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Widebody McLaren 720S

Photo credit: The Kyza

The McLaren 720S may not technically be classified as a hypercar, but it most certainly has the performance to make you thinks twice, that is until the automaker decides to release an LT-branded model. Instagram user The Kyza gives us a glimpse at how such a model would look, equipped with flared wheel arches, a set of ultra wide wheels / tires, bold side skirts, and an aggressive shark fin to help the car slice through the air. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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McLaren Senna Delivery

Sure, the McLaren Senna, limited to 499-units worldwide, was quickly snapped up by a few lucky auto enthusiasts at $980,000, but special edition cars like this normally command a heavy premium as they age. For $1.6-million, one person who wasn't able to get one at launch is being offered the opportunity to do so by auto-broker Knight International, complete with its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 tuned to deliver 789 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, mated a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Nokia 7.1 Plus X7

HMD Global will hold its official press event on October 4 in London, but many leaks have already confirmed a Nokia 7.1 Plus (X7 in China) smartphone. Successor of the Nokia 7 Plus, this will be the company's most powerful mid-range phone yet. Featuring an edge-to-edge notched 6.0-inch FHD+ display covered in Gorilla Glass 4 or higher, a vertical dual rear camera setup with a fingerprint sensor just below, and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Nebula Mars Lite Portable Cinema

Anker's Nebula Mars Lite transforms just about any flat surface into a portable cinema, all for $229.99 shipped, today only, originally $429.99. A 300 ANSI lumens brightness provides crisp 1280 x 720p HD picture with enhanced contrast, while dual 10W speakers flood any room with high-fidelity sound. Anker's advanced battery technology delivers 3 hours of non-stop entertainment. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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Tommy Wiseau The Room

If you watched James Franco's "The Disaster Artist," and have always wanted the original, now is your chance. Tommy Wiseau has uploaded the full "The Room" movie onto YouTube for your viewing pleasure, without requiring payment of any sort. For those who have not seen either, just know that a number of publications have labeled "The Room" one of the worst films ever made, but one that has become a cult classic. Continue reading to watch the movie in its entirety.

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Hayabusa 2 Mission

Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission, which involves two landers (ROVER-1A and 1B), has officially touched down on the surface of asteroid 162173 Ryugu. They've been busy conducting tests as well as snapping amazing photos. The mission will soon launch ROVER-2, which will use optical and ultraviolet LEDs to locate floating dust particles. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Interstellar Miller Planet Water

For those who have seen Christopher Nolan's Interstellar film, you probably already know that Miller's planet is a water-world, and the first planet in the system orbiting Gargantua. It takes its name from Dr. Miller, who landed on the planet and activated the "thumbs up" beacon, and it's also the first location the crew of the Endurance visit. The time dilation factor is exactly 1 hour on Milller per 7 years of Earth time due to the gravitational forces of Gargantua moving the planet through empty space at roughly 99.99999998% the speed of light. Continue reading to watch the scene in full and for more information.

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Lazareth Wazuma R1

Lazareth is known for their crazy bikes, and the Wazuma R1 is no exception. Based on the atypical geometry of the wheel layout as "W" - the two front wheels are spaced and one rear wheel is detached, placed in the o axis - it provides amazing driving sensations through a specific chassis guaranteeing stability, and an incredibly efficient radial brake to contain the muscular acceleration. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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DIY Camera Periscope

Photo credit: Peta Pixel

Alex of the YouTube channel "I Did a Thing" recently uploaded a video showing how you can make a DIY periscope to film underwater with just about any camera for a mere $10. The main components you'll need are a PVC pipe, PVC elbow joint, a sheet of glass from picture frame, and a bargain store mirror. Simply attach the glass to serve as an underwater window, attach the mirror at a 45° to one end of the PVC pipe, glue everything together, and you're ready to shoot. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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SpaceX Mars Base

Elon Musk, CEO and founder of SpaceX, has just released two photos that give us a glimpse into the company's Mars exploration plans. The first image shows a BFR rocket that will be used for deep space missions, and the other, "Mars Base Alpha." SpaceX will first launch two BFR cargo missions to Mars by 2022 before Martian settlers arrive by 2024. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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