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Kia has been working on their image for a while. They don’t want to be perceived as an economy car brand anymore, and there’s evidence like the Stinger GT sports sedan and the new Telluride SUV that have both taken the fight to the premium brands. Now, their Futuron Concept shows the world how to do a space-age coupe/SUV that’s anything but conventional. Built for the China International Import Expo in Shangai, the Futuron as a high-riding and svelte body with a big ‘360-degree core’ glass-domed fastback-style cockpit. The sleekness of the body contrasts with the taller all-wheel drive setup, and the car is powered by four electric motors housed within the wheels to save space. There’a also Level-4 autonomy thanks to LIDAR sensors. The radical interior boasts seating for four with two flexible ‘zero-gravity’ front seats that can recline for relaxation. The coolest feature might just be the Chinese dragon homage Star Cloud light signature with “dragon skin” headlamp surfacing. It has a kinetic surface which allows the dragon scales top open and close between daytime running lights and full-aperture headlights. We’d love to see the South Korean brand add some of these features to their next generation of vehicles and damn those hamsters.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”