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Hum Rider

Thinkmodo created "Hum Rider" to promote Verizon Telematic's Hum platform, and it's a Jeep Grand Cherokee unlike any other. At the push of a button, the suspension can extend up to 9-feet, just enough ground clearance to drive directly over traffic, or at least most hatchbacks, sedans, and coupes. To ensure safety, four cameras were installed for a quad-split view of traffic. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Automatic Bullseye Dartboard

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober spent the past 3-years creating a robotic dartboard that almost guarantees a bullseye every throw, or at least if the conditions are met. His creation consists of a Vicon motion capture system with 6-cameras that track the dart using infrared LEDs and darts equipped with retro-reflectors attached, which are used determine its exact location in 3D space. The trajectory of the dart can be then calculated with physics to predict where it will hit with extreme accuracy. The dartboard itself is attached to two sliders with a system of six stepper motors to maneuver it around. Once the motion tracking system calculates the bullseye location, a computer then transmits instructions to move the board, and all of this happens in milliseconds. 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 world's simplest electric train.

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Coyote Bronco

Take a 1974 Ford Bronco shell, add a Coyote Mustang 5.0L V8 engine generating 412-horsepower, and you get the "Coyote Bronco San Francisco". Featuring reupholstered front and rear seats in brown leather, a "Brittany Blue" paint job, Bilstein suspension and BF Goodrich 'Mud Terrain' tires. One caveat: it'll set you back a cool $150,000. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Apeman 4K Action Camera

APEMAN's 4K Action Camera is not only reasonably priced, but includes a Sony CMOS sensor and 17 accessories, all for $79.99 shipped, today only, originally $149.99. In addition to capturing 4096 x 2160 resolution video footage at 25 FPS, it also supports 20-megapixel camera still images. Just a few of accessories included are: a bike stand, helmet mount, waterproof case, two batteries, and three different bases. Product page. Continue reading for a video test and more information.

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SmartFlower

Forget unsightly roof-mounted panels, the SmartFlower solar power system is plug-and-play, meaning once installed, its 'petals' that automatically bloom when the sun rises in the morning, while tracking it throughout the day for maximum efficiency. The device consists of eighteen M2 solar module fans, which generate electricity like traditional panels to power your home. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a guy who figured out how to control Super Mario Kart with his car steering wheel.

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LEGO Instant Camera

Fujifilm's Instax may be more convenient than building your own instant camera, but a photographer from Hong Kong decided to do just that, and with LEGO bricks. Simply put, a Yashica 80mm F3.5 camera, Fuji Instax, and LEGO pieces were combined to create a unique device that prints photos instantly. It comes equipped with a preview screen up top that enables users to compose the photo, while a shutter button in front snaps the picture. The eject button is hidden behind a secret LEGO door on the side, and a simple push lets the instant film pop out from the top. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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iPhone X Concept

Photo credit: Gabor Balogh

Budapest-based product designer Gabor Balogh doesn't know if the next-generation handset from Apple will be called the iPhone 8, iPhone X, or just iPhone, but one thing's for sure, there is going to be an all-new display. This latest concept shows just how apps would interact with an edge-to-edge screen. To start, it boasts a dynamic background that changes based on whatever the camera is pointed at, which means Siri would be able to recognize landmarks and locations around you to tell you what you need to know. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Michael Airless Tires

For those who haven't heard of Michelin's Tweel, it's basically tire technology that does not use a bladder full of compressed air, thus it cannot burst, leak pressure, or become flat. Instead, the Tweel assembly's inner hub connects to flexible polyurethane spokes which are used to support an outer rim and these engineered compliant components assume the shock-absorbing role provided by the compressed air in a traditional tire. Now, the company has pit their technology against three conventional tires mounted on loaders. 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 showing how to build your own PC case from scratch.

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Cannikin Nuclear Test

Cannikin was an underground nuclear weapons test performed on November 6, 1971, on Amchitka island, Alaska, by the United States Atomic Energy Commission. The experiment, part of the Operation Grommet nuclear test series, tested the warhead design for the LIM-49 Spartan anti-ballistic missile. With an explosive yield of almost 5-megatons TNT equivalent, the test was the largest underground explosion ever detonated by the United States. To perform the test, 400 tons of equipment was placed in a shaft 6,150 feet deep and 90 inches wide. Test support equipment was designed to survive a ground upheaval of 15 feet at test time. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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WD 6TB My Book

WD's 6TB My Book Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive ensures that you'll never run out of storage again, even on the go, and it's being offered for just $149 shipped, today only, originally $199.99. With built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security software, you can set your own personalized password to help keep your content private and safe. Ready to use out of the box, start transferring files, saving memories and backing up. Product page. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information.

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