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Hasselbad X1D

Handmade in Sweden, the Hasselblad X1D is the world's first mirrorless digital medium format camera. It manages to cram a 50-megapixel, 1.7 x 1.3-inch CMOS sensor into a compact body that weighs less than half that of a normal medium format camera. Featuring a 3" 920K-dot display, 2.4-megapixel electronic viewfinder, HD video recording, Wi-Fi connectivity, and integrated GPS. Photographers will also get to experience new AF lenses designed specifically to work with both the closer sensor and smaller body, while keeping flash sync up to 1/2000th of a second. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Gloveshot Slingshot

Unlike its classic counterpart, the Gloveshot Slingshot puts a modern twist by adding a brace for the back of your hand to increases power, stability and accuracy. Invented by "Slingshot Channel" owner Joerg Sprave, it can shoot a 3/8" steel ball up to 150 feet-per-second. Other features include: a lightweight frame, a Thera-Band Gold elastic band, and an ergonomic grip for extended use. Continue reading for a video showing how to make your own at home.

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Largest NERF Gun

Even NASA engineers need some time away from work, including former NASA engineer and inventor Mark Rober. So, he decided to build the world's largest functional NERF gun with friends Ryan and David of Eclectical Engineering. It boasts a wooden frame and utilizes a modified paintball tank to propel custom pool noodle / plunger darts. These projectiles exit the chamber at 40mph, which means it's something you don't want to mess with. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when an electrified powerline meets swing set.

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Readyman Hostage Escape Card

Readyman's Hostage Escape Card may look like a normal credit card, but this multi-tool is mean for much more. In addition to being made from made stainless steel that offers the highest strength possible while still remaining light weight, its integrated saw has the ability to cut through rope, wood and steel chains while the various picks allow you to get through handcuffs, pad locks and door locks. Get one here now. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Hyperkin Case

Compatible with both Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges, the Hyperkin Smart Boy works with a variety of Android smartphones. Gamers will be able to insert actual cartridges, and play their favorite classics like the original handheld consoles. The company offering royalty percentages to programmers who can substantially improve on the native app and firmware. Development kits start shipping on December 1st 2016, priced at $60. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a delivery guy who really should be playing Frisbee instead of handling packages.

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WiBit Sports Park

You could either tackle the crowds at a busy theme park, or just gather over a hundred of your friends and rent the WiBit Sports Park 145. It's able to accommodate up to 145 people, and it features three balance beams, action towers, two monkey bars, slides, a flip, multiple bridges, along with a lifeguard tower among many others accessories. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Motorized Cat Tail

This isn't a concept or computer-render, but rather a real product from ThinkGeek. The Twitchy Kitty Electronic Tail straps onto the back of your waistband and has a tail that curls from side to side when switched on. Though it's not thought-controlled, this gadget is still a great bit of fun for cat costumes. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a whisky barrel turned snowboard.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1

The Olympus OM-D EM10 (body) is normally priced at $599, but it's being offered for only $299 shipped, today only. It boasts a powerful TruePic VII image processor, a large, interactive electronic viewfinder, built-in flash and Wi-Fi, a warp-speed AF system that allows sequential shooting at 8fps (yes, eight!), and much more. The sensor, image processor and lens technology are the core of any digital camera. The E-M10 ups the ante by pairing a 16MP Live MOS sensor with our most powerful TruePic VII image processor for extraordinary resolution and accurate color rendition. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Ehang 184 Passenger Drone


Finally, the Ehang 184 passenger drone, first unveiled at CES 2016 back in January, is headed for mass production. Crafted from aviation-grade aluminum, composite carbon fiber and epoxy resin panels, this drone is strong enough to withstand whatever mother nature throws at it, given you don't fly directly into a tornado. It's equipped with eight rotors, two stacked motors - one in each corner delivering thrust and precise directional control, and tablet flight controls. The motors combine for a 142-horsepower output, while topping out at 62mph at up to 1,640-feet. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video proving that astronauts really don't get dizzy.

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Bruder Exp-6 Expedition Trailer

Bruder's Exp-6 looks like a normal trailer at first, but step inside its 4mm galvanized chassis that can carry up to 11 times its own weight? You'll find a kitchenette with two refrigerators as well as a pantry, a full bathroom, and even a cozy living room with a flat panel display. Unfortunately, these are all built to order and will set you back anywhere from $15,000 - $50,000+. 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 the the secret anti-counterfeit symbol.

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