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Tom Hiddleston Female

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If you don't already know, FaceApp is essentially a photo manipulation app that uses artificial intelligence and neural face transformations to create the images you're about to see. It can either take photos from your library, live snaps, or even search your photo library to find images that feature faces. A Marvel fan decided to see what some of the famous male actors in the movies would look like as females, such as Tom Hiddleston. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Star Wars Death Star

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The original Star Wars trilogy was shot using practical effects, and did not rely on much computer-generated imagery, mainly due to the technology available at that time. Although many props were destroyed, there are a few gems that remain, like this section of the Death Star, which was recovered by an ex-ILM employee. Measuring 23.75" X 11.75", this prop was authenticated by two independent ILM employees and is displayed in a custom black wood case, complete with removable acrylic top and LED lighting for added effect. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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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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Thor Stunt Double



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Bobby Holland Hanton, Chris Hemsworth's longtime stuntman, isn't the famous actor's long lost twin, but rather someone who spends double the time in the gym. "Thor is definitely the most difficult character that we have to get in shape for. Chris is already huge, he's much bigger than me naturally so I have to train twice a day. It's a job in itself. We might train first thing in the morning and last thing at night. We try and eat every two-and-a-half hours. For breakfast we might have something like scrambled eggs with steak and spinach. No carbs in the morning. Then two hours later we might have a chicken breast and salad. After our first training session, we'd introduce the carbs, usually brown rice, sweet potato or quinoa and then we'd continue to eat carbs up until the last meal. It's pretty intense" said Hanton. Continue reading to see more Marvel movie characters with their stunt doubles.

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Doctor Strange Kid

Sure, it will be approximately 1-year until we get to see the second part of Avengers: Infinity War, but until that time, there will be plenty of content to whet your appetite. To kick things off, here are a few of the film's actors as kids, starting with Doctor Strange, or Benedict Cumberbatch. Continue reading for more.

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Deadpool 2 Prank

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Deapool has always been known as a jokester of sorts, ever since his comic book days, and it's no surprise that FOX decided to invade a few Walmart stores with the quirky superhero. Simply put, they created custom slip-on movie covers for 16 movies, including "The Terminator," and placed them in a special display. Yes, buyers of these movies can keep the Deadpool cover. continue reading to see them all.

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OnePlus 6 Avengers Edition

Priced at $660, the limited edition OnePlus 6 "Avengers Alliance" Edition is slightly more expensive than its base model counterpart, but the handset itself boasts a Kevlar pattern under its back cover and a special color scheme. You won't have to buy protection, as it also comes bundled with a phone case in the shape of Iron Man's helmet, and a gold Avengers medallion in a box embossed with the team's recognizable "A" emblem. Continue reading for another hands-on video preview, more pictures and information.

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Scarlet Witch Avengers Comics

The characters featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe all look slightly (or very) different from the comic book counterparts, starting with Scarlet Witch, who not only sounds different in Avengers: Infinity War, but wears an outfit that doesn't resemble anything fans have read about. That is just one of the many characters that have took on a whole new look for their movie debuts. Continue reading to see more.

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Real Millennium Falcon Cockpit

Greg Dietrich, Jake Polatty, and a group of Star Wars fans have spent the past 6-years building a life-sized Millennium Falcon cockpit inside a garage in Huntsville, Alabama, complete with hundreds of lights that glow from the flight console, blink behind radar units, and clicking analog switches. "As I'm posting images of the build, someone says 'you know if you build the console you've got to build the back wall,'" said Dietrich. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an invention that could save natural disaster victims.

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Disney Facial Recognition

Disney Research has developed the first real-time high-fidelity facial capture method to enhance a global real-time face tracker, which provides a low-resolution face mesh, with local regressors that add in medium-scale details, such as expression wrinkles. The team discovered that although wrinkles appear in different scales and at different locations on the face, they are locally very self-similar and their visual appearance is a direct consequence of their local shape. Therefore in order to train local regressors from high-resolution capture data, they proposed an automatic way to detect and align the local patches required to train the regressors and run them efficiently in real-time. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a true all-screen smartphone.

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