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Glowing Ball Siberia

As soon as images of a giant glowing ball spotted over northern Siberia was posted on social media, there were reports that it was caused by "aliens arriving" or other unidentified aircraft, but in reality, it was the trace of four rockets launched by the Russian military that caused this spectacular phenomenon. "I went out to smoke a cigarette and thought it was the end of the world. I was taken aback for a few minutes, not understanding what was happening. The glowing ball rose from behind the trees and moved in my direction. My first thought was about the most powerful searchlight, but the speed of changing everything around changed the idea of what was happening. The ball began to turn into an arc and gradually dissipated," said Siberian photographer Sergey Anisimov. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Triple Projector Gaming Setup

If money is no object, picking up a 100" 4K display probably isn't an issue, but why do that, when you could game in ultra-wide 48:9 using 3 laser projectors in 4K on the side of a building? There's a first time for everything, or at least according to Linus. Simply put, you'll need three projectors, a computer to power them, and a massive wall. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one explaining exactly what happens when you get electrocuted.

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GoSun Portable Solar Cookier

The GoSun Portable Solar Oven does not require any external heating elements or power, just the sun. Simply load it up with food and relax, no monitoring required. It retains your food's flavor and nutrition cooking from 360°, like a slow cooker, but faster. Bake, roast, steam and saute, nothing is off limits. When you're done cooking, just keep the tray closed to keep your food hot and ready to eat for hours, no sun required. Cooks a meal in as little as 20 minutes, reaching temperatures up to 550°F (290°C) in full sunlight. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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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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