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Flyboard Air Hoverboard

French jet ski champion Franky Zapata's Flyboard Air, which has been in development for over 4-years, is unlike any other hoveboards you've seen on the market, as it can soar up to 10,000-feet and hit a top speed of 95mph. It's controlled via joystick hard-wired to the base, and powered by miniature jet turbines. Despite being a prototype, it carried Zapata well over a 1-mile up the coast of France, setting a Guinness World Record in the process. The Flyboard Air recently made an appearance in Barcelona, Spain during the Challengers 16 event. 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 vintage mouse hack you can try this weekend.

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DBPOWER EX5000

DBPOWER's EX50001 4MP 1080P FHD Waterproof Wi-Fi Action Camera Bundle includes all you need to get started, and it's being offered for only $45.99 shipped with coupon code: J9ZJLJUQ, today only, originally $99.99. It features a 2.0" LCD Display, 14-megapixel Panasonic CMOS Sensor with an ultra 170° wide-angle lens, built-in Wi-Fi, and a multitude of mounts, including a waterproof case. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: J9ZJLJUQ during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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NES Classic Edition

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The NES Classic Edition may be a palm-sized replica of the original, but this version comes pre-loaded with 30 classic games, all for $59.99, when released in November. The system features HDMI display output and a new replica controller, which can also connect to the Wii remote for use with Virtual Console games. Unlike the North American / European models, the controllers for the Japanese version are hardwired into the console just like the original Nintendo Famicom; because of this, the controllers and connecting cables are also mini and shortened respectively. Click here for a few more hands-on images of the NES Classic Edition. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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Jetpack JB-10

When you think of Monaco, casinos, fast cars, and money usually come to mind, but this week, entrepreneur David Mayman, inventor and CEO of JetPack Aviation tested the JB-10 for all to see. Claimed to be the "the most technically advanced personal flying machine ever created," it's powered by twin turbines, and can fly for up to 10 minutes, while hitting speeds of up to 60mph. "JetPack Aviation is already working on a personal flying machine that will be so safe and simple to operate, it could be used by average commuters in daily life. We have just proved that personal flight is a reality, it is here now, and we will stay at the forefront of this exciting new industry," said Mayman. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including explaining why time doesn't flow backwards.

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Aston Martin AM37 Powerboat

Think of the Aston Martin AM37 as the supercar of powerboats, with a top-of-the-line trim sporting twin Mercury 520hp V8 engines for over 1,000-horsepower combined. Luxury features include: a carbon fiber cockpit cover, salt water flushing head, fridge, coffee maker, carbon fiber dash, and a fully outfitted galley, complete with bathroom, microwave, kitchentte, as well as a table / bed hybrid. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Steam Controller

Valve's Steam Controller lets you ditch the traditional keyboard and mouse setup, and it's being offered for only $34.99, today only, originally $49.99. It's essentially an innovative input device that allows you to play games from all genres, including traditional gamepad-style games as well as games usually reserved for play with a mouse and keyboard - they are wireless and completely configurable. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on demo video and more information.

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Railgun Tank

The military is currently building railguns that can be as a weapon, relying on electromagnetic forces to achieve a very high kinetic energy of a projectile. Ziggy Zee decided to create his own version, in the form of a railgun tank. "The railgun was upgrade to 35,000 joules. A scope was added for increased accuracy and a breach loading system was added for decreased reloading time (vs. muzzleloading). A RoboteX robot was obtained to increase the mobility of the largest homebuilt mobile railgun. There are 70 x 6000 microfarad capacitors. We drove these to 410 volts for a total of 35,000 joules," said its creator. 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 explaining how much it would actually cost for humans to live on the moon.

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Nike HyperAdapt Power Lacing

Nike's Back to the Future-inspired HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers boast "adaptive fit" technology. In other words, it's a self-lacing sneaker. Once the wearer slips their foot into the shoe, a sensor, located in the heel, will be activated, causing it to tighten until the system detects friction points, while two buttons on the sides enable you to adjust the tightness manually. The entire system consists of a sensor, motor, battery and cable system. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone who put 240-pounds of mercury into a toilet to see if it would flush.

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Pavlok Shock Clock

There's the Shock Bomb, and then the Pavlok Shock Clock wearable. Whether it be waking up in the morning, or trying to break a bad habit, this device will help you accomplish the task with force, or in other words, it vibrates first at a set time, beeps, and then shocks your wrist. It pairs to your phone via Bluetooth 4.0, and its vibration, beep, and electric stimulus can be triggered by Pavlok apps, the Chrome Extension, IFTTT, and other sensors/smart devices. Pavlok doesn't need to know your habit, users need to know their habit, and by administering the electric stimulus while doing an action - even if manually administered - the human brain creates a permanent Pavlovian association. Continue reading for two more hands-on videos and additional information.

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DJI Mavic Pro

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The DJI Mavic Pro can easily be folded up and placed in a standard backpack, while still offering a stabilized 4K camera, with a flight range of 4.3-miles for up to 27-minutes. Its new FlightAutonomy system comes equipped with several cameras, range finders, and sensors to position, navigate and plan routes for the drone. That's right, it can automatically avoid obstacles at speeds up to 22 mph. For the more adventurous, Sport Mode enables the drone to hit 40 mph, and its dedicated controller sports a built-in touchscreen, along with an improved video link system. Click here for hands-on pictures of the Mavic Pro. Continue reading for two hands-on videos and more information.

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