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Apple Self-Driving Car

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It's only a matter of time before Apple officially unveils their self-driving car project, but just this week, one of their test vehicles was spotted in the wild with 6 Velodyne LIDAR sensors, multiple radar units, and a host of cameras. This clip was captured by MacCallister Higgins, who just so happens to be the co-founder of self-driving startup Voyage. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Polestar 1

Sleek and stylish, the all-new Polestar 1 touted as an "Electric Performance Hybrid," or in other words, a two-door, 2+2 seat Gran Tourer powered by a hybrid powertrain generating 600hp and 737lb-ft of torque. It's based on Volvo's Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA), and features an Ohlins Continuously Controlled Electronic Suspension (CESi) and a full carbon-fiber bodywork that is lighter while improving torsional stiffness by 45%. Production will begin in mid-2019 at the Polestar Production Center in Chengdu, China. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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ZTE Axon M



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Finally, after months of spy shots, the ZTE Zxon M dual-screen smartphone has officially been revealed. It features two 5.2" 1080p panels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 20-megapixel camera. Just like you saw in the leaked image, its flexible hinge enables you to flip the rear screen forward right next to the main display to create a single large panel. Users can either stretch the home screen and apps across the two displays, run two different apps at the same time, or 'tent' the handset and mirror the displays so two users can view the same content at once. It's expected to hit AT&T retailers before the end of this year. 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 about how video games are turning into movies.

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GM SURUS

The GM SURUS (Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure) is unlike any other autonomous trucks, as it uses a Hydrotec fuel-cell propulsion system, which means near-silent operation and a range of over 400 miles per charge. The cab-less design means that all moving parts are concealed within the chassis, making it perfect for military applications, an emergency on-the-go medic station, and transporting shipping containers. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Yamaha Motoroid

The Yamaha Motoroid motorcycle has leaked ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show, which takes places Oct. 27 - Nov. 5. This motorcycle offers riders "Kando," or the Japanese concept of deep spiritual inspiration and satisfaction. It wouldn't look out of place in Ghost in the Shell or Bladerunner 2049, thanks to its chrome canister-shaped battery cells, unique seating design, and racing style handlebars. Integrated artificial intelligence technology enables riders to more seamlessly interact with the motorcycle. 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 five mysterious kids who remember their past lives.

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Huawei Porsche Design

The Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design Edition smartphone could be one of the sleekest yet. Featuring a dedicated Artificial Intelligence processor with machine learning, 6GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, a rear dual camera setup consisting of a 12-megapixel RGB and 20-megapixel monochrome modules offering f/1.6 aperture dual lenses. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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MonoBike

Ryno Motors' one-wheeled bike never panned out, but the futuristic MonoBike hopes to make it a reality, but this time an all-electric model. Designed by Doug Chiang and Emin Cenker, this self-balancing bike maintains a permanently upright position, thanks to a hidden gyroscopic system, similar to those found in hoverboards, etc. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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S512 Supersonic Jet

Spike Aerospace's S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet, also known as the "Son of Concorde," has completed the first test flight. It can seat up to 22 passengers and cruises at Mach 1.6 with a range of 6200 miles, saving up to 50% on flight times. The aircraft is set to fly by 2021 and customer deliveries should happen during 2023. "These test flights are providing incredibly valuable information which we can use to refine the design. I am very excited about how helpful these tests will be to our supersonic development program," said test pilot KrishnaKumar Malu, who was assisted by Mike Ridlon at a private airfield in New England. 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 about the U.S. and Russia's deep space gateway.

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Peugeot Skywalk

The Peugeot Skywalk Hybrid Concept would fit right into Bladerunner 2049, as it's half car and half flying machine. Similar to the vehicles you see in the movie, this one can either work autonomously with passengers relaxing during the flight, or manually controlled in the event of an emergency. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Dubai Police Hoverbike

Forget the Dubai Police's hypercar fleet, they now have the Hoversurf hoverbike at their disposal. It can achieve altitudes of up to 16.4-feet and hit speeds in excess of 43mph, while carrying a 661-pound payload. When fully charged, expect up to 25-minutes of continuous use or a range of 3.7-miles. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including a first look at "The New Mutants" X-Men movie, set to hit theaters next year.

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