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Lift eFoil Surfboard

How about an electric surfboard that lets you fly over water? Introducing the Lift eFoil. Constructed mostly from carbon fiber, kevlar, fiberglass, and stainless steel, this watercraft boasts a motor powered by a lithium battery pack good for a top speed of 15 miles per hour. On a full charge (2.5-hours to recharge), expect up to 1-hour of riding time. Riders control it with two handheld Bluetooth devices, and by simply pressing the lever on the controller, the motor responds instantly, while letting you also throttle the speed back in case the power is low. One caveat: pre-orders will currently run you $12,000 per board. Continue reading for more fascinating pictures from around the web.

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Wibit Sports Park

You could either visit a water theme park during the summer, or rent a Wibit Sports Park for you and your friends. Its modular design allows you to configure it with several obstacles, including three balance beams, action towers, tmonkey bars, slides, a flip, multiple bridges, and even a lifeguard tower. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Nakefit

Why bother with sandals, when you could opt for Nakefit, or stick-on soles that enable you to walk freely on the hot sand at the beach, a spa, or even walking on rocks. They are designed and produced in Italy, complete with a waterproof design, which means they also protect any cuts you should have. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Scorkl

SCORKL may not contain any groundbreaking technology, but its clever design enables divers to stay underwater for an extended period of time. Simply fill it with air by attaching it to a high pressure hand pump, or your more standard scuba tank. When full, it offers up to 10-minutes of diving time. A breathe-on-demand balanced single stage regulator essentially makes it plug-and-play, without any complicated steps to get going. 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 every airport runway has two numbers.

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LoveFab Enviate



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You may not have heard of LoveFab before, but their latest project, the "Enviate", is one hypercar that is a step above the rest, literally. It's set to compete in the Pike's Peak Hill Climb Challenge, thanks to an LS3 V8 engine with Wicked turbochargers that generates between 500-700 horsepower depending on altitude. While the numbers may not be as impressive as the Bugatti Chiron's, it's more than enough to push around the 2,000-pound vehicle. To keep the driver safe, it boasts an intricate tube-frame structure for rigidity, as well as ultra responsive driver inputs, along with minimizing the loss of feedback from the road. 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 explaining why iPhones may never be made in the United States.

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LED Running Track

The all-new Nike Unlimited Stadium installation in Manila, Philippines lets runners race against a digital avatar of themselves. Simply place a radio frequency identification sensor on your sneaker, and then run a lap on the track. Once the first lap is completed, a digital avatar appears on large LED screens. This 200-meter installation was built by global advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty's (BBH) Singapore and spans an entire city block. It's modeled after Nike's new LunarEpic running shoe and lights up in a host of colors while featuring the same circular drawings found shoe's sole. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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Jetfoiler E-Foil

Love riding the waves, but don't like surfing? The Jetfoiler E-Foil mibe be just for you. This motorized hydrofoil board hovers above the water's surface once speed is achieved, which means it can be used on rivers, the ocean, or even a lake. It's all made possible by a small motor that's located on the hydrofoil located beneath the water's surface. Continue reading for a video of a pro surfer using the e-foil to shred waves, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of more things you might want, but probably don't need.

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BajaBoard

When ATV meets snowboard, you get the off-road, electric BajaBaord, which is powered by either a 600Wh or 900Wh battery. In just seconds, the board can top 31mph, while its large 10" pneumatic tires with independent suspension for each wheel enables this 4WD machine to traverse over many obstacles. When fully charged, it has an 18-mile range, plenty for most trails. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Maverick X3 Max

Why bother with dirt bikes, when you could be rolling in a Maverick X3 MAX? This four-person ATV is powered by a turbocharged 3-cylinder Rotax Ace engine that generates 154 hp at 7,500 RPM and 113 lb-ft of torque, mated to a QRS-X CVT transmission. To keep the car planted, it comes equipped with a Front A arm suspension and high-end FOX shocks. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Forpheus Ping Pong Robot

Guinness World Records has recognized Forpheus as the "first robot table tennis tutor". The machine, which holds a ping pong paddle, can not only play against a human, but teach them as well. How? It taps artificial intelligence to determine the ability of its opponent, while using two vision sensors to keep a robotic eye on the ball, as well as a movement sensor that focuses on the human player's movement. Cameras located over the table keep track of the ball's position at a staggering rate of 80-times per second.Continue reading for another video and more information.

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