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Pink iPhone 6S

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Apple fanatics probably already know that the company is holding a press event on September 9th, but the first images of assembled pink iPhone 6S models (both standard and plus versions) have surfaced ahead of the official launch on September 18th. While technical specifications have not been released, Chinese blog Daliulian says they will feature A9 processor, 2GB of RAM and sport a 12-megapixel main camera. Continue reading for more pictures.

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BMW M9 Concept

Radion Design gives us a first look at what could possibly be the rumored BMW M9, both coupe and convertible versions. The end result is a sleek and futuristic design that combines elements from the Tesla Model S, as well as current BMW models. For those who like to drive with the top down, you'll be glad to know that the roadster model comes with a roof that goes up and down at the push of a button. Continue reading to see M9 Cabriolet in white and blue.

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BMW i9

If you just can't get enough of the BMW i8, wait until you see the i9 prototype. As you can tell, it looks like a cross between a Star Wars pod racer and the i8. Insiders say that the i9 has been approved for production in 2016, and will sport the same carbon fiber chassis as its predecessor, but with a new, modular 3.0-liter hybrid system. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Jared Leto Joker

San Diego Comic-Con is known for exclusive first looks at movies, and this year's was no exception. Guests at this particular panel were shown a new Suicide Squad trailer and it was the first to show Jared Leto as The Joker. As you can imagine, security is quite tight, but they missed this person with a recording device. The clip has already been pulled off of YouTube, but there's still at least one version floating online. Continue reading to watch before it gets axed as well.

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Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce Roadster

Here's a first look at the 2017 Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster, which will limited to just 500 examples worldwide, 100 less than the coupe. Though pricing hasn't yet been announced, expect to pay a big premium on the $493,069 the SV coupe costs. At 3472-pounds, it's powered by a 6.5L V-12 that generates 739-hosepower, boosting it from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 220mph. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Arnold T-800

Enlisted to produce articulated puppets and prosthetic effects in T2 was Stan Winston's studio, who was also responsible for the metal skeleton effects of the T-800. ILM's Visual Effects Supervisor, Dennis Muren, remarked, "We still have not lost the spirit of amazement when we see ... [the visual effects on the T-1000] coming up." Such was the role and creation of CGI that the visual-effects team was awarded the 1992 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. However, as you can see above, T-800 was purely make-up. On a side note, did you know that for Sarah's nuclear nightmare scene in T2, Robert and Dennis Skotak of 4-Ward Production constructed a cityscape of Los Angeles using large-scale miniature buildings and realistic roads and vehicles? Continue reading for more.

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Real Sony Nintendo PlayStation Prototype

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Gaming enthusiasts have probably seen sketches of the fabled console, but now here's a look at a real prototype. In 1988, Sony and Nintendo collaborated on a CD-ROM peripheral for the SNES, but as you know, things never quite worked out. Purportedly, imgur user "DanDiebold" stumbled upon one of the prototypes, and here's his story: "My dad worked for a company, apparently one of the guys he used to work with, I think his name was Olaf, used to work at Nintendo and when my dad's company went bankrupt, my dad found it in a box of 'junk' he was supposed to throw out." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including Wanderers, which shows why space is the final frontier.

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New Batman v Superman Batmobile

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Officially unveiled at the Licensing Expo 2015 in Las Vegas, the new, full-armored Batmobile set to be featured in "Batman v Superman" (March 25, 2016 release) comes equipped with a twin .50-caliber retractable machine gun turret, Active Protection Systems with anti-ballistics, measures 20-feet long by 12-feet wide and weighs in at a hefty 7,000-pounds. No word yet on if it can be remotely controlled with a smartphone, etc. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including an ingenious wood chopping trick.

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Star Wars Trench Run

Shot mostly in Tunisia, England, and Guatemala, Star Wars IV: A New Hope was met with numerous problems during production, including bad weather conditions, malfunctioning equipment, and financial difficulties. The script underwent numerous changes, and Lucas founded Industrial Light & Magic specifically to create the groundbreaking visual effects needed for the film. Here's how they filmed some of the famous trench run scene using models at Industrial Light & Magic's former warehouse in Van Nuys, California. Continue reading for more pictures and a bonus VFX video.

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Bugatti Chiron Pictures

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Here's a first look at the purported Veyron successor, codenamed "Chiron". This $2.5-million hypercar will be powered by an 8.0L W-16 engine with direct injection, increased boost pressure, and at least two of its four turbochargers electrically powered, boosting output from 1200-horsepower to 1500-horsepower and 1106 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. Chassis wise, the existing Veyron's carbon-fiber structure remains, but is modified to reduce weight. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing just how difficult it is to eat with a cat around.

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