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Kia Sorento Ski Gondola

LUX Motorwerks teamed up with Kia Motors to create the Sorento Ski Gondola SUV concept. Replacing the normal wheels on this Sorento are Dominator Rubber Tracks, rugged enough to just about any terrain, especially snowy conditions. It also boasts a custom roof rack for your gear, while an autonomous driving system keeps you on track even in emergencies. Continue reading for a live look, straight from SEMA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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H1 Unlimited Hydroplane


For those who don't follow this sport, H1 Unlimited is basically an American Unlimited Hydroplane racing league that is sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association (APBA), and a season typically runs from July through September, consisting of five races. Unlike other watercraft, a hydroplane only uses the water they're on for propulsion and steering (not for flotation) - when going at full speed they are primarily held aloft by a principle of fluid dynamics known as "planing", with only a tiny fraction of their hull actually touching the water. Many are powered by the Lycoming T55 L7C turbine engine, originally used in Army Chinook helicopters. 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 a person who decides to drink cyanide.

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Flyboard Air Hoverboard

French jet ski champion Franky Zapata's Flyboard Air, which has been in development for over 4-years, is unlike any other hoveboards you've seen on the market, as it can soar up to 10,000-feet and hit a top speed of 95mph. It's controlled via joystick hard-wired to the base, and powered by miniature jet turbines. Despite being a prototype, it carried Zapata well over a 1-mile up the coast of France, setting a Guinness World Record in the process. The Flyboard Air recently made an appearance in Barcelona, Spain during the Challengers 16 event. 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 a vintage mouse hack you can try this weekend.

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Wingboard


You may have seen the renders, but Wyp Aviation's "Wingboard" is closer than ever to becoming a reality. Simply put, this board will enable riders to surf through the air at more than 100mph being towed by a plane, carving through clouds. "Testing was set up so that the rider and WingBoard would experience the same forces as if they were being towed by an aircraft. The tow line, instead of being attached to an aircraft, was attached approximately 45 feet inside the wind tunnel contraction. Flight testing revealed that the system was extremely stable and easy to fly. Full flight capabilities were achieved within 15 minutes of starting testing and very closely matched predictions," said the company. 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 a miniature iPhone knockoff.

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Sea-Doo Sparx Trixx

Always wanted to stunt like a dolphin? If so, then look no further than the new Sea-Doo Spark Trixx Jet Ski. Constructed from a lightweight, high-strength Polytech material, it boasts an extended variable trim system that enables riders to set how high they want to raise the nose (or how deep they want bury it) in the water, while an adjustable riser for the handlebar supports all riding styles. To keep things planted, it comes equipped with step wedges for better traction, all powered by a Rotax 900 HO ACE, good for a top speed of nearly 50 mph. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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KickStick

Rise Robotics' KickStick isn't some motor you attach to a skateboard, but rather a 3-horsepower, direct drive, in-hub brushless motor attached to the end of a staff. This self-propulsion system is used similar to an oar, with a motorized wheel on the end and a pressure-based throttle capable of pushing your skateboard up to 30mph. Simply activate the stick at the push of a button, touch the wheel to the ground, pull the lever, and you'll be ready to roll. Best of all, it's completely battery-powered, making for easy transportation. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including a comparison of expensive glowsticks to cheap imitations.

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Rungu Juggernaut

Priced from $4300, the Rungu Electric Juggernaut is an all-electric, three-wheeled bike / trike hybrid that goes anywhere. Each model comes equipped with an electric engine, paired with a 3-phase hub motor that has a 20-mile range and a top speed of 20mph. Ackmermen steering enables you to steer it just like a car. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a kayaker's extreme close-up of a breaching humpback whale.

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Glider Yacht

Think of the Super Sports SS18 Glider Yacht as an F1 racer for the water, and it's not just for looks, as the watercraft is capable achieving speeds in excess of 60mph. Fortunately, it has room for more than just one on the open water and comfortably accommodates up to four guests, in addition to the pilot. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Jetboard Surfboard

Summer is winding down for some of us, and there's no better time than now to experience something new. Here's another look at the Jetboard, a jet ski and surfboard hybrid. Power comes from a patented 330cc STXT engine that generates an ample 35-horsepower, paired with a performance-reinforced drivetrain, watertight heavy duty electrical connectors, and an anti-vibration rubber suspended exhaust to ensure safety when trying any tricks. 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 why you should never stand behind a tablesaw.

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Libelule Amphibious Vehicle

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Exploring the oceans in a personal submarine may sound cool, but not many can afford such a luxury. Introducing the Libelule Amphibious Vehicle. Simply step inside the contraption, strap on an oxygen mask, and you're ready to roll, literally. It works by using the water as a ballast, while paddles inside let you traverse the surface and beneath with relative speed. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate gravitational waves demo.

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