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World's Fastest R/C Jet

At first, this may look like a toy, but as you get closer, you'll see this RC jet's Behotec JB 180 Turbine Gold Edition engine. accelerates into the sky in the blink of an eye, and as you see in the video above, begins a nearly 100% vertical climb into the lower stratosphere. It's touted as the world's fastest, with a top speed of 440mph. 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 giving us a first look at LEGO: Force Awakens.

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Lighter Camera

Back in the 1950s, before digital cameras and smartphones, spies relied on inconspicuous objects, like the Echo 8 Lighter Camera, to conduct surveillance operations. As the name suggests, it's essentially a combination of camera and cigarette lighter, made by the Suzuki company from 1951. A few years later, in 1955, they released a simplified Camera Lite model, designed to simply snap and go. Continue reading for more fascinating historical pictures.

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Raspberry Pi 2 Starter Kit

Vilros' Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Complete Starter Kit is perfect for building your own mini computer, game console, etc., and you can pick one up for just $58.49 with coupon code: AY2SHMY9, today only, originally priced at $139.99. This kit includes the new RPI2 Model B quad-core 900-MHz processor, along with 1GB of RAM, an enclosure, 8GB SD card loaded with NOOBS software and lots more. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: AY2SHMY9 during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for a video unboxing and more information.

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Lightsaber Pen

Star Wars fanatics who also love collecting pens, rejoice! S.T. Dupont Paris has unveiled a $25,000 levitating lightsaber fountain pen. Limited to just 8-units worldwide, they will be available in either Yoda or Darth Vader varieties. "The pen which is part of the Haute Creation Collection which features levitation fountain pens disguised as light sabers. There are two of these pens, which both feature a 2 carat topaz crystal one for the powerful Sith Lord Darth Vader which is red and symbolise the dark side of the force. This edition features Jedi Master Yoda presenting green topaz and symbolizes the light side of the force," said Dupont Paris. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for another video.

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V8 Espresso Machine

This is not a real V8 engine, just the awesome Espresso Veloce Titanio. This 23kg engine block is machined from stainless steel / titanium, and is designed to accept espresso pods to make things easy. For those who prefer colors other than black, you'll be happy to know that you can choose from 6 different cam cover colors: red, blue, orange, gunmetal, gold, and black. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Samsung Flash Drive Duo

Samsung's 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Duo is waterproof, shockproof, as well as X-Ray proof, and you can pick one up for $19.99, today only, originally priced at $27.99. It features both standard and micro USB connectors, making it ideal for transferring files between smartphones, tablets, and PCs. This versatile flash drive lets you transfer large files in seconds thanks to SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, which delivers speeds up to 130 MB/s. Product page. Continue reading for more information.

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SR 71 Ring

At first, this ring may look normal, but it's actually made from the ejector nozzle of an SR-71 Blackbird. This long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft was operated by the United States Air Force, and developed as a black project from the Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance aircraft in the 1960s by Lockheed and its Skunk Works division. Click here to view more pictures of the SR-71. Continue reading for another picture of the ring.

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Credit Card Knife

Iain Sinclair's CardSharp2 is a 007-inspired knife that folds up like a credit card, and you can pick one up for $2.97 shipped, today only, originally $19.99. At just 2.2mm thin, the 13-gram tool transforms from credit card-sized accessory into surgical-grade knife with sturdy handle in seconds. This waterproof knife features a nearly 3-inch long blade, and the polypropylene handle is guaranteed to last a lifetime of unfolding and folding. Product page. Continue reading for a two videos, including a cutting demonstration and additional information

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Smartphone Locker

Power banks are nice to have around, but sometimes, you just don't have access to one while out and about. These device charging lockers could quite possibly be the next best thing. Simply pay with a credit card, select the cable you need, start charging, lock it up, and you'll be set with a fully-charged device in 1-2 hours or less. Other borderline genius ideas include: a Pringles chip can with a pull-up tab, a car stereo that won't start playing until you've buckled up, cold weather simulator for trying out coats, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Black Hornet PD-100 Drone

Certain situations don't allow for rapid deployment of full-sized drones, and that's where the Black Hornet PD-100 comes in. This micro unmanned aerial vehicle, developed by Norway-based Prox Dynamics AS, measures just 4" x 1", and provides ground troops with local situational awareness. They're small enough to fit in one hand and weigh just over half an ounce (16g, including batteries). The new model is equipped with three cameras; one looking forward, one looking straight down, and one pointing downward at 45 degrees. A Black Hornet package contains two helicopters, and since a 90-percent charge is reached in 20-25 minutes, the same as its hovering time, when one needs to be recharged the other is ready to fly. 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 showing how the Han Solo and Kylo Ren showdown should have really went down.

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