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Volvo Emergency Braking

Using a camera and a radar, Volvo's Collision Warning with Emergency Brake systems continuously monitors objects ahead. If a collision is imminent, a warning is issues, and if the driver fails to respond, the emergency brake is automatically activated, thus preventing an accident. The video above shows the system in-action when a child suddenly runs into traffic without looking. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Phase One XF Camera

Photo credit: Ted Forbes

Ever wonder what kind of pictures a $63,000 camera can take? If so, then wonder no more as photographer Ted Forbes shows us with the Phase One XF, a modular medium-format camera, complete with a new $50,000 Phase One IQ3 monochrome back. Its modular design can be equipped with a host of viewfinders and digital backs. This includes both solid glass prism viewfinder and a waist-level finder, as well as backs ranging from 50 to 100 megapixels. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Agera R Speed Record

Hennessey's Venom F5 may be capable of hitting 301mph, but as far as official records stand, there's a new king of the road, and it's the Koenigsegg Agera RS. This record was set in Pahrump, Nevada by factory test driver Niklas Lilja, and it's been confirmed by the video above, with 277.9mph registering on the speedometer, shattering the previous record of 267.8mph set by a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in 2010. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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iPhone X First Impression

Got your wireless charger and case ready for Friday? If so, then these iPhone X unboxing and first impression videos should hold you over until your handset arrives. It may not be an in-depth review, but you'll get a first look at how Face ID works, the many animated emojis, and last, but not least, how the camera stacks up to those found in the Pixel 2 XL and Galaxy S8. If you're one of the lucky ones to try out the phone today, the first thing you'll notice is that most apps have not yet been updated for the notch up top, but this should be fixed in coming weeks. Continue reading for three more videos, hands-on pictures and additional information.

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Tesla Model 3


Tesla delivered the first 30 units of the Model 3 this past July, but now we get the first detailed look at the interior, along with the exterior. What really sets this model apart from the others is its 15-inch, bezel-free, horizontally-oriented touchscreen panel, which replaces the instrument cluster, heads-up display, etc. Currently, only the premium models (long range 315-mile battery) are available to consumers, with the standard battery production beginning in November. 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 showing what video games would be like if the bosses were actually smart.

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9FF Porsche 997

Photo credit: Loma Wheels

Ever wonder what a 1,400-horsepower monster can do at the drag strip? If so, this video should answer your questions. What you're looking at is a 9ff-tuned 997 Turbo that can hit 60 mph in under 3-seconds, while boasting a top speed in excess of 249 mph. It needed just 8.89 seconds to cover a standing 1/4 mile as it took on an Audi RS7. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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North Korea Hydrogen Bomb


North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date earlier today, and it's claimed to be an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile. This prompted the threat of a "massive" military response from the United States if it or its allies were threatened. As opposed to the relatively simple atomic bomb, the hydrogen bomb can be 1,000 times more powerful, because it uses fusion - or atomic nuclei coming together - to produce explosive energy, rather than fission. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Mini 125cc V10 Engine

Sure, this V10 won't be setting any speed records, but it's definitely something you don't see everyday, as it's as 125cc miniature engine. "After completing a V8 I decided I wanted to do another engine. V8 and V12 have been done so I thought I'd try a V10. Initial research showed there wasn't much info out there, but I figured out the firing order and crank design eventually. To get an even firing sequence the block vee should be 72 degrees, to match the crank angles. The Dodge Viper has a 90 degree block and unequal firing angles. Some engines have 90 degree blocks but have an 18 degree offset on the crank pins, to compensate. I decided on a 10 degree crank pin offset and an 82 degree block," said its creator. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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JK Crew Bruiser Jeep


This Jeep JK Crew conversion by Bruiser is based on a four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited chassis, but now features an extended frame, outfitted with a 1950s style pickup bed and 3.9L Cummins ISB Turbo Diesel Engine. To ensure that it can climb just about anything, a custom fabricated suspension, 44" Pitfall Rocker Radial Tires, 20" Raceline Liberator Beadlock rims and an Allison 1000 automatic transmission were also added. Other features include: a custom rear bumper, JW Speaker 8700 LED headlights, Mopar hood, custom hardtop and tube doors, and a Spider Web Shade. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone cooking dinner with science.

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Terrakhana

So far, rally driver and entrepreneur Ken Block has released 9 Gymkhana videos, and for his 10th, he decided to mix things up by taking things off-road, and calling it "Terrakhana". He hoons his Ford Fiesta RX43 rally car out to Swing Arm City, an off-road park in Utah, complete with gorgeous rock formations, and doesn't hold anything back. Continue reading to see him performing similar stunts in London.

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