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Thor ET-One Electric Truck

Thor's ET-One semi truck could hit the road before Tesla's semi, and it's definitely no slouch. This electric truck has a 300-mile range (full charge takes 90-minutes from empty), 70mph top speed, a full load capacity of 80,000 pounds, and will be priced from $150,000. The company expects the ET-One to be available sometime in 2019, and limited fleet demos are now available in the US. continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Aurora Flight Sciences has developed a fully autonomous helicopter for the U.S. Marines that can be controlled with just a tablet from a remote location. The prototype was recently tested at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia, using an old UH-1H Huey helicopter as the base aircraft. It flew three missions to deliver cargo without a pilot on the controls, with two infantrymen on the ground controlling the helicopter with a tablet and laptop. Integrated LIDAR and camera sensors are used to avoid obstacles and evaluate the landing zone. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Ocean Spiral Underwater City

We've all heard and probably seen floating cities, but underwater cities could become a reality far sooner than you think, starting with Ocean Spiral. Created by the Shimizu Corporation, the company claims they could have a prototype up and running by 2030. It would consist of two main sections: the first is a 500-metre-diameter spherical city with a tower that accommodates up to 5,000 people, while the second is a spiral structure that connects this sphere with a base station on the ocean floor, 2.5 miles down. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Nokia 6

In addition to a stunning 2.5D glass panel display, the next-generation Nokia 6 smartphone is set to get an octa-core 2.2-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD expansion slot, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG and dual rear cameras. Pricing is rumored to start a $400 for an unlocked handset. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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ESG Switchable Privacy Glass

Why bother with traditional window shades or blinds, when you could install ESG Switchable Glass, which can turn opaque in seconds, thanks to the company's patented controllers and wiring accessories. The former are designed to monitor the LCD glass panels and make installation as easy as possible by using a plug and play wiring solution. That's not all, there's now an app that lets users control the on/off switch as well as having the ability to change the level of opacity of the LCD privacy glass. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.

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New Harry Potter

Botnik Studios used artificial intelligence to write a brand new Harry Potter chapter, titled "Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash". How? Well, they trained the AI using an algorithmic tool, created by Jamie Brew, a former writer for Clickhole and The Onion, using all seven of the novels. Continue reading to read the three-page chapter.

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iMac Pro AirPower

The iMac Pro will be officially in stores on December 14th, but the AirPower Wireless Charging Pad is still months away. What happens when you combine the two products? This sleek model with a dual-purpose stand that doubles as a charging pad for both your iPhone and Apple Watch. Pricing starts at $4,999 for the iMAc Pro, and comes equipped with up to an 18-core Xeon processor, 128GB of memory, 4TB of storage, as well as a Radeon Pro Vega graphics card. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more pictures.

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NVIDIA Titan XP Star Wars

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Just in time for The Last Jedi's theatrical release this weekend, NVIDIA has unveiled a pair of limited edition graphics cards. Called the Titan XP "Star Wars Collector's Edition Graphics Cards", the two GPUs have been designed to look like lightsabers, with either green (light side) or red (dark side) LEDs. Both are based on the Pascal-based Titan Xp architecture, or technically speaking, 3,840 CUDA cores running at 1.6GHz and 12GB of GDDR5X memory running at 11.4Gbps, which equate to 12 teraflops of power.

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Etekcity WiFi Smart Plug

Etekcity's WiFi Smart Plug can be controlled with mobile devices or even your voice, and you can pick up a 2-pack for $26.99 shipped, today only, originally $69.90. The Voltson Smart Wi-Fi Outlet allows you to create customized schedules for your appliances so that they run on your schedule. You'll find that automating your devices will help streamline your daily routine for a more efficient household. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Anki Overdrive Starter Kit

Anki's Overdrive Starter Kit is fun for the whole family, and you can pick up a set for just $99.99 shipped, today only, originally $149.99. These aren't just cars; they're robots programmed for battle and controlled with your mobile device. Each Supercar is loaded with cutting-edge features, including an optical sensor, dedicated 50MHz CPU, and two high performance motors for precision maneuvering with one-millimeter accuracy. Challenge friends or fight AI opponents that learn and adapt to your tactics to better hunt you down. You can customize Supercars with weapons and build-outs, and compete in a variety of modes like: Battle, Race, Time Trial, and King of the Hill. The more you play, the more upgrades you earn. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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