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Tesla Model S P85D

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Priced at $120,000 for a top-of-the-line Model S P85D, this newly unveiled P85D has a dual motor - the same system coming to the all-wheel-drive Model X next year - that pumps at 691hp as well as 687 lb-ft of torque that boost it from 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds, which is a full second quicker than the standard P85. If that's still not enough for you adrenaline junkies, the 1g of lateral acceleration will definitely help you on track days. Continue reading to see its driver assist function in-action and for more pictures.

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Blood Moon October 2014

Due to its reddish color, a total eclipse of the moon is sometimes referred to as a blood moon. In addition, in the 2010s the media started to associate the term "blood moon" with the four full moons of a lunar tetrad, especially the 2014-2015 tetrad coinciding with the feasts of Passover and Tabernacles. A lunar tetrad is a consecutive sequence of four lunar eclipses, spaced six months apart. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Lamborghini Asterion

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Here's a first look at the stunning Lamborghini Asterion LPI-910-4 (the "I" is for Ibrido, which is Italian for "hybrid"), a 910 horsepower plug-in hybrid supercar. It's powered by a 5.2L V10 pumping out 610 horsepower, mated to a 300 horsepower electric motor for sping-tingling 910 combined horsepower experience, through all four tires. Continue reading for more images of the vehicle and information.

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National Coffee Day

September 29 is National Coffee Day and for those who love the brewed beverage, make sure you head on over to McDonalds, Krispy Kreme, or Dunkin Donuts for a free cup of joe (or many). Starbucks ‎is also offering a free cup of coffee, but just a sample size of its Anniversary Blend until noon. While the exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown, many countries around the world participate in this event. It was promoted in Japan by The All Japan Coffee Association and first celebrated in 1983. Continue reading for five interesting facts.

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iPhone 6 Official

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Priced from $199 (16GB), the 6.9mm thick iPhone 6, complete with a new curved design, will be available in dark black and gold. Unlike previous models, this model features Apple Pay, the company's new payment system compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch. It works by holding phone up to a generic card reader and pressing a finger on the TouchID button. The NFC chip is fitted across the top of the phone, with all details being encrypting and the system stores payment information securely. Continue reading for more hands-on images, another video and additional information.

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Apple Watch

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Available in early 2015 and priced from $349, the Apple Watch boasts a brand new user interface, different from the iPhone and iPad, complete with a 'digital crown.' Users can turn the crown to zoom in and out on a map, scroll through a list, or take the user back to the home screen when pressed. Tim Cook says, "It can be worn all day, in any occasion." It will come in three different trims: Apple Watch in silver, the Apple Watch Sport and the Apple Watch Edition, which sports an 18-karat gold finish. Continue reading for more hands-on images, another video and additional information.

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iPhone 6 Plus

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Priced from $299 for the 16GB ($399 for 64GB and $499 for 128GB for on-contract price), the iPhone 6 Plus measures 7.1mm thick, has a 24-hour continuous use battery life, Apple's all-new A8 64-bit processor, an 8.0-megapixel iSight camera, and most notable of all, a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 Retina HD display. It will also come loaded with iOS 8, which features a new messaging app that lets you quickly send voice notes. Continue reading for more images, another video, and additional information.

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The ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) Ice Bucket Challenge is basically an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. The rules state that the nominated participants are required to have a bucket of ice water poured on their head within 24-hours and / or donate money to charity should they decline.

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Aside from its iPhone-inspired design, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a powerhouse of a smartphone. Featuring a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD display, an octa-core processor (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz), 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a 12.0-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, and a fingerprint sensor, all running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Steve Ballmer is now officially the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, as the $2-billion sale closed Tuesday, the NBA announced in a news release. According to a California court issued order, Donald Sterling's wife, Shelly, has the legal authority to sell the team on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust. The sale price is currently the highest in NBA history, and marks the end of the showdown between Donald Sterling, his fellow owners and commissioner Adam Silver. Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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