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kSafe Smart Safe

Find yourself snacking way too often? The kSafe Smart Safe will definitely come in handy. This smart, connected, and lockable safe that only opens when your goals have been completed. They can be anything from walking 10,000 steps today to finishing the paper you've been working on. Just place your iPad, TV remote, cookies, etc. in there, set a goal on the smartphone app, and lock the safe. For those who need even more customization, you can also program it to unlock only on certain days of the month. Continue reading for a video and the Kickstarter page.

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Anker Dual-Port Solar Charger

Anker's 14W Dual-Port Solar Charger is not only portable and compact, but its 14 watt monocrystalline solar array provides enough power to charge two devices at a time, all for just $49.99 shipped. Industrial-strength PET panels and polyester canvas ensure weather-resistant durability. Exclusive PowerIQ(TM) Technology detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 2 amps under direct sunlight. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Bond Laser Watch

Laser weapon extraordinaire Patrick Priebe has unveiled his latest project, a Bond-inspired laser watch. Featuring a rugged metal body, clear-coated carbon fiber face for durability, a salvaged LED watch module and the most important part, a 1500milliwatt laser. This powerful laser is capable of burning through a number of materials as you're about to see. It took him approximately 40-hours to build. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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The Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock

You know what they say..."the best part of waking up is the coffee in your cup". Most (if not all) coffee machines do not have the ability to wake you up as well as brew a fresh cup of Joe, but British designer Joshua Renouf's creation will do just that. Called The Barisieur, coffee-making alarm clock that first gently wakes you up with the sounds of steel ball bearings vibrating as they boil the water through induction heating, then incentivizes you to get vertical with a freshly made cup of joe. One caveat: you'll need to prep the beans, sugar, as well as milk before you go to sleep. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Star Wars Imperial Destroyer


Geek and Star Wars fanatic Olivier C from France specializes in building custom housing for quadcopters that become the awesome "Star Wars" drones - like TIE Fighter - you've been looking for. For this latest project, he's built an Imperial-class Star Destroyer, and in the video above, you'll see test flights of it soaring above the skies of Southern France, complete with custom LED lights perfect for night missions. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular videos of today, including one of the most incredible paper airplane throws you'll ever see.

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Beastgrip Pro

Always wanted a DSLR-like experience with your smartphone? Then look no further than the BeastGrip Pro. To start things off, the video above was shot with an iPhone 6, BeastGrip Pro, Beastgrip DOF adapter, and a Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens. This accessory is essentially a universal lens adapter and camera rig for smartphones. You can set it up however you want, whether it be a basic tripod mount or a full-featured professional. Its patent-pending design has an adjustable lens mount and clamps that adapt to just about any phone, thanks to the redesigned lens mount assembly being built on a three-way axis. That's not all, the company has also unveiled new BeastGrip conversion lenses as well as a DOF (Depth of Field) adapter for use with SLR lenses to capture shallow depth of field images using manual focus. Continue reading for a video, more information and the Kickstarter page.

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Darth Vader Toaster

This awesome Darth Vader Toaster may not use The Force, but it'll most certainly cause a ruckus among Star Wars fans. With eyes that imply nefarious intent like the fires of Mustafar (a fiery volcanic world where lava was mined like a precious natural resource), the toaster imprints the famous "Star Wars" logo onto one side of a piece of bread and browns the crust as a frame. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Speaker Fire Extinguisher

George Mason University students Viet Tran and Seth Robertson spent $600 building a prototype (patent pending), speaker-like canister that directs low-frequency waves to a specific point, paired with a 20-pound, over-the-shoulder pack to generate the said waves. Tran says: "But it's low-frequency sounds - like the thumping bass in hip-hop that works...rappers like 50 Cent could probably douse a fire, and that hip-hop celebrity endorsements might be just the [golden] ticket." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Jamstik+ Smart Guitar

First there was Jamstik, now Zivix has unveiled the new and improved Jamstik+. It's essentially a guitar MIDI controller that uses natural guitar frets and strings, rather than switches and piezo sensors. It offers a wireless BluetoothSmart connection for compatible iOS devices to make connecting simple. Don't know how to play? The included apps will guide you from how to hold a pick correctly to creating your own song. Continue reading for two more videos, the Kickstarter page and more information.

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LEGO Record Player

Most record players aren't the most exciting of musical devices, but "The Planet" just might be the exception. Hand-built by Korean brick master Hayarobi, this complete LEGO-based turntable consists 2,405 pieces, and is powered by a LEGO Power Functions Battery Box, along with a LEGO Power Functions M-Motor. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and additional information.

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