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Grandmother Funny Portrait

Kimiko Nishimoto, an 89-year-old grandmother didn't even pick up a camera until she was 72-years-old, but 15-years later, she's become an internet sensation and star in Japan. In addition to being a landscape / nature photographer, she loves photographing crazy self-portraits of herself using a wireless camera remote. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Tatami Suite Luxury Train Japan

East Japan Railway Company's new Shiki-shima train takes luxury train travel to the next level, and despite just launching in May, tickets are already sold out until March 2018. It all starts with the retro-futuristic train design, and carries forth into the interior, which includes traditional tatami-style suites as well as modern cabins. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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2019 Toyota Supra

Photo credit: Supra MKV Forums

It's only a matter of time before Toyota unveils the next-generation Supra, and many prototypes have recently been spotted with full camouflage, but the Supra MKV Forums shows us what one might look like without the disguise. It's based on the FT-1 concept, but with a shortened wheelbase, pushed back hood, and rear air intakes removed in favor of a central air intake. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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KFC Bath Bomb

If you're looking for a quirky gift this holiday season, don't count on getting one of these KFC bath bombs, as they're only available to 100 lucky fans via a Twitter lottery. That's right, these drumstick-shaped novelty items were created in partnership with Village Vanguard, and offered through a campaign that runs from Nov. 1-15. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept


Say goodbye to Mitsubishi's famed EVO sports compact line, and hello to the e-Evolution Concept, which boasts three electric motors and a battery pack mounted underneath the floor. The 4WD system also includes a Dual Motor Active Yaw Control that is capable of coupling the two rear electric motors together through an electronically controlled torque-vectoring unit. An advanced artificial intelligence system "augments the driver's capabilities" through a series of sensors that read changes in road and traffic conditions, while providing a customized training program to improve the owner's driving. 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 real vending machine hack.

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Mazda Vision Coupe

The sleek Mazda Vision Coupe Concept has leaked ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show. While not much is known on the performance side, this four-door vehicle does offer a high-performance Brembo braking system, quad-tailpipe sports exhaust system, a panoramic glass roof, hidden door handles, and metallic accents. Continue reading for 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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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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VR Mario Kart

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The HTC VIVE system is cool enough by itself, but pair it with Mario Kart VR? You've got an arcade racing game taken to the next level. It can be played at Shinjuku's Bandai Namco VR Zone arcade and costs $39 USD per ticket, which lets you choose between four VR experiences, one of which is Mario Kart GP VR. The car boasts a force-feedback steering wheel, and the entire car rocks with the gameplay, complete with wind effects. Continue reading for two more gameplay videos and information.

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Henn-na Hotel Robot Hotel

Henn-na Hotel may appear to be some kind of theme park at first glance, but it's a real place that you can book for just $80 per night in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan. When guests check in, they're helped by a well dressed dinosaur that says, "If you want to check in, push one [on the touch screen." An automated trolley delivers your luggage to the room, while a small robot answers questions about the current time or weather. The temperature of the room is kept comfortable with technology that detects body heat, and guests can even call for robotic room service using a tablet instead of a phone. 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 the iPhone 8 being pit against the Samsung Galaxy S8 in a salt water test.

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