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Elvis Presley Today

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Thanks to advances in photo age progression software and the skill of digital artists, Sachs Media Group has put together a series showing how many well-known late celebrities would look if they were alive today. Starting off we have Elvis Presley, a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll. Continue reading for more.

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VRSlide Virtual Reality Waterslide

Ready Player One showed us what virtual reality is capable of in the future, but the last thing you'd expect is for this technology to be combined with an actual water slide. However, that's exactly what VRSlide at Galaxy Erding in Germany has done. Simply put, riders wear a custom waterproof headset, powered by an integrated Samsung Galaxy S8, that uses a two-part tracking system to pinpoint exactly where users are on the slide. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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Moto X4

The 32GB Moto X4 comes fully unlocked as well as with hands-free Alexa integration, and Prime members (get a free 30-day trial) can pick one up for $199.99 shipped, today only, originally $399.99. Featuring a 5.2" full HD display, fast 4G LTE speed, 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory with the option to add up to 2 TB of microSD expandable memory. Simply by saying 'Alexa' you can play music, hear the news or check the weather wherever you are. Just ask - and Alexa will respond instantly. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information. Check out more Prime Day deals here (ends tonight).

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Blockbuster Bend Oregon Last Store

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Blockbuster has just closed two more stores in Alaska on Sunday, making the store located in Bend, Oregon, the very last one in the US. "I think we have a lot of local community support. Overall, we've actually done very well at this location. As a general rule - we're doing well," Sandi Harding, the manager of the store, told Yahoo Finance. Unlike previous stores, which quickly went into disrepair, this one maintained its popularity "due to the fact the store manager made the store a nice place to visit and now it is bit of a tourist attraction so we may have it for some time yet." Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Volcanic Lightning Photo

Photo credit: Francisco Negroni

Chilean freelance photographer Francisco Negroni has spent years capturing "dirty thunderstorms," or in other words, volcanic lightning. Dirty thunderstorms basically earn their name from the ash, rock fragments, and other ejecta which collide during a volcanic eruption and generate static electricity within the volcanic plume. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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NVIDIA Deep Learning Photos

NVIDIA researchers, led by Ting-Chun Wang, have developed a new deep learning-based, artificial intelligence system that can generate photo-realistic images using only high-level labels, and at the same time creating a virtual environment that allows the user to modify a scene interactively. The method, which uses a conditional generative adversarial network (GAN), has the potential to revolutionize how visual algorithms, including those for medical imaging, are trained. "Conditional GANs have enabled a variety of applications, but the results are often limited to low-resolution and still far from realistic. In this work, we generate 2048x1024 visually appealing results with a novel adversarial loss, as well as new multi-scale generator and discriminator architectures," said the researchers in their paper. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one where "As Seen on TV" pest control gadgets are tested.

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Fujifilm Instant Noodles

Fujifilm is known for their cameras, film, and accessories, but their latest "Film Simulation" product has nothing to do with those at all. Simply put, they have revealed instant noodles that come in a Provia 100F film canister-shaped carton and are being released by Fujifilm Korea as part of a promotional giveaway. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.

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Galaxy Wing Samsung

Samsung is allegedly developing a smartphone with a foldable display(s), known as the Galaxy X or Wing, and it should be announced sometime during January 2019 with an official reveal at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain during that same month. Based on the leaked patent images, the flexible screen's resolution is expected to be 4K (3840x2160 pixels), and it may sport dual-cameras at the rear, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, along with at least 6GB of RAM. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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SanDisk 128GB microSD Amazon

SanDisk's 128GB Ultra Class 10 microSD Memory Card works on all compatible devices, including the Fire Tablet as well as Fire TV, all for $23.88 (order now to lock in price), today only, originally $79.99. When used in said devices, simply download your apps and games directly to the SD card, while Class 10 performance is perfect for for Full HD (1080p) video recording / playback. It's designed to perform multiple simultaneous activities with no lag or delay. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information. Check out Prime Day deals here.

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Halden Prison Norway

This is not a modern apartment complex or 4-star luxury hotel, just Halden Prison, a maximum-security prison in Halden, Norway. It consists of three main units and receives prisoners from all over the world, but believe it or not, there are no conventional security devices. The prison was established in 2010 with a focus on rehabilitation, and its design simulates life outside the prison. Inmates can enjoy sports, music and even interact with the unarmed staff to create a sense of community. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.

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