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Acer's C720 Chromebook is currently being offered for just $179 shipped, today only, originally priced at $199.99. It starts in seconds, is powered by the new Intel Celeron 2955U Haswell micro-architecture processor and has up to 8.5 hours of battery life giving you all day to run your favorite Google apps or access your photos, videos, music and documents from anywhere. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.

  • Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4 GHz (Haswell micro-architecture).

  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive.

  • 11.6-Inch Anti-Glare Screen, Intel HD Graphics.

  • HDMI port, 8.5-hour battery life.


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Japanese designers Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki unveiled Wink Space at the annual Kobe Biennale exhibition. It's not a computer-generated illusion, but rather a mind-bending and trippy installation that resembles a giant kaleidoscope, constructed with mirrors that formed a multi-faceted, reflective surface inside the shipping container. The designers folded one giant mirror sheet like origami, then connected the 1,100 triangular panels with zippers to create this prism-like, modular installation. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an elderly man who proves that it's never too late to become who you've always wanted to be.

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While no official explanation has surfaced (yet), new footage has emerged from deep inside the mysterious crater on the Yamal Peninsula - known as the 'end of the world' to locals - in Siberia. There are many theories as to what caused the hole, including aliens, a meteorite, a stray missile, or an explosive gas cocktail released due to global warming. Continue reading for a video from Russian scientists who recently returned from the first expedition to look inside the giant hole.

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The spy bolt looks like something you'd normally find around construction sites and / or toolboxes, but it's actually a hidden safe for your valuables. That's right, the spy bolt is an improved version of the Soviet KGB 'dead drop' hollow bolt spies used to smuggle or conceal whatever fit in the hollowed-out space. The O-ring seal means that whatever is in there stays safe from the elements and to top it off, this new version uses a 3/4" diameter bolt to provide a larger storage area than the original. Continue reading for more.

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Geeky cat owners who love technology rejoice! A California-based startup has unveild Bistro, a cat feeder that tracks appetite and weight change patterns using "cat facial-recognition technology." Featuring a built-in camera that constantly monitors a cat as it eat and drinks and then transmits the info to a live video feed, which owners can view on their smartphone using a special app. That's not all, "the device also measures and charts the amount of food and water a cat is consuming, so owners can easily notice strange behavior," says Mashable. Continue reading for a video, more information, and the project page.

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You know you're a true video game fanatic soulmates when your significant other prearranges something before a costume contest and actually proposes to you on stage in front of hundreds of geeks. Let's just hope that the ring came in a special box like the one you see above. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a baby who is too clever for his age.

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JJ Abrams has just posted a new video straight from the Star Wars Episode VII movie set, and it shows off the redesigned X-Wing Fighter. These 45 leaked photos from the Abu Dhabi set showed an incomplete Millennium Falcon, along with a vehicle that appears to be a Z-95 Headhunter, "a forerunner of the Incom-designed X-Wing that has appeared in Star Wars video games," according to The Verge. Continue reading for the video.

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Reddit has a new sub-category that allows anyone to post examples of first world anarchists from both the human as well as the animal world alike. Simply put, many of these are silly rules that may have been too strongly worded, or in the example above, someone who decided to eat an "After Eight" mint at 7:59. Other examples include: disobeying a no thumbs up notice and a "No China on Patio" sign. Continue reading to see them all.

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Brothers Admir and Ibi Adili own the Valentino ice cream shop in Tisnom, on Croatia's Murter island. Admir's 15-year-old daughter Bibi spends quite a bit of time on the social network, so he decided to create a flavor commemorating it. The secret ingredient? There is no secret, as all he did was use plain bubblegum ice cream, add some blue syrup, and then slap "Facebook" on the flavor. So far, it's been a big hit with tourists this summer. Continue reading for more.

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Believe it or not, back in the 1990s there was penguin named La La who used to shower, put on a backpack and waddle 329 steps to the local fish monger to buy his ration of five fish every day. He swallows a whole mackerel or two and then carries the rest home in his mini backpack. The story of La La begins in 1986 when Yukio Nishimoto discovered a penguin caught in his net with a badly injured beak and wing. The fisherman knew the penguin would die or be eaten by sharks and the rest is history. Continue reading for more.

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