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Miami Vice Testarossa

Always wanted the actual Ferrari Testarossa from Miami Vice? Well, now is your chance, complete with its famous raised side mirror. It's powered by a 4.9L flat-12 engine that produces 390 hp and 361 lb-ft of torque, paired with a five-speed, gated manual gearbox. Yes, there's even an 1980s car phone installed. There's approximately 16,124 miles on this fine specimen, and the buyer will receive a certificate of authenticity from Ferrari North America and Ferrari Classiche. You can view it in-person August 13-15, 2015 at the Monterey Car Week. Continue reading for a video review of the Testarossa and more information about the car.

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KITT Replica

Chris Palmer from Detroit has created an amazing replica of KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand) - the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with artificial intelligence - featured in the hit TV show Knight Rider. He spent approximately 3-years researching, hunting down parts and building the vehicle using only screenshots from the show to get an idea of what he needed to do. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Transparent TV

Loewe is a well known brand in Europe for its high-end home theater equipment, and its latest project, the Invsio, is definitely no slouch. The clear TOLED (Transparent Organic Light-Emitting Diode) technology allows the display to be used like normal, but then disappear the instant you hit the power button. The bottom portion of the set houses all of the electronics, and the entire unit can be mounted on a wall if you're not a fan of the silver tabletop stand. Without a border or frame of any kind, the display is meant to blend in seamlessly with your living space. Continue reading for more fascinating images.

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Zeus 370-inch 4K TV

At $1.7-million, the massive 370-inch Titan Zeus boasts 65-billion colors, 4k native resolution, weighs just under a ton and measures in at 26 feet by 16 feet. The display was designed to show up crystal clear in direct sunlight, without glare, and is water resistant to boot. No word yet on where you'll be able to go to see one of these monsters in-action. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the heaviest strawberry yet.

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Real Simpsons Car

Photo credit: David Moore Photo

Homer Simpson may not be an expert at automotive design, but the car he designed for his brother Herb Powell's auto manufacturer in episode "O Brother, Where Art Thou" is exactly what he felt a luxury vehicle needed. Unfortunately, with the outrageous $82,000 price tag back in 1991, the Frankenstein car managed to destroy Herb's business. It sported a lurid green coat of paint, a rear dome equipped for fighting kids, external cup holders, hood ornament of a 10-pin bowler and a giant roof-mounted horn that blasts "La Cucaracha". Continue reading for two videos and more information about the real-life version.

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Seiki 39-inch 4K TV

Seiki's 39-inch 4k Ultra HD TV can be picked up this weekend for just $339.99 shipped. The company starts with only the most advanced panels for the highest picture quality and use high performance amplifiers to power its speakers. With over 8 million individual pixels (3,840 x 2,160) compared to about 2 million (1,920 x 1,080) on your current HDTV, the picture provides stunning clarity and colors that far surpass anything you've seen before. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Daryl Dixon Motorcycle

Photo credit: Hi Consumption

Actor Norman Reedus's character in The Walking Dead, Daryl Dixon, has just been gifted a new motorcycle, and it's a customized 1992 Honda CB750 Nighthawk. Reedus contacted Classified Moto himself for the build, with the aim to create a post-apocalyptic ride worthy of both a real gear head and zombie apocalypse. The finished product is just that, with parts sourced from Kenda, Yamaha, and Progressive Suspension as well as stock parts from Honda. There are crossbow mounts to finish things off. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a giant tortoise taking on man in the slowest chase ever.

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VIZIO 4K TV

VIZIO's P502ui-B1E may not be the first 50-inch 4K Smart TV to hit the market, but it's definitely no slouch. Stream UHD from popular apps like Netflix. Watch HD shows in beautiful UHD picture quality with VIZIOs Spatial Scaling Engine. And enjoy UHD playback from next generation cable/satellite receivers, Blu-ray players and more, using the latest HDMI standard. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Snickers Danny Trejo

Snickers paid tribute to The Brady Bunch with their 2015 Super Bowl commercial, and it recasts the classic television show with Steve Buscemi and Danny Trejo in place of the on-screen sisters Marcia and Jan. Nearly everything you see in the scene with Mike (Robert Reed) and Carol Brady (Florence Henderson) was added digitally in post-production. Continue reading for the making of video.

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Seiki's 55

Seiki's 55" 4K Ultra LED HD TV is currently being offered for just $769.98 shipped, today only, originally priced at $3499.99. With over 8 million individual pixels (3,840 x 2,160) compared to about 2 million (1,920 x 1,080) on your current HDTV, the picture provides stunning clarity and colors that far surpass anything you've seen before. Put simply, you have to see it to believe it. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and additional information.

Notable features:
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native), 30Hz (4K).

  • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit).

  • Smart Functionality: No.

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 49.58'' x 29.22" x 3.81'', TV with stand: 49.58'' x 31.80'' x 11.42''.

  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 VGA.


[via Amazon]

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