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Awesome Gadgets and Technologies

With the way things are headed, it's not too farfetched to say that everything will soon be smartphone-controlled, but there are still some brilliant ideas being churned out by inventors, including the five examples you see above. Our favorite? Definitely the IQ Alarm Clock, but let's just hope the questions can constantly be updated via Wi-Fi, and that there are user-selectable difficulty levels. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how laser tattoo removal works.

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Tetrachromatism

Concetta Antico is a painter unlike any other, and that's because she's tetrachromatic. This unique condition enables her to see 100-million colors, rather than just 1-million, like normal humans, thanks to extra receptors in her eyes. Most people have three types of cones, which are structures in the eye that designed to absorb particular wavelengths of light and transmit them to the brain, but tetrachromatics, like Concetta, have four cones. Continue reading for more pictures and informatino.

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Pumpkin Squirrel

Photo credit: Max Ellis

What better way to kick off Halloween than with a photo of a squirrel trying to steal a carved pumpkin? This brilliant image was captured by British photographer Max Ellis. It was made possible by placing a treat inside the pumpkin, making the carving irresistible to at least one of the squirrels. According to the photographer, no squirrels were harmed in this shoot, and that they were probably "much better fed than any other wild squirrels on the planet!". Continue reading for more images.

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Rabbit iPhone Case

No, this isn't an optical illusion, or a stuffed animal, but rather a real rabbit being used as an iPhone case. This image went viral online a few weeks ago, and since then, other iPhone owners have begun using their own pets in the same way. While most of the images you're about to see feature iPhones, this works with just about any brand, given that it's not a tablet or laptop. Continue reading for more.

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JLab JBuds J4M

JLab's JBuds J4M Heavy Bass Earphones are currently being offered for only $19.99, today only, originally priced at $99.95. All components have been redesigned from the ground-up, using the most sophisticated techniques and materials they've ever used to achieve maximum durability and the longest possible product life. The reinforced exoskeleton on each component provides perfect flexibility for ease of movement, while completely protecting every cable connection and joint. Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.

Notable features:
  • Extra rugged build with aluminum housing, flexible exoskeleton armor on all components, and kevlar reinforced tangle free flat cable.

  • Rich, dynamic soundstage with crystal clear highs, deep, full mids, and tight, punchy bass.

  • Includes 7 sizes of soft silicone ear buds for a super comfortable, noise isolating fit, and a rugged travel case.

[via Amazon]

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Cool Life Hacks

Even in everyday life, there are ways to simplify and / or more efficient methods of doing things, like going directly to your floor in a building by pressing both the door close and number buttons at the same time. Or, covering one eye until you turn the room lights off to retain its ability to see in the dark. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a person who is an expert light juggler.

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Underwater Sports Car

People who've been following this site are probably familiar with this Rinspeed vehicle already, but now online retailer Hammacher Schlemmer is offering it for a cool $2-million. This car submarine hybrid floats when driven into water, and submerges with the pull of a lever, sending the passengers on an underwater adventure. There are two water jets mounted behind rotating louvers at the front of the vehicle, which provide steering as well as lift, and propellers in the back, provide forward movement up to 2 knots at depths down to 33'. Continue reading for a video and a link to the actual product page.

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AeroMobil 3.0

Unlike its predecessors, AeroMobil 3.0 boasts a sturdy suspension that allows it to take off and land on rough terrain. Its variable-angle wings are designed to shorten take-off distance and improve efficiency. Best of all, the company claims the vehicle has low cost of maintenance, and runs on standard gasoline. Continue reading for a video, more pictures (interior included) and more information.

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WW2 Bunker

Photo credit: Reddit

During WW2, this bunker was used by soldiers, but now, Belgian design team B-ILD has transformed it into something completely different. Think of it as a unique vacation home unlike any other. It's nestled in the Netherlands countryside, and half of it is even located below ground. Once inside, you'll see that it boasts all the modern amenities you'd expect in a home, such as a kitchen, bedroom, and most importantly, electricity. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Gold Museum

TripAdvisor has compiled their annual list of must-see museums from around the world, and starting off we have the Gold Museum (El Museo del Oro) in Bogota, Colombia. The museum displays a selection of pre-Hispanic gold work collection - the biggest in the world - in its exhibition rooms on the second and third floors. Together with other pottery, stone, shell, wood and textile archaeological objects, these items, made of what to indigenous cultures was a sacred metal, testify to the life and thought of different societies which inhabited what is now known as Colombia before contact was made with Europe. Continue reading for more.

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