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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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TrackingPoint Smart Rifle

Photo credit: Ars Technica

In addition to being able to aim itself, TrackingPoint's new "Mile Marker" smart rifle uses "338TP" - a round somewhat similar to .338 Lapua Magnum - and accurately hit targets 1,800-yards (1-mile) away. The coolest part? It's capable of live-streaming the scope's picture to remote users using TrackingPoint's smartphone app. One caveat: this Linux-powered weapon will set you back a hefty $40,000 when it's released later this year. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the top five viral videos of today.

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Microtech Jagdkommando

Microtech's Jagdkommando looks to be straight from a Call of Duty video game, but it's a real fixed blade knife meant to be used on the battlefield. Collectors will also be happy to know that each limited run knife boasts a triple-edged blade made from 440A stainless steel, complete with an aircraft grade aluminum hollow handle that lets you store small survival gear inside. Product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Knife Cuts Phone Book

A Batarang knife might look cooler, but the Zero Tolerance 0350BW is much sharper. For those who like to get technical, the blade itself is crafted from S30V stainless steel with non-reflective Tungsten DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon), and BlackWash coating gives it a well worn look. The SpeedSafe assisted opening system lets you deploy the blade quickly and easily, even in gloves, using the ambidextrous flipper. Product page. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Cornstarch Flamethrower

Ivan Owen is fully prepared for a zombie apocalypse, and this fully-functional DIY flamethrower will just be one of the many weapons in his arsenal. Made from a battery-powered leaf blower, a blowtorch and a flour sifter, this homemade contraption runs on dry ingredients that can be picked up at any store. You can put things like cornstarch, non-dairy powdered creamer, flour and several other dried goods, in the attached flour sifter, and as they're being sifted into the tube, the leaf blower shoots them through to the torch, setting them ablaze right in front of you. Continue reading to see it in-action.

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Taurus Curve

The Taurus Curve doesn't just fit in your pocket, it's also touted as the "world's first and only curved firearm", engineered to fit the unique contours of the human body, without any visible printing. The .380-caliber weapon boasts the industry's integrated LED light and laser, which are both built directly into the frame. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and additional information.

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Batarang Knife

This Dual-Blade Dark Knight Batarang Folding Knife is currently being offered for only $12.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $39.99. Two blades for twice the cutting power. Both blades are assist-open and feature liner locks. Blades are stainless steel. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Notable features:
  • Two blades for twice the cutting power.

  • Assist-open action.

  • Liner locks securely hold blades open.

  • Each blade has three inch of cutting edge for a total of six inches.

  • Pocket clip for easy carry


[via Amazon]

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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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Pyro Fireshooter

The Pyro Fireshooter may look like a gadget straight from a superhero movie, but it was actually designed by Adam Wilber for magicians. It was inspired by flashguns that also shoot fireballs, and are loaded with specially-treated instant burn paper and cotton. He spent 2-years developing Pyro, building 4 prototypes along the way. Wilber says, "This is the first physical product that I have developed. I bought one of these flashguns a while ago and had way too much fun playing with it." Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Cardsharp2 Sinclair

Iain Sinclair's Cardsharp2 Credit Card Spy Knife is currently being offered for only $3.56 shipped, today only, originally priced at $18.98. New and improved construction with a 3-stage child-proof Zytel safety lock prevents accidental opening and gives the knife excellent rigidity in both open / closed positions. A stiffer and textured medical grade Borealis polypropylene body aids grip. Product page. Continue reading for a video of Master Chef James Nathan cooking with the Cardsharp2 and more information.

Notable features:
  • Ultra Thin - 2.2mm thick.

  • Lightweight - 13 grams.

  • Blade edge is protected when stored in wallet or kit bag; Protective hilt appears when open.

  • Surgical blade technology with long 65mm cutting edge ensures longer lasting sharpness.

  • Authentic Iain Sinclair with Serial Number on each card.


[via Amazon]

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