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Opel GT Concept

Taking a minimalistic approach to sports cars, the Opel GT Concept only has the bare minimum, including no door handles, exterior mirrors, or even windshield wipers. This 2,200-pound vehicle does sport a turbocharged 3-cylinder engine that produces 145 horsepower, mated to a sequential six-speed transmission, however. Its top speed of 134 mph is perfect for zipping around town, while inside, you'll find touchscreen controls as well as voice-activated commands. Click here for more pictures of the Opel GT Concept. Continue reading for a fascinating "making of" video.

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Steinwinter Supercargo

The Steinwinter Supercargo 2040 Cab was essentially a vehicle built to decrease the size and aerodynamic drag of the typical semi-truck. However, this strange design proved unpopular with drivers and suffered from handling problems - testing was stopped after 3000km. It was first unveiled at the 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show, is based on a Mercedes chassis, and powered by a 400hp Daimler-Benz engine. Other features included an independent air suspension, limited slip differential, anti-lock brakes, and climate control. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates and funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why molten table salt and water is an explosive mix, literally.

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iPhone 5 SE

Photo credit: Martin Hajek

Tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the upcoming iPhone 5 SE will be priced between $400-$500, without special offers. Other features include: a 12-megapixel camera, an A9 chipset and an NFC chip for Apple Pay, 16GB-64GB of storage, and a slightly larger battery for extended use. More details, such as 3D Touch compatibility, should emerge before the press conference on March 15th. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an awesome homemade wooden switchblade.

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iPhone 7 Widescreen

We're only months away from the official iPhone 7 unveiling, and you know what that means...more fan-made concepts. The probability of the next-generation handset sporting a roll-out display is almost zero, but that didn't stop "Sonitdac" from creating one. At the push of a button, the Samsung Galaxy Edge-inspired screen rolls out to reveal a whole new mode, perfect for gaming, web browsing, social media and more. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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2020 Ford Bronco

Bronco fans rejoice, the car that is...This stunning concept draws inspiration from its predecessors, along with Ford's 2004 concept. Featuring the classic round headlights, a squared-off inset grille, exposed door hinges, all merged with a boxy chassis that includes a slight slope to the A pillar and rear hatch. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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SVPER Smarpthone

The problem with most smartphones that have fingerprint scanners is having an eyesore of a home button right beneath the display, that is unless...you're talking about the SVPER. An ultrasonic fingerprint scanner is concealed behind its AMOLED display, and raises up - using Tactus technology - when the user needs to unlock the phone, make an in-app purchase, etc. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Vision Gran Turismo

The Chiron, due in 2016, was meant to be no faster or more powerful than the Super Sport, but now rumor has it that this new model will be based off the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo. The car has also been revealed to be possibly the fastest convertible car in the world, as it will debut with a targa top. It will officially make its debut in March 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show. Production will start in 2017 and will be limited to 500 units worldwide. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a crazy first person video of a drone racing through a warehouse.

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Ferrari Piero T2 LM

California-based automotive designer Marcello Raeli unveils the Piero T2 LM, a hypercar that combines the sleek lines from the company's classic racecars with futuristic aerodynamic components. Up front, you'll find menacing headlights, a curved bonnet, a large front splitter and ultra wide wheel arches to support massive wheels. Every component you see serves a function, including downforce-generating fins right behind the wheel arches. Two individual FXX K-inspired wings can be found in the rear. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you should never use a hotel safe for valuables, since all it takes is a sock and magnet to open one.

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iPhone 7 Touchscreen

The idea of a full screen, bezelless iPhone has been thrown around a few times, but very few designers have come up with a plausible concept, that is unless...you're talking about Herman Haidin's design. Featuring a 5-inch front display, liquid metal chassis, 16.0-megapixel rear camera, and to top it off, another 5-inch display in the back, so notifications don't clutter up your home screen. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Mercedes Benz C112

The Mercedes-Benz C112 is an experimental mid-engined sportscar unveiled in 1991 as a test bed, similar to the later versions of the Mercedes-Benz C111. It was basically a road-legal counterpart for the Sauber-built Mercedes-Benz C11 Group C prototype race car for the 1990 World Sports-Prototype Championship. In addition to gullwing doors, it sports a 6.0L V12 engine producing 408hp and peak torque of 428 lb-ft of torque. Even though Mercedes-Benz received 700 orders for the car it never went into production. Click here for more pictures of the C112. Continue reading for another video and additional information.

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