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Samsung SmartThings Hub

Samsung's SmartThings Hub connects all of the different smart devices around your home so you can remotely control your home's security, energy usage, lighting, and more, all for $49.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. Designed to be the heart of your smart home, the Samsung SmartThings Hub connects wirelessly to hundreds of compatible smart devices, so you can monitor, manage, and secure your home from anywhere. Simply pair other Samsung SmartThings devices with the Hub and enjoy full control and customization of all your devices via the free Samsung SmartThings app. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Casa Brutale Cliff Home

Finally, after months of concept drawings, construction begins on the jaw-dropping, house-in-a-cliff called "Casa Brutale". This extravagant abode will be carved into a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea, complete with a transparent roofed swimming pool and dizzying views of the sea below. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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IKEA Syrian Home

Inside IKEA's flagship Norwegian store in Slependen, Norway, you'll find 25 m2 of Syria, an honest depiction of a home just outside of Damascus, Syria. The story goes that a woman named Rana and her family of nine live among cinder block walls and some scattered furnishings, and as you step inside, you'll realize that residents lack many basic necessities, such as food, medicine, and clean water. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Sunflower Drone Home Awareness System

The Sunflower Home Awareness System is unlike others because it has solar-powered Sunflower Smart Lights with 360° movement detection, which can identify the vibration of incoming footsteps, and will alert you via the included app. What really sets it apart is a GPS-enabled high resolution camera drone that gives you an eye in the sky when the system detects an intrusion, complete infrared night monitoring. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why imaginary numbers are real.

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Swedish FireKnife

The Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife works in just about any weather, and it's being offered for only $15, today only, originally $22.50. The included Swedish FireSteel fire starter, with up to 3,000 strikes, twist-locks securely into the handle of the Swedish FireKnife and is conveniently accessible when you need it. The back has been ground especially for use with a fire starter. You can easily ignite a fire with the fire starter to create sparks that can easily light dry grass, leaves, tinder and even your barbecue grill. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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FlashTorch

When a normal flashlight just isn't powerful enough, Wicked Lasers' FlashTorch Mini, touted as the world's smallest burning flashlight at 8.5-inches, should do the trick. Machined from military-grade anodized aluminum, it has an output of 2300-lumens, powerful enough to set a fire at the campsite to cook up a meal. Three power modes ensure efficiency, while a lock-out mode prevents unauthorized users from causing trouble. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including how to make a glow in the dark skeleton.

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Greenmoxie Tiny House

Think of Greenmoxie's Tiny House as a 345-square-foot, off-the-grid living space that can be towed just about anywhere, complete with modern amenities, such as a roof water recovery apparatus, solar panel system, and composting toilet. Inside, you'll find plenty of reclaimed modern windows, hardwood oak flooring, old barn wood ceilings, a second story loft area, and plenty of storage space. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of "Borrowed Time", a short Western animated film from two Pixar animators.

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Stovetop Pizza Oven

Pizzacraft's PC0601 Pizzeria Pronto turns your oven into a 600° F pizza oven, without requiring any other tools. Simply place it on a stovetop burner, turn the heat to high with the door shut, place your pizza on the stone using a pizza peel, allow it to cook for 3-minutes, rotate the pie, warm it for another 3-minutes, and you're ready to enjoy. Get one here now. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information. Click here for a few bonus creative and geeky pizza ideas.

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Tiny Ski Lodge

Photo credit: Maximus Extreme via Hi Consumption

Capable of withstanding temperatures between -50°F and 150°F, the Tiny Ski Lodge is a 240-square-foot living space that is much more than a wooden trailer. It's based on a 30-foot-long triple axle trailer and comes complete with a bathroom (composting toilet included), full sink / shower, a kitchenette, hobby room, as well as plenty of additional storage space. Climb upstairs, and you'll be greeted with a sleeping loft on one end and a lounge area that leads out to a small balcony on the other. Of course, it features a standard RV-style electrical hookup and structural insulated panels to ensure that everything stays toasty during the colder winter months. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the battle of "World War Nerf".

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Concrete Mansion

Photo credit: SPBR Architects via Hypebeast

This may look like a zombie-proof concrete fortress at first, but it's actually the Ubatuba House. Perched atop the Brazilian coastline, it's a luxurious, yet boxy 10m x 10m x 6m, living space that features an open veranda space at the bottom floor, the kitchen and living areas above that, while the bedrooms are nestled on the third level. Guests can enjoy panoramic ocean views on the rooftop, and the open design ensure plenty of natural light. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of mind-bending street art that can only be viewed from certain angles.

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