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Acer Aspire E 15 Gaming Laptop

The Acer Aspire E15 could quite possibly be the best gaming laptop priced under $550. Its 6th Gen Intel Core i5 Skylake processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD revolutionizes your computing experience, while NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics with 2GB of DDR5 memory is designed for speed and mobility, easily keeping up with today's most demanding entertainment and productivity needs. Pre-order one here now. Continue reading for another video preview and more information.

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Shape Shifting Sofa

Design firm Carlo Ratti Associate partnered with Swiss furniture company Vitra to create "Lift-Bit", an internet-connected, shape-shifting sofa. Its modular design enables one to seamlessly transform it into a chair, lounger, bed, and lots more. The prototype system is comprised of a series of single, upholstered hexagonal cushions of sorts, each motorized using actuators. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a woodworker who transforms a block of bamboo into the Death Star.

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Team Galag Lamborghini Batmobile

Here's another look at Team Galag's custom Batmobile being used in the Gumball 3000 right now. It was designed and built by tuning shop Caresto, and based on blueprints from the "Arkham Knight" video game. This crime-fighting vehicle measures 3.4-meters and is powered by a Lamborghini Gallardo-sourced V10 engine that cranks out 560-horsepower. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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SPOFEC Rolls-Royce Wraith

Germany-based SPOFEC has given the Rolls-Royce Wraith a sleek, widebody "Overdose" makeover, complete with fighter jet inspired paint job. This limited edition, aggressive widebody design perfectly matches with the vehicle's 12-cylinder twin turbo engine that's been tuned to generate 717-horsepower. To keep all that power on the ground, the group fitted it with 22-inch alloy wheels and a carbon-ceramic high-performance braking system. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Floating Seahorse Home

Floating homes are nothing new or special, but the "Floating Seahorse Home" takes luxury living to the next level. Think of it as a superyacht meets submarine, a 4,000 square foot structure by the Kleindeisnt Group that has three levels total - underwater, middle deck, and upper - with a hot tub at the very top. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Panhard Crab

Panhard's CRAB is a real-life Halo Warthog, and not just on the outside. Featuring armor thick enough to protect soldiers from IEDs, it features a ATK M242 chain gun up top and a laser-based weapon system, while accompanying cameras provide a clear 360° view. The three-person crew will be able to turn on a dime, or even laterally, since both rear and front axles are designed rotate independently. When dead silence is required, the vehicle is capable of running on purely battery power. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to light a match with just rubber.

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Google Tilt Brush

Google's Tilt Brush enables one to paint in three-dimensional space with virtual reality. Simply choose your colors, brushes and start painting with a wave of your hand, using any room as a blank slate. You'll be able to step around, in and through your drawings as you go. Thanks to VR, otherwise-impossible materials like fire, stars or snowflakes, can be used as the painting medium. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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UltraFire Flashlight Torch

UltraFire's 7W 300LM CREE LED Flashlight Torch is perfect for emergencies, complete with 3 adjustable modes, and you can pick one up for $3.21 shipped, today only, originally priced at $19.99. It has a maximum brightness output of 300-Lumens, while focus can be adjusted simply by stretching the head portion, complete with adjustable focus, as well as support zooming in and zooming out. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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High Voltage Power Line Inspection

Sitting on a platform outside a flying helicopter sounds scary enough, but imaging working on live high-voltage power lines while doing so. This video shows the insane world of live line inspectors, some of whom use hot sticks. These enable them to work while remaining at a specified distance from the live parts and carry out the work by means of an insulating stick. Tools can be attached to the stick, allowing work to be performed with the worker himself safely away from the live conductors. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a hypnotic egg cracking machine.

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Earth-Like Habitable Worlds

Astronomers have just discovered three habitable Earth-sized worlds in the 'Goldilocks' zone of a nearby star, called "Trappist-1", located just 40-light-years away. This star is much cooler and more reddish in color than our sun, while being barely larger than Jupiter in the constellation of Aquarius. "The planets are 20 to 100 times closer to their star than Earth is to the sun. This is more similar in scale to the system of Jupiter's moons than the solar system," said Michael Gillon of the University of Liege, Belgium. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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