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Avtoros Shaman 8x8

Think of the Avtoros Shaman 8x8 as a tank, armored SUV and ATV all combined into one. Weighing a massive 2.5-tons and measuring 6 meters in length, 3 meters high, and 2.5 meters wide, this beast can tackle any terrain. It's powered by an Iveco F1C 3.0L turbo diesel engine that generates 146-horsepower, mated to 6-speed manual gearbox. However, it's the 8-wheel drive system that really stands out, as there's 3 different steering systems, allowing the driver the ability to switch between "On-Road" (front 4WD), "Off-Road" (active rear wheel steering), and Crab Mode (rotates all 8-wheels in sync to move sideways). The Shaman has a 1.5-ton cargo capacity, and is capable of scaling 45-degree inclines. 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 one of babies reacing to the Star Wars: Episode VII trailer.

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Toroidion Electric Car

There's the Tesla Model S P85D and then the Toroidion, a megawatt hypercar that generates the equivalent of 1,341-horsepower. Similar to the technology found in Tesla Motors Model S, Toroidion's rapid-swap, high-capacity battery technology is scalable, with drive coming from four electric motors, one of which sits at each wheel. Pasi Pennanen, Toroidion's founder, is a Finnish industrial designer with more than two decades of experience building concepts and production models at Honda, Jaguar, Italian design house Zagato and more. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Real Iron Man Repulsor Glove

Laser Gadgets owner Patrick Priebe unveils his latest project, an Iron Man repulsor that enables him to shoot a laser from his palm powerful enough to pop a balloon or sear patterns into wood. That's not all, Priebe can also fire another laser from his knuckles, shoot an aluminum slug and with an accompanying Iron Man arm piece, as well as launch a missile made from cardboard and plastic. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Zombie 222 Electric 1968 Ford Mustang

On the outside, it looks like any other 1968 Ford Mustang, but flip open the hood, and you'll see it's packing an electric motor. Introducing Zombie 222 by Mitch Medford's Bloodshed Motors in Austin, Texas. Its electric motors churn out 800 horsepower and an insane 1,800 lb-ft of torque, boosting it from 0-60mph in just 2.4-seconds. Unfortunately, this is a one-off production...for now, but those who don't mind spending the price equivalent of a 2016 Porsche GT3 RS, you just might be able to pick it up. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Anker Dual-Port Solar Charger

Anker's 14W Dual-Port Solar Charger is perfect for those who are always on-the-go. When you're out enjoying the great outdoors, enjoy yet another perk: free limitless power. Simply spread out the solar panels or attach to your pack to start repowering your gadgets. 14 watts provides enough power to charge two devices at once. Folding down into an easily-stowable paper-sized package and weighing in at less than two pounds, the solar charger adds minimal bulk to your backpack. Well-placed eyeholes enable easy attachment to your pack, tent or even trees. Get it here for $49.99 shipped, today only. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Window Socket

Designed by Kyuho Song & Boa, the Window Socket is essentially an outlet that sticks to a window and draws solar power to an internal battery, which lets you either plug small devices into the outlet directly, or save the stored power for use during nighttime hours. The suction plate encircles the solar panel, and a basic outlet feeds the converted solar power to a device, and it can be used anywhere there is daylight, particularly where there is restricted use of electricity - it even works on planes. 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 a mind-boggling apocalyptic clip of the volcano eruption in Chile.

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Boeing X-51 WaveRider

The Boeing X-51 WaveRider is an unmanned scramjet aircraft for hypersonic (Mach 6, approximately 4,000 miles per hour at altitude) flight testing. It completed a 6-minute flight and reached speeds of over Mach 5 for 210 seconds on May 1, 2013 for the longest duration hypersonic flight. The aircraft has been nicknamed "WaveRider" because it uses its shock waves to add compression lift. Continue reading for more information.

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Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer

Polaroid's Socialmatic is great for instant photos on-the-go, but for those who don't want to lug around another camera, the Zip Mobile Printer is perfect. It's basically an instant mobile printer that lets users wirelessly print photos in less than a minute, without using any ink. The device prints out polaroid-sized photos on special ZINK paper, which uses dye crystals that are activated during the print process. It connects directly to either an iOS or Android device running the Polaroid ZIP mobile app in order to immediately select an image to print. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Concrete Tent

You may have seen the Concrete Canvas Shelter before, but here's another look at this amazing invention. It's basically a large inflatable tent made from a canvas-like fabric that is both flexible as well as lightweight, but when water is added, it hardens into concrete. This was originally developed for military use and also for natural disasters where sturdy shelters need to be constructed quickly. In tests the inflatable canvas shelter was able to be setup by 2 people, without requiring special training, in less than an hour. After hardening, the building is ready to be used within 24-hours. It comes delivered airtight in a flat-pack, water / rot-proof sacks. An electric fan quickly inflates the plastic structure to ready it for the water. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of

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Chevrolet FNR

There are electric cars, and then there's the Chevrolet FNR, unveiled today at the Shanghai Motor Show. Developed at GM's Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint venture in China, this ultra futuristic vehicle boasts a capsule-like design with crystal laser headlights / taillights, dragonfly-inspired dual swing doors, magnetic hub-less wheel electric motors and even a wireless auto-charging system. The technology doesn't end there, as on the inside, you'll find sensors and a roof-mounted radar that can map out the environment for driverless operation as well as a crazy iris recognition start function. When in self-driving mode, the front seats swivel 180° to face the rear seats, for a more intimate setting. 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 someone who decided to use a GoPro at their boring office job.

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