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Onyx Blade Motorcycle

Taiwan-based Rough Crafts and Winston Yeh have done it again, with the sleek, matte black Onyx Blade motorcycle. Based on Yamaha's MT-07, the team replaced much of the original bodywork with matte-black aluminum pieces, complete with a modified front end - shortened / stiffened forks. On the engine side, K&N Filters and an Akrapovic exhaust were added. Continue reading for a video of the shop's XJR1300 "Guerilla Four" bike.

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DP-12 Double Barrel Shotgun

If you're a firearms enthusiast that requires something that packs major firepower, look no further than the DP-12. This double-barrel, pump-action shotgun can fire 16-rounds in an instant, with each barrel alternating fire - up to 25-yards - at the squeeze of the trigger. On the tech side of things, the stock has a QR code that can be scanned with a smartphone to download important info, and even the instruction manual. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a record-breaking hoverboard flight.

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Smallest W-32 Engine

Assembling a full-sized engine is daunting enough, but imagine doing so on a much smaller scale. Jose Manuel Hermo Barreiro, also known to gearheads as "Patelo", is a retired Spanish naval mechanic specializes in this task, creating intricate mini-motors from scratch that is. After 2,520 long hours, 850 hand-machined pieces and assembling them with 632 individual screws, the world's smallest W-32 engine was born. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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Petzi Treat Cam

The Petzi Treat Cam is exactly as it sounds, a connected device equipped with a 720p camera and microphone, enabling owners to watch and interact with their pets when away from home. Not just a camera, this device also holds and dispenses pet treats, which can be controlled via its accompanying smartphone app. Once activated, a tone sounds, alerting your cat / dog that you're connecting and to expect treats. You can affix the dispenser to a wall, strap it onto tables, or just let it sit on a counter. Get one here now. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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SeeNote Digital Sticky Note

Why bother with Post-its, when you could be using the SeeNote? This digital sticky note offers a durable ePaper display and can be remotely updated via WiFi or the companion app, enabling users to receive notifications from your device's calendar, receive email as well as weather / traffic updates. It's powered by rechargeable lithium-Ion battery, and can run for up to 1-month on a single charge. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a bizarre flying machine with just one moving part.

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Cliffside Home

Concept images of Casa Brutale, a modern home set to be carved into a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea, have been floating around for a few months now, but it's finally becoming a reality. Featuring a transparent rooftop swimming pool and a minimalist, yet luxurious, concrete interior living space. Continue reading to take a look inside and for more information.

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Land Rover Defender Beast

East Coast Defender has just revealed the Land Rover Defender Beast, which took home the People's Choice Award at Florida's Festival of Speed. This iconic 4x4 is not just a looker, but has the power to back it up in the form of a Corvette-sourced LS3 Performance engine, tuned to handle any terrain. Despite its size, this beast can hit 60 MPH in just under 7-seconds, thanks to Ashcroft drive shafts and axles to handle all that power. Continue reading for a video teaser and more information.

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Nanowire Battery

University of California, Irvine researchers used gold and some new-fangled materials to create a nanowire battery that maintains power levels even after hundreds of thousands of charging cycles. Normal rechargeable lithium ion batteries lose charge over time, while this new nanowire-based battery material endured a 3-month testing period - charged 200,000 times - and didn't show any loss in power capacity. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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BAC Mono 2016

The BAC Mono just got updated for 2016, and now, this street-legal 1,278-pound F1 car pumps out an impressive 305-horsepower. That's right, it boasts a 2.5-liter Mountune engine derived from a Duratec unit, mated to a flat-shifting, 6-speed transmission, along with upgraded internals. This means the ultra light vehicle can now go from 0-60mph in under 2.8-seconds, making it perfect for both the street and the track. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of someone melting oobleck with thermite.

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Sky Walk Dolni


Photo credit: Jakub Skokan, Martin Tuma / Boysplaynice

At first, this structure in the Dolni Morava forest (Czech Republic) could be mistaken for a roller coaster, but it's actually just the towering "Sky Walk" structure, designed by Franek Architects. Featuring constantly-changing 360° views of the beautiful landscape and even a 330-foot long stainless steel slide with windows that weaves its way down one of the columns. Believe it or not, nearly all of the structure was built mostly by hand on-site, and not pre-fabricated, with workers having to climb the structure as it rose up. Continue reading for a video walkthrough and more information.

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