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Pandora Computer

We have seen the future of computers, and they'll be able to transition from a laptop to tablet, or just a simple display, in seconds, thanks to flexible screen technology. For example, Pandora is one such device, only as thick as needed for the ports - microSD, USB 3.0, etc. - to remain functional. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Ariel Chiron

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Imagine a 1,500-horsepower go-kart combined with the aesthetics of a Bugatti Chiron, and that's exactly what you get with the Ariel Chiron. The Ariel Atom features a prominently visible chassis (an exoskeleton, no roof or windows, a small optional windscreen) and a drag coefficient of 0.40. Continue reading for more strange car mashups you've probably never seen before.

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Mazda Furai Prototype

The Mazda Furai was a concept car first revealed back in December 2007, powered by a new generation 20B 3-rotor wankel engine that generated 450 brake horsepower, plenty for a vehicle weighing in at just 1,488-pounds. The engine was developed and built by renowned rotary tuner, Racing Beat, who also built the car's rotary-shaped muffler canister. Unfortunately, the vehicle caught on fire during a photography session at Bentwaters Parks on August 19, 2008, at 11:52 am. Driver Mark Ticehurst was piloting the Furai when the engine bay caught fire while cresting a hill on the backside of the track, but thankfully, managed to escape without injury. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web. Click here for bonus images of the Furai.

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Bugatti F1 Car

Photo credit: Sean Bull

Nobody knows what F1 cars of the future will look like, or if they'll even have real human drivers, but automotive designer Sean Bull gives us his vision of a Bugatti vehicle, powered in part by a Tesla Turbine. This new technology consists of smooth disks equipped with nozzles that apply a moving fluid to the edge of the disk. It operates using the principle of centripetal flow, and reportedly operates at up to 95% efficiency. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Lamborghini Spectro

For those who don't already know, Roborace is essentially an autonomous racing series set to run alongside the Formula E Championship. Automotive designer Matteo Gentile has unveiled the Lamborghini Spectro for the former, and it draws inspiration from other Roborace cars, and adds some Italian flair. Since the vehicle is able to drive itself, there's no drivers seat, enabling the entire top to be chopped off, while open front / rear wheel arches keep it extremely aerodynamic. 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 of Samsung's explosion-proof Galaxy Note 7 recall return packaging.

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Sharp Corner R

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It's only a matter of time before we see smartphones without any buttons at all, and Sharp's Corner R is heading in that direction, starting with the company's Free-Form Display technology. This new type of display technology enables the IGZO LCD panels to be cut into different shapes, while retaining full functionality. This 5.2-inch concept boasts a curved 1080p panel with rounded corners. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LaFerrari Maserati

Maserati is rumored to be releasing a successor to the Enzo-based MC12, and it could use the LaFerrari platform. The drivetrain should remain identical to the LaFerrari, while the exterior styling will be completely redesigned. Andrea Ortile's renders shows us one possible design, incorporating trademark Maserati styling cues, with the front inspired by the Alfieri concept. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Amelia A7 Fighter Jet

Created by product designer Juan Garcia Mansilla, the Amelia-7 (A7) Fighter Jet was inspired by the props seen in the Captain America movie. Daniel Simon, the film's prop designer, specialized in creating historically accurate props that combined classic design with modern touches, and that really sparked the interest of Mansilla. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Ventooz

Ventooz could be the start of a new extreme sport, wall crawling with real vehicles. Imagined by Charles Bombardier and Juan Garcia Mansilla, this futuristic vehicle makes use of two extremely powerful turbines in the front and rear, fueled by a hydrogen cell, that provide a tremendous downward suction force that enables the driver to navigate it up the sides of flat surfaces. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Darth Vader Mercedes SLR McLaren

Photo credit: Rain Prisk Designs

Rain Prisk Designs may not be able to get this stealthy Darth Vader-inspired Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren into production, but it has been turning some heads online. Featuring a Liberty Walk-inspired body kit, complete with ultra wide fenders, larger front / rear bumpers and extended side skirts. Power comes from a supercharged 5.4L supercharged V8 producing 617-horsepower and 580 pound-feet of torque, mated to a five-speed transmission. Continue reading for five more stealthy car designs by Rain Prisk. Click here for a few bonus designs.

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