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Buzz Aldrin Selfie

Before people started posting selfies on Facebook and other forms of social media, NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin snapped the first space selfie, while on a spacewalk during the Gemini 12 mission on November 12, 1966, for the world to see. "So we had the camera and we couldn't shoot this through the window. It had to be mounted on the space craft, firm, so it wouldn't be shaking. And Jim Lovell would carefully point in the right direction, shut off the thrusters so that they wouldn't flash during the time of exposure," said Aldrin. Continue reading for another video about the Gemini 12 mission and more information.

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Halter Sit / Stand Desk

Halter's ED-600 Height Adjustable Sit / Stand Desk comes pre-assembled and maximized for comfort, all for $169.99 shipped, this weekend only. It provides multiple height desktop work levels to maximize comfort, introduce work height variations, optimize posture / natural blood circulation, and reduce eye strain. Just simultaneously squeeze the handles on each side. Apply pressure up or down to raise or lower the desktop. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Ball-Tab Power Strip

Power strips are nothing new, but the problem with most is that sometimes, it's hard to plug in all of your devices, without having to unplug others. Introducing "Ball-Tab," an innovative device by So Young Kim & Sung Ick Jo. Put simply, each socket is housed within removable spheres that are held securely in place using magnets. Power is transferred to your devices using wireless charging technology. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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Creator Burger Robot

We have seen the future of burgers, and it includes automated robots. Officially called the "Creator Burger Robot," this 14-foot-tall machine uses 350 sensors and 20 computers to create a gourmet burger in just 6-minutes. Simply place an order with a human concierge, and then the robot goes to work using only the freshest of ingredients, complete with 15 different sauces, and freshly ground hormone-free, pasture-raised brisket and chuck steak. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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Toyota Century

Priced from $177,716 USD, the 2018 Toyota Century aims to be the Rolls-Royce competitor of Japanese luxury vehicles. Inside the cabin, you'll find individual rear seats, complete with 16-inch rear seat entertainment system, high-end audio, and 7-inch touch panel in the rear center armrest with massage function of the seats, curtains, air conditioning as well as the sound system. It's powered by a 5.0-liter V8 hybrid-gasoline engine producing 376 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 221hp and 221 lb-ft of torque generating electric motor, fed by a nickel battery, for a combined output of 425hp. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.

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Byton K-Byte Electric Sedan


Forget the Tesla Model S, and make way for Byton's K-Byte, a completely autonomous electric sedan. This is made possible with LiGuards sensors concealed beneath the side-mirrors, which only pop out when self-driving mode is activated to detect obstacles ahead, while LiBow sensors on the front / rear add to the vehicle's spatial awareness. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Yobo Portable NES

Inventor Ben Heckendorn is back at it again, and this time, he creates a Yobo Portable - a brand of Nintendo clones - that is compatible with NES cartridges. He managed to find one in a junk pile for $5, hacked it up for parts, and the rest is history. The case was designed in Fusion 360, while the final design uses the same type of flat Li-po batter as the Raspberry Pi No HDMI project. A laser printer fabricated the front panel, and he 3D prints parts with Makergear M2 and the old Replicator 1. 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 why Jurassic World built a roller coaster for one of its scenes.

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Living Vehicle Tiny House

Designed by Matthew Hofmann, the "Living Vehicle" tiny house features an all-aluminum exterior to keep things cool during the warmer months, while remaining modern and cozy on the inside. With enough room for a family of six, it comes equipped with a 50 AMP electric line, 600W monocrystalline solar panel array, a 100 Gallon fresh water tank, propane tanks storage, a 13,500 BTU Air conditioning unit, shower, kitchenette, washer / dryer, and lots more. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Minima Smartphone

It's true, many smartphones are getting too large to comfortably store in your pocket, but Minima is anything but bulky. Featuring a svelte 3-inch display, which is just large enough to use an on-screen keyboard comfortably, while still offering an 18:9 screen ratio that many mobile apps are designed for. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Cats in Food

Photo credit: Ksenia via Bored Panda

Instagram user Ksenia from Russia combined her love of both cats and food into one, using Adobe's ever so popular Photoshop software. Whether it be a croissant, blueberries, sushi, or cookies, you'll find these bizarre mashups and more. "I always wanted to create something funny and this is what I came up with at the end of January and launched my Instagram account," said Ksenia. Continue reading for more pictures.

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