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League of Legends Zapper

Gadget hacker Patrick Priebe unveils his latest creation, a real-life League of Legends Jinx gun. Sporting a rosewood grip, white / blue LEDs in the barrel, gold-painted aluminum accents, and Steampunk-inspired brass. It comes equipped with a balloon-popping/hole-burning 1.6-watt blue laser and a "lightning-in-a-jar"-type feature in the rear filled with xenon gas - when voltage is applied, the arcing electrical "streamers" are the result. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Smart Rifle

Not just a rifle, this Smart Gun for the Canadian Armed Forces is capable of firing new lightweight telescoped ammunition, and a secondary effects module that adds either a three-round 40 mm grenade launcher or a 12-gauge shotgun. That's not all, there's also a NATO-standard power and data bus that enables users to attach smart accessories, such as electro-optical sights and position sensors that connect to command and control networks. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Taurus First 24

If a Walking Dead-like scenario ever becomes a reality, no amount weapons, ammo or food will be enough, but should you need to survive for a short period until shelter is found, the Taurus First 24 Judge Kit has what you need. Featuring a Taurus AimPro-tuned Judge (.45 Colt/.410) pistol, with two Bianchi Speed Strips, a CRKT Sting knife and the Brite-Strike ELPI flashlight provides 160 lumens to lead the way out of the darkness. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Bug-A-Salt 2.0

The original Bug-A-Salt is no slouch, but the updated 2.0 version is not only more powerful, but uses less salt too. Plus, it has a quick action safety for increased rate of fire, a textured hand grip, and stronger material so the gears do not break as easily. If you don't like the original yellow color, you'll be glad to know that it's now also available in camouflage. Product page for original. Continue reading to see it in-action.

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Iain Sinclair Cardsharp2

Iain Sinclair's Cardsharp2 is no ordinary knife, as it folds up flat like a credit card when not in use. Unlike similar products, this model is thinner and lighter, due to its use of 420 series surgical stainless steel. Don't let its slim design fool you, this knife is sharp enough to easily cut through an automobile safety belt in an emergency. You can pick one up for just $2.80 shipped here. Continue reading for a video review and additional information.

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Soft Armour

Soft Armour is no ordinary bulletproof wall, as it's filled with ceramic balls. While it sounds like nothing special, it's designed to stop bullets from penetrating and ricocheting the wall. According to its creators, "Saab's Soft Armour system offers protection against ballistic penetration up to NATO 7.62 mm AP ammunition (STANAG level III). The system is a box concept filled with hard ceramic balls. The system is especially designed to enhance survivability and can be fitted to any structure prior to missions, or even retrofitted to existing structures in operational theatre." Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Wenger 16999

Wenger's 16999 Giant Swiss Army Knife is currently the world's most complex with a whopping 87 implements that perform 141 functions, making it the only tool you'll need to get any job done. Whether in your pack or on display, this massive tool is sure to be a conversation piece. Unfortunately, the $2149 knife is currently sold out, but apparently, there have been many people over the years who've enjoyed its service. For those who want the next best thing, check out the Victorinox SwissChamp XAVT, which packs 80 functions and is priced much lower than its big brother. Product page. Continue reading to see more reviews.

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US Navy Railgun

For the first time in history, the US Navy will publicly demonstrate their crazy railgun at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo in Washington D.C. on February 4. The U.S. Navy plans to integrate a railgun that has a range of over 160 km (100 mi) onto a ship by 2016. By that time the Navy expects to have a weapon that can fire multiple projectiles per minute. The hyper-velocity rounds weigh 10 kg (23 lb) and cost about $25,000 each. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Leatherman Tread

First came the Leatherman Wave, now the company has unveiled the Tread, which is basically a wrist-worn device that packs 25 different tools incorporated directly within its links. Each of the Tread's 11 links incorporate 2-3 tools; there's box wrenches, drivers, a cutting hook, glass breaker, screwdrivers, hex drives, and the clasp even comes with a built-in bottle opener. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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F-35 Weapons

Lockheed Martin has just released a new picture showing the sleek F-35 Lightning II with all of the weapons it can use after being tested by the Systems Development and Demonstration Weapons Suite. According to Jalopnik, "This represents a baseline capability that will be expanded with other weapons once the jet is fully operational towards the end of the decade." Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a supermarket mascot gone wild.

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