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Pal-V Flying Car


PAL-V, a company based in the Netherlands, has officially launched its Liberty Sport and Liberty Pioneer flying vehicles, with pre-orders for the former starting at $399,000 USD. Both models are based around a custom Rotax engine that powers a dual-propulsion drivetrain. When put in drive mode, the vehicle's propeller folds into the back, while the rotors are tucked up top. Don't let its small size fool you, as it tops out at 100 miles per hour, and can switch from land to air in just 10-minutes. This isn't something you can fly from home since it requires at least 590-feet of space to lift off the ground, with a maximum flying altitude of 11,480 feet. 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 a tour inside Air Force One.

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MOAR Folding eBike

Most electric bikes are designed for smooth roads, but the MOAR eBike can go anywhere, thanks to fat 26 by 4 inch tires, along with a full suspension. Its aircraft grade aluminum frame keeps the weight down, while the design enables it to be folded down in just minutes. It's powered by an efficient 48-volt 750-watt battery powered motor that generates 118 pound feet of torque. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus Star Wars gadgets that you might want, but probably don't need.

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Nokia 3

Set for its official debut at Mobile World Congress next week, the Nokia 3 smartphone is a mid-range model that could be priced under $150. Offering a Snapdragon 425 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 5.2-ich display, 16GB of internal storage, a 13.0-megapixel rear camera, and running Android Nougat, all wrapped in a polycarbonate body. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Ideas Caterham

The LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R is modeled after its real-life counterpart, and it can be picked up for just $55.01 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. Features a removable nose cone, engine and engine cover, and an opening boot containing four axle stands. Place the car on the axle stands to remove the wheels like a mechanic. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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Van Turned Home

Photographer Norbert Juhasz from Hungary decided that he didn't want to be tied down with rent or a mortgage, so he transformed a sixteen year old van into a solar-powered mobile home. Now this vehicle is used for both traveling and freelance projects, with fiancee Dora in tow. Featuring a couch, which can also be used as a double-bed, a full electrical system, plenty of storage space, and a kitchenette, complete with gas cooker / cylinder, sink, as well as a water tank. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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New Nokia 3310

We all know that there's going to be a new Nokia 3310 "brick" phone released soon, but just what upgrades will it have over the original? Well, it's rumored to get a new high-resolution 1.5 inch color display, an integrated FM radio, a microUSB port for charging / transferring files, and a 1650 mAh battery. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Straw Camera

Artists Mick Farrell and Cliff Haynes teamed up to build what could quite possibly be the world's first and only "Straw Camera." This analog machine creates fragmented images, as the camera box itself is filled with 32,000 drinking straws. To be more specific, rather than produce an image from a single point perspective, this camera provides a multi-point perspective from an array, with each individual straw collecting light and recording it onto photosensitive material. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW LEGO Hover Bike

The LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure kit is a must-have for motorcycle fans, but what if BMW created a futuristic version of the bike? Well, BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic teamed up to do just that, and this design is what they came up with. What's even cooler is that they re-purposed the 603 pieces included in the kit specifically for this machine, while the front-wheel rim was modified to form a propeller. For those who happen to be in Denmark, you'll be able to see it live in person starting today at LEGO World Copenhagen, that is until it gets sent off to BMW's Munich headquarters. 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 life hacks for drawing circles.

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Subway Recycle Machine

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Beijing decided to implement an ingenious idea to encourage people to recycle more by installing 34 "reverse" vending machines inside subway stations throughout the city. When an empty plastic bottle is inserted, a sensor scans it to assess the value of the plastic - anywhere from 5 to 15 cents - and turns that into public transportation credit or extra mobile phone minutes. The reward is commensurate with the quality and number of bottles being fed into the machine, while tourists who don't need the rewards can insert bottles anyways. Continue reading to see more ingenious solutions to everyday problems. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Hyperkin SupaBoy S

Hyperkin's SupaBoy S is basically a portable SNES console that you can take anywhere, all for $98.25 shipped this weekend only. The device will play all original SNES (NTSC AND PAL) and Super Famicom cartridges on a built-in 4.3 inch LCD screen. It includes a D-pad and face buttons, as well as right and left shoulder buttons. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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