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Mercedes-Benz GLA compact crossover concept leaked ahead of Auto China 2013

Mercedes-Benz GLA compact crossover concept leaked ahead of Auto China 2013

We're three days away from China's Auto China 2013 car show to be held in Shanghai this weekend, but that didn't stop someone from leaking a roster full of images across the Internet. Over a dozen photos of Mercedes-Benz's GLA compact crossover concept vehicle have hit the Web showing off the car from nearly every angle. And while the SUV itself is a sight to behold, it is the interior shots that are truly outstanding.

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Renault unveils black light loving Twin’Z concept

Renault unveils black light loving Twin’Z concept

Renault has unveiled a new concept car called the Twin'Z. The car reminds me more than a little of the Fiat 500 from some angles. However, the Renault concept car has lots of glow-in-the-dark touches and an interesting set of backdoors. The concept car is a work by Renault with British designer Ross Lovegrove.

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BMW unveils Concept X4 Sports Activity Coupe design

BMW unveils Concept X4 Sports Activity Coupe design

BMW has unveiled the Concept X4, a sports activity coupe touted as being "the future of the BMW X family." This snazzy-looking car is boasted as being a mixture of high performance/driving dynamics and eye-catching, with highly detailed design that is a mixture of sophisticated and beastly. Prduction is slated to start in early 2014, although no definite date was provided.

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Researchers develop world’s thinnest invisibility cloak

Researchers develop world’s thinnest invisibility cloak

Researchers have created what some are dubbing the real-world equivalent of Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, which measures in at just 0.15mm thin, a far cry from the bulky invisibility devices that have been created in the past. In addition, rather than using metamaterials like other invisibility cloaks, this one is made from copper and polycarbonate.

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Hyundai to reveal HND-9 concept at Seoul Motor Show

Hyundai to reveal HND-9 concept at Seoul Motor Show

The Seoul Motor Show is coming up next week, and there will obviously be a handful of new cars to be unveiled on the show floor during the week, one of which will be Hyundai's HND-9 coupe concept. It's said that the design of the concept will be meant as inspiration for Hyundai's upcoming vehicles -- possibly a next-generation Genesis.

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Microsoft’s Future Vision has you clawing at the walls

Microsoft’s Future Vision has you clawing at the walls

Microsoft is gazing into the crystal ball again, with a new Future Vision concept video for how we'll "Live, Work, Play" 5-10 years in the future, and you can apparently expect to be bathed in the glow of a million displays. The concept, the product of Microsoft's freshly-revamped "Envisioning Center", describes a touch and voice controlled home where media can be swiped, flicked, and generally shifted all over the home; your kitchen can identify the vegetables you're holding; and every footstool will be equipped with its own Surface.

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Toyota FT-Open concept teases GT86 drop-top plans

Toyota FT-Open concept teases GT86 drop-top plans

Toyota has whipped the wraps off of its FT-Open concept, a compact cabrio set to make its official debut in Geneva next week, and testing the waters for a potential topless GT86. The concept uses a soft-top, rather than the more fashionable folding metal roof, meaning it can keep its 2+2 layout, while the GT86's two-liter, four cylinder "boxer" engine pushes out power through either a 6-speed manual or what Toyota claims is the world's fastest paddle-shift auto, spitting through gears in 2/10ths of a second.

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