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Polestar 1

Sleek and stylish, the all-new Polestar 1 touted as an "Electric Performance Hybrid," or in other words, a two-door, 2+2 seat Gran Tourer powered by a hybrid powertrain generating 600hp and 737lb-ft of torque. It's based on Volvo's Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA), and features an Ohlins Continuously Controlled Electronic Suspension (CESi) and a full carbon-fiber bodywork that is lighter while improving torsional stiffness by 45%. Production will begin in mid-2019 at the Polestar Production Center in Chengdu, China. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar

Yamaha's YAS-203 Sound Bar with Bluetooth and Wireless Subwoofer works with just about any television to provide an immersive audio experience, and it's being offered for just $189.95, today only, originally $399.95. Make all of your movies and TV shows come to life with clear, spacious sound. The piano-black finish of the sound bar looks great with your TV and the wireless subwoofer can be placed anywhere in the room to deliver rich, impactful bass. BLUETOOTH lets you wirelessly stream music from your iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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Sharp Curve Smartphone

The Sharp Curve aims to combine function and form, starting with its curved bezel-less display up front. A fingerprint scanner is embedded directly into the screen itself, while dual rear cameras can be found out back. Similar to the iPhone X, there's dual front-facing cameras, which could mean the handset uses some type of Face ID in addition a biometric sensor. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Airstream Atlas

If money is no object, and you've always wanted to go on the ultimate road trip in complete luxury, then look no further than the $216,000+ Airstream Atlas. It's based on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and has a design inspired by the Airstream Interstate. Features include: a hidden 40" smart TV that is revealed at the push of a button and even a spacious bathroom for added comfort. Continue reading for an in-depth video tour, more pictures and information.

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ZTE Axon M



Photo credit: Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Finally, after months of spy shots, the ZTE Zxon M dual-screen smartphone has officially been revealed. It features two 5.2" 1080p panels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 20-megapixel camera. Just like you saw in the leaked image, its flexible hinge enables you to flip the rear screen forward right next to the main display to create a single large panel. Users can either stretch the home screen and apps across the two displays, run two different apps at the same time, or 'tent' the handset and mirror the displays so two users can view the same content at once. It's expected to hit AT&T retailers before the end of this year. 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 about how video games are turning into movies.

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VR Mario Kart

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The HTC VIVE system is cool enough by itself, but pair it with Mario Kart VR? You've got an arcade racing game taken to the next level. It can be played at Shinjuku's Bandai Namco VR Zone arcade and costs $39 USD per ticket, which lets you choose between four VR experiences, one of which is Mario Kart GP VR. The car boasts a force-feedback steering wheel, and the entire car rocks with the gameplay, complete with wind effects. Continue reading for two more gameplay videos and information.

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iPhone 5X

Sure, an Apple and Google smartphone partnership may sound far-fetched, or at least for now, but that doesn't mean it's not possible in the future. If that were the case now, the iPhone 5X might be one of the potential designs since it has a display similar to the one found on the Pixel 2. Unlike the standard iPhone 5, this model sports dual rear cameras. continue reading for more pictures.

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Nucleus Arcade Coffee Table

Arcade machines are nothing new, but Surface Tension's Nucleus Arcade Coffee Table can be loaded up with just about any classic game. At first glance, it appears like a normal table, especially since the dual joystick controllers fold directly into the side and the in-table screen, but in seconds, you'll realize this is a full-fledged gaming machine that's perfect for titles like Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, R-Type and more. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Hedgehog Camping

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Azuki, a hedgehog who lives in Japan, recently went on a camping trip, and his owner posted the adventure on Instagram. Yes, the tiny hedgehog got his own set of miniature Coleman camping gear, complete with a tent, kayak, and barbecue. The food may have been plastic, but we're sure he got plenty of treats after the shoot. Continue reading for more pictures.

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GM SURUS

The GM SURUS (Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure) is unlike any other autonomous trucks, as it uses a Hydrotec fuel-cell propulsion system, which means near-silent operation and a range of over 400 miles per charge. The cab-less design means that all moving parts are concealed within the chassis, making it perfect for military applications, an emergency on-the-go medic station, and transporting shipping containers. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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