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Slide to Answer

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Seasoned iOS users probably already know why there are some calls that require you to "Slide to Answer" while others can be declined, but there are new iPhone owners that might be perplexed. As long as your phone is locked, it will only let you "Slide to Answer", with the option to "Decline", "Accept", "Remind Me", and "Message" appearing only in unlocked mode. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today - includes a very smart parrot.

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Hidden Room Home

You don't need a gigantic mansion to have one of these cool 007 James Bond-inspired hidden rooms and spaces, just lots of time as well as the right skills. In the example above, a seemingly normal set of stairs can be lifted to reveal a hidden room underneath. While this may not work too well in times of panic, the luxury is definitely a nice one to have, especially for a man cave. Continue reading for more.

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280-Pound Catfish Dino Ferrari

Remember this catfish? Well, a new video of Dino Ferrari holding his prized catch, in which he eventually released alive, has surfaced online. He claims that it took "40 long minutes to reel the fish to shore," before photographs were able to be taken. Believe it or not, this is not a record-breaking catch, as a Wels catfish caught in 2009 weighed in at 298 pounds - also caught from the Po River. Continue reading to watch.

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Quokka Selfie

Selfies are nothing new, but taking them with a Quokka has become the latest internet trend. This small animal is about the size of a domestic cat, is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal. It can be found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, in particular on Rottnest Island just off Perth and Bald Island near Albany. The quokka has no fear of humans and it is common for it to approach them closely, particularly on Rottnest Island. Continue reading for more.

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1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Jonckheere Coupe

The Phantom was Rolls-Royce's replacement for the original Silver Ghost. Introduced as the New Phantom in 1925, the Phantom had a larger engine than the Silver Ghost and used pushrod-operated overhead valves instead of the Silver Ghost's side valves. According to Jalopnik, this particular "1925 Phantom 1 was originally bodied and sold as a Hooper Cabriolet to one Mrs. Hugh Dillman of Detroit, MI. Amusingly enough, it seems the car never left England before it again changed hands and was purchased by the Raja of Nanpara. It was at this point that the Rolls discovered its true fate at the hand of the Belgian coach builder Jonckheere Carrossiers. The car was rebodied in the entirely fabulous hand crafted aero-coupe livery you see today." Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a car driving in reverse at full speed on a Polish highway.

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Seagate 6TB HDD

Seagate's 6TB Desktop HDD ensures that you never run out of space, and it won't break the bank either, priced a just $199.99 shipped, today only. This drive is up to 45% faster than the last generation thanks to Seagate OptiCache technology. OptiCache technology combines the latest advances in hard drive microprocessors, DRAM, and proprietary caching algorithms resulting in great performance improvements for you. Product page. Continue reading for a video showing a 300TB setup using these hard drives and more information.

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Sky Bike

You could either walk through Ecuador's cloud forest, or take the sky bike at the Mashpi Lodge in Quito, Ecuador. It's tucked away in the 3,200 acre orchid-filled Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, and the human-powered, two-seat bikes dangle from a 656-foot cable stretched between two points in the forest. Riders can push the envelope for a daring thrill ride, or just relax among the forest canopy and explore it at a leisurely pace. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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SanDisk 200GB microSD

It's no larger than a fingernail, but SanDisk's new Ultra microSD card holds 200GB of data. It combines the world's highest capacity and blazingly fast transfer speed of up to 90MB/s to deliver premium performance. At this transfer speed, consumers can expect to move up to 1,200 photos per minute. The 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, features will be available worldwide in Q2 at an MSRP of $399.99. Continue reading for a hands-on picture and more information.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review

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In addition to being one of the first handsets to feature built-in, dual-standard wireless charging technology, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge boasts a curved display where the notifications appear on either the right or left-hand side, depending on which hand the owner uses. Up to five contacts can be programmed to appear on this edge, and each contact is assigned a color. Contacts can be accessed when users swipe the relevant color to reveal recent interactions and details about that person. On the other hand, swiping the long edge of the screen shows the time, weather or other customized notifications. Accidentally placed your phone face down? No worries, as the edge glows to show a phone call, text or email has been received. If these messages are from a saved contact, the edge will glow the relevant color. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Do What They Want

Some people just hate following rules, directions, etc. and do whatever they want. Believe it or not, there is an internet meme called "I do what I want", and here are some of the best images to hit the web. Starting off, we have this person who decided to enjoy an "After Eight" mint at 7:59. Other examples include: stepping where one shouldn't, climbing on rocks and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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