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…and it’s by none other than Her Universe!

Buy yours here for $28!

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A fake movie trailer about a bunch of people getting stalked by some very persistent online ads.

[UCBComedy | Via LS]

DC Comics is giving away the new Dark Knight LEGO Tumbler, valued at $200!
Just watch the video below and then head to Twitter! Contest closes at 12:59 pm ET on Wednesday!

[via DC Comics]

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Apple says it sold more than 10 million of the new iPhones in their first weekend on sale, a new company record. While that didn’t include sales to China this time round, it seems a fair number of handsets will be headed there anyway.

The 10 million+ figure covers both the iPhone 6 and the larger-screen iPhone 6 Plus, which Reuters says exceeded analyst estimates of “up to 10 million.” That compares with nine million for the iPhone 5S/5C launch last year, five million for the iPhone 4S and 1.7 million for the iPhone 4.

It certainly suggests the policy of releasing two models at a time is working, though it’s notable that this time Apple went for a “standard and premium” model rather than the “standard and low-budget” combination. Whereas the 16GB on-contract prices of the 5C and 5S were $99 and $199 respectively, the equivalent 6 and 6 Plus models are $199 and $299, so total spending will definitely be higher this year.

The increase in sales comes despite the phone not being available in China at launch weekend; last year Chinese buyers made up two million of the first weekend sales.

The delayed Chinese launch this time round, blamed on regulatory issues, has left a demand gap. Heather White, a filmmaker who has previously covered labor issues in electronic gadget production, says she visited the line outside Apple’s Fifth Avenue store on Saturday, the day after launch.

By Saturday, when the real hardcore early adopters had already got their new phones, White says more than 90 percent of people waiting in line appeared to be Chinese. Most were buying two at a time (the store limit) and many had lined up again to make several purchases.

Based on interviews with some of those in line, Jay estimates that most of these “customers” were being paid $25 a handset to wait in line and make the purchase of the phones, which would eventually wind up for sale in China for several thousand dollars. She says that premium is partly because some people in China want the status of having the phone before it is released, and partly because getting a gray import is considered a relatively safe way of avoiding a counterfeit handset.

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A simple chart listing Disney movies in order of historical setting. Do you agree with the dates?

[Source: Disney’s New Groove | Via]

I don’t know what I’d want more: Michonne added to Kill Bill or BOTH her and Beatrix “The Bride” Kiddo fighting zombies together!

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[via Teepublic]

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For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has SanDisk’s Ultra 64GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS Memory (with adapter) for just $29.99. That’s 70% off on the memory’s regular list price of $99.99.

With the SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Card, you’ll never have to choose what to keep and what to delete on your Android smartphone or tablet. With a generous capacity of 64 GB (1), this card lets you shoot and store more photos and videos without running out of space. You’ll have enough room for thousands of high-resolution photos or hours of Full HD (2) video.

-SanDisk Ultra 64GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS Memory$99.99 $29.99 (70% Off)

The recent Godzilla movie is chockful of Easter eggs, but how many of you caught the Breaking Bad reference in the opening credits when Bryan Cranston’s name shows up?

Click below and skip to the :50-mark and pause it really, really fast!

Or, just look at this still:

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[via USA Today]