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Jeep Action Camper

Think of the Jeep Action Camper as an off-road vehicle and mini home in one. Priced from $54000, this expedition vehicle is designed for two people, and built on the Wrangler Unlimited chassis. Featuring a pop-up roof, fiberglass body, king-sized bed, lots of storage space, kitchenette set with three-burner stove / refrigerator, a toilet, an optional shower, as well as a fold-up dining area. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Smart Mirror

Photo credit: Max Braun

Google engineer Max Braun created a smart mirror unlike many other that you've seen, as it's designed to be a giant smartphone, or so we'd like to think. Starting with a two-way mirror, a display panel and main board were added. After countless hours of work, Max unveils his new creation, a smart mirror that tells time, weather, and even the latest news headlines. This Android-powered creation can also be programmed to display other things. Continue reading to see the brains of this operation.

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Pulse Jet Drift Trike

A pulse jet engine is basically a type of jet engine in which combustion occurs in pulses. It can be made with few, or no moving parts, and is capable of running statically (i.e. it does not need to have air forced into its inlet typically by forward motion). Colin Furze decided to add a pulse jet engine system onto his motorized drift trike, and insane speeds ensued. Continue reading to see a video on how Colin built his drift trike.

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Jet Rocket Bike

Swiss rocket man Francois Gissy wasn't satisfied with a supercar, so he built a rocket bike that can achieve 207 mph in a mere 4.8 seconds. This isn't a fancy model either, as it's completely stripped of everything that causes drag. There aren't any sophisticated aerodynamic bits, just a rocket, saddle, and an extreme brake system to ensure that Gissy is able to safely stop after breaking the world speed record. 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 drone-destroying eagles.

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Homemade Tank Lada

Not everyone can afford to buy a real tank, so this Russian decided to build his own, using an old Lada Samara chassis. While the body remained largely untouched, giant tracks, powered by the front wheels, were added to turn the two sets of wheels that sit aft of the driven ones. Inside, the steering wheel has been replaced with a set of controls we can only assume are sourced from retired war machines. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of molten aluminum being poured on dry ice.

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Nissan Rogue Warrior

When the roads get icy or filled with snow, tire chains are usually required to safely traverse the terrain, that is unless...you're driving the Nissan Rogue Warrior. It's fitted with the Dominator track system, which is comprised of four triangular tank tracks that each measure 30 inches in height, 48 inches in length, and 15 inches wide. Aside from the track system, it uses Nissan's standard Xtronic transmission and all-wheel drivetrain. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Game Boy Macro

Have a broken Nintendo DS just collecting dust? Then it may be time to transform it into a Game Boy Macro. It's essentially a DS modded to run without a top screen, and when paired with a nice looking outer shell, it becomes a whole new console, similar to the Game Boy Advance. For those wondering why there's a black border, the modded console creates this to maintain the same aspect ratio/resolution of a Game Boy Advance. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a three part tutorial video series on how to make your own.

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$30,000 Gaming PC

These days, $30000USD can get you a fairly decent car, but for those who would rather have a nice gaming PC, this is the rig for you. YouTube star "LinusTechTips" spent five figures building what could quite possibly be the ultimate rig, which includes: 32GB of Kingston DR4 ECC RAM, 8 x Kingston KC400 1TB Business SSDs, Lime Technology unRAID Server Pro Software, Caselabs Mercury S8, 7 x Acer Predator X34 21:9 Gaming Monitors, dual Intel Xeon E5 2697 V3 processors, an ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS, 7 x AMD R9 Nanos, and last, but not least, an EVGA T2 1600W. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of insane championship slot cars that will make your head spin.

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Chop Top Beetle

Chopping the tops off vehicles goes back to the early days of the hot rod scene, and is essentially an attempt to reduce the front profile while increasing its speed potential. To start the process, the vehicle's pillars and windows are cut down, lowering the overall roof line. Some dry lake racers chop the tops in extreme fashion, so the windows are mere inches tall, making them "mail slot" windows. In the example above, we have a chopped Volkwsagen Beetle, complete with a wide fender kit. 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 a very talented little girl playing the entire Back to the Future orchestra theme.

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Street Legal IndyCar

Auto enthusiast Dean Loucks purchased an IndyCar chassis a few years back - Eddie Cheever's backup car from the 2000 season, and after 1,000 hours spent on the operating table at his firm, The Art of Design, it became a street-legal beast. It now features a custom front splitter, key-start ignition, and is powered by a small block Chevrolet engine. The V8 is good for a top speed of 120 mph, and while it may not sound too impressive, you have to remember that this vehicle only weighs 1,200-pounds. 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 7 crazy dry ice experiments.

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