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Custom Portable N64

Sure, there's third-party consoles, like the Hyperkin SupaBoy S, but for a truly portable N64, you'll have to build it yourself, like these modders. First up, we have the JN64p, which was created by "Downing Basement". "So this is a more basic system which does not include a breakout box which means this will be a strictly portable, single player system. It will include an expansion pak and built in memory card, but will be a much easier build on the whole not having to worry about the those additional features. All the rough 3D printed parts are done, so the case work can begin as soon as I have a few free minutes," said its creator. Continue reading for more.

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Apollo 20 Mission

According to official government records, the last time man ever set foot on the Moon was back in December 1972, when Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent three days on the lunar surface. What most don't know is that more Apollo missions were originally planned - Apollo 18, 19 and 20 - all of which were already in the construction and / or in the latter planning stages when they were cancelled in 1972 supposedly due to declining public interest and budget cuts. That was seemingly the case until 2007, when astronaut William Rutledge posted a video to YouTube claiming it to be from the secret Apollo 20 mission. Rutledge claimed Apollo 20's goal was to explore the polar region of the Moon, on its dark side, and in particular a miles-long crashed spacecraft. Continue reading for five more moon mysteries that will make you wonder.

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Lamborghini Ferruccio

You've seen the Ferrari concepts, now check out these futuristic supercars. The Lamborghini Ferruccio, designed by industrial designer Mark Hostler, blends the shapes and design details of various Lamborghini supercars from different eras, into one. Design aspects include: the low windshield and read end design of the original Countach, the softer and more rounded front fenders of the Miura and the fighter jet lines of the Reventon. It draws power from a beefy twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V12 engine. Continue reading for more insane Lamborghini concepts from the future.

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Secret Mars Mission

Some believe that NASA had a secret space program, codenamed "Project Redsun," back in the late 1960s to early 1970s, that involved actually manned missions to Mars. Thanks to computer graphics, just about anything is possible these days, but conspiracy theorists believe that the current Curiosity Rover is a giant hoax, as its shiny solar panels are evidence that they are being polished by humans already on Mars. Continue reading for five more Red Planet mysteries.

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DeLorean Monster Truck

Back to the Future fans rejoice! John Z. DeLorean's iconic DMC-12 started with just an ambitious idea - a Wankel-powered sportscar - that was plagued by production pressures and other issues to become a shadow of DeLorean's ultimate goal. Rich Weissensel has no problem chopping up a few of these fine specimens to create custom vehicles, like the monster truck that you see above. Continue reading for five more custom DeLoreans you definitely won't see in Back to the Future.

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Andrew Basiago Mars


Andrew Basiago, a Seattle attorney, claims that he was a 'chrononaut' in a secret United States government time travel program called Project Pegasus, back when he was a child. The goal was to allegedly protect Earth from space threats, to establish territorial sovereignty over Mars, and to acclimate Martian life to our presence. Believe it or not, he says that then 19-year-old Barack Obama, who went by the name 'Barry Soetero' was also a Mars visitor. Continue reading for five more people who claim to be time travelers.

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Nintendo Switch Arcade

The Nintendo Switch is great on-the-go or docked to a larger display, and if the latter is your preference, then you might want to check out this DIY full-size arcade machine of sorts. To build your own, you'll need two MDF boards (4' x 8'), 24' of pine molding / dowels, a sheet of acrylic (18" x 24"), a pair of cabinet hinges (full overlay, 1/2") with installation, an assortment of screws (esp. 1" wood screws), wood glue, drywall putty / spackling, non-water-based paint & primer, painter's tape, and black poster board. On the technical side, you'll of course need a Switch console with dock, an 18" - 24" display, two NES30 Arcade Stick controllers, an 18" LED light fixture, and a 4.5 cubic ft. mini fridge. Continue reading to see more awesome custom arcade cabinets.

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Altoids Game Console

Powered by Raspberry Pi Zero, the mintyPi 2.0 is basically a portable game console fitted inside a real Altoids tin. This followup to the original mintyPi now features 3D-printed parts to drastically improve the look and comfort, and now, it features: an integrated hinge to hold the screen up while you play, a much larger, crisper display, USB sound rather than PWM audio, and integrated Wifi connectivity. Continue reading for more custom portable game consoles that you won't find in stores.

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Airbus Popup


Flying cars don't need a special garage or license, and the Airbus Pop.Up proves it. Think of this flying car as a drone-like air transport based on platform-based ground transport modules. In other words, passengers would interact with the system using an app, which would then manage their trip using Artificial Intelligence, piloting both modules for them. In addition to the air and ground modules individual passenger capsules could also interact with trains, subways, and hyperloops, creating one seamless mobility solution. Continue reading for more flying cars we could see in the future.

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Electric Ferrari

Let's face it, by 2020, the Tesla Roadster won't be the only open-top electric supercar on the road, and one possible competitor could be the Ferrari Millenio. This two-seater features a carbon nanotube reinforced body that's claimed to be stronger than steel, yet lighter than carbon fiber, along with a set of dual electric engines that can either be recharged with solar panels or through an inductive power transfer system. How much will this cost? Well, considering the Porsche 918 will set you back upwards of $1-million, expect to shell out at least that amount, or double if it's only manufactured in extremely limited quantities. Continue reading for more interesting Ferrari concepts that have been released over the years.

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