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BMW 2002 Turbomeister

The BMW 2002 Hommage Turbomeister is basically an M2 in Turbomeister livery, but with a carbon fiber chassis and body kit. "The BMW 2002 Hommage celebrates the extraordinary feats of engineering on which BMW turbo technology is based and re-interprets them in the form of a design study. With its iconic orange/black paintwork, the car has a colour scheme and livery synonymous in the minds of many motor sport fans with the triumphs of the 1970s," said Karim Habib, Head of Design BMW Automobiles. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a battery that's lasted 176-years.

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Bioluminescent Shrimp

Photo credit: Tdub Photo

Tdub Photo headed to Seto Inland Sea in Japan for his latest photo series, titled "The Weeping Stones". It captures the stunning soothing blue glow of bioluminescent shrimp against the rocks of Seto. "This urge to do more is what drove us to create this year's set. This set was created by pouring the 'sea fireflies' over rocks and points along the shore to give the impression that the stones were 'weeping,'" said Trevor Williams. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Analogue NT Mini

Similar to its predecessor, the Analogue NT Mini is crafted from a solid block of aluminum and plays all of your classic NES / Famicom game cartridges. With Retro Receiver technology, you can enjoy games with a lag-free wireless controller, and in 1080p, thanks to HDMI output and up-scaling. Continue reading for a Contra gameplay video, more pictures and additional information.

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3D-Printed Lightsaber

Sean Charlesworth, a 3D-printing fanatic, decided to combine his love of the technology with Star Wars. This amazing lightsaber was created using the same method as the original prop makers: sticking together old camera parts together. "I have a box of this cool stuff. I started picking out cool part and put them together until they started resembling a lightsaber, and I wanted something really beefy looking. These were subsequently duplicated, scaled down or modified through 3D printing to create a lightsaber. As a result, the hilt was actually based on the shell of an old camera motor, an eyepiece mechanism parts and some old lenses. Part of a hard drive also inspired him," said Charlesworth. 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 a world record homemade arrow shooter.

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Ferrari Bugatti

It's only a matter of time before supercar manufacturers team up to produce some out of this world limited edition models, and the Ferrari Celeritas 2.0 could be one of them. Think of it as a Bugatti Chiron crossed with the upcoming LaFerrari Spider, with its open-top design and large wing for extreme downforce at high speeds. In the cabin, you'll find a classic gated shifter and a touchscreen infotainment display. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Corsair Gaming K70

Corsair Gaming's K70 LUX Mechanical Keyboard is highly touted and being offered for just $99.99 shipped, today only, originally $119.99. Featuring an aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame for superior durability, advanced lighting control and large font keycaps. CUE support enables advanced macro and lighting programming for virtually unlimited game customization. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Autonomous Tent

Priced from $100K, the Autonomous Tent is essentially a seashell-inspired, pop-up home that can be setup anywhere in the world. It was designed by modernist architect Harry Gesner, is powered by solar energy and comes with on-site waste management systems to minimize impact on the environment. The metal-framed tents are set atop a raised wooden deck, and then covered with a high-tech, translucent fabric shell resistant to mildew, rot, and pests. They are engineered to withstand 90mph hurricane winds and heavy snow loads of up to 30 pounds per square foot. An open-floor plan with soaring ceilings allow for natural light to flood in, while solar panels handle all of the electricity needs, including lighting, water filters, and a composting system. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of seemingly magical water transfer printing.

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BMW i Motorrad Beta

When TRON Lightcycle meets BMW motorcycle, you get the i Motorrad Beta|R by Sebastian Martinez. In addition to a hubless wheel, it features a hollow chassis design, along with a magnetic suspension that will supposedly give riders the smoothest driving experience possible. Continue reading for more pictures.

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PlayStation 4 Slim

Microsoft's Xbox One S isn't the only updated next-gen console, as Sony's got something up their sleeve as well, the PlayStation 4 Slim. While the company is set to announce a new 4K console, codenamed Neo, on September 7th, this one could be just a minor update to the current PS4, with not only a slimmer body, but rounded corners, as well as a 500GB HDD. Continue reading for more pictures of the packaging and box contents.

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Maverick X3 DS

Priced from $23K, the Can-Am Maverick X3 is literally a miniature off-road Batmobile that comes equipped with a turbocharged Rotax engine producing 154-horsepower. All of this lets you hit 60mph in less than 5-seconds, while riding on Fox 3.0 Podium RC2 HPG shocks with 2-feet of travel, perfect for hitting the dunes. Thanks to an elongated chassis, traveling on any terrain will be as a smooth ride. 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 someone using the world's smallest phone.

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