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ICON A5 Plane

When motorcycle, meets yacht and small plane, you get the $139,000 ICON A5. This two-seat vehicle is completely amphibious, thanks to retractable landing gear. It features a carbon fiber airframe powered by a 100-hp/120-mph Rotax 912 ULS engine, folding wings that allow it to be easily stored. Safety features include: a propeller guard, wing angle of attack indicator, and an integrated parachute that helps the entire plane land softly in case of emergency. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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The Krane Crane Hotel

Photo credit: Rasmus Hjortshøj / The Krane

"The Krane" appears to be a normal crane at first, but it's actually a modern home that you can actually rent out. Located in the waterfront city of Nordhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark, this sleek living space by Arcgency features a reception area, meeting room with floor to ceiling windows, spa, and terrace on the ground floor, while the top floor boasts a lounge as well as a terrace. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LG V30 Final

Sure, the iPhone 8 press event is just two months away, but that doesn't mean it won't have any competition come September. One of them will be LG's V30 handset. In addition to being the company's first smartphone with a 6", 18:9 aspect ratio OLED display, it will feature 6GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 835 CPU, dual 13 MP rear cameras, and a front-facing 8 MP shooter. IP68 water and dust resistance ensure that it can withstand the rigors of everyday use. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Michael Phelps racing a shark in the water.

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Orange BMW M1

Have $745,000 and always wanted a pristine BMW M1? If so, then look no further than this specimen, with just 8,441-miles on the odometer. For those who don't know, it's the first mid-engined BMW to be mass-produced, the second is the BMW i8. It employs a twin-cam M88/1 3.5 L six-cylinder petrol engine with Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection. The M1 coupe was hand-built between 1978 and 1981 under the motorsport division of BMW as a homologation special for sports car racing. The body was designed by Giugiaro, taking inspiration from the 1972 BMW Turbo show car. Continue reading to see it pit against the BMW i8, for more pictures and information.

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Floating Hotel Sweden

No, this isn't a scene from Game of Thrones, but rather a real floating hotel. Called the "Arctic Bath Floating Hotel," it's located in the middle of a Swedish river, and will be open year-round. Featuring unparalleled views of the northern lights, cold baths, saunas, spa treatments, a shopping center, community lounge, and a stunning restaurant. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro

Cooler Master's MasterKeys Pro L RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is great for everyday use, and it's being offered for just $78.94 shipped with the $13.23 clipped coupon -> coupon code: SIGGRAPH20 -> $20 Rebate, today only, originally $169.99. Get the best of both worlds with the master keys Pro L : the brightest LEDs and the best responsive feeling that gamers have come to love. We completely redesigned the interior to fit both Cherry MX switches and the biggest LEDs that radiate 16.7 million colors. You also get on-the-fly macros, profile support, and easy-to-use software - all in a sleek, minimalistic design. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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Classified Moto Frank

Photo credit: Blog Your Rebellion

Classified Moto's latest project, "Frank", looks to be straight from the Mad Max movies. It's based on the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 motorcycle and features 11-inch wide ATV tires as well as a fully custom, Chromoly, single-sided swing arm. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on if the shop will be selling this gem. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Super Soaker

The Super Soaker, invented in 1982 by Air Force and NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson, is basically a water gun that utilizes manually-pressurized air to shoot water with greater power, range, and accuracy than conventional squirt pistols. The prototype combined PVC pipe, acrylic glass, and an empty plastic soda bottle. During that same year, Lonnie Johnson decided to shift his focus from his current scientific career at NASA to the Super Soaker because the Super Soaker could potentially create enough funding for his own research goals. The revenue that Lonnie received from the Super Soaker licensing provided enough money for Lonnie to create Johnson Research & Development Co., Inc. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Navy Electromagnetic Railgun

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently demonstrated the Navy's electromagnetic railgun initial rep-rate fires of multi-shot salvos at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. This revolutionary weapon relies on a massive electrical pulse, rather than gunpowder or other chemical propellants, to launch projectiles at distances over 100 nautical miles - and at speeds that exceed Mach 6. "They've extended the launcher core life from tens of shots' core life when program started to something that's now been fired over 400 times and...we anticipate barrels will be able to do over 1,000 shots," said Dr. Tom Beutner, head of Naval Air Warfare and Weapons for ONR. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the leaked Comic-Con Avengers: Infinity War trailer.

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MS Paint Discontinued

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Microsoft Paint, previously known as Paintbrush, was bundled in the first version of Windows back in 1985 and went on to become one of the operating system's most popular programs. However, it's bittersweet, as Windows 10 does include Paint 3D, which is a separate application to the original Paint. Paint is "not in active development and might be removed in future releases," according to the autumn update. Continue reading for another speed painting video and more information.

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