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Samsung 40

Samsung's UN40HU6950 40" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV is currently being offered for only $597.99 shipped, originally priced at $999.99. With built-in Wi-Fi, this Samsung HDTV makes it easy to access Netflix, Pandora, Skype and other online content. The upconversion capability allows you to upscale lower resolution video sources to near-UHD quality. Product page. Continue reading for another video game test with this display and additional information.

Notable features:
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native); 240 Clear Motion Rate (Effective).

  • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit).

  • Smart Functionality: Yes - Voice Control & Motion Control (camera accessory sold separately).

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 36.1'' x 21.2'' x 2'', TV with stand: 36.1'' x 23.1'' x 10.2''.

  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Component In, 1 Composite AV In.

  • Accessories Included: Smart Touch Remote.


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VW GTI Roadster Concept

Photo credit: Car Scoops

Volkswagen's GTI Roadster Concept debuted in Gran Turismo 6, but a real working model of the car was unveiled this week at the LA Auto Show. At 3,133-pounds, this sporty 4MOTION all-wheel-drive car is powered by a 3.0L bi-turbocharged V6 that delivers 503-horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, mated to a a 7-speed DSG dual clutch automatic transmission. It goes from 0-60mph (96km/h) in just 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 192mph (309km/h). Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the first real Apple Store in London.

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Supermassive Black Hole

Like many have seen in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar black holes are both frightening and fascinating at the same time. Scientists reported that they have discovered supermassive black holes - aka quasars - are actually aligned with each other over distances stretching billions of light-years. These observations were made with the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. A quasar is a compact region in the center of a massive galaxy, that surrounds its central supermassive black hole. Its size is 10-10,000 times the Schwarzschild radius of the black hole. The energy emitted by a quasar derives from mass falling onto the accretion disc around the black hole. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Lost Ring Flyer

These days, more people are more inclined to post things on social media - Craigslist, Reddit, etc. - rather than actual flyers on the street. People who prefer the latter sometimes try to mix things up with pointless flyers designed to make you look twice (like Frodo Baggin's lost ring), or just to film reactions for the next viral YouTube video. Continue reading to see more.

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TLDR Wikipedia

Internet users probably already know that the acronym expression "TLDR" means "too long, didn't read", and that is usually true for Wikipedia articles on everyday things, such as text messaging. As you can see in the example above, a simple misplaced word can lead to a strange discussion to say the least. Fortunately, a TLDR Wikipedia now exists online that summarizes lengthy articles into a single sentence. Continue reading for more.

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Chevrolet Laser Car

Chevrolet originally designed the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Tursimo (VGT) concept as just another vehicle for players to use in the Gran Turismo 6 video game, but the company unveiled a real-life model at the 2014 LA Auto Show. While it may look like your typical hypercar, this one is powered by a mid-mounted laser beamed-energy propulsion system. It works by emitting beams of light that focus in a shroud, creating shock waves that generate thrust. Equipped with a 671-kW laser, powered by a pack of lithium-ion batteries, and an air-powered generator, you get 900-horsepower worth of thrust, capable of rocketing it up to a 240-mph top speed with 0-60 hitting you in just 1.5 seconds. Continue reading for images of the actual vehicle and more information.

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Jason Brown Football

Jason Brown didn't leave the NFL due to a career-ending journey, but rather a higher-calling, one that did not involve all the fame or luxuries of professional spots. The then 24-year-old Brown signed a $37.5-million, five-year contract with the St. Louis Rams in 2009, making him the highest paid center in the league. After earning more than $25-million, he is now a full-time farmer in Louisburg, North Carolina, where has his very own 1,000-acre farm. Believe it or not, everything he knows about growing crops was learned through YouTube video tutorials. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the coolest flipbooks ever from Japan.

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Vetigel Blood

Invented by former NYU student and now Suneris CEO Joe Landolina, VetiGel stops bleeding almost instantly with a two-part process: first is a plant-based hemophilic polymer that grabs onto the blood and 'snaps it back together to seal the wound'; next is a polymer then replicates the skin tricking the body into thinking it is skin. Landolina says, "We extract pieces of the cell walls out of the plant, kind of like LEGO blocks. When applied to a wound, these LEGO blocks reassemble with whatever you put them next to." Continue reading for a more detailed video and additional information.

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Cool Packaging Design

Apple's products may not have top-of-the-line specs, nor the lowest prices, but they're known for one thing...design. If you take normal products, such as the yarn above, and hire some extremely talented graphic designers, you'll get packaging that really stands out, especially in "No-Shave November". Speaking of packaging, did you know that in 1952, Michigan State University became the first university in the world to offer a degree in Packaging Engineering? Continue reading for more.

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Funny Driving Fail

If you thought texting and driving was bad, these people will put them to shame, starting with Mr. Saxophone, who decided to play a tune with either no hands (or one hand) on the wheel. Other strange examples include: playing the trumpet, using a tablet with both hands, having two feet outside the driver's side window, putting a sneaker in your mouth for absolutely no reason, and more. Continue reading to see them all.

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