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Star Trek Home Theater

Super fan and financier Marc Bell - managing partner of Marc Bell Capital and chairman of Terran Orbital - spent $1.5-million transforming his home theater room into the USS Enterprise. It all began when he was 10 years old, and stumbled upon a 24-hour Star Trek marathon on TV. Bell hired Jay Miller of Boca Raton-based Acoustic Innovations to work on the theater, and 4-years later, it was completed. It features D-Box controllers that manipulate hydraulics installed beneath the floorboards that let you feel the movies, a JBL Synthesis sound system, and a $35,000 Prima Cinema system for watching movies released the same day in theaters. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of

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Mercedes Camper Van

Mercedes-Benz's Viano Marco Polo looks like a normal van on the outside, but step inside, and you'll realize it's actually a mini home on wheels. Featuring a transverse bed, kitchenette set, safety assist technologies, and even a fully equipped bathroom. The rooftop tent enables friends to sleep comfortably when there's no more room in the main cabin. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Syma X11C Quadcopter Drone

Syma's X11C 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter is being offered in a Tenergy-exclusive Thunder Blue for only $23.99 with coupon code: TENERGY7, today only, originally $45.99. It features a 2.0-megapixel HD camera, 6-axis gyro direction stabilizer flight control system, 3D lock for more precise flying and 360° eversion, which lets you continuously roll the quadcopter in the air. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: TENERGY7 during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for a full hands-on review and test.

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Espresso Veloce

Designer Paulo Mastrogiuseppe's Espresso Veloce machines may not be suited for the track, but are perfect for making a smooth cup of coffee. The just announced "Serie Titanio 500" is compatible with Nespresso pods and handcrafted from high-quality aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium. It comes in V8, V10, or V12 engine models in your choice of different 6 camshaft cover colors. The hefty 50-pound machine will set you back a minimum of $15,000. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of carbon fiber being crushed with an industrial hydraulic press.

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Sony Shadow

Smartphones with slide-out keypads are nothing new, but there hasn't really been a phone / game console in a while, ever since the doomed Nokia N-Gage. However, the Sony Shadow could change that if...it ever becomes an actual device. Featuring a 1.0mm-thick 5.5" full color with Corning Gorilla Glass, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor, 6GB of RAM, Android 7.0 OS, a 16.0-megapixel camera with flash, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and dual front-facing stereo speakers. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Proxima B

Astronomers have just discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting the closest star to our own: Proxima Centauri. It's been named "Proxima b," and is located 4.25-light-years from Earth. The planet itself is at least 30% larger than Earth and orbits the star at a distance of 7.3-million kilometers - less than 5% of the distance between Earth and the sun - making its year last 11.2 Earth days. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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RoboCar Devbot

We have seen the future of racing, and it will be driverless, starting with the RoboCar. Officially called "DevBot," this autonomous racer is modeled after a Le Mans prototype with full canopy, while the body is full carbon fiber to keep the weight down. This prototype has an exposed engine cover, but as you can hear in the video, a whine of an electric motor is present. The team says that the prototype boasts the same drivetrain, sensors, computation systems, and communication tech as the RoboCar concept revealed in March. Continue reading to see images of the original concept and what could possibly be the final form.

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Local Motors Rally Fighter

Why buy an off-road vehicle, when you could build your own? Meet the updated Rally Fighter by Local Motors, a fully capable off-road prerunner, with the amenities and luxuries of an every-day on road vehicle. A rugged tube chassis construction complemented with the best OEM and performance off-road parts, and all the requisite creature comforts one could desire. Priced from $99K, this 430-horsepower, Corvette V8-powered machine can be built in just a week at Local Motors' microfactory. 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 23 things you didn't know weren't in Star wars.

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Pokemon Burgers

Down N' Out, a restaurant in Sydney, Australia, run by a group called Hashtag Burgers, have debuted three Pokemon-themed burgers. Starting this week, Pokemon fanatics will be served either a Pikachu, Charmander or Bulbasaur burger when they order a Pokeburger from the restaurant. "The burgers' flavors have been designed to match each Pokemon's look and personality. Charmander is a bit spicy and has orange lava cheese. Pikachu we wanted to be a bit silly. It's a classic burger with a twist. The restaurant has stuffed it with Tiger Fries, french fries covered in cheese, onions and a Thousand Island-style spread," said Ben Kagan, creative director for Hashtag Burgers, to CNBC. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega CycloneShock

Nerf's N-Strike Elite CycloneShock Blaster has a rotating 6-shot drum, making it perfect for office wars, and it's being offered for only $12.99, today only, originally $21.99. Load the drum with six Mega Whistler Darts, pull the slide back and release it, then take aim and pull the trigger to send six dart screaming through the air. The blaster's drum rotates each time you fire a dart, so you can unleash all 6 Mega-sized darts onto the battlefield without reloading the blaster. Product page. Continue reading for a full video unboxing and review.

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