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Leafblower Hoverboard

Texan-based gadget hacker Ryan Craven doesn't have access to secret technology nor a contact from the future, just four gutted leafblowers, a sheet of plywood, and some gorilla tape. That's right, those were what he used to create a working hoverboard, Sure, this may not be the quietest hoverboard out there, but this will get you lots of glances at the skate park or where you decide to use it. Continue reading for a video.

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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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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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Koenigsegg

What do you get when you combine the design of a Koenigsegg hypercar with a motorcycle? This sleek machine. Designer Burov Art has always fancied this idea, and so he made it a reality. Featuring an ultra-short tail, enclosed fairings, rear dual exhausts, dual rear shocks, and minimalist styling. Continue reading for more pictures.

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24K Gold Bicycle

File this under: people with more money than sense. Goldegenie's $391,107 24-karat gold Men's Racing Bike is based on the Giant Defy 3 aluminum framed road bike. It's been given a luxurious makeover, including the tips of the handlebars, to the spokes, to the derailleur, chain and every single cog on the gear clusters. While the company also makes gold versions of the iPhone, you don't get one with the purchase of this bike. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Pong Crosswalk

Waiting at crosswalks can get boring, but three interaction design students - Amelie Kunzler, Sandro Angel, and Holger Michel - from HAWK University came up with an interactive solution. After 2-years and countless hours spent working with traffic experts, the Pong Crosswalk has now become a reality. It has been approved for use in the city of Hildesheim, Germany, and officially known as the ActiWait. Continue reading for the latest video and more information.

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Halfbike

It's a scooter, it's a bicycle, it's the Halfbike? This compact transportation device was designed for maximum urban mobility, with a wheel in the front and two smaller ones in the rear, giving riders ability to swiftly swerve as they pedal through the city streets. Turning is as simple as leaning in the desired direction. Continue reading for a video of it in-action, more images and additional information.

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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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Rough Crafts Motorcycle

Bruce Wayne, better known as Batman or The Dark Knight, probably has every supercar and motorcycle known to man in his mansion(s), but if here to add another to his ever growing collection, it would probably be the Dyna Guerilla. Winston Yeh, owner of Taiwan-based Rough Crafts, specializes in building custom motorcycles. This particular model started out as a 2009 Fat Boy, and is now something worthy of the Batcave, powered by a 1584cc v-twin engine. Continue reading for more pictures and informatino.

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Devel Sixteen

If you're not a hypercar enthusiast, this may be the first time you've heard of the Devel Sixteen, but it's the first hypercar to have a reported 5,000-horsepower. The company claims that it's powered by a V16 engine and does 0-60mph in a mere 1.8-seconds, with a top speed of 348mph. Unfortunately, no engine shots have surfaced. However, if this vehicle ever hits the road, it will cost in excess of $1-million. Continue reading for the in-action video.

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