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Further developing existing technology, NHK promises to bring true holographic television images that do not require glasses to nearly all homes in Japan by 2022. Jun Murai, a scientist from Japan's Keio University, says: "Football matches held in Tokyo could be relayed to any stadium in the world where full-sized players would appear so life-like that fans would believe they were at the match." Continue reading for more.

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For a normal person, letting the world know that you're crying at any particular moment probably isn't something worth sharing, but for an overly dramatic Facebook user, it's just another day. Here are a few examples of users who probably should step outside and go for a walk when they don't have something interesting to talk about. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a bird that can actually speak Japanese.

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Sure, using a power drill may not be the most practical way of punching holes in a stack of paper, but it's creative nonetheless. On a similar note, did you know that the origins of the hole punch date back to Germany via Matthias Theel, where two early patents for a device designed to "punch holes in paper" have since been discovered? Friedrich Soennecken made his patent on November 14, 1886, for his Papierlocher fur Sammelmappen. Continue reading for more creative geeks who found alternative ways of doing everyday tasks.

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We have seen the future of highways, and they probably won't have street lights. That's right light-absorbing, glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced traditional street lights on a 500-meter stretch of highway in The Netherlands. To accomplish this, the roads are treated with a special foto-luminizing powder that's charged by the sun during the day, which allows the marks to glow for up to 10 hours at night. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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BossLogic of deviantART is not only a big fan of Iron Man, but a very talented artist as well, and these awesome pop culture mashups prove it. First up, we have The Iron Dark Knight who definitely could use an Iron Man-like suit against some of the more evil super villains like Mister Freeze and The Mad Hatter. Continue reading to see more.

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Pierre Calleja, a French biochemist, has invented an eco-friendly lamp that not only lights up streets and parking garages while cutting CO2 emissions, but runs completely free of electricity, powered solely glowing green algae. It basically uses the energy created by the algae's own photosynthesis process to power the light within, while the algae itself lives on CO2 in the air outside. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Kingston's HyperX Predator 512GB USB Drive is currently being offered for only $459.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $1750. Kingston's DataTraveler HyperX Predator USB Flash drive offers the fastest speeds from Kingston and the highest capacities available in the world. Speeds up to 240MB/s read and 160MB/s write (in USB 3.0) mean users can quickly access, edit and transfer their files and applications directly from the drive with no performance lag. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing and more information.

Notable features:
  • Dramatic speed up to 240MB/s.

  • Highest capacities - uncompromised data storage to carry your digital world on a portable USB drive.

  • 4-Channel architecture - unsurpassed performance to play applications straight from the drive.

  • USB 3.0 - latest USB standard guarantees backwards compatibility with USB 2.0.

  • Zinc alloy metal casing - resilient protection for data in a cutting-edge design.

  • HyperX valet keychain - exclusive accessory for a stylish twist to portable storage.


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Google is already the best search engine for just about everything online, but want to make the search experience even better? Here are 7 quick and easy tips, like using quotation marks for exact words or phrases and adding a tilde before the term to include results with synonyms. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny FAILS and fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the worst Wheel of Fortune contestant ever.

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Google has just filed a new patent application with the USPTO for embedding micro cameras directly into contact lenses. According to TechCrunch, the various uses include "photographing what a wearer sees, or providing the basic input for a contact-based assistive device for the visually impaired." Continue reading for a video of similar bionic eye technology and more information.

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Many of us know that this fantasy drama television series is actually an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones, but what if they released a spinoff with cats as the main characters? This set of photos will show you just that, complete with side-to-side comparisons. The series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines. Continue reading to see them all.

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