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It's nonlethal, as long as you're not a car

It's nonlethal, as long as you're not a car.

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Who knew your car window could double as a sharpening stone?

Life hacks are all the rage these days. Unfortunately, most of the tricks found across the web aren't actually very helpful. While using dental floss to cut a birthday cake might be a decent party trick in a pinch, it's probably not something you'll use very often.

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Sporty without being abusive. Attractive without being audacious.

718. These are magic numbers for Porsche. They are linked to its great Motorsports heritage and its modern, mid-engine expertise. But what does that mean to you, the enthusiast, today? Let's take the 718 for a drive and find out.

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This little bot is terrifying or amazing depending on your point of view

GhostRobotics has created a small robot that is capable of jumping obstacles and climbing structures. Ghost Minitaur was developed for scientific research, public safety, and warfare. The all-terrain robot is agile and adaptable to its surroundings. Learn more at ghostrobotics.io Transcript: This robot looks freaky fast. Ghost Minitaur from GhostRobotics is a lightweight unmanned robot. Developed for scientific research, public safety, and warfare. This all-terrain robot is able to lower itself

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Video shows grueling abuse in the lab, Arizona, Australia Outback

Watch Ford torture its pickups. Testing starts in the lab then progresses to the proving grounds and finally goes through intense real-world challenges. At Ford's Michigan proving grounds, Ranger hits Silver Creek Track. The impacts are so severe that robotic drivers are used so humans don't get injured.

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It lifts out of the water for a smooth ride

Flying water car. The Bubble is a 100 percent electric water taxi created by the French company SeaBubbles. The goal is to lower pollution and provide relief from heavy traffic on busy city streets.

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This record-setting boat is epic in more ways than one

​​​​​This zero emission boat is powered completely by solar energy. PlanetSolar's MS Tûranor has a little over 5,500 square feet of solar panels. The boat broke many Guinness World Records including fastest crossing of the Atlantic by solar power, and longest journey by a solar-powered boat to name a few. Learn more at planetsolar.ch Transcript: Largest solar-powered boat ever built. MS Tûranor is a zero emission boat powered completely by solar energy. PlanetSolar created this mass

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Beer pong Roomba: Bruu is an autonomous moving target for beer pong. Labruutories LLC says it invented Bruu to increase social interaction among disconnected phone addicts.

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Polaris has added a new off-roader to their trim line. The 2018 RZR XP Turbo S is a 2-seater buggy designed for the adrenaline junkie. Priced at $27,499 the Turbo S includes DYNAMIX Active Suspension and a glove touchscreen that lets you monitor the vehicle, GPS mapping, and much more. Learn more at polaris.com Transcript: Off-roading mini beast. RZR XP Turbo S is the newest trim level in the Polaris RZR XP lineup of off-roaders. It's a 2-seater buggy designed for the adrenaline junkie. The Tur

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As if potatoes weren't versatile enough

In this episode of Car Hacks, Amr tests out the potato hack that claims to stop your car windows from fogging up. Will this hack leave you blind? Or will it clear up your daily drives? Watch and find out. Want more Car Hacks? Head over to https://www.autoblog.com/tag/car+hacks

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Batman called. He wants his car back.

The Karlmann King looks like a Batmobile cousin. A luxury Batmobile filled with everything you need for a lifestyle of the rich and famous road trip. Underneath you find the bones of a Ford Super Duty. Based on the size, the F-450 seems likely. Power comes from Ford's tried and true Triton V10. The best part is the price: roughly $3.5 million. Transcript: Let's just get this out of the way. This vehicle costs $3.5 million. This is the Karlmann King. It was created in Europe by a design team fo

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And it's doing it autonomously

TreeRover is a robot experiment that autonomously plants trees in areas that suffer from having none. The robot took 4 months to create and is the invention of two students from UVic Electrical and Computer Engineering. TreeRover is still being modified and enhanced to navigate further. Learn more at iotatechnologies.ca. Transcript: This robot plants trees to save the environment. TreeRover is a robotic experiment designed to plant trees in areas that suffer from having none. Created by two UVi

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This is basically that

Transcript: The Lanmodo is used for vehicle protection. Made with tough materials like fiberglass, it can cover just about any car. It's approximately 11 x 7 feet. You can deploy the tent with one click using a wireless remote. It takes about 30 seconds to set up and 8 seconds to open or close. A one-time charge can last up to 45 days. Lanmodo can transform into a beach or yard umbrella with a separate camping stand. The car tent costs $399. Learn more at lanmodo.com.

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And the name is 10/10

Humdinga is an amphibious truck that transitions from land to water or back again in only 5 seconds. Biggs Amphibians created Humdinga to respond quickly to emergency situations or for recreational use. Humdinga isn't the only amphibious vehicle at out there, but it's sure one cool looking vehicle to ride. Learn more at gibbsamphibians.com Transcript: Own the land and the sea with this truck. Humdinga is an amphibious truck that can transition from land to water or back again in only 5 seconds.

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This helmet will call for help if you can't

Quintessential Design LLC have created a smart motorcycle helmet that allows drivers to communicate with their smartphones. The Quin helmet also includes crash detection that provides your location to emergency responders, and an SOS emergency system in case of harassment. ​​​​​​​ Transcript: Motorcycle helmet with built-in SOS. Quin is a smart motorcycle helmet that provides essential safety technology for riders. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth. Features include: direction signaling,

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Mech tech is apparently the new hotness

Transcript: Mech suit racing is coming. Furrion exo-bionics has created what they call the world's first racing mech. Designed to compete in the X1 mech racing league. No word when this league will begin.

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You'll never need a spotter again

RVR is a remote control trailer mover designed for commercial and consumer use. The aluminum bodied trailer mover comes in three different models that are able to move up to 3,500 lbs, 5,500 lbs, and 9,000 lbs. The remote controlled RVR starts at $2,100. Learn more at trailervalet.com Transcript: Move trailers by pushing a button? RVR is a remote controlled trailer mover by Trailer Valet. It was built to improve the maneuverability of trailers for commercial or consumer use. It features heavy d

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These sculptures might change your definition of art

Sculptures that can move? These mobile "animals" are the artistic vision of Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen. Since 1990 Jansen has been creating a new form of art in motion that lives on beaches. Jansen's animals are wind powered and were seen in a BMW commercial in 2006. The skeletal structure of each animal is made from electrical tubes bound together by zip ties. A rotating spine in the internal structure of the creatures allow the animals to move forwards and backwards. Jansen

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If you have weird Segway-specific dreams, that is

Created by Segway Robotics, Loomo is an AI powered self-balancing Segway that can auto-follow, avoid obstacles, and has a playful personality. The customizable AI butler will cost $1,799. Learn more at segwayrobotics.com Transcript: A rideable robot butler, Loomo, is an AI powered self-balancing Segway from Segway Robotics. The company wants you to think of Loomo as a mini transporter combined with a robot sidekick. Loomo responds to voice commands. It also has auto-follow, obstacle-avoidance,

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James Bond should take note

Safehaven Marine created a stealth boat that always remains upright. The XSV 17 'Thunder Child' is a patrol craft designed to secure coasts. Thunder Child utilizes multiple stealth technologies to deflect radar beams away and can reach speeds of up to 64 mph with the help of two Caterpillar C12.9 1,000 hp engines. Head over to safehavenmarine.com to learn more.