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Barn Mansion

Developer Rob Lond-Caulk renovated The Old Grain Store in Norfolk, UK into a luxurious mansion, which is now worth over $1.3-million dollars. This modern living space now boasts four spacious bedrooms, three reception rooms, a media room, sun terrace, a massive kitchen, plenty of windows to let the natural sunlight bathe in, and even a detached guest house. Continue reading to take a look inside.

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Lexus Kaze

Priced from $600,000 if ever released, the Lexus Kaze is a futuristic self-driving car that would fit right into the next Minority Report film. Featuring a wheelbase of 2,897 mm (114 in), it measures 4,566 mm (179.7 in) in length, 1,200 mm (47.2 in) in height and 2,040 mm (80.3 in) in width, all powered by an 800-horsepower hybrid drive system (V8 + electric motor). The rear-wheel drive vehicle weighs in at just 1,060 kg (2,337 lbs). Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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World Trade Center Elevator

The Empire State Building and Top of the Rock both offer stunning views of NYC, but One World Observatory, the $100 million, three-story attraction atop One World Trade Center, may top them all. How? The Sky Pod elevators, which transport guests up to the 102nd floor in a mere 47 seconds. During the ascent, the displays show a virtual time-lapse of the city's skyline from the 1500s to the present; the Twin Towers appear briefly, but since more than 500 years flashes by in less than a minute, you'll miss them if you blink. Once you've left the observatory, the elevator screens show the exterior of One World Trade Center as you descend, similar to a virtual helicopter ride to the bottom. Continue reading for more clever elevator ideas.

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Blloc Minimalist Smartphone

The Blloc Minimalist Smartphone aims to curb social media addiction by focusing on just the people in your contacts book. Its user interface boasts a simple messaging system and "the Root," or simplified versions of Uber, weather, Google maps, WhatsApp, Spotify, etc. What does all this mean? A simple device that can probably last for at least a week one a single charge. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Insanely Good Handwriting

Photo credit: Bored Panda

These days, people would prefer an email or a printed sheet over handwritten notes. However, there are people out there who have mastered the art of handwriting, like the school professor you see above, who has created whiteboard notes that could be mistaken for machine-printed type at first glance. Continue reading for more examples of near-perfect handwriting.

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Land Ark Drake RV Tiny Home

No, this isn't a Sandcrawler prop from an upcoming Star Wars film, but rather the Land Ark Drake RV. A 357-square-foot living space that can be towed just about anywhere. On the outside, you'll find a small deck corrugated metal siding, and 14 windows throughout to let the natural light shine through. Inside, there's a flex room, sleeping area, kitchentte, full bathroom, and plenty of storage space. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Baseus Charging Cable Stand

Want to watch a few videos, movies, TV shows, etc., while charging your smartphone? If so, then look no further than the Baseus Maruko Video Cable, which is essentially a USB charging cable with a rounded head that can be propped up, thanks to an extended plastic tip. There's currently no word yet on pricing or availability, but we'll be sure to keep you posted. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Aqua Smartphone

These days, many smartphone manufacturers put function over form, which leads to some devices that just don't feel comfortable in your hand or pocket. The "Aqua" smartphone wants to combine the best of both worlds in to a sleek pebble-like package. Its in-display fingerprint reader perfectly complements its edge-to-edge display. Continue reading for more pictures and a peek at its keyboard projector.

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PAL Cassette Music Player

Want some nostalgia in your life? The "PAL" should do the trick, as it's a modern music player designed to look like a classic Walkman. Not just for looks, the battery compartment hides the Bluetooth earphones, while the actual cassettes are USB drives that can be loaded with your favorite tunes. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Campera Bubble Hotel

At first glance, this may look like a scene from an upcoming science fiction film, possibly Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt, but it's just the Campera Hotel Bubble Suites in the vineyards of Mexico's wine country. The entire hotel is made up of ten bubble suites, each one featuring its own private bathroom, full-sized bed, and all the amenities you'd expect from a luxury room. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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