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Ok, so you accidentally dropped your iPhone, the screen shattered, and you don't want to shell out the cash to get it repaired. There's always the option of finding a creative wallpaper, like this person, to make it somewhat attractive. This is assuming that the digitizer is still fully-functional. Continue reading for more creative examples of geeks making the best of a bad situation.

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Logitech's Wireless Combo MK270 is currently being offered for only $17.99, this week only, originally priced at $29.99. With a robust long-range wireless connection and long-lasting power between battery changes, this sleek keyboard and mouse give you the everyday reliability of a corded setup - minus the clutter. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Reliable 2.4 GHz wireless connection: A tiny Logitech Unifying nano-receiver connects both the keyboard and mouse using just one USB port.

  • Long battery life: Get up to 24 months of keyboard power and 12 months of mouse power without changing batteries.

  • Eight hot keys: Instantly access your movies, music, the Internet, e-mail, volume, play/pause and more.


[via Amazon]

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Macau-based web designer and developer Varun Thota has unveiled a new photo series, titled My Toy Plane. These creative photos basically show a perfectly placed hand guiding what looks like a toy airplane overhead in various locations. They also give viewers glimpses of urban life in Macau, Hong Kong, and other bustling cities in Asia. Click here to view the first image in this week's FAILS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a quadcopter flying through fireworks.

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As bizarre as this may look, it's actually quite a normal sight in Saudi Arabia, according to motorists there. There's even a name for this stunt, called "Hagwalah", or Sidewalk Skiing. Simply put, Hagwalah involves getting the car on two wheels, climbing out, and going for a ride (or changing tired). Continue reading to see five of the most extreme videos uploaded to the internet.

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Photographer Olivier Grunewald loves exploring of volcanoes, and there was one in particular that caught is eye. So, he set out to Kawah Ijen, a volcano near East Java, Indonesia, that seeming spews a blue liquid. This happens because it constantly leaks sulfurous gases and then condenses into liquid sulfur to create surreal glowing liquid that streams down the sides of the volcano in a spectacle of light. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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While it may look like a futuristic vehicle from the next TRON movie, it's just the Toyota FV2 (Fun Vehicle 2). The company claims the bike, while autonomous (self-driving), will be 'driving fun in the future' by reading your emotions and providing information on its augmented reality display. It features four wheels - one at the rear, two in the middle and one at the front - and at the top of the bike is a sliding panel that closes when the bike is not in use. After unlocking, the bike will slide the panel up, allowing you to sit in the middle and also provide an interactive display on the panel's interior. With this display, you can then give the bike a destination you wish to travel to. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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With movie ticket and concession prices continuing to rise, it's no surprise that many wealthy geeks would rather enjoy slightly older movies from the comfort of their own home in one of the custom creations you see above. They range from extremely well themed home theaters to just a sleek futuristic room with a large projection display. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some jaw-dropping dove illusions.

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In technical terms, an earthquake refers to the sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. The seismicity, seismism or seismic activity of an area refers to the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time. The 1960 Chilean Earthquake is the largest earthquake that has been measured on a seismograph, reaching 9.5 magnitude on 22 May 1960. Its epicenter was near Canete, Chile. Continue reading to see what happens to skysrapers during these mega quakes.

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These days, you could either have a large digital marketing budget to help push your product, or hire a design agency to come up with packaging that will definitely catch the eye of consumers, like the honey you see above by Maksi Marbuzov. Bored Panda says, "The honey pots are an excellent example of packaging design. The hexagon shape is perfect for representing what's inside the jar, and it can be stacked to form a honeycomb pattern. And the hexagonal cap doubles as a honey dipper as well. A jar like that complements its product and makes it more of a pleasure to use." Continue reading for more.

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Believe it or not, a 16-year-old stowaway has miraculously survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in the wheel well of a Boeing 767, despite temperatures of -81°F (-62°C) at altitudes in excess of 30,000 feet. The boy was discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport on Sunday carrying no ID or belongings - apart from a comb - and told the FBI he had run away from home after an argument with his parents. Continue reading for the news report and more infmormation.

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