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San Francisco Quadskis

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff gifted San Francisco with three quadskis, and the police were spotted driving them around into the cove during the Giants games this past Saturday and Sunday. Giants announcers Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper were first to spot them, which prompted the camera operators to quickly zoom in. This was not the first time they were shown in public though, as S.F. Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White took a spill at their debut last October. Continue reading for Jeremy Clarkson's review and more information.

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Kawasaki Ultra 310

Unlike other jet skis, the Kawasaki Ultra 310-series comes equipped with a supercharged, 4-stroke 1,498cc engine that produces 310-horsepower, and utilizes an air-to-water intercooler. At 1,047 pounds, the craft is good for hours of fun, thanks to its 21-gallon fuel tank. For those who'd like some entertainment while riding, Kawasaki's new JETSOUND audio system is an option that lets you listen to music from an iPhone or iPod through a pair of 30-watt speakers - all of which is controlled right from the handlebar pad. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Element Electric Fat Bike

Vancouver-based Surface 604 has revealed the Element Fat Bike. Equipped with 4-inch fat tires and a 350-watt brushless motor, this bike is capable of tearing up any terrain, including snow as well as mud. A removable 36-volt lithium-ion battery powers the motor, and provides up to 20-miles of electric pedal assist on a full charge. Other features include: a Shimano 7-speed transmission, JAK disc brakes, and an ultra lightweight aluminum-alloy 6061 frame. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a screaming deer in Nara, Japan.

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Schiller X1 Water Bicycle

Unlike other bicycles, the human-powered Schiller X1 water bicycle sports a hard anodized, powder-coated aluminum frame, a proprietary multi-speed, pure rotary drive train with Gates Carbon Drive Belts for maximum speed, handlebars with integrated steering, and twin oscillating propellers. Other features include: LED lighting and the ability to fit on most bike racks or in most trucks. It can be disassembled in under 10 minutes, and even has a watertight storage compartment. Continue reading for three videos and more information.

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Terrafugia TF-X

You've probably heard about this company for years, but now they've officially taken the wraps off their TF-X model, a street-legal, four-seat fixed wing aircraft. Its engine and electric power source are similar to an electric car, but in addition to wheels, there are fold-up wings. A built-in GPS will help drivers navigate both land and air, as well as assist with auto-landing when in inclement weather. The company so far has 100+ pre-orders for the craft, which is estimated to cost $279,000, without any options. This updated model features an improved hybrid engine system, making it faster, heavier and roomier, with rotor blades on each wing tip that assist take off / landing, while folding away during flight. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for today's five most popular viral videos, including one on how to draw a perfect circle freehand.

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Ever wonder what would happen if someone were to combine a tank, ATV and boat into one? If so, then look no further than Argo's 8x8 UTV. This vehicle can be customized to your liking, and can be fitted with rubber tracks, a fully enclosed canvas shell, rear bench seats, along with specialized wheels. The all-terrain vehicle can transport up to 6 passengers comfortably on land, while safely moving 4-people across water. Need to tow something? The UTV has an 1,800-pound towing capacity. 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 an insane R/C battle.

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Kormaran Convertible Boat

There are boats, and then the Kormaran, a real-life transformer. It can be configured 6 different ways, including: monohull, catamaran, trimaran and a high-riding, fuel-efficient hydrofoil. That's not all, the deck can be flipped open for sunbathing when at rest, or used as a light in "night mode". The vessel is primarily constructed from carbon fiber to help keep its weight at 3,300-pounds. It's powered by 3 water jet drives and a 500-horsepower engine, with a top speed of 44 mph. Continue reading for a video showing it transforming.

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Boosted Dual+ Electric Skateboard

The Boosted Dual+ Electric Skateboard has 2000 watts of power that enable it to achieve a brisk 22mph and climb 25% grade hills. It also comes with a Bluetooth remote and when fully-charged, good for a six-mile range. "With custom controlled speed and power settings, take it easy while learning and then graduate to supercar performance. With faster acceleration, a higher top speed, and stronger braking, it's the board for people who always wish they were going faster," said a Boosted representative. Get one here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a chameleon that loves popping bubbles.

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Quadrofoil Electric Personal Watercraft

Here's another look at the Quadrofoil, a dual-seat watercraft that utilizes C-foil technology to lift the vessel above the water, thus reducing water resistance, increasing efficiency, and creating a flying sensation. It's powered by a near-silent electric motor that creates zero emissions, while still offering a range of up to 62-miles per charge and a cruising speed of up to 23mph. The watercraft features a patented, integrated steering system with a touchscreen that displays battery life, range, speed, and power consumption. Since its lightweight composite hull weighs only 220 pounds, it's a breeze to get in and out of water. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Orbit Wheel Skates


Inventist's Orbit Wheel is basically what happens when you take a skateboard, remove the board as well as the wheels, and replace them with orb-like devices for your feet. Riders simply place their feet on the two platforms and lean side-to-side to rotate the rubber wheels around the feet, propelling them forward in a serpentine motion similar to a longboard. Since the wheels aren't connected, riders can easily perform 720° spins and turn on a dime. To stop, just place your toes on the ground. You can also traverse short grass and dirt surfaces on the 10" wheels. The included extendable rod can also be connected to both wheels to provide stability for beginners. Get one here now. Click here to view the first image in todays' viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of a surfer fighting off a shark on live television in South Africa.

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