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Top tech pictures of the week (slideshow)

A new iPhone, a fire-breathing dragon, a flying frog at NASA, and an 887-horsepower hybrid super Porsche -- all just a few of the top photos from the week in pictures.

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James Martin
James Martin is the Managing Editor of Photography at CNET. His photos capture technology's impact on society - from the widening wealth gap in San Francisco, to the European refugee crisis and Rwanda's efforts to improve health care. From the technology pioneers of Google and Facebook, photographing Apple's Steve Jobs and Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai, to the most groundbreaking launches at Apple and NASA, his is a dream job for any documentary photography and journalist with a love for technology. Exhibited widely, syndicated and reprinted thousands of times over the years, James follows the people and places behind the technology changing our world, bringing their stories and ideas to life.
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1 of 7 Chris Perry/NASA

Photobombing frog

This little Virginia frog became Internet-famous this week, when it was caught taking one giant leap for amphibian kind during the liftoff of a Minotaur 5 rocket carrying NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE).
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2 of 7 Josh Lowensohn/CNET

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Feast your eyes, phone fans, upon the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Apple's next generation of smartphone has arrived in a rainbow of color -- and you can see the first official pictures here. OK, so it wasn't the most exciting Apple debut ever, was it?

Apple announced the new iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones on Tuesday. The top-of-the-line 5S comes in three subtle shades for its metal case, while the cheaper 5C comes in a cornucopia of colors for its cheery plastic shell. Both show off Apple's cutting-edge iOS 7 software.
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3 of 7 Christie's

A 1950s droid

Ah, 1950s robots. They seemed to usher in an era of automatons fulfilling our every whim and desire. Decades later, science fiction has yet to deliver.

But that hasn't stopped enthusiasts from bidding up the price of this 8-foot-tall droid from the era to a whopping 17,500 pounds ($27,786) at a recent auction by Christie's.
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4 of 7 Philip Wong/CNET

A digital display three stories high and 60m wide

The Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre recently reopened with the unveiling of Asia's largest LED display wall. Called the Big Picture, it is put together using 664 LG full-HD IPS panels.

Try to picture a digital display that's three stories high and 60m wide. That is just how huge this Big Display is. It boasts a combined screen resolution which is 21 times that of an ultra high-definition TV (or 84 times that of a full-HD screen). While property owner Suntec REIT has been tight-lipped about the cost involved, we understand that it will be recovered through advertising.
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5 of 7 Josh Miller/CNET

Porsche 918 Spyder

It's been a long time since we first saw the concept that spawned the Porsche 918 Spyder shown this week at the 2013 International Motor Show. Fortunately, the 887-horsepower hybrid super sports car that debuted at the show seems to be worth the wait.
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6 of 7 Guinness World Records

Fire-breathing dragon

This awesome fire-breathing dragon is now officially the world's largest walking robot. At 30 feet tall and 51 feet long, Tradinno is a gargantuan mechatronic beast you don't want to mess with.
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7 of 7 Andrew Miller

DIY Boba Fett

You can't just go out and buy a Boba Fett costume and say the deed is done, especially if you want to do it right. When Andrew Miller created his first Fett costume at age 27, little did he know he'd be spending many years after tweaking, changing pieces often, and eventually coming close to achieving a film-quality representation of the Boba Fett costume as seen in the 1983 sci-fi spectacular "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi."

Miller told CNET he has spent "hundreds and hundreds" of hours perfecting the outfit. It took six months of nights and weekends to build the original suit, and Miller has since then upgraded almost every piece of the outfit as more reference material hit the Internet. The community and resources from The Dented Helmet, a collective of Boba Fett costume enthusiasts, have substantially helped Miller along the way.

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