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Lamborghini SV Speedboat

Have $2.2-million, and always wanted a Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster in Verde Singh, complete with a matching MTI G6 speedboat? If so, then this JamesEdition listing just might be the ultimate combo for you. The latter is powered by a Mercury Racing engine that produces 1,350-horsepower on 91-octane gasoline, or an incredible 1,550 on 112 AKI race fuel, good for a top speed of 180 mph on the open water. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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White Jewel Strawberries

Yasuhito Teshima created White Jewel strawberries four years ago, on his farm in Japan's Saga Prefecture, by cross-breeding different types of strawberries and perfecting his growing technique in order to create a large strawberry with white flesh and skin. One important factor is reducing exposure to sunlight to slow decrease the level of anthocyanin, the natural chemical that gives fruits and vegetables their color. Currently, only 10% of his crop turn out white, with the rest featuring red patches. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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MacBook Chicago Apple Store

Downtown Chicago is getting a new flagship Apple Store, and on Thursday, workers installed a giant Apple logo on the roof, or to be more specific, one that looks just like a MacBook Pro. The completed building will feature an all-glass construction, as well as a thin, carbon fiber design, which could mean a new color for the next-generation laptop. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of people being submerged in a 6-foot water balloon.

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Steam Controller Deal

Valve's Steam Controller is perfect for gaming on just about any television, complete with dual trackpads, and it's being offered for just $34.99, today only, originally $49.99. This innovative game input device allows you to play titles from all genres, including traditional gamepad-style games, as well as games usually reserved for play with a mouse and keyboard. The controller is completely wireless and can be configured to your liking. Product page. Continue reading for a tips and tricks video as well as more information.

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Ostara Tiny Home

Ostara by France-based Baluchon may look like a six-meter trailer at first, but it's actually an incredible tiny home, sleeps two in a loft bedroom. Guests are greeted with stunning French doors that open up to a light-filled living room, and when inside, you'll find a large 1.8-meter-long, small bookcase, wood-burning stove, and a small dining table. Step to the side, and there's a corner staircase with built-in storage that leads up to the mezzanine with a large loft bed. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Vertical Forest City

Architect Stefano Boeri Architetti is currently working with China to create the world's first Vertical Forest city, and it aims to fight air pollution by mitigating smog and producing more oxygen. Spanning 175-hectares near the Liujiang River, these modern structures will house approximately 30,000 residents in offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools. The firm plans to use about 40,000 trees and nearly 1 million plants from over 100 species to absorb approximately 10,000 tons of Co2 and 57 tons of pollutants per year, while producing up to 900 tons of oxygen. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Amazon Electric Train

Amazon fans rejoice! Soon, you may get your packages quicker than ever by way of electric trains and drones. These autonomous trains basically arrive at major transportation hubs, at which point they deploy specialized drones to deliver packages. Officially known as "Iris," this project aims to use current infrastructure, such as railroads, as a viable mode of operations. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a vacuum chamber being used for perfect Oreo separation.

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Ubitricity Car Charging

Most street lamps are used purely for lighting, Ubitricity not only adds efficient LED lights, but also electric car charging stations. This German company features a custom charging cable with an integrated electricity meter that can be orderd by the electric car driver. This charging cable can also be plugged into standard electrical outlets, with software that allows for remote billing. Simply plug it into a standard power socket, the company will monitor the charging, and then reimburse you. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Nokia Vision

Nokia may not be the powerhouse it once was, but it could be just one smartphone release away from competing with the likes of Apple, Samsung, and LG again. Industrial designer Jonas Daehnert thinks so as well, and unveils the sleek, yet functional, Nokia Vision handset. Featuring a stunning edge-to-edge display up front, and dual cameras in the back. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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ATM Scam

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ATM skimmers are one thing, but sometimes, the entire machine just looks different - perhaps it has an unfamiliar layout or appears off-colored than the same bank's own ATMs next to it. While skilled criminals are adept at placing card or cash capture devices and PIN compromise devices in or around ATMs, some go the extra mile to install false fronts that blend right in with its surroundings. Continue reading to see a few more ATM scams to watch out for before withdrawing any cash.

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