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ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE

Many claim that the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE gives the MacBook Pro a run for its money, but does it really? For starters, it has a "ScreenPad", which is exactly as it sounds, a second 5.5" touch display with support for Microsoft's precision drivers for Windows 10 gestures in the trackpad area, instead of a Touch Bar. It can be configured with an Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU, up to a 4K display, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU, and a 1TB PCIe SSD. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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Where's Waldo Robot

Remember those "Where's Waldo" books? Well, now there's a robot designed to find him in just about any picture. It's called "There's Waldo," and it consists of a Raspberry Pi-controlled uArm Swift Pro equipped with a Vision Camera Kit for facial recognition. First, the camera snaps a photo of the page, uses OpenCV to find the possible Waldo faces in the photo, and then the faces are then sent to be analyzed by Google's AutoML Vision service trained on photos of Waldo. If the 95 percent confidence match or higher is confirmed, it points out all the Waldos it can find on the page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Drone Light Painting

Photo credit: Russell Klimas via Peta Pixel

The DJI Mavic Pro is great for capturing aerial footage, but when in the hands of a professional photographer, you may see mesmerizing top-down light painting portraits, like these by Russell Klimas. "Some people will attach LumeCubes to their drone and paint an environment with them or will fly a drone around the sky or an object and have the drones lights creating images in the sky. However, there is another way to use them that isn't widely used yet: using the drone's camera to capture light-painting from above," said Russell. Continue reading for more pictures and instructions on how you can try it yourself.

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Terradyne Gurkha MPV

Sure, the $350,000 Gurkha Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicle may not be the most practical, but in case of a zombie apocalypse, or an disaster for that matter, its 6.7-liter V8 turbo diesel engine generating 330hp and 750 lb-ft of torque will ensure you get out safely. Should you be in a war zone, the vehicle can easily withstand 7mm armor-piercing rounds, thanks to its B7-level armoring. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Zanco T1 Smallest Cell Phone

Small cell phones are nothing new, but the "Zanco Tiny T1" takes the crown for world's smallest, or so the company claims. Measuring in at just 21mm x 46.7mm and weighing 13g, this coin-sized device is compatible with nano SIM cards and features only the necessities, which include a speaker, microphone, keypad, 12.5mm OLED display as well as a mirco USB charging port. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Samsung Galaxy F Flexible Display

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An insider from China who goes by "@MMDDJ_" on Twitter who claimed that the Samsung Galaxy X will be a gaming phone that doesn't fold also said that the Galaxy F could be the company's first foldable handset. As many of you already know, the tech giant has filed a large number of patents pertaining to flexible panels over the years, with the most recent reports suggest that this rumored device might ship with a single display that folds on a concealed hinge. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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SEER Emotional Expression Robot

We have seen the future of robotics, and it includes SEER, the emotional expression robot capable of accurately mimicking human facial expressions. It can also maintain eye contact, thanks to a camera that tracks the position of a person's face and the orientation of their facial features, like eyebrows, lips and eyelids. All of this happens in real-time, and without the need for a remote operator. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Exploding Star Wars Ships

Photo credit: Plastic Star Wars via Peta Pixel

No, these exploding ships aren't from upcoming Star Wars movies, but rather models cleverly shot with cotton and LEDs by Instagram user "@plasticstarwars". "They are just Bandai model kits lit up with LEDs hidden in cotton wool. I also used fiber optics to simulate sparks," @plasticstarwars told PetaPixel. Continue reading for more pictures and a bonus video of one of the models.

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Electric Standing Desk

Huanuo's Electric Standing Desk can be used on top of just about any standard desk, and it's being offered for just $187.49 shipped, today only, originally $249.99. Convert from sitting to standing by simply pressing the adjustment button, lifting your workstation from 6.3" to 19.3" with little noise. Directly plug in your charging cable and begin charging your phone or tablet. There's no need to worry about finding an adapter as the USB port will easily connect your charger cable without the need for an adapter plug. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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ASUS Zephyrus S Gaming Laptop

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Measuring between 14.95mm and 15.7mm, the all-new ASUS Zephyrus S is now the world's thinnest gaming laptop, but it doesn't skimp on the features. Featuring a 15.6-inch panel that runs at 1080p 144Hz with a 3ms, an Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, an NVIDIA GTX 1070 Max-Q or a full powered GTX 1060 graphics card, 16GB of RAM, an Active Aerodynamic System that props the laptop upward for better airflow, and a 512GB NVMe solid state drive. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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