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Galac-Tac Armor

Remember Galac-Tac's AR500 Boba Fett armor from a few months back? Well, now an Airsoft version is available. The helmets come in flat dark earth, olive drab, matte black and matte gray, while the body armor is made from high-impact semi-rigid urethane, and "one size fits most," designed to be mounted to MOLLE vests. Currently, the company is only working on replica armor and helmets, but they have plans for other accessories such as bracers and gauntlets. 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 handheld Tesla coil gun.

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Icehotel 365

You won't need to visit the ice planet Hoth for a stay in the world's only permanent ice hotel, just Sweden. Called "Icehotel 365", it's located approximately 125-miles north of the Arctic Circle in Jukkasjarvi, spans 2,100-square-feet, houses 20 suites, a bar, and even an art gallery. Power comes the way of solar panels harvested during the summer months, and the interior stays a comfortable 23° Fahrenheit year round to ensure the hotel remains cold throughout the summer. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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SoundPEATS Q12

The SoundPEATS Q12 are perfect for everyday use, and you can pick up a pair for only $19.99, today only, originally $49.99. You can attach the two earphones together when they are not in use, and wear them like a necklace around your neck; a very convenient way to carry the earbuds when you aren't using them. Built for your active lifestyle - these earbuds are rated IPX Level 4 and can withstand dripping sweat. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Eve V Computer

Finnish startup Eve-Tech built an online platform where technology enthusiasts not satisfied with existing products could join and offer feedback for the company's second device, a Windows laptop-tablet hybrid computer called the Eve V. The idea garnered interest from Intel and Microsoft, with the former investing a six-figure sum. For the past 12 months, about 1,000 active members of the forum have been offering suggestions and voting for features, specifications, components and design elements for the Eve V in a project codenamed Pyramid Flipper. What they ended up with is a Windows 10 device with a 12-hour battery life, 12.3-inch display, Thunderbolt, USB A / USB C, four speakers and a dedicated audio amplifier. The body is crafted from a single piece of aluminum and comes in a range of colors. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy daredevil who paraglided behind a truck.

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Deepflight Dragon Undersea Aquahoverer

The "Deepflight Dragon" is essentially an Undersea Aquahoverer capable of transporting two adults. The submersible's fixed positive buoyancy combines with its six 400rpm, 1.2-kilowatt ducted propellers to provide easy omnidirectional movement and stand-still hovering at depth up to 400-feet. Its streamlined composite pressure hull keeps passengers safe in custom carbon fiber seats, complete with acrylic domes optimized for clear underwater viewing. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Audi Moon Rover

Audi has partnered with PT Scientists, a Google Lunar X Prize team, to develop a vehicle specifically to examine the Apollo 17 moon rover left on the surface. What does the winning team get? How does $20-million sound? The team hopes to launch two rovers by late 2017, sending live HD pictures to Earth as they travel to within 656-feet of the Apollo rover, left on the lunar surface in 1972, and inspect it remotely. The launch is set to take place on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Diamond Nuclear Battery

Researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered a method to convert nuclear waste into long-lasting batteries using diamonds. That's right, this new technology transforms thousands of tons of toxic nuclear waste into lab-grown diamond batteries that could last essentially forever. Early prototypes of the battery use nickel-63 as the radiation source, which is encased within the man-made diamond, while carbon-14, a radioactive version of carbon which can be easily harvested from graphite blocks, is next in line for testing. "There are no moving parts involved, no emissions generated and no maintenance required, just direct electricity generation. By encapsulating radioactive material inside diamonds, we turn a long-term problem of nuclear waste into a nuclear-powered battery and a long-term supply of clean energy," said Tom Scott, Professor in Materials in the University of Bristol's Interface Analysis Center. 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 BMW i8 getting their window smashed for blocking NYC traffic.

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Email Scammer

Photo credit: James Veitch via Bored Panda

Dot Con: The Art of Scamming a Scammer is James Veitch's book that shows exactly what happens when you decide to reply to a scam email, and keep the conversation going for as long as possible. In the example you see above, the scammer appears to offer James an interesting proposal: a 10% cut of any gold he distributes for this person. This all sounds fine and dandy at first, but like most scams, they always require some type of payment before starting the supposed "business", which in this case is a hefty amount of gold. To keep things interesting, James decides to use code names, and even a simple, yet self-explanatory chart. Continue reading to see just how far the conversation got before the scammer realized what was going on.

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Marvel Legends Captain America Shield

The Marvel Legends Captain America Shield is life-sized, measuring in at 24-inches, and can be picked up for just $54.02, today only, originally $99.99. Adjustable straps on this shield's underside allow users to wear this shield like Captain America does when he enters the fight for justice. Imagine wielding the First Avenger's mighty shield and defending against evil-doers with this full-scale, premium finish Captain America shield from the Marvel Legends Series. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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GT350R Police Interceptor

At first glance, this may appear to be a real police interceptor, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's just a cleverly disguised Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. It's powered by a 5.2L Flat Plane Crank V8 engine producing 526-horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, perfect for taking on the Camaro Z28, Porsche GT3, as well as the BMW M4. Notable features are track-focused chassis tuning, significant aero-dynamic changes to include lowering the hood around the engine, 2-piece, cross-drilled brake rotors paired with Brembo calipers, MagneRide damping option, light weight Tremec six speed manual transmission, Recaro seats, and various light weight components. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video about the strangest coincidence ever recorded.

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