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Touchscreen Bracelet

The Cicret Bracelet, designed by a Paris-based design company, takes wearable technology to the next level with a wristband that projects the screen of a smartphone directly onto the user's arm. They tout it as "like a tablet...but on your skin," projecting the interface of a remotely connected mobile device onto the forearm or inner wrist. Users will still be able to use hand gestures, such as swiping, tapping, and pinching, for everything from replying to emails to answering calls while your phone is on the other side of the room. Continue reading for a video of it in-action, more pictures and additional information.

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USS Ponce

The US Navy has unveiled an all-new Laser Weapon System that's currently installed on the USS Ponce naval ship in the Persian Gulf. Experts say that it can also be used as a surveillance tool. The prototype builds upon the previous Laser Weapon System (LaWS), and integrates six commercial 5.4 kW fiber lasers with a beam combiner. Sailors use a video game-like controller to control the laser, including power output, etc. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and more information.

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Hydros HY-X

You could either take a speedboat to your private island, or the Hydros HY-X. Created by Switzerland-based Hydros, the HY-X, is essentially a scaled-down prototype of will eventually become a 41-foot yacht offering two boating, and one floating, luxury experiences in one. They collaborated with French firm JMKoncept, and what you see above is the result. Continue reading for a video of it in-action.

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AirDog Drone

What sets AirDog apart from other drones is that it automatically follows you via GPS and then records all the action with a GoPro camera. Just start off by putting the controller on your wrist or helmet, choose how high you want it to fly, and you're set to go. Its integrated accelerometers, gyroscopes and a barometer help keep the device out of harm's way. Plus, it flies itself back to safety once power runs low. Continue reading for more cool high-tech drones that actually exist now.

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Sidewinder Dune Buggy

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Grey Design has unveiled the perfect vehicle for a zombie apocalypse, the Sidewinder Dune Buggy, which is powered by an LSX Bowtie big block engine that generates an impressive 630 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, helping it sprint to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. To make sure that the zombies can't keep up, it has an off-road top speed of 93 miles per hour, thanks to 3.0 KING bypass shock absorbers and a set of massive tires. Inside, you'll find an Android-powered OLED infotainment system, along with several touchscreen displays. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a little girl who puts Gaston in his place.

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Billion Frames Per Second

Washington University researchers have built the world's fastest 2D receive-only camera, capable of capturing images at a staggering rate of up to 100-billion FPS. This is possible with a technique called Compressed Ultrafast Photography (CUP), which captures high-speed images frame-by-frame as it passes the lens. Professor Lihong Wang, the research team leader, says: "For the first time, humans can see light pulses on the fly. Because this technique advances the imaging frame rate by orders of magnitude, we now enter a new regime to open up new visions. Each new technique, especially one of a quantum leap forward, is always followed a number of new discoveries." Brian Pogue, an engineer at Darthmouth, adds: "It might be possible to improve the investigation into approaches to optical cloaking, in which light bends or is deformed around an object, instead of going through it." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone skating on a crystal clear lake.

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Shrimp Fry Cannon

Japan-based DoCoMo has unveiled a food cannon system that's capable of firing shrimp through the air at breakneck speed towards a drenching of flour, eggs and breadcrumbs before hurtling towards a flamethrower, where they are flash-fried to perfection. In the video, you'll see two ladies pour beaten eggs into a large silver canteen, then inverted triangular containers filled with flour, and last, but not least, a glass air cannon, which the shrimp have been stuffed into. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Carbon Flyer

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High-tech drones are becoming commonplace now that the parts are being mass produced, but there are still some a cut above the rest, and that includes the Carbon Flyer. This carbon fiber drone is not only 10-times stronger than aluminum-based models, but it can be smartphone-controlled as well. It's powered by two high-output motors and features LED running lights, as well as an on-board camera that streams video directly to your mobile device, up to 240 feet away. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an amazing collection of fireworks.

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Bike Escalator

Called the CycloCable, this is the first, and only, bicycle lift in the world. The originaly prototype was built in 1993 in Trondheim, Norway and was removed in early 2012. In 2013 it was replaced with an updated model, developed by Skirail company belonging to French Poma group. Best of all, it's absolutely free to use. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information on how to use it.

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Allpowers Solar Charger

ALLPOWERS 12W Portable Foldable Solar Charger is currently being offered for just $33.99, today only, originally priced at $109.99. Its compact size is designed for portability, and with the free hook, you can simply hang it on your bag when outdoors. Afterwards, it folds down into an small package weighing in at less than a pound. Product page. Continue reading for more detailed product images and information.

Notable features:
  • ALLPOWERS PowersIQ Technology: It can automatically identify and detect your device, delivering its fastest possible charge speed up to 1.5Amp under direct sunlight.

  • Exclusive Solar Patent Technology: PET Anti-scratch hardened technology, solar conversion effeciency up to 19%.

  • Dual-USB Power: 12 watt monocrystalline PET solar panel provides enough power to charge cellphone and mini ipad at the same time.

  • Simple Design: Convenient eyeholes enable easy attachment to backpacks while hiking; PET laminated solar panels sewn into high-wear PVC fabric for weather-resistant outdoor durability.


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