing. It's powered by Android 4.4.3, a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 PRO-AA processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of integrated storage, a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED touchscreen up front, and a 4.7-inch e-ink touch display on the back. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Balloon Smartphone Case

Did you just get a new iPhone 6 Plus or Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and don't yet have a case for it? Well, before your next outdoor trip, simply grab a regular balloon to make one in 10-seconds or less. Simply blow up the balloon, place the phone over it, have one person loosely hold the balloon opening while the other holds the phone down, and soon, the balloon begins to mold into the phone's shape. Sure, you might not have access to your device's various ports or earphone jack, but it will at least keep some parts of it safe should the phone slip out of your hands on a hiking trip. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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StoreDot

We've covered StoreDot before, but now it has gone from purely a prototype, to something that will be ready to hit stores in 2016. This device utilizes nano-technology to synthesize artificial molecules, and the company has developed a battery that can store a much higher charge more quickly, acting like a sponge to soak up power and retain it. The prototype you see above is far too bulky, but the production model will be slim enough to fit in your pocket. Doron Myersdorf, the founder and chief executive of StoreDot, says consumers should expect to pay $100 - $150 more for fast charging models with this technology. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how astronauts take selfies in space.

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