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StoreDot

We've covered StoreDot before, but now it has gone from purely a prototype, to something that will be ready to hit stores in 2016. This device utilizes nano-technology to synthesize artificial molecules, and the company has developed a battery that can store a much higher charge more quickly, acting like a sponge to soak up power and retain it. The prototype you see above is far too bulky, but the production model will be slim enough to fit in your pocket. Doron Myersdorf, the founder and chief executive of StoreDot, says consumers should expect to pay $100 - $150 more for fast charging models with this technology. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how astronauts take selfies in space.

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Cartoon Eyes Cats

Another day, another batch cat pictures that have gone viral overnight. This time, they're from Japan, and cat owners are basically placing strips of hand-drawn cartoon / anime eyes in front of their cats. The official term is "cat montage" (neko montaaju), and it's strange to say the least. Want to find more? Just search for the Japanese term on Twitter. Continue reading to see some of the best so far.

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LaFerrari Watch

You'd think a watch that costs $300,000 would at the very least have a hologram projection option, but not the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari. Limited to just 50-units worldwide, this timepiece comes with a sapphire crystal face, shaped to be reminiscent of the car's outline, and a total of 637 components powering the movement of the watch. That's not all, the MP-05 features a 50-day power reserve, a world record for hand-wound Tourbillon wristwatches. Eleven series-coupled barrels, set in a spine formation down the center of the watch, work together to keep the watch turning for up to seven weeks at a time. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Toddlers Text

We have a hard enough time trying to understand toddlers as is, but if they somewhere were able to communicate with us via text messages, this is the hilarity (and insanity) that would ensue. Starting off, we have a little one that wants some attention, and like many of you have experienced before in real-life, things start getting obnoxiously loud after a few minutes (or seconds). Continue reading for more examples.

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Nikon D7000

Nikon's D7000 DSLR (Body Only) is currently being offered for only $549.95 shipped, today only, originally priced at $899.95. Experience stunning images with sharp resolution and smooth tonal gradation, thanks to the 16-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor and a powerful EXPEED 2 image processing engine. Product page. Continue reading for a video review, more images and additional information.

Notable features:
  • High Resolution 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor.

  • Body only; lenses sold separately.

  • High Speed 6 frames per second continuous shooting up to 100 shots.

  • Breathtaking Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus.

  • Dynamic ISO range from 100 to 6400.


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PD-100 Black Hornet Drone

Photo credit: Jalopnik

Unlike other drones, the Prox Dynamics' PD-100 Black Hornet only weighs in at 16 grams and fits comfortably into your pocket. It has a maximum flight time of nearly a half an hour, with both vertical and horizontal maneuverability. The drone is perfect to fly into villages and buildings for real-time intelligence via streaming video from any of its three integrated cameras. Thanks to quiet electronic motors and its small size, this spy drone is almost completely undetectable in most places. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the "300" fight scene recreated in a gym.

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Hand-Carved Caverns

This may look like an alien planet, but it's just the work of artist Ra Paulette, who has spent the last decade hand-carving elaborate caverns in New Mexico. Paulette doesn't use any heavy machinery, just simple hand tools. The walls are a blend of his own unique infusion of organic-looking shapes and abstract, with interlocking patterns. These are accented by the neutral sunlight that shines in during good weather. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Japan Underwater City

We have seen the future of housing, and it's all underwater. The futuristic image you see above were envisioned by the Shimizu Corporation in Tokyo, in partnership with Tokyo University and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (Jamstec). This $26-billion underwater city, called the "Ocean Spiral", features a globe that would float at the surface of the sea, but could be submerged in inclement weather. A spiral structure plunges to depths of up 2.5 miles (4km), forming a path 9-miles to a building on the ocean floor, which could serve as a resource development factory that could collect rare metals and rare earths. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Jurassic World Official Trailer Poster

Jurassic World is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. The film was in "development hell" for over a decade since the release of Jurassic Park III in 2001. The film was initially scheduled to be released on June 13, 2014, but production was temporarily halted due to a disagreement between writers and Universal Studios regarding the film's script and direction. The film is scheduled to be released on June 12, 2015. Steven Spielberg, director of the first two films in the series, will act as executive producer as he did for the third film. Continue reading for the official trailer.

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Baby and Sloth

Five-month-old Alia has an unusual best friend, Daisy the sloth. They met when Alia was just two days old, Daisy, three months old, and the duo have been inseparable ever since. Alia's parents, Julia and Jason Heckathorn, say that both of them love to play and take naps together. This family also have a kangaroo called Boomeroo, an anteater called Noche, sugar gliders and a cat called Larry. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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