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Google Tilt Brush

Google's Tilt Brush enables one to paint in three-dimensional space with virtual reality. Simply choose your colors, brushes and start painting with a wave of your hand, using any room as a blank slate. You'll be able to step around, in and through your drawings as you go. Thanks to VR, otherwise-impossible materials like fire, stars or snowflakes, can be used as the painting medium. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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UltraFire Flashlight Torch

UltraFire's 7W 300LM CREE LED Flashlight Torch is perfect for emergencies, complete with 3 adjustable modes, and you can pick one up for $3.21 shipped, today only, originally priced at $19.99. It has a maximum brightness output of 300-Lumens, while focus can be adjusted simply by stretching the head portion, complete with adjustable focus, as well as support zooming in and zooming out. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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High Voltage Power Line Inspection

Sitting on a platform outside a flying helicopter sounds scary enough, but imaging working on live high-voltage power lines while doing so. This video shows the insane world of live line inspectors, some of whom use hot sticks. These enable them to work while remaining at a specified distance from the live parts and carry out the work by means of an insulating stick. Tools can be attached to the stick, allowing work to be performed with the worker himself safely away from the live conductors. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a hypnotic egg cracking machine.

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Earth-Like Habitable Worlds

Astronomers have just discovered three habitable Earth-sized worlds in the 'Goldilocks' zone of a nearby star, called "Trappist-1", located just 40-light-years away. This star is much cooler and more reddish in color than our sun, while being barely larger than Jupiter in the constellation of Aquarius. "The planets are 20 to 100 times closer to their star than Earth is to the sun. This is more similar in scale to the system of Jupiter's moons than the solar system," said Michael Gillon of the University of Liege, Belgium. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Forget about towing a boat, the GoBoat is a personal watercraft that fits in the backseat or trunk of any standard compact vehicle. Featuring a round design with an inflatable ring around the edge, a stable platform in the center is added once inflated, and it's capable of supporting both standing / seated positions, as well as a trolling motor. Continue reading for two more videos and the Kickstarter page.

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Onyx Blade Motorcycle

Taiwan-based Rough Crafts and Winston Yeh have done it again, with the sleek, matte black Onyx Blade motorcycle. Based on Yamaha's MT-07, the team replaced much of the original bodywork with matte-black aluminum pieces, complete with a modified front end - shortened / stiffened forks. On the engine side, K&N Filters and an Akrapovic exhaust were added. Continue reading for a video of the shop's XJR1300 "Guerilla Four" bike.

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DP-12 Double Barrel Shotgun

If you're a firearms enthusiast that requires something that packs major firepower, look no further than the DP-12. This double-barrel, pump-action shotgun can fire 16-rounds in an instant, with each barrel alternating fire - up to 25-yards - at the squeeze of the trigger. On the tech side of things, the stock has a QR code that can be scanned with a smartphone to download important info, and even the instruction manual. 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 record-breaking hoverboard flight.

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Smallest W-32 Engine

Assembling a full-sized engine is daunting enough, but imagine doing so on a much smaller scale. Jose Manuel Hermo Barreiro, also known to gearheads as "Patelo", is a retired Spanish naval mechanic specializes in this task, creating intricate mini-motors from scratch that is. After 2,520 long hours, 850 hand-machined pieces and assembling them with 632 individual screws, the world's smallest W-32 engine was born. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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Petzi Treat Cam

The Petzi Treat Cam is exactly as it sounds, a connected device equipped with a 720p camera and microphone, enabling owners to watch and interact with their pets when away from home. Not just a camera, this device also holds and dispenses pet treats, which can be controlled via its accompanying smartphone app. Once activated, a tone sounds, alerting your cat / dog that you're connecting and to expect treats. You can affix the dispenser to a wall, strap it onto tables, or just let it sit on a counter. Get one here now. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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SeeNote Digital Sticky Note

Why bother with Post-its, when you could be using the SeeNote? This digital sticky note offers a durable ePaper display and can be remotely updated via WiFi or the companion app, enabling users to receive notifications from your device's calendar, receive email as well as weather / traffic updates. It's powered by rechargeable lithium-Ion battery, and can run for up to 1-month on a single charge. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a bizarre flying machine with just one moving part.

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