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1. Audi E-Tron: First Hybrid to Win Le Mans

This is a watershed event: An Audi E-Tron race car became the first hybrid vehicle to win the 24 hours of Le Mans race. Not only did it come in first, but another Audi E-Tron came in second. Audi wasn't the only carmaker with a hybrid entry -- Toyota also jumped in with its LMP1 hybrid, but the racing gods apparently weren't smiling on that car on Saturday -- the Toyota hybrid was involved in race-ending wreck.Check out our video with more about this landmark day in racing history, where hybrid cars, which still sound way-cool on the race track, by the way, taught all those old-timey gasoline-only engines who's boss.[via Jalopnik]

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The past seven days in the technology world have been nothing short of profound.

Profound? That's the word we use when a groundbreaking laptop is rolled out by the world's foremost technology company, hybrid vehicles win first and second place in the 24 hours of Le Mans, a new operating system is introduced for iPhones, and a company accustomed to cranking out hard drives aces its first router ... all in one rip-roaring week.

SEE ALSO: Previous editions of Top 10 Tech This Week

And that's just the beginning! You'll be impressed and amused with the other occupants of our perennial list, encompassing ideas that none of us had ever considered.

So dive into the best gadgetry and innovations the week had to offer, right here in the burgeoning bundle of commentary and graphics we call Top 10 Tech This Week.

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