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Predator Berserker Motorcycle Helmet

The team at Russia-based NLO MOTO have brought one of the most popular science fiction characters of all time to life, or so we'd like to think. The trophy hunting extraterrestrial species known as the Predator can now be purchased in DOT-certified motorcycle helmet form. As you can see, the details are immaculate, right down to the carbon dreadlocks spearheads and tri-laser scope. It's constructed from durable fiberglass, carbon fiber and polycarbonate to ensure safety. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Larkai Epitome Hypercar

Priced at $2-million and weighing just 2,800 pounds, the Laraki Epitome is a hypercar that features a full-carbon fiber body that sits on C6 Corvette chassis. It's powered by a highly-tuned, twin-turbocharged 7.0L Chevy V8 that pumps out 1,200 horsepower on pump gas. However, it's also equipped with a secondary fuel tank for storing 110-octane fuel, and at the flip of a switch, the ECU will be remapped, boosting output to 1,750 horsepower. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Gibbs Humdinga Amphitruck

There are amphibious trucks, and then the Gibbs Humdinga, a 3-ton 4x4 with a mid-mounted turbo-diesel engine that can propel it to highway speeds on land and over 30 mph on water. It's currently the only truck capable of exceeding 9 mph on water, according to the company. The Humdinga is driven by a water jet system powered by the engine when afloat, and it features a unique hydraulic wheel retraction system - based on the one Gibbs uses on its Quadski ATV-sized amphibious recreational vehicles - that pulls all four wheels out of the water for reduced drag. Believe it or not, the transformation between land and water modes takes just a few seconds. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Water Tourmaline Stone

While bismuth crystals can easily be found online, the watermelon tourmaline" - a crystalline boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium - is definitely something you don't see everyday. Supposedly, this is a rare variety that displays 3 different colors in the same gemstone: green (watermelon skin), pink (the fruit) and white (the rind). Similar to the ametrine gemstone, the colors of the watermelon tourmaline occur 100% naturally in nature. Continue reading for more.

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TrackingPoint Smart Rifle


You may have seen or heard about TrackingPoint's $20,000 XS1 Smart Rifle in the past, but recently new videos demonstrating just how accurate it is have surfaced, including one decimating an HTC M8 smartphone. What makes it a "smart rifle" is its Linux-powered scope that transmits image data to a display, similar to one you'd see sitting in a fighter jet cockpit, that shows the weapon's compass orientation, cant, as well as the incline. How does it work? Well, you first have to "mark" the target using a button near the trigger, thereby illuminating it with the tracking scope's built-in laser, and once that's complete, the scope analyzes the data before reorienting the display so the crosshairs show where the round will go. 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 Mario Kart: Fury Road.

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Handpresso Auto

The Handpresso Auto is basically a portable espresso machine for your car, fitting nicely in any normal-sized cup holder. Powered by your car's 12V cigarette lighter, this gadget simply requires water and E.S.E. coffee pods to start brewing. Once your drink is ready, you'll hear three audible beeps, so you won't have to take your eyes off the road. Get one here now. Continue reading for two videos showing exactly how it works and more information.

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Mission RS Motorcycle

We have seen the future of superbikes, and it includes the Mission RS. Based on the same chassis as the Mission superbike tore up the field at the FIM/TTXGP Laguna Seca race in 2011, this electric version, priced from $56,000, is limited to just 40 examples worldwide. It's powered by the InfiniteDrive powertrain, which delivers over 160hp, boosting the bike to a sub 3-second 0-60 time, with a top speed of 150 mph. Most importantly, it has a 140-mile range. Continue reading for three test videos and more information.

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M4 Tactical Crossbow

No, this isn't a prop from The Walking Dead, but a real weapon. That's right, the M4 Tactical Crossbow from Tactical Tech Zone has been equipped with a red dot laser sight / scope, blue SWAT light attachments, along with an LED flashlight to catch the zombies that may be lurking in dark corners. If you happen to run out of arrows, it also comes equipped with a 180 steel ball magazine, all packaged within a sleek carrying case for easy transport. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Cheero Ingress Power Cube

The Cheero Ingress Power Cube is not only the world's first battery for Ingress agents - an augmented reality MMO game, but it's also officially licensed by Niantic Labs. We've reviewed many power banks, but this 12,000mAh accessory not only looks cool, but can quickly and easily recharge your gadgets on-the-go. The first 8000-units will contain a special Ingress MOD card pack, consisting of: "Power Cube", "ADA Refactor" and "Jarvis Virus" - install the MOD from your Ingress App or Intel Map. Currently, you can pick it up for the promotional price of $43.99 shipped (until June 7th), originally $55.00. Product page. Continue reading for our full review, including a video of the awesome color-changing LEDs.

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Ecocapsule

Photo credit: Ecocapsule via Inhabitat

Always wanted to live off-grid in any place your heart desires? If so, Ecocapsule is exactly what you're looking for. Designed by Nice Architects, this tiny sustainable home is powered by by solar / wind energy, and includes rainwater collection as well as a filtration system. While it may be small, the designers claim the micro-shelter can comfortably sleep two adults. Featuring a folding bed, two large windows, a work area that doubles as dining space, a shower, toilet, storage space and a built-in kitchenette with running water to round things off. Its integrated 750W wind turbine and a 2.6-square-meter solar array (600W output) power the Ecocapsule. Thanks to a dual-power system, the high-capacity battery (9,744Wh capacity) ensures you always have power in case of emergency. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how Pringles are made.

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