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Toyota Cue Basketball Robot

The Toyota Engineering Society has built a humanoid robot designed to shoot a basketball, and much better than even some professional players. How? It uses artificial intelligence to learn from players on the Japanese B League team Alvark Tokyo and then perfect its shot to nearly 100-percent accuracy at short distances, like the free throw line. The robot fits right in with the team as well, since it stands 6 ft 3 in tall. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a bowling ball taking on a trampoline from 45-meters.

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Razor Electric Street Bike

Razor's RSF650 Electric Street Bike is great for both teens as well as adults, and it's being offered for just $499.99 shipped, today only, originally $599.99. Built for high-speed performance at up to 17 mph, RSF650 packs a serious punch with its authentic street bike geometry, steel trellis frame and variable speed, high-torque motor. Rev it up and let it rip for up to 50 minutes of full-throttle fun. Product page. Continue reading for a trick video and more information.

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Augmented Reality Pong Climbing Wall


We have seen the future of augmented reality, and it includes this interactive climbing wall. By utilizing a smart projector, the "Augmented Climbing Wall" transforms bouldering into a range of different puzzles, challenges and exercise games, like the Climball (Pong) example above. Other activities include: Whack-A-Bat (Whack-A-Mole), Sparks, where climbers are required to stay within a boundary that moves around the wall, and Astromania, in which players save the world from blazing fireballs. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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FLYRIDE

Priced at $5500, Zapata follows up on his water hoverboard with FLYRIDE, an aerial jet ski of sorts that needs to be hooked up to another personal watercraft, one with anywhere between 155-400 horsepower. This 2-seater can easily soar over the ocean at speeds of up to 22 mph, complete with a new EZ-Flight Control System that enables one to take off from beaches or even docks. For added safety, the FLYRIDE can also stabilize itself inflight and performs tricks, like a controlled barrel roll, at the push of a button. 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 an eight-wheeled robot built for space.

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Vantablack Olympic Pavilion

Designed by famed architect Asif Khan, the 2018 Winter Olympics pavilion has been coated with the world's blackest paint, 'Vantablack VBx 2,' the spray-paint version of Vantablack, the blackest possible pigment that absorbs an incredible 99% of light. The result is a structure that looks like a black hole, as the walls no longer appear three dimensional, and tiny lights act as stars against the backdrop of deep darkness. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Slackline Wedding Canyon

Photo credit: The Hearnes

California couple Kim Weglin and Ryan Jenks decided to have a wedding ceremony unlike any other by exchanging their vows balanced on a rope net 400 feet above a canyon in Moab, Utah. The paracord anchored on all sides that made this all possible was created and strung up by their best man, who thankfully is a professional extreme sports athlete. Continue reading for more pictures and a bonus video.

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Radinn G2X Jetboard

Photo credit: Hi Consumption

When you think of wakeboarding, Norway's icy waters don't usually come to mind, that is unless...you're riding a Radinn G2X Jetboard. It's all-electric, which means you can cruise around silently without harming the environment, and best of all, the onboard motor only requires 2-hours to fully recharge - good for 35-minutes at full speed. One caveat: the 88-pound board will set you back a cool $12,135. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a floppy disk orchestra playing Toto: Africa.

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FitDesk

The FitDesk Exercise Bike with Massage Bar is a great way to stay active while working, and it's being offered for just $199.99 shipped, today only, originally $299.99. Using a laptop, reading a magazine or playing a video game while engaging your legs in resistance pedaling has significant health benefits over inactive sitting for long periods. Adjust your resistance level throughout the day for a varied workout or use the included convenient upper-body resistance bands for an added cardio boost. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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SNOGO Ski Bike

The SnoGo Ski Bike combines the excitement of skiing with the ease of riding a mountain bike, thanks to a unique 3-ski design that allows for precise levels of control on the slopes. It's so easy to ride, the company guarantees that if you're familiar with riding a bike, you'll be able to enjoy the SoGo. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Realistic Animal Ski Masks

These aren't costumes, just realistic animal ski face masks by Canada-based Beardo. Each one comes printed with an "ultra-realistic HD design" with several varying patterns, including fur, whiskers, and even wet noses. Not just limited to normal house pets, like cats and dogs, but you can also choose from pandas, koalas, as well as foxes. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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