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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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RED Hydrogen One

Roughly the same size as an iPhone 7 Plus, but priced slightly more, the RED Hydrogen One is a smartphone designed for photography / videography enthusiasts. Featuring a holographic display and a full separate camera module, complete with its own lens as well as sensor, a power button that doubles as a fingerprint reader, and stereo speakers up front. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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New LG V30

A new LG V30 video has surfaced, and it confirms the smartphone's rear fingerprint scanner, located right beneath the dual cameras. Other features include: an 18:9 aspect ratio OLED display, a speedy Snapdragon 835 processor, and a front-facing camera. The handset is expected to launch next month. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Boring Company Elevator

Elon Musk has just revealed the next step for his "Boring Company" tunneling start-up: a car elevator. His ultimate vision is to build a series of tunnels underground that will be able to transport people and their cars without having to deal with traffic jams. Cars aren't actually driven in the tunnels, but rather sit on a pod which carries it through the network. The first elevator is nearly fully operational, and in a new video, Musk shows that the car drives onto a surface which is then lowered into the tunnel to join the network of tunnels. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 12-million volt Samsung stunner.

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General Lee Viper

The General Lee is basically the name given to a 1969 Dodge Charger driven in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard by the Duke boys, Bo and Luke, along with cousins Coy and Vance. Calvo Motorsports recently demonstrated their version of the classic muscle car at Caddo Mills airfield. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 8.4L V10, this Dodge Viper pushes 2,300 hp on race fuel, and 1,700 hp using just 93 octane pump fuel. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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iPhone 8 Wireless Charging

It's rumored that the iPhone 8 will come in several different sizes, and so far, we haven't come across any prototypes indicating that it's the case, but ConceptsiPhone would like to show us what the 4.7", 5" and 5.5" models might look like. Aside from the curved OLED display and dual rear cameras, we also catch a glimpse of how the wireless charging functions, without requiring users to physically place the device on a special pad or dock. Click here for the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an unsuspecting undercover police arrest.

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Operation Teapot

Operation Teapot was essentially a series of fourteen nuclear test explosions conducted at the Nevada Test Site in the first half of 1955. It was preceded by Operation Castle, and followed by Operation Wigwam. Wigwam was, administratively, a part of Teapot, but it is usually treated as a class of its own. The aims of the operation were to establish military tactics for ground forces on a nuclear battlefield and to improve the nuclear weapons used for strategic delivery. Continue reading for more nuclear bomb test videos that have just been declassified.

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Hyperlapse Google Maps

Photo credit: Matteo Archondis via Peta Pixel

Graphic design student Matteo Archondis created an incredible visual hyperlapse tour of the world using 3,305 screenshots that were taken entirely within Google Maps. It took him 2 days of work to compile all of the images, and then he spent countless hours over a week editing them together. "Thanks to the developer tools of Google Chrome, I was able to remove all the items that interfered with the user experience. I also removed the labels so that the final image could be as clean and realistic as possible, so that I could concentrate on the camera movements as if it was in real life," said Archondis. Continue reading for seven places you aren't allowed to see on Google Maps. Click here for a few bonus images of sights captured on Google Street View.

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MIT Transparent Gel Robot

MIT engineers have created transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out, enabling them to perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking a ball underwater, as well as grabbing and releasing live fish. They're made entirely from hydrogel, which is a rubbery, nearly transparent material composed mostly of water, and each one is an assemblage of hollow, precisely designed structures, connected to rubbery tubes. When water is pumped into them, the structures quickly inflate in orientations that enable the bots to curl up or stretch out. Since the robots are both powered by and made almost entirely of water, they have similar visual and acoustic properties to water, making them virtually invisible. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a rare lava fire hose.

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