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Homemade Nintendo Switch

Photo credit: Tim Lindquist

Nintendo Switch fans rejoice! Gamer Tim Lindquist wanted to create a portable gaming system that could also double as a portable computer, and "NinTIMdo RP" is the result. It's powered by a Raspberry Pi 3 that holds a Broadcom BCM287 processor (ARM architecture) running a light version of Linux (pixel) with emulators on top through retroarch and retropie, which interfaces with the 7" touchscreen to display the GUI. "On the top there are two USB ports for external serial communication (mouse, keyboard, extra controllers). There is also a 5 LED indicator (blinks randomly on boot, battery level indicator, volume indicator) as well as the ON/OFF button. On the bottom there is a micro USB used to charge the internal 10,000mAh battery which runs the whole show," according to Tim. 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 investigating three bizarre cases of alien abductions.

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Military Humvee


GovPlanet is offering military-grade Humvees, built for state, local, and federal agencies, from $3,000. That's right, for the price of three iPhone Xs, you could get rolling around in an armored off-road machine. Sure, it may not be street legal, but the vehicle is great for traversing backcountry trails on weekends. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Aptoyu LED Lamp

Aptoyu's LED Dimmable Desk Lamp not only has 4 lighting modes, but 2 USB charging ports as well, all for $15.99 with coupon code: JNKTFRAB, today only, originally $49.99. The different lighting modes (Studying, Reading, Relaxing, Sleeping) offer 5 levels of brightness to ensure that you're able to find the perfect light setting to suit your needs. Its 5V / 2.1A and 5V / 1A USB charging ports can be used for smartphones, tablets, and more. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: JNKTFRAB during final checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Architect Cake

Photo credit: Dinara Kasko

Architectural designer and pastry chef Dinara Kasko from Ukraine combines baking with geometric figures and architectural designs using graphical algorithm editor Grasshopper and a 3D printer. The cake above was inspired by the works of artist and engineer Matthew Shlian, and consists of 81 uniquely-shaped cakes layered with meringue, ganache, berry confit, a crunchy biscuit, all covered with pink Ruby chocolate. Continue reading for another video and more information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Private Jet Studio

Forget bling and other high-priced toys, Russia-based Private Jet Studio is now renting out planes for your Instagram photoshoots. That's right, for a 2-hour session on a Gulfstream G650, expect to shell out between $250 - $500, depending on what extras you desire, which could include: a glass of champagne, fancy foods, etc. They even go as far as hiring models that can wait on the steps during boarding. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Remote-Controlled GTR


Sony's PS4 Pro is great for racing games, but for something more realistic, you may need to check out this remote-controlled Nissan GT-R. You read that right, the automaker heavily modified a GT-R that could be driven entirely with a DualShock 4 controller, and called it the "GT-R /C". It was driven by Mardenborough around Silverstone's National Circuit, where the car hit a top speed of 131 mph and averaged 76 mph. To make things easy (and safer), it was controlled from a helicopter that followed the race car around the track. "This was once-in-a-lifetime, truly epic stuff. The GT-R /C has brought my two worlds together - the virtual of gaming and the reality of motorsport - in a way I never thought possible. The response from the car when using the controller was far more engaging than I thought it would be. JLB Design has done an incredible job at making everything respond really well. Steering, acceleration and braking were all intelligently configured, allowing for controlled application so I could really get a feel through the corners and hold it steady down the fast straights," said Mardenborough. 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 of gamers trying to play GTA 5 without breaking any laws.

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MacBook Roof Apple Store

Designed by Foster + Partner and located along Chicago's beautiful riverfront, the Apple Michigan Avenue store officially opened today. Unlike other Apple Stores, this one boasts a 111-by-98 foot carbon-fiber roof designed to look like a giant MacBook from above, though the iconic logo was removed for unknown reasons. The entire structure is supported by four interior pillars to provide guests with an obstructed view through its 32-foot glass facades. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster 50th Anniversary

The Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster 50th Anniversary Japan has just been unveiled, and it pays tribute to the five natural elements of Japanese culture: earth, wind, fire, sky, and water. Limited to just five units worldwide, each production unit will be a one-off model styled after their respective elements. The water version above required 170-hours of labor to complete, and features a black / blue paint job with exposed carbon fiber accents on the windscreen frame and hard top. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Klipsch Bluetooth Soundbar

Klipsch's R-10B Bluetooth Soundbar is the perfect addition to any home theater setup, and it's being offered for just $239.99 shipped, today only, originally $499. Featuring a 250W peak power output, a true 2-way soundbar, a wireless 8" side-firing subwoofer encased in a solid MDF Cabinet with a slot-port design and Bluetooth connectivity. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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Qoobo Robotic Pet Pillow

Qoobo is basically a headless robotic pet pillow that consists of a wagging tail, and it could be the strangest gadget to come from Japan as of yet. Simply start petting the fake cat pillow, and it will start wagging its tail in response. An internal accelerometer detects the petting motion, enabling it to wag and curl its tail all on its own. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more information, and the Kickstarter page.

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