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Panasonic Transparent TV

Panasonic unveiled a transparent TV set during CES 2016 last week in Las Vegas. At the wave of a hand, it goes completely translucent, and revealing whatever is located behind it. It can also slide up and down the sides of the bookcase on rails, making re-positioning easy. Widgets can still be used while in transparent mode, so checking the weather, changing music tracks, etc., is all possible. Particle effects, like snow and rain, were added for when the set is not in use. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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LG 4K Ultra HD

LG's 98UB9810 98-inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV is out of the price range for most people, but apparently, there are many people who can afford it, and have left some interesting reviews, like the one above. On the tech side of things, this set boasts the Tru-4K Engine Pro, LG's best resolution enhancer yet, that upscales content so closely to native 4K it is nearly impossible to tell the difference. The resolution is four times that of Full HD 1080p, with a whopping 8.3 million pixels to display flawless images, even when viewed up close. Product page. Continue reading to see 10 more bizarre reviews.

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New Seiki 42in 4K TV

Seiki's SE42UMS 42in Ultra HD 4K LED TV may not cost you a fortune, but it's certainly no slouch, all for $329.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $899.99. 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 to see how to use one of these as your main computer display.

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Vizio 120 Reference 4K TV

Priced at $130000, Vizio's 120" Reference Series 4K Smart UHD TV aims to bring the movie theater experience home, complete with Dolby and DTS sound options. The LED-backlit television not only provides High Dynamic Range-enabled 4K Ultra HD resolution capable of displaying more than 1-billion possible colors with over 384 active LED Zones, but it comes equipped with dual-band WiFi and a zippy V6 Six-Core Processor as well. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Titan Zeus 370-inch Television

There are gigantic 100-inch 4K displays, and then the mammoth 370-inch Titan Zeus. You read that right, it measures 370-inches (26 feet by 16 feet) corner to corner. Since it weighs in at nearly a ton, you'll not only need a large room, but also plenty of support underneath it as well. One caveat, size aside: it costs a whopping $1.7-million. Continue reading for a picture of the actual television.

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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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