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Underwater Fortress Turkey

Not only is Lake Van the largest lake in Turkey, but archaeologists from Van Yuzuncu Yil University and a team of divers have just discovered an underwater fortress beneath it. The people of Urartu built the castle approximately 3,000 years ago during the Iron Age, and constructed when the lake's water level was hundreds of meters lower. Urartu was a kingdom that flourished between the ninth and sixth centuries BCE, centered around Lake Van. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including someone trying to deep fry a turkey with molten aluminum.

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Turtlebacker Camper Trailer

Sometimes, it's just not practical or affordable to drive around in an expensive RV, and that's when the 2018 Turtlebacker comes into play. This Flatbed Trailer looks normal at first, but once setup, it becomes a mobile home on wheels, complete with rooftop tent, water tank, 6-gallon water heater, shower, slide-out kitchenette, and a solar ready electronics package. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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VIZIO M50-E1

VIZIO displays are known for their value as well as performance, and their latest SmartCast M-Series (2017) is definitely no slouch, touted as the 'most colorful M-Series ever'. We recently got the chance to review the M50-E1, a 50" panel that can not only display HDR (High Dynamic Range) content, but has Google Chromecast built-in, along with Google Home compatibility. For example, you'll be able to send Netflix content directly from your phone using this feature, while an onscreen menu, called Smartcast TV, enables users to launch apps using the standard on-screen approach. Best of all, you can pick one up for $499 for Black Friday here now. Continue reading for our full review of the display, which was generously provided to us for free by VIZIO.

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Roku Streaming Stick Plus

Roku's Streaming Stick+ 4K Ultra HD Streaming Player w/HDR is great for those who want on-demand programming at their fingertips, and it's being offered for just $48 shipped, today only, originally $69.99. Whether you're streaming in your home or hotel, the advanced wireless receiver gives you 4X the range and a stronger signal for streaming. Stream in brilliant 4K, HDR and HD. Experience the visual rush of 4K and vibrant HDR picture quality with the new powerful and portable Roku Streaming Stick+. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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BMW R1100 KHAN

Created by industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem, the BMW R1100 KHAN is a futuristic motorcycle that appears to be straight from a science fiction movie. It's inspired by the Great White shark, and created specifically to tackle the Bonneville Salt Flats, and possibly setting a new land speed record for bikes, if a prototype does become a reality. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Adobe Computer Keyboard

If Adobe made a computer keyboard specifically for its software suite, like Adobe After Effects (used in the video above), this is what it might look like. Simply put, it's designed to make switching between programs quick and easy, complete with LEDs, a small display that shows what tool is currently being used, a jog wheel of sorts, and more. Continue reading for additional pictures.

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Fisker Super Battery

Fisker may not be in the electric car spotlight right now, thanks to Tesla, but if this new car battery comes installed on any of their future vehicles, that could quickly change. The company has already announced that their first vehicle would be powered by solid-state batteries that feature three-dimensional electrodes with 2.5-times the energy density of lithium-ion batteries. What does this mean? It will allow for a range of 500 miles (805 km) on a single 1-minute charge on such EVs as its "EMotion" (above), which is set to debut at CES 2018 in January. 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 that explains how to make plasma with a grape in your microwave.

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XP Bliss Wallpaper

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Approximately 1-billion people have viewed the famous Windows XP "Bliss" wallpaper, but not many know of the story behind it. Well, it was photographer Charles O'Rear who captured the iconic landscape in Sonoma County, California, in 1996. The image was first sent to Corbis, an advertising and licensing agency, who then sold the rights to Microsoft in 2000, one year before the launch of Windows XP. "I am turning seventy-six and realize how much the Microsoft Bliss photograph has meant to my life. As the photographer of the most viewed photo in history, I have enjoyed every minute of the fame," said O'Rear said. Now, he's started a new project called the "New Angles of America," directed towards smartphones users. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.

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Instagram Photo Manga

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Let's face it, selfies are nothing new or special, especially when browsing social media services, like Instagram. One artist realized this as well, and decided to transform random portraits of strangers he found on the photo-sharing service into manga characters. Yes, you'll see a few familiar faces as well. Continue reading for more pictures and another video. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Lumina Power Bank

Lumina's 15,000mAh Ultra Compact 2-Port Power Bank is great for travel, or just keeping mobile devices charged on-the-go, and it's being offered for just $22.49, today only, originally $89.99. Featuring two USB outputs (5V 2.4A with a total max output of 5V 4.8A), an LED power indicator that can be shaken to display the percentage left, and a durable aluminum alloy case. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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