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Real Simpsons Car

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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

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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.


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Samsung Curved 4K TV

Samsung's UN105S9 Curved 105" 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV costs more than many cars, including the Tesla Model S P85 ($85,000 in the US), but apparently, there are many fans of this television set, or just tons of trolls. In addition to integrated 3D technology, this set has a Quad Core Plus processor for a fluid browsing experience and also to stream content as well as multi-task faster. Auto Depth Enhancer analyzes regions of each image and automatically adjusts the contrast. As a result, everything you watch has incredible detail and appears more natural. Click here to read more views. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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Seiki 4K 65-inch

Seiki's 65in 4K Ultra LED HDTV is currently being offered for only $1069.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $3999.99. Bright whites and deep blacks are brought out with a 3200~4000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. HDMI and VGA inputs allow connection to all your high resolution and HDTV sources regardless of device. Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.

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

  • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit).

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 58.84'' x 34.84" x 3.93'', TV with stand: 58.85'' x 37.05'' x 14.88''.

  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 VGA.


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Samsung 40

Samsung's UN40HU6950 40" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV is currently being offered for only $597.99 shipped, originally priced at $999.99. With built-in Wi-Fi, this Samsung HDTV makes it easy to access Netflix, Pandora, Skype and other online content. The upconversion capability allows you to upscale lower resolution video sources to near-UHD quality. Product page. Continue reading for another video game test with this display and additional information.

Notable features:
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native); 240 Clear Motion Rate (Effective).

  • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit).

  • Smart Functionality: Yes - Voice Control & Motion Control (camera accessory sold separately).

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 36.1'' x 21.2'' x 2'', TV with stand: 36.1'' x 23.1'' x 10.2''.

  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Component In, 1 Composite AV In.

  • Accessories Included: Smart Touch Remote.


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Hisense 4K TV

Hisense's 55" Class 4K Smart LED UHD Display is currently being offered for just $699.99 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $2999.99. Entertainment thrives beyond live TV and your digital library, with Hisense Smart TV, doors swing wide open to access of online videos, games and music. Browse through over a billion hours of video content on YouTube, see what your friends are up to on Facebook and follow the latest worldwide trends on Twitter. Product page. Continue reading for another video overview from CES 2014 and more information.

Notable features:
  • Hisense LED technology brings mind-blowing colors and a new level of picture clarity by constantly adapting to the images on the screen, producing great detail.

  • Catch all the action - SMR (Smooth Motion Rate) of 120!If an amazing life-like experience is what you crave, Hisenses T880 Ultra HD TV provides the most real life, jaw-dropping picture using patented Ultra Smooth Motion Rate technology.

  • This technology is achieved by inserting in-between video frames further clarifying moving images. These extra frames create an incredibly smooth viewing experience perfect for movies and live action sports.


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