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AXY Audio Bluetooth

Bluetooth headphones and speakers are nothing new, but having to carry both around could be a hassle for some. Meet AXY Audio. This innovative device combines both into one sleek package. Thanks to a modular design, users can quickly and easily switch from over-ear headphones to stereo desktop speakers, or just a mono portable speaker, in mere seconds. It uses integrated sensors to detect which mode you're in and adjusts the settings automatically. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Kilopower Mars

NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Department of Energy researchers have successfully tested a small nuclear reactor, called Kilopower, that could one day provide power for human residents on Mars. Available in several models from 1 kilowatt (good for a small kitchen appliance) to 10 kilowatts, several of them could be linked to together for a habitat on Mars. "Kilopower's compact size and robustness allows us to deliver multiple units on a single lander to the surface that provides tens of kilowatts of power," said Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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GPU Mining Rig

There's pre-built systems, and then custom mining rigs with multiple GPUs for cryptocurrencies, like Monero and Zcash. In the most recent Linus Tech Tips video, the team managed to build a mining rig consisting of AMD Radeon RX 580 / RX 470 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (mining version) graphics cards. How much can you realistically make in a month with a setup like this? Well, if you don't have to factor in electricity (solar, etc.), return should be around $900 USD. Continue reading for another video on building your dream mining rig.

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Hyperkin Ultra GB



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Nintendo Game Boy fans rejoice! Soon, you'll be able to get your hands on an aluminum version of the original console, but with a few modern upgrades, thanks to Hyperkin. Code named "Ultra GB," this portable gaming machine will feature left and right audio for stereo as well as an audio amp - possibly LSDJ chip tune software, a USB-C charging port, an RGB wheel to cycle through color options, all priced at under $100 when it's released. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to make custom Star Wars lightsabers.

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Syma X5A-1 Explorers Drone

Syma's X5A-1 Explorers Quadcopter Drone is perfect for beginners, and it's being offered for just $14.99 after clipping a 50% off coupon (pictured above), today only, originally $59.99. It features a 6-axis flight system for excellent stability, maneuverability, and even stunts, if you're comfortable enough to perform them. Users are also able to try 360° rolls at the push of a button. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Google Pixel 3


The Google Pixel 2 is known for its excellent camera, and its successor will most likely follow up on that. Set for release in October, the Google Pixel 3 is rumored to boast a 7nm Snapdragon 845 octa-core Kryo 385 CPU with four 2.8GHz high-power cores and four 1.8GHz low power cores, 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage, and an 18:9 pOLED display. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon Yu Gi Oh Card

You could either buy a decent supercar for $400k, or this unique Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon card. Why is it valued at nearly half a million US dollars? Well, this one-of-a-kind card was a prize for an Asian Championship Series, complete with a signature from the Yu-Gi-Oh! game creator Kazuki Takahashi. What sets this version apart from the standard ones is its special packaging, or the card's casing. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Real Thor's Hammer

The Hacksmith didn't want to settle for just a movie replica, so he decided to create the world's heaviest Thor hammer filled with lead. Since the element isn't readily available for purchase in bulk quantities, so he went to mechanic shops around town and bought as many tire weights as possible to melt down for lead. Unfortunately, the final product didn't claim the title, but as you can see in the video above, it was more than heavy enough to cause some major damage. Continue reading for three more weird inventions you may not have seen before.

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Cheap Lens RED Camera

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Ever wonder how footage would look if one were to use a cheap $54 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 lens - a clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II - on a $12,500 Scarlet-W RED Dragon 5K camera? Probably not, that is unless you are a professional photographer, but this experiment is definitely an interesting one nonetheless. Los Angeles-based filmmaker Gene Nagata of Potato Jet shows us just that, and to be quite honest, the results are surprising to say the least. "I thought it performed pretty good. This lens costs less than to fill up my jeep with gas...This could potentially be the best $48 investment you could make to your camera arsenal," said Nagata. Click here for the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of five winter car gadgets put to the test.

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Anker Tactical Flashlight

Anker's Super Bright Tactical Flashlight is ultra rugged to withstand to most treacherous of conditions, and it's being offered for just $19.49, today only, originally $55. Its 900-lumen (max) Cree LED sweeps bright light over the length of about two football fields (660 ft / 200 m) and reaches nearly 1000 ft. Fully zoomable from wide to narrow beam. Features 5 adaptable settings: High / Medium / Low / Strobe / SOS. The high-performance 3350 mAh batteries give you the highest possible capacity, efficiency, reliability, and safety. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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