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College Tiny House

Joel Weber, a college student who will be returning to the University of Texas in Austin for his junior year this fall, decided to save big on housing (up to $800/month) by building his own tiny home on wheels for just $19,200. At 145-square-feet, the home has two lofts, working plumbing, electricity, a shower, a propane-powered stove and a mango bowl sink, all loaded on an 18-foot flatbed trailer that can go be towed anywhere, even after graduation. He said: "I saved up quite a bit and what I didn't have, family, friends, and the community around me donated materials. I designed it and worked with a carpenter and electrician who both volunteered their time. It's more about how I can live simple and still be grateful." Continue reading for more pictures.

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Clocky Alarm Clock

The Clocky Alarm Clock is unlike any other in that it not only wakes you up, but the motorized gadget literally BASE jumps off your night stand and runs away to make sure snoozing isn't an option. Yes, one actually needs to chase the device - powered by four AAA batteries - down, to turn it off. Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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3D Printed Batman Suit

Film sculptor Julian Checkley from Ireland unveiled his latest project, a 3D-printed Batman costume. That's right, it's based on the outfit from Batman Arkham series, and he said: "We've always wanted to do a Batsuit and the Arkham Origins one is all beefed up and aggressive and gnarly looking. We had it 3D printed and casted and brought it back to Ireland to clean it up and try and take it to the next level." He assembled the parts with the team at Order 66 Creatures and Effects studio. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Circular Luxury Smartwatch

The problem with most smartwatches today is that they just look plain ugly, and / or feature bizarre graphical user interfaces, without the technology needed to complete basic smartphone tasks. For example, most, if not all, smartwatches need to be paired with a handset to function properly, but this one by Gabor Balogh, is standalone. Its interface uses buttons and bezel found on standard watches, with the former being key, as it can be used for scrolling through a long message, etc. By using the bezel to control apps and other functions, it frees up the side buttons for "native" functions like time, date, alarms and toggling between modes. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including the bizarre response Siri gives when you ask it to divide 0 by 0.

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Monopoly Kitchen Table

Photo credit: Toastneggs / Imgur

An internet user who goes by "ToastnEggs" online, decided to transform his kitchen table into something that could not only be used for meals, but as a functional Monopoly board as well. So, countless hours were spent measuring, planning, wood-burning the board and applying varnish. After a week of work, the table was finally complete, and the resulting table is impressive to say the least. Continue reading to see the build process from start to finish.

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Photo credit: Weekend Warrior / Reddit

Yes, believe it or not, there are now cell phones designed specifically to look like BMW and Porsche car keys, or at least their keyless entry remotes. Simply flip up the buttons, and you'll be greeted with a keypad as well as display. That is just one of the many simple, yet borderline genius, inventions we've rounded up for you today. Others include: a chair with a notch for bags, ties with a microfiber lining for cleaning mobile displays and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Ariel Ace Motorcycle

Bespoke supercars are nothing special, but when it comes to motorcycles, the Ariel Ace is exactly what you've been waiting for. Powered by a 1,200-cc water-cooled Honda V-4 engine that produces 175-horsepower, this motorcycle can hit 60 miles per hour from a standstill in 3.4-seconds, with a top speed of 165mph. What sets this model apart from others is that it's fully-customizable, including the handlebars to the seats, exhaust, brakes, gas tank and more. Continue reading to see it in-action.

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Batman Twin-Blade Folding Knife

This Batman-inspired Batarang 11.5" twin-blade folding knife isn't just for looks, it's a fully-functional tool, priced at $18.99. In addition to having two extremely sharp blades, each on can be opened independently so the knife can be used as a single-blade knife as well as a dual-blade. For those looking to add even more functionality, strapping a portable flashlight torch onto this would probably be a good idea, and won't break the bank. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Explorer Camera Ball

Bounce Imaging unveils Explorer, softball-sized, tactical camera ball with six different lenses surrounded by LED lights that takes several photos per second out of each lens at the same time. The raw images it takes are then stitched together by an integrated processor within a fraction of a second to provide 360° images, before being transmitted straight to the user's smartphone. IB Times says it's designed to help police, "who often face entering potentially dangerous situations where armed gunmen might be waiting, as well as emergency responders, who routinely need to enter collapsed or burning buildings to rescue people, as well as locations with chemical leaks." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the first full-length Steve Jobs movie trailer, starring Michael Fassbender.

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BMW M1

Set to be auctioned off in August, this BMW M1 is a supercar that time forgot, and in prime condition. It was originally designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, and hand-built between the years of 1978 - 1981, for a total production of 453 vehicles. Powered by a naturally aspirated 3.5L inline-six that generates 273hp, it has a top speed of 162 mph - turbocharged racing versions were capable of producing around 850hp. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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