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Custom DeLorean

The DeLorean DMC-12 was manufactured by John DeLorean's DeLorean Motor Company for the American market in 1981-82. Featuring gull-wing doors with a fiberglass "underbody", to which non-structural brushed stainless steel panels are affixed, the car became iconic for its appearance as a modified time machine in the Back to the Future film trilogy. The company went into liquidation as the US car market went through its largest slump since the 1930s. In 2007, about 6,500 DeLorean Motor cars were believed to still exist. However, there are still some diehard enthusiasts who go to great lengths to customize their vehicles, as you can see above. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the iOS 8 Autocomplete Song.

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Smartphone Halloween

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober now spends his time creating high-tech costumes using gadgets like smartphones and tablets. His latest creations uses a free app that brings your costumes to life. A few years ago Mark Rober became an internet star with a costume that used two iPads to make it look like a hole had been blasted through his stomach. Fast forward to today, he's fabricated a line of terrifying t-shirts and monstrous masks that have special smartphone pockets. Continue reading for the video.

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Truck Conversion Traveler

Photo credit: Tylerthompson21

Let's face it, not everyone who wants to travel the world can actually afford to do so, but Reddit user "tylerthompson21" had other ideas in mind. He began with a standard Toyota truck and decided to build a custom camper, complete with bed, storage space, as well as working power outlets. A few weeks later, after countless hours of work, he definitely had something worthy to show. Continue reading to see the build process.

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Fake Lamborghini Diablo VT

Auto enthusiasts Wang Yu and Li Lintao from Beijing, China, have adored supercars since childhood, but as some already know, imported vehicles are heavily taxed in the country. So, they decided to build their own Lamborghini Diablo SV from scratch. It all started when the two friends returned home from studying mechanical engineering abroad in the UK and Germany. They began sourcing parts from China's version of eBay, Taobao Marketplace. One year and $227,000 USD later, the replica finally became a reality. It's powered by a Toyota-sourced V8 engine and can go from 0 to 60mph in 4.8 seconds, topping out at 192mph. Continue reading to see the entire build process from start to finish.

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Wall Mounted PC

Computer modding isn't as popular as it once was, but people are still finding cool and creative ways to make their system stand out. One of them is mounting all of the hardware components on a wall, either in a custom-built case or just directly fastening all the pieces on there. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate table tennis trick shot.

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Computer Built Into Desk

You can either buy a desktop computer from your local electronics store, build a tower yourself, or buy all the parts and stuff them into a custom-built desk, like these geeks. Don't fancy the LED lights or transparent glass? There's always the option of hiding all the parts inside a minimalist-style desk, similar to what you'd find in a Apple Store. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Swedish father telling his two sons that he won $2.7-million USD in an unusual way.

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Foam Mercedes

This looks to be straight from a movie set, but it's actually a custom car in the making. An auto enthusiast from Lithuania decided that a standard Mercedes-Benz CLK just wasn't going to cut it. So, he decided to strip everything, add some extra parts, along with some massive wheels, and remake it into a one-of-a-kind luxury car of sorts. Continue reading to see the entire process.

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Motorcycle from Wrecked Car

When Frenchman Emile Leray became stranded in a Moroccan desert in 1993 with a non-drivable Citroen, he turned on his MacGyver instincts. This enterprising electrician would not be denied in his quest to find his way back home and singlehandedly rebuilt his Citreon into a makeshift motorbike. Simply put, his clever engineering involved converting the car's rear bumper into a faux seat, shortening the chassis, and placing the engine and gearbox in the middle to create a vehicle which somehow kept going long enough to transport him to safety. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the first biker to successfully land a Tsunami Flip.

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Battlefield PC

It's always good to revisit the good old days of PC modding, back when geeks took pride in creating custom towers. For this flashback, we bring you a Battlefield-inspired (game) PC that even includes a built-in energy drink cooler. Unfortunately, we don't know if the minigun spins or if the switches actually do something. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Chihuahua that's really living the good life.

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When you think of a "dream" home theater, leather seats with large cup holders, a gigantic screen, and custom theming probably comes to mind. However, all you really need is a gigantic bed couch of sorts, large enough for friends and family, along with a decent-sized display, for a good time. The home theater above is the perfect example. Continue reading for more fun and awesome ways geeks can remodel their home.

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