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Nebula Mars Lite Portable Cinema

Anker's Nebula Mars Lite transforms just about any flat surface into a portable cinema, all for $229.99 shipped, today only, originally $429.99. A 300 ANSI lumens brightness provides crisp 1280 x 720p HD picture with enhanced contrast, while dual 10W speakers flood any room with high-fidelity sound. Anker's advanced battery technology delivers 3 hours of non-stop entertainment. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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BarberCut Lite Theft

Anthony Helinski, a 34-year-old teacher from Lawrence, Massachusetts, has been charged with putting his toddler into a BarberCut Lite arcade machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall and using her to steal prizes. He turned himself in Wednesday, five days after witnesses at the Mall at Rockingham Park recorded video of a man encouraging the girl to grab prizes from within the game. Continue reading to watch the video without effects straight from the Salem NH Police Department.

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PlayStation Classic

Sony announced today that it plans to launch a miniature games console designed to resemble the original PlayStation, but 45% smaller, and it comes pre-loaded with 20 vintage games to boot. Officially called the "PlayStation Classic," the new console shares the design of the original PlayStation that launched in 1994, but is considerably smaller, priced at $99.99. You'll find classic titles, like the 1997 role-playing game Final Fantasy VII to the 1998-1999 racing game R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 and Tekken 3. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online is now live, and compared to similar services, the price is actually quite reasonable: 1-month for $3.99, 3-months for $7.99, 12-months for $19.99 or an eight Nintendo account "Family Membership" for $34.99. What do you get with this membership? How about online multiplayer, cloud saves and a collection of 20 classic NES games, with more constantly being added. Plus, cross-console play is also enabled, which means Switch players in Rocket League and Fortnite can game with Xbox One, mobile and PC users. To prepare Switch console for the online service, link + sync the proper Nintendo account, upgrade to the system version 6.0, active your subscription, and it's ready to go. Continue reading for a video explaining how you can possibly get a membership for under $5 per year.

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Halo Fan Builds Real Warthog

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Bryant Havercamp, a phone technician and massive Halo fan from Michigan, has spent the past five years recreating the iconic Warthog truck from the franchise. He used traditional fabrication methods, a 3D printer, and the frame of a 1984 Chevy K10 to make his dream a reality. The result? A fully street-legal Warthog replica based on a 3D model extracted directly from the Halo game. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tomb Raider PC Case Mod

This custom Shadow of the Tomb Raider GeForce RTX 2080 Ti PC isn't just for how, as it packs plenty of power to run all the latest and greatest games. Starting with the case, it's built on a Corsair 270R chassis, which has been covered in a mix of MDF Fiberboard, sculpted styrofoam, 3D printing, modelling clay, and then finished with airbrushing as well as some hand-painting. Model-shop foliage and sculpted vines were added to create a jungle motif, while flickering LEDs and cotton balls create the appearance of fire-based torches. Last, but not least, the system was finished off with an altar, a hand-sculpted dagger, and a 3D printed Tomb Raider climbing axe. Inside each one of these GeForce GTX 2080 Ti-powered PCs, you'll find an ASUS X299 TUF Mk1 motherboard, an Intel i7-7820X CPU, 32GB of Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 RAM, a 512GB Samsung 970 Pro SSD, a Corsair RMX1000 PSU, Mainframe Customs Cables, and customized Primochill Watercooling. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Deus Ex Bionic Arm

Most known Deus Ex, as a series of action role-playing first-person shooter stealth video games that explore human augmentation, and the team behind these titles have teamed up with a number of partners to create prosthetic limbs inspired by the universe. Open Bionics ended up creating a "semi-functional prototype", and best of all, the design files will be made open source for those who want to 3D-print the arm at home. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Super NES CD ROM

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With the Nintendo Switch flourishing, it's only fitting at a console the company never released, the Super NES CD-ROM System, also known as the SNES-CD). The add-on built upon the functionality of the cartridge-based SNES by adding support for a CD-ROM-based format known as Super Disc. Fast forward to November 2015, one of the original Nintendo PlayStation prototypes had been found, and it was left behind by former Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Olafur Johann Olafsson during his time at Advant. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Call of Duty Blackout Battle Royale

Inspired by PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite: Battle Royale, Call of Duty: Blackout lets players duke it out on the franchise's largest multiplayer map ever, including the RC-XD drone as well as zombies. It also features vehicular combat across land, air, and sea, combining large-scale battles with the slick gunplay of Call of Duty. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Sayama City Minecraft

This isn't a real city in Japan, but rather one created in Minecraft, called Sayama City. You'll find plenty of skyscrapers, LED billboards, temples / shrines, arching bridges, and even Ferris wheels. One caveat: the buildings do not have interiors, so you'll have to leave the exploring to the streets. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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