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This giant Super Soaker can shoot water at 243MPH

This giant Super Soaker can shoot water at 243MPH

Forget your ordinary Super Soaker -- inventor and former NASA engineer Mark Rober has taken things up a notch with his DIY record-breaking 'Super Soaker.' This version of the classic toy is, well, no toy; it can spray water at more than 200MPH, shattering glass, destroying bananas, and probably doubling as a satisfying pressure washer for your driveway.

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Microsoft face swap app lets you use images from Bing

Microsoft face swap app lets you use images from Bing

Microsoft has released a new face swap app that uses Bing search to find fun images into which you can transplant yourself. The app was made by Microsoft's 'The Garage,' its self-described 'outlet for experimental projects.' The face swap app is quite a bit more sophisticated than most of the face swap apps in the app stores, and it is available for both iOS and Android.

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LEGO Boost educational coding set goes up for preorder

LEGO Boost educational coding set goes up for preorder

Back during CES 2017, LEGO unveiled a new product called 'Boost' that aims to teach children the fundamentals of coding. The company describes its new product as a 'supercharged building and coding set,' one that is intended for young kids (ages 7 and younger). The coding component of the set is simple and app-based, while the LEGO element itself includes a sensor and motors for movement.

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This mini pipe organ is made entirely out of paper

This mini pipe organ is made entirely out of paper

We’ve seen our fair share of DIY hobby projects that try to recreate once popular machines from modern components. Almost all of those involve some form of electronics or another. While we have come across a few that used only physical forces combined with metallic constructs, few projects can claim to be as intricate and time-consuming as the one pulled of by Aliaksei Zholner. He has, in effect, created a miniaturized pipe organ made out of nothing but paper.

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MindFlix hack lets you control Netflix with your thoughts

MindFlix hack lets you control Netflix with your thoughts

Imagine lounging back on your comfy chair watching Netflix when you suddenly feel the urge to pause, skip, rewind, or switch videos only to realize that your smartphone has fallen out of reach. Maybe the remote has disappeared into the abyss that is your couch. Maybe you really just feel too tired or apathetic to tap on the right buttons. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just think of what you want to do and make it so? With MindFlix, you can! Provided you have a mind-reading Muse head band. Or if Netflix ever makes this hack available to the public.

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Immersive Nintendo attractions are coming to three Universal theme parks

Immersive Nintendo attractions are coming to three Universal theme parks

Nintendo attractions are heading to the Universal theme parks in Hollywood, Orlando, and Japan’s Osaka, the company has announced. Plans to launch Nintendo attractions at Universal resorts were announced early last year, and while we still have some waiting before they go live, we now have more info about what to expect. Among other things, Nintendo says these attractions will target all age groups and will be both 'immersive and interactive.'

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There’s a Coca-Cola Selfie Bottle because why not

There’s a Coca-Cola Selfie Bottle because why not

Like it or not, and some definitely don’t, selfies are here to stay. It has become almost second nature to some people, particularly millennials, who, for better or for worse, want to document and share their personal involvement, or at least presence, in some of life’s most important and fleeting events. Like chugging down some Coca-Cola. But taking a selfie while drinking something isn’t exactly the most comfortable thing to do. Luckily, someone actually thought of a Coca-Cola Selfie Bottle just for that very purpose.

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Star Wars Rogue One RC Tie Fighter lets you fly for the empire

Star Wars Rogue One RC Tie Fighter lets you fly for the empire

Excited about the upcoming Rogue One Star Wars movie? Merchandise for the film is already surfacing, and newest among them is this remote controlled Tie Fighter. With this RC device, fans who are imperials at heart can pilot their own space craft for the Empire, doing so with ranges up to 250ft., and with the convenience of easily replaced AA batteries. Yes, the Tie Fighter is made from crash-resistant material, too.

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Google Halloween Doodle pits wizard cat against ghosts

Google Halloween Doodle pits wizard cat against ghosts

Google Doodles started out as artistic ways to celebrate certain occasions and birthdays. But as web technologies advanced, some doodles turned into interactive content, a.k.a. games. This Halloween, Google deigned to inject some cuteness into the usually scary but sometimes fun celebration, by making a game that tasked a wizard cat into vanquishing ghastly foes. All by waving its wand, which means swiping with your mouse or, better yet, with your fingers on a screen.

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The US is getting its first lightsaber combat training academy

The US is getting its first lightsaber combat training academy

It looks like a crazy bunch of fun, but for those who partake in it, it’s a serious sport: Lightsaber Combat. The sport finds its home in a Milan, Italy facility called LudoSport, where warriors pick up their glowing lightsaber replicas and engage in combat. Joining the Italy and other facilities is a new LudoSport site opening in San Francisco, marking the United States' first official lightsaber training academy.

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Teddy Ruxpin teardown reveals what makes the bear tick

Teddy Ruxpin teardown reveals what makes the bear tick

Teddy Ruxpin: you may remember him as the bear that haunted your childhood, the robotic toy horror that paved the way for the Furby and a string of other frightening, rudimentary robots. It's fair to presume he's powered by some ancient evil reincarnate, but alas, he's not. How do we know this? Thanks to the work of some brave industrious fellow who cut Teddy open and filmed what lies inside.

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Golfer Bubba Watson shows off a 200hp jetpack ‘golf cart’

Golfer Bubba Watson shows off a 200hp jetpack ‘golf cart’

Golf carts are now officially old news thanks to professional golfer Bubba Watson and his newly showcased jetpack. It's a legit strap-yourself-inside-it-and-hold-on jetpack, only designed for whizzing around a golf course rather than battling fires or dealing with super villains. It's bizarre upon first glance, but entirely practical if you're crunched for time; while a golf cart has to drive around water traps, a jetpack can merely zoom above them, no detour necessary.

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