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This bullet-proof 714hp Hellcat is a cop car Bond would be proud of

This bullet-proof 714hp Hellcat is a cop car Bond would be proud of

Dodge's Charger SRT Hellcat is hardly a shy and retiring car normally, but the 714 hp sedan looks even more striking after being given the armoring treatment for one lucky law enforcement team. Handiwork of Armormax, it leaves the V8 muscle car fully bullet-resistant, not to mention capable of electrocuting people via its door handles.

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Hasbro just trademarked the smell of Play-Doh

Hasbro just trademarked the smell of Play-Doh

As unusual trademarks go, scents are some of the rarest, but that hasn't stopped Hasbro from trademarking the distinctive smell of Play-Doh. Little changed since 1956, when Play-Doh was first created, the scent is one of the most distinctive aspects of the modeling dough experience, its makers argue.

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This jumbo LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 is the perfect sort of car-crazy

This jumbo LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 is the perfect sort of car-crazy

Making full-sized models out of regular sized LEGO bricks isn't new, but Porsche has gone a little wild and made a super-sized LEGO set to recreate its 911 Turbo 3.0 model. Found at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, the jumbo 911 is a scaled up replica of the LEGO version you can buy.

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Nissan made self-parking slippers

Nissan made self-parking slippers

Nissan might not be your first thought when it comes to footwear, but you might change your mind when you see the automaker's self-parking slippers. Being shown off at a Japanese inn in Hakone, the unexpectedly smart shoes don't just sit around idle when they're not being worn. Instead, they trundle away and tidy themselves up.

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KFC Canada offered BTC-themed chicken in Bitcoin Bucket

KFC Canada offered BTC-themed chicken in Bitcoin Bucket

KFC has a wonderful history of getting in on bizarre tech trends, including a food tray that doubles as a Bluetooth keyboard, a meal box that can charge your phone, a VR training game, and even chicken-flavored edible nail polish. The fast food chain's latest promotion attempts to cash-in on the growing Bitcoin craze with a limited time meal that can only be paid for with the cryptocurrency.

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KFC’s Internet Escape Pod is fantastically creepy

KFC’s Internet Escape Pod is fantastically creepy

Conclusively answering the question "why can't I have a Faraday cage for my home?" and simultaneously raising the fear "can eating chicken make me a little crazy?" is this, KFC's latest monstrosity. Dubbed the Internet Escape Pod, what may look like an igloo-shaped tent within the awkward embrace of Colonel Sanders is in fact a way to stay offline with your loved ones.

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Ford disguised a man as a seat to prove a self-driving car point

Ford disguised a man as a seat to prove a self-driving car point

Believe the autonomous concept cars that have proliferated in recent years, and the exterior of your self-driving vehicle will rival the Jumbotron what with all the displays and screens it's covered in. Communicating exactly what a driverless vehicle is intending to do with other road-users and pedestrians is one of the ongoing headaches automakers and researchers are facing, with answers ranging from color-changing hubcaps to laser beams. It's a question that pushed Ford and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to borrow an old trick from Knight Rider, of all places.

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Japan’s great toilet mystery is about to be solved

Japan’s great toilet mystery is about to be solved

The first time I visited Japan, I knew what I really wanted to try first. Not the sushi, though that turned out to be superb, or the bullet train. No, my boyish excitement was all about the magical robotic toilets. For a button-loving geek who has long thought that the bathroom should have more unexpected warm water surprises, Japan's clever bidets or "washlets" are the Holy Grail.

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This Samsung spin-off reinvented the sticky note (for some reason)

This Samsung spin-off reinvented the sticky note (for some reason)

If there's office contraband then it's probably the humble - but coveted - sticky note pad, but one Samsung spin-off is aiming to give the sticky note a tech upgrade. Mangoslab began life as a Samsung Venture funded start-up courtesy of the South Korean company's internal incubator back in 2016, and its first product is Nemonic, a sticky note printer making its debut at CES 2017. Rather than a pad of notes on your desk, you have a small printer block instead.

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Ford eyes tequila byproduct for eco car parts

Ford eyes tequila byproduct for eco car parts

Drinking and driving may be a terrible idea, but Ford is looking at giving its cars a shot of tequila - or, at least, what's left over when Jose Cuervo has had its way. The automaker and the drinks company are exploring how bioplastics produced from what's left over of the agave plant distilled to make tequila could result in more environmental friendly components in future vehicles.

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Crystal Pepsi is back for your 90s retro pleasure

Crystal Pepsi is back for your 90s retro pleasure

The quest to resurrect every possible nineties food icon as a retro throwback continues, with the oddly-transparent Crystal Pepsi latest to return to shelves. The caffeine-free clear drink was first launched in 1992, and stuck around for a couple of years until fading interest killed it; now, it's making a comeback.

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Your Tesla can swim, but Elon Musk is making something even better

Your Tesla can swim, but Elon Musk is making something even better

Your Tesla Model S can double as a boat for short swimming distances, Elon Musk has confirmed, but he's also working on something for those with more serious aquatic ambitions. Though Tesla doesn't recommend it, Musk took pains to point out, the Model S "floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time" if needs demand it.

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