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Stark Board

Unlike other electric skateboards, the StarkBoard boasts two hub motors and an AI-powered smart braking system that reacts to human movements. In other words, if you lean forward, the board follows, while gyroscope, weight and motion sensors detect changes in body position, adjust its own motion automatically. It can hit a top speed of 20 miles per hour, and the battery is good for 13-miles on a full charge. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Oculus Rift Touch Virtual Reality

The Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System is great for the holidays, and is being offered for just $349 shipped, originally $399. The Oculus Touch system basically consists of a pair of tracked controllers that give you the feeling that your virtual hands are actually your own. Intuitive actions in VR feel as natural as using your real hands. It takes interaction to the next level. Rift's precise, low-latency constellation tracking system enables the sensation of presence - the feeling as though you are actually there. You have never experienced immersion like this. Product page. Can't find the deal you're looking for here, then check out this page. Continue reading for three more Black Friday tech deals.

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Tesla Smartphone

The Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car when it hits the streets in 2020, but with a price tag upwards of $200,000 USD when all is said and done, some buyers may expect more than just a car. The automaker recently released a Tesla Design Powerbank, so it wouldn't be too farfetched to see an accompanying smartphone in a couple years, that's if...we haven't all transitioned to another smart mobile device. No specifications have been released, but as you can see, it would come in several colors, and have the iconic logo laser-etched onto the back. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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NASA Airless Tire

NASA researchers have developed a near indestructible airless tire that could be used on future missions to Mars or the lunar surface, and its titanium-based design uses shape memory alloys capable of undergoing high strain as load bearing components. That's right, the normal pneumatic materials have been replaced with memory alloys that can withstand significant reversible strain, thus providing enhanced control and increased design versatility. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Lowe's Photo Shoot

Photo credit: Jenna Martin Photography via Bored Panda

Why spend thousands traveling or renting an exotic location, when you could shoot amazing photos in a hardware store? That's exactly what photographer Jenna Martin did by setting up a model shoot at a local Lowe's hardware store. "Instead of searching out the usual beautiful locations around where we live, I had the idea to do just the opposite. I wanted to go somewhere 'ugly' by all conventional photography standards and then see what we could do with it. Lowe's seemed like the perfect option. I wanted somewhere with horrible lighting and limited backdrops. Somewhere that made absolutely no sense for a photo shoot," said Jenna. Continue reading to see the photos.

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BlackBerry Concept

Let's face it, BlackBerry is known for their keypad-equipped phones from the very beginning, but if they were to deviate from that design, it might look something like the concept above. Featuring a 5.5" OLED display, Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and a Bowers & Wilkins speaker system, all running on Android 8.0 OREO. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Pringles Thanksgiving Dinner

You can find just about anything on the internet these days, and for those who want a quick Thanksgiving dinner, there's this bizarre Pringles chip kit. Unfortunately, "the exclusive rollout of Pringles Thanksgiving Dinner is available exclusively to members of the media and selected influencers," which means you'll have to find someone in the know to track one down. Continue reading for another hands-on video review, more pictures and information.

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Flat Pack House

Photo credit: MADi Home via Bored Panda

Called the M.A.Di., this flat-pack home costs only $33,000 and can be built with a small team of three people in just 6-hours. The base model spans 290-square-feet, while a top-of-the-line home measures in at 904-square-feet $73K. All include a bathroom, kitchenette, one stage staircase and all utility installations. Best of all, a concrete foundation is not required, which means they can be assembled to go completely off-grid, complete with solar panels, grey water systems and more. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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SanDisk Ultra Fit

SanDisk'a Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive may be small, but it packs more than enough storage for your files, and it's being offered for just $25.99 shipped, today only, originally $39.99. This small, low-profile flash drive is designed as plug-and-stay storage for laptops, tablets, TVs, gaming consoles, car audio systems, and more. With write speeds (150MB/s) up to 15X faster than standard USB 2.0 drives, you can transfer a full-length movie in less than 30 seconds. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on review and more information.

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iPhone X Plus iPhone X SE

Analysts claim that Apple will release two more iPhones, based on the iPhone X, next year, and they could be the X Plus / X SE. The larger model will take on the Galaxy Note 8 / Note 9, and will hopefully add Apple Pencil compatibility. You should also expected an updated A11 Bionic CPU, more RAM, and most definitely, better cameras. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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