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World's Fastest Truck Iron Knight

Thanks to a quad-turbocharged 13L diesel engine, mated to an I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission, Volvo's "The Iron Knight" has claimed the title of "world's fastest truck". The 2,400-horsepower and 4,425 lb-ft of torque help it rocket from 0-62 mph in a mere 4.6-seconds, while topping out at 171.5 mph, which is quite impressive, considering the beast weighs 10,000-pounds. It set a new land speed record by completing the 500 meter sprint in just 13.71-seconds (81.6mph average speed) and the 1,000 meter in 21.29-seconds (109mph average speed). 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 happens when molten iron meets a huge magnet.

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HB Ring

Being away from loved ones can get you down, but the HB Ring just might help in that department. Simply put, it enables the wearers to send and receive the rhythm of their heartbeats in real-time through the rings themselves. Just download the companion app, pair it with the ring, add your loved one's profile, and whenever you tap the ring, you'll be able to feel the other person's heartbeat. Available in stainless steel, rose gold, or a molded block of sapphire crystal models, each one consists of over 100 components. Continue reading for five more bizarre gadgets that actually exist.

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ASUS Chromebook

The ASUS C201 11.6" Chromebook is perfect for basic tasks, and it's being offered for only $159 shipped, this weekend only, originally $198.67. With Rockchip 3288-C Quad-Core 1.8GHz processor with up to 4GB RAM (varies by models), the ASUS Chromebook C201 lets you multitask to instantly switch between your apps and several browser tabs all while staying energy efficient. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Hugh Jackman is well known for playing Wolverine in the X-Men series, as well as the standalone films, but did you know that Richard Bradshaw was his stunt double in X-Men: The Last Stand? One other cool fact about X-Men: The Last Stand is that to make sure the visual effects were made in just one year and without exceeding the budget, special effects supervisor John Bruno shipped the 900 effects shots to eleven companies in four countries - United States, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Canada - and did extensive previsualization. Continue reading for more celebrities and their stunt doubles. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery.

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Cliffside Church

Photo credit: OPA Works via Arch Daily

Ocean view homes are nice, but this cliffside church takes things to the next level. Designed by Open Platform for Architecture (OPA), the Holy Cross Chapel is embedded into the side of a cliff, and constructed with simple materials, like wood, glass, and concrete. All of these materials aim to match the surrounding landscape, seamlessly blending man-made and natural textures. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV


The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has just been unveiled, and it's a doozy. At $3499, it features a 30.4-megapixel full frame sensor, a 61-point AF system with 41 cross-points for expanded vertical coverage, 100-32000 ISO range (50-102400 expansion), and 4K video recording at 30p or 24p. Fast operation is enhanced with Canon's DIGIC 6+ Image Processor, which provides continuous shooting at up to 7.0 fps, built-in Wi-Fi, GPS and an easy-to-navigate 3.2" touch-panel LCD allow the camera to become an extension of you. Pre-order one here now. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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Touch Sense Phone

It's only a matter of time before all of our mobile devices replace buttons with touch-sensitive displays / surfaces, and they could look like the Touch.Sense. This smartphone is covered with touchscreens, and includes a built-in bio health monitor that works with the camera, as well as the internet, to accurately detect internal health problems - irregular heartbeat, etc. When something is detected, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment options are displayed in a special app. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Batman Suit Gadgets

Julian Checkley, special effects art director at the Order 66 Creatures and Effects studio in Galway, Ireland, built a Batman suit, but unlike the others, his features 23 functional gadgets. They include: smoke bombs, a grapnel gun, bat tracker, UV lamp, NBC (nuclear, bacterial, chemical) bat respirator, 2000watt EMP stun gun, and of course, a bat signal projector for the night sky. The suit, which was 3D-printed, molded, and then cast in a flexible urethane rubber, is based on the Batman: Arkham Origins design. To ensure that things looked perfect, all of the parts were trimmed, detailed and painted, before being mounted on a specially designed under suit. 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 of of a military-tough MacBook.

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Floating Seahorse Villa

You've probably seen the pictures, but now a video shows what it's like to stay in a Floating Seahorse Villa located two miles off the coast of Dubai. Once the project is completed in 2018, there will be more than 125 floating villas that will cost at least a whopping $2.9-million each. The largest of these villas, each measuring 4,000 square feet, will have an underwater master bedroom suite, complete with a freestanding tub, heated mirrors, and even a guest room. The middle sea level deck offers an open-plan layout with a living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and an exterior deck. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Mini USB Fan

Efluky's Rechargeable Mini USB 3-Speed Fan is perfect to stay cool while working, and it's being offered for only $9 with coupon code: AJ4IYIM4, today only, originally $14.99. Simply connect the fan to a wall outlet, power bank, or even your computer, to charge it up. When fully charged, you can expect on average about 4-hours of continuous use on speed 2. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: AJ4IYIM4 during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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