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Most Realistic Racing Simulator

There are racing simulators, and then this high-tech piece of wizardry. Officially called "The Most Realistic Racing Simulator," it was selected by Ford Motor Company to demonstrate ride experiences, and the simulator uses linear servo actuators that cause its monocoque fiberglass chassis to roll, pitch, and rotate 360° at up to 0.5G acceleration. In other words, it's as close as you'll get to simulating entering a turn at 200MPH or moving up a bank in the slipstream of an opponent, at home. The chassis' front end even dips when braking at hairpins, pushes forward when accelerating during passes, and rumbles when driving on an apron. One caveat: it costs $185,000. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Empulse TT Electric Motorcycle


Victory Motorcycle's Empulse TT is basically a street legal, electric super bike that is built on the same platform that set an American lap-speed record at the Isle of Man. This motorbike quickly accelerates up to 100MPH+ and the battery is not only good for 140-miles on a single charge, but recharging it fully only takes 3.5-hours. Other features include: sport-tuned inverted front forks, dual Radial Mount Brembo brakes, adjustable suspension engineered to provide track-level performance, and an advanced regenerative braking system. Pricing starts at $19,999 and could go up depending on options. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a cyclist who decided to move a car with his bare hands out of the bike path.

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Floating Villa

BMT Asia Pacific has unveiled SeaScape, floating villas that can be equipped with either a sun deck or a covered pool, making them as large as 1,800-square-feet in size. Don't need that much space? There are also 700 square-foot units available that still have an open room design with for unobstructed views of the surrounding sea. However, what you may be most interested in is the underwater bedroom, in which residents can walk down a set of spiral steps into a clear acrylic cylinder and sleep among the fishes. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Gazebox Carport

For anyone who needs the protection of a garage but don't have access to one, the GazeBox should do the trick. It's essentially a folding carport made from anti-UV polycarbonate panels to protect your vehicle. The GazeBox isn't just a simple temporary garage, its design enables you to easily showcase a prized motorcycle or car, thanks to the transparent panels. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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AA-12 Automatic Shotgun

The Auto Assault-12 (AA-12) is basically a fully-automatic shotgun that fires at a rate of 300 rounds per minute, making it possible to fire one round at a time with brief trigger pulls. It's fed from either an 8-shell box magazine, or a 20- or 32-shell drum magazine. For those wondering, it can be completely submerged in water and still function perfectly, without needing time to dry. Continue reading for more cool facts.

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Etekcity Wireless Electrical Outlet

Etekcity's Wireless Electrical Outlet enables you to remotely control hard-to-reach appliances and devices without built-in power on / off switches at the push of a button, all for $15.98 (3-pack) with coupon code: SVDOLLAR, today only, originally $38.45. Its strong RF signal works through doors and walls without interfering with other electronics; operating from as far as 100 ft. in line of sight. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: SVDOLLAR during final checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for a video demonstration and more information.

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San Francisco Quadskis

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff gifted San Francisco with three quadskis, and the police were spotted driving them around into the cove during the Giants games this past Saturday and Sunday. Giants announcers Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper were first to spot them, which prompted the camera operators to quickly zoom in. This was not the first time they were shown in public though, as S.F. Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White took a spill at their debut last October. Continue reading for Jeremy Clarkson's review and more information.

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Sealander Amphibious Camper

You may have seen similar campers, or even a previous version of this model, but the latest Sealander may be the best one yet. It basically combines a boat with the road-worthiness of a camping trailer all into one package. Feel the need to escape to the campsite for the weekend? Simply tow the trailer along behind your car and set it up once you arrive. Thinking of hitting the waves? That's where things take a different turn. This trailer can move at speeds of 5.5 mph with enough battery power to last for a weekend on the move, weather permitting. Simply pop the camper's top off, raise the railing into position, bolt on the engine, and you're ready to relax. Weighing 1,069-pounds unladen, the flat-bottomed vehicle is light enough to ease off into the water from shore or by using a boat launch. Expect to shell out $17,100 for the base model, but the price starts rising if you want lighting / electrical outlets, sleeping quarters, seating areas, an audio system, cooking station, toilet and even a shower. 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 the world's bounciest ball.

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Cheero Power Plus Danboard

Cheero's Power Plus Danboard Edition may look like an anime robot, but it's actually a 10400mAh power bank, and the number one selling battery charger on Amazon in Japan to boot. When paired with the Danboard Lightning and microUSB cable, you'll know exactly when your gadgets are finished charging, thanks to the clever blinking eyes. We recently got some hands-on time with these two accessories, and they're definitely more functional than you expect, to the point where we charged an iPhone 6 Plus from 0% - 100% battery nearly three times. Company page. Continue reading for our full review and hands-on images.

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Salt Water Lamp

Photo credit: SALt

Small communities in the Philippines will soon be using salt water-powered lamps, instead of candles. The Sustainable Alternative Lighting project, also known as SALt, has gifted the nation of 7,000 islands with this innovative gadget. It uses a solution of one glass of water mixed with two tablespoons of salt, or just salt water from the sea, to provide 8-hours of continuous light. The electrode inside can be used for up to a year, depending on how often it's turned on. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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