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A security guard for Nicki Minaj is in trouble after pulling out his phone at a concert.  She was understandably upset that someone paid to protect her was paying more attention to his screen than his surrounding. 

Responses ranged from supportive to confrontational about her decision to toss the guard's phone to the floor.  


via @miguuelfloress1, @AzaleaThot@TheMarcelDutch

Right or wrong, he'll definitely think twice before texting on the job again. 

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There used to be a rumor that if you call 999, the UK version of 911, you can charge your phone. It's a myth that's often had to be debunked by local police forces all over England. Apparently it all started with Blackberry and what turned out to be a flaw in the programming that developers intended to be a helpful way to conserve battery power for emergencies only. 

Youtube host Tom Scott travels all the way to the Blackberry headquarters in Slough, England to set the record straight. 

As a sidenote, for those of us who are not UK residents, he also takes a moment in the comments to explain why Slough is such a punchline in the video. 

Invention of The Day: This Case Turns Your Phone Into a Powerful Vibrator
Via izivibe
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Now you can polish your pearl while playing Candy Crush.

Well, you could do that before—but not with one device!

IZIVIBE announced today that the company has created a phone case and mobile app that doubles as a personal vibrator.

The phone case is made from 100-percent medical-grade silicone and has seven different vibration settings, the company's website says.

And couple can play together through a mobile app on iPhone and Apple Watch.

We are truly living in the future.

Just be sure to listen to this when breaking out your new phone case.

Via IJReview
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It seems like only yesterday that Donald Trump gave out Sen. Lindsey Graham's actual phone number.

Oh wait. It was.

Well Graham came back July 22 with this cloying video of him destroying a number of phones in answer to Trump's taunting, juvenile move.

The video says nothing about any issues, the campaign, justice, America, et al. Instead, it says everything about what we can look forward to over the next year and a half until the general election silences some of this attention-grabbing nonsense.

However, Graham's video just raises a really, really important question:

Does a 2016 Presidential candidate really still use a flip phone?



Politics in the 21st Century, ladies and gentlemen

This Nintendo phone mock up is what you want.
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Now that Nintendo has said it will enter the mobile space, possibly letting you take Mario on the go, some have let their imagination take that possibility to the extreme.

Artist Pierre Cerveau has gone ahead and designed how a possible Nintendo phone might look and it's gorgeous.

Dubbed the 'Smart Boy,' Cerveau shows off a range of different looks for the imaginary device.



Here it is with a removable controller:



And with some removable storage, RAM or a camera:



What if it ran Android?



You could take Iwata's Mii along for the ride.



Essentially:

Via AFV Kids
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But how do you Instagram with it?

Pay phones aren’t extinct quite yet, but this boy has apparently never seen one.

His mom recorded his reaction to the strange contraption, which appears to completely baffle him.

He studies it carefully and asks: “Is this an old fashioned phone?”

Meanwhile the mom must be unfamiliar with mobile technology, considering she recorded the whole thing as a vertical video.

Via Mashable
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iPhone 6 users are reporting that their hairs (of both beard and top-of-the-skull variety) are getting caught in the space where the aluminum meets glass on the new device. But is this even possible? The folks at Mashable are determined to put it to the test.

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Via Engadget
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New York developer Mike Lazer-Walker developed WhatsApplebees (like WhatsApp, get it?) as a snarky commentary on the state of boneheaded social media attempts by big business. Use the app to find and connect with Applebee's fans in your area and around the world, the promise goes, but (un?)fortunately it's only an unofficial pet project. When you think about it though, a corporate-sponsored social media and messaging app doesn't seem that far-fetched, does it?

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Ella Birchenough dropped her Blackberry into a storm drain after fumbling to get it into her pocket (don't laugh, we've all been there). Not content with losing it forever, she attempted to excavate the phone herself. Then, in a scene straight out of Every Cartoon Ever, her legs were left dangling while her upper torso was stuck in the drain. Birchenough insisted that she didn't need assistance, but her panicked mother called the local fire department to help get her out safely.

The phone, however, now belongs to the rats and sewer mutants.

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Smarty Ring is stainless steel with an LED screen that can connect to your smart phone via Bluetooth 4.0. It can reject, accept phone calls, control music and camera, as well as notify the wearer when the ring is separated from your phone by more than 30 feet. Smarty Ring is still in concept phase of development and is currently seeking funding.

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We all know that person (or people) who can't ever seem to put down the phone and enjoy life without a screen between their face and the rest of the world. This is a message for them from Rhett & Link.

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Who knew taking selfies could be such a dangerous practice? After Sun Sports reporter Kelly Nash took a picture of herself during a Red Sox batting practice, she later discovered that a baseball had narrowly avoided hitting her in the skull. Nash credited a DVD copy of the film Angels in the Outfield she had been carrying with saving her from the flying ball in a photo posted on Instagram.