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Model F Wheelchair

Called the "Model F," this futuristic wheelchair is not only all-electric, but features omnidirectional wheels that enable it to easily travel in any direction at the push of a joystick. The sleek modular design also allows you to take it apart for simple transportation, aircraft included, along with a height-adjustable seat should there be a need. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Essential Phone Halo Gray

The Unlocked 128GB Essential Phone in Halo Gray not only has a stunning 5.71" edge-to-edge Quad HD display, but it has Alexa built-in, all for $279.99 shipped, today only, originally $499.99. Crafted with space-age strength, titanium, ceramic, and Gorilla Glass 5. Its space-age strength helps withstand your day-to-day. With a 13MP Dual-Camera and Portrait Mode, your pictures look great. And the Essential 360 Camera is big enough to easily capture everything around you in 4K - but small enough to fit in your pocket. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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Waterfall House

Photo credit: Krisada Boonchaleow / Manoo Studio via Hype Beast

"A genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist," is what Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., calls himself in The Avengers, and this "Waterfall House" by Architects49 would fit right into his stable of mansions. Located in Bangkok, Thailand, this stunning modern 900-square-meter living space features a sloping waterfall at its center that creates a seamless connection between the lower and upper living spaces for ample air-flow. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Ferrari Rally Car

A Ferrari WRC car may not be as farfetched as you think, especially this one, rendered by industrial designer Taekang Lee. Believe it or not, the 308 GTB was used in the world rally championships back in the 1970s and '80s, while the 288 GTO would have been used in Group B if the FIA did not rid of the series. The Group 4 rally Ferrari 308 GTBs first competed in 1978 and, after some initial shakedown tests, including a drive by Roberto Liviero on the 1978 Targa Florio, which proved extremely competitive in the European, Italian and French rally championships. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Holographic Gatebox AI

The Amazon Echo is enough for most people, but Japan-based Vinclu has created Gatebox, a cylindrical device with a virtual Aizuma Hikari anime assistant that fulfills your requests. "The reason why we [developed] Gatebox is not because we are just pursuing entertainment or convenience. We want the characters [to] be naturally in our daily lives and spend relaxing [times] with us. 'I want to live with my favorite character.' We dreamed of such [a] world and we started this project," said the company. One caveat: it'll set you back $1,352. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Back to the Future Aging Where Are They Now

Most film buffs know that the first Back to the Future movie was released on July 3, 1985 and grossed over $381 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of 1985. However, did you know that the filmmakers "decided to shoot all the 50s stuff first, and make the town look real beautiful and wonderful. Then [they] would just totally trash it down and make it all bleak and ugly for the 1980s scenes"? The interiors for Doc Brown's house were shot at the Robert R. Blacker House, while exteriors took place at Gamble House. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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Gfra Architecture Homes Greece

Photo credit: Panagiotis Voumvakis via Hype Beast

Nestled directly into the side of a rocky hill in Naxos, these modern Stelida Terra homes by gfra architecture are perfect for Bond villains, or just a nice summer getaway. Why were they built this way? Well, due to the east orientation and northeastern winds dominating the area, they had to be constructed at the subterranean level on a slope to offer panoramic views and protection from winds. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Nebula Mars Portable Cinema Home Theater

Anker's Nebula Mars Portable Cinema is essentially a lunch box-sized home theater, and it's being offered for just $399.99 shipped, today only, originally $599.99. A 500 ANSI lumens brightness provides crisp 802p picture with enhanced contrast, while dual 12W speakers flood any room with high-fidelity sound. A revolutionary 19500mAh battery delivers an unrivaled 5 hours of non-stop entertainment. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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New McDonalds Flagship Store

This is not an Apple Store with a McDonalds inside, but rather the latter's all-new flagship store in Chicago - formerly the 'Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's'. This 19,000-square-foot space was designed by Chicago-based Ross Barney Architects and boasts floating glass gardens, touch-screens, 27-foot windows, as well as wireless phone charging technology. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Orasaifu Digital Smart Wallet

Say goodbye to physical wallets, and hello to the OraSaifu digital smart wallet. It's touted as the world's first all-in-one hardware wallet, and not only can it store credit cards and bank accounts, but most cryptocurrencies as well in a pocket-sized package. When fully charged (1-hour via USB Type-C), the battery is good for 7-days of continuous use. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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