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Philips Hue Lux

Philips Hue Lux LED Personal Wireless Starter Kit provides a personal and interactive way to control lighting from a smart mobile device or tablet, and it's being offered for only $39.99 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. It enables use of light in a variety of functionality such as timers, alarms, geo-fencing and soft security elements. The hue lux offers a soft white light similar to your regular household incandescent light bulb. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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James Bond Home

While this may look like a scene from the Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, this is a real home designed by architect John Lautner, in Palm Springs. This 8,901-square-foot, five-bedroom estate features a circular living room, slotted concrete canopy and a glass dome that provides panoramic views of the valley. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Dam House

Photo credit: Bruce Rowlands, Angela Geddes / Sforza Seilern Architects via Uncrate

There's nothing special about granite slabs, that is unless...you're talking about the Gota Dam House, which overlooks a reservoir 150-feet below. The home prominently features the use of granite blocks that are used as bedrooms, bathrooms, and supporting spaces, while oversized wooden platforms provide shelter from the blazing East African sun. During colder weather, two glass-enclosed spaces ensure a cozy living conditions. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you drop 30-pounds of dry ice into a swimming pool.

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Ocean Floor Table

Photo credit: Eduard Locota

Romanian designer Eduard Locota unveils his latest piece, the delMare. This amazing table combines marble with layers of acrylic glass to create an optical illusion that mimics the ocean floor. The $5,500 table is limited to just 35-pieces worldwide, stands on 3 legs, and looks different depending on your viewing angle, as well as the available light. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Stable Tetris House

Photo credit: Koen Van Damme

Studio Farris Architects have converted a small barn in Flanders, Belgium into a Tetris-inspired living space, complete with meeting room, library, and office desks. They first restored the building's original facade and then opened up a few walls to flood the interior with natural light. What really stands out are the block-like wood beams that act as bookshelves and stairs that lead up to a loft work space. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what it's like to play around in 109MPH wind outside.

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True Utility Tool

True Utility's TU200US Multi-Tool packs 20 functions in 1, and it's being offered for only $4.29 shipped, today only, originally $22.99. It's the perfect tool that does everything for the person who does everything! equipped with a quick release clip, the fixr easily attaches to a key ring or belt loop. A gold plated revolving disc allows tools to be exposed while in use, so they are never in the way when you don't need them. Product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Hobbit House Washington

This is not a scene from Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, just a real-life tiny house by entrepreneur Kristie Wolfe in Washington state. Located on a 5.5 acre plot near Chelan, Washington, the 288-square-foot home boasts a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living space, along with plenty of round windows as well as a stone fireplace. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Glacier Couch

Cement and melting glaciers aren't exactly synonymous, when it comes to furniture at least, that is unless..you're referring to the Drift Sofa by Fernando Mastrangelo. From some angles, it may actually look like something you brought back from an arctic expedition, but upon closer inspection, you'll see its plush purple velour and painted cement. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Book Lovers Home

Tablets are great for reading, games, etc., but this custom home in Madrid, Spain, was designed specifically for book lovers, by Studio Egue y Seta. They started with a 1950s-era home, and turned it into "A Live-In Tale", with each of its 3-floors dedicated to books. The highlight however is the living room, which boasts walls lined with bookshelves and even a hammock reading area. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Zerobody Anti-Gravity Bed

You could either get a memory foam bed, or Zerbody, which provides a relaxing, weightless sensation without resorting to the costly float chambers that have become ever so popular with the rich. Think of this as a heated waterbed of sorts that is capable of interacting with an app to provide 6 different audio-guided meditation sessions, each based on a specific neuro-scientific approach. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for an extreme viral video of a massive tornado near Wray, Colorado.

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