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PowerUP 3.0 Paper Airplane Conversion Kit

The PowerUP 3.0 basically adds smartphone control to just about any paper airplane. Simply attach the PowerUP 3.0 to it, connect it to the app and you're ready to fly. There motor consists a propeller / rudder in the back and the Bluetooth receiver/rechargeable battery up front. According to its creator, your paper airplane can hit 10mph and it's built to withstand wind as well as a few crashes. Get it here now. 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 one of Adam Savage building a Star Trek Captain's Chair.

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Workbed Desk

Designed by Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss of BLESS, the Workbed (No. 33 Artistcare Collection). lets you easily transform your bed into a work space, making it great for small spaces. With just a simple flip - no electronics required, the desk turns to bed. The designers have even included special bed sheets that stay attached to the underside of the table / mattress even while it's being converted. A small shelf is great for storing your little trinkets - gadgets, chargers, etc. - and what not. Continue reading for more pictures.

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HYDAWAY Collapsible Bottle

Unlike similar bottles, the HYDAWAY has a food-grade silicone body that collapses like an accordion, into a flat, pocket-sized disc. It can store up to 600 ml (21 oz) of liquid, and collapses to 3.2 cm (1.25in) in height, when not in use. How do you drink from it? Well, you could either unscrew the cap, or simply lift the lid's straw and pour directly into your mouth. Continue reading for another video and the Kickstarter page to get your own.

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Segway Vacuum Cleaner

What if there was a much funner way of vacuuming your home? Introducing the Segway Dyson Vacuum cleaner. Simply step onto it like you would a normal Segway, flip a switch, and you'll be ready to clean. For those who don't live in mansions, buying one of these (if / when available) to use for a cleaning business isn't such a bad idea, as you'll probably be able to handle more than one home per day. Continue reading for more cool gadgets and inventions that lazy geeks would love.

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Style Your Garage

Sure, nobody actually parks a commercial jet inside their own home garage (besides John Travolta), but there's no harm in giving the illusion, right? Germany-based Style Your Garage designs high quality 3D prints just for the job, and they can pretty be anything you want. Whether it's a plane, supercar or even an open road, the sky is the limit. Continue reading for two videos, including how to install these prints, and more pictures.

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Doctor Who Tardis Engagement

Photo credit: Tardis Builders via Laughing Squid

Doctor Who fan Nick Clements, a woodworker from Midland, Michigan, wanted to propose to his girlfriend, Lisa Bissonette, in memorable fashion. So, he decided to build a life-sized TARDIS in 10 days. For those who aren't familiar with the show, a properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and any place in the universe. The interior of a TARDIS is much larger than its exterior, which can blend in with its surroundings using the ship's "chameleon circuit". Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Key Coin Sculpture

Photo credit: Moerkey

They start as old keys and coins, but after Australia-based artist Michael gets his hands on them, they are transformed into works of art. He says: "When I was supposed to be cleaning out my shed, I came across some old copper pipe saved from a previous renovation. I cut it up into rings and started making it into spheres. I'm a bit of a hoarder and searched around for all those old keys and copper wire, that were no longer needed, and got creative with them as well." Continue reading for more pictures.

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Scratch Off World Map

The Scratch-Off World Map may look and work like a giant lottery ticket, but it's actually a clever way to keep track of the countries you've already visited. This poster-sized creation is printed with every country hidden underneath a layer of silver paint and latex. Simply use any metal coin to scrape off the material to reveal the colorful world below. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Smile alarm Clock

Getting up in the morning is hard enough, so why not start things off with a smile? This unusual alarm clock, designed by Kim Jungwoo, allows you to do just that. After picking up the device, there's a built-in camera that uses facial recognition software to track your expressions. Once a smile is detected, the alarm turns off. Continue reading for more geeky things for your home.

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SaddleBaby

Think of SaddleBaby as a car seat specifically for shoulder rides. Its contoured padded shoulder seat makes the experience considerably more comfortable for both the child and adult, especially during outdoor activities, like hiking. It's also equipped with a chest strap and velcro ankle grips to ensure your child's safety. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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