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Ultimate Lightning McQueen

Sphero's Ultimate Lightning McQueen robot vehicle boastsanimated eyes, an animatronic mouth, and an emotive suspension, just like its Pixar movie counterpart. Connect to the app, hit the gas, and see Lightning respond to your commands with his personality on display, thanks to emotive actions and speech. Bluetooth Smart and WiFi allow for updates and app control, while the main processor controls the eye animations and more. Get one here now. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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HyperKin SmartBoy

HyperKin's SmartBoy started out as an April Fools' Day joke a while back, but now it has become a reality. It's currently compatible with Samsung smartphones that have a USB-Type C port, like the Galaxy S8, and it works with both Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges. Priced at $49.99, it's designed to look and feel like a real handheld gaming console. "The SmartBoy has been about two years in the making - three if you count the months we were kicking around the idea. From an April Fool's Joke, to a successful dev kit, and now an officially licensed device, that little guy has come a long way," said Hyperkin Product Developer, Chris Gallizzi. 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 explaining how long humans could survive in space without a spacesuit.

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BMW Motorrad Concept Link

BMW is known to reveal some interesting concepts ahead of the annual Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este show in Italy, and this year is no exception. One of their new projects is the BMW Motorrad Concept Link, a futuristic electric motorbike that comes equipped with an adaptable seat that extends for up to two passengers, a helmet storage space beneath the seat, and a head-up display that projects the instrument cluster as well as the navigation information onto a orange windscreen. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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DBPower U818A Drone

DBPower's U818A FPV WiFi Drone lets you fly the device remotely with your smartphone or tablet, and it's being offered for just $79.99 shipped, today only, originally $139.98. When your eyes can't identify the drone orientation while in flight, the headless mode allows for much easier control by making the forward/backward/leftward/rightward commands remain constant. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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LG V30

Based on the LG G6, the V30 phablet offers a secondary display, in addition to the main 5.8" Quad HD display. This water-resistant smartphone features dual 8.0-megapixel front cameras, dual 13.0-megapixel rear cameras, 128GB of internal storage, 6GB of RAM, a USB Type-C port, and a high-capacity 5,500mAh battery with fast charging, all running on Android 8.0. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an angry pedestrian that got instant karma at a stoplight.

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Mercedes Benz Zetros

In case of zombie apocalypse, and you want desire nothing but the finest in luxury, look no further than the Mercedes-Benz "Zetros" 6x6 expedition vehicle. In addition to its all-wheel drive capabilities and six massive all-terrain tires, it's powered by a 7.2-liter six-cylinder in-line engine producing 326 horsepower. Plus, it comes equipped with a quad-bike that deploys out of a ramp in the rear. On the inside, it's just as well appointed, featuring everything from a marble bathroom, to a 46-inch HDTV. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Translucent Glass Frog


The world's first naturally fluorescent frog has been discovered in Argentina by scientists at the Bernardino Rivadaiva Natural Sciences Museum. They made the discovery while studying the metabolic origin of pigments in a tree-frog species common to South America. Under normal light, the animal's translucent skin is a muted yellowish-brown color with red dots, but under ultraviolet light, it turns a celestial green. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Quadski Patrol

There are police cruisers, armored vehicles, motorcycles, and now, Gibbs' Quadski Patrol. This High Speed Amphibian (HSA), complete with a transition time of less than 5 seconds between land and water, helps law enforcement extend their field of operation. Powered by a BMW K1300cc inline 4-cylinder engine, it's capable of hitting speeds of up to 45 mph on both land and water, providing an unparalleled level of surveillance and interception never before seen until now. 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 most mysterious book.

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Paul Kohlhaussen, a Richmond student, decided to create a fully-functional 3D-printed camera, when he realized his dream cameras were way out of his budget. Even more impressive is the fact that he had no prior knowledge in CAD software, and managed to teach himself everything from scratch. This custom-built creation combines the features of the Mamiya 7 (medium format photography), Hasselblad XPan (panoramas), and last, but not least, the Leica M Series. What he ended up with, is the "Cycloptic Mustard Monster," which is designed to shoot 6 x 14 negatives on 120 film, and features an 8-part modular design that easily pairs with camera gear. Continue reading for some sample shots and more information.

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Efluky USB Fan

Efluky's USB 3-Speed Rechargeable Mini Fan is perfect for keeping cool while working, and it's being offered for just $8.54 with coupon code: QBTC6YVK, today only, originally $14.99. A built-in blue light, along with a side emergency light, is perfect for illuminating your workspace in the dark, while it can be powered by just about any USB port. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: QBTC6YVK during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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