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Tegra X1

We have seen the future of mobile gaming, and it's the NVIDIA Tegra X1. Unveiled tonight at CES 2015, this GPU combines a 64-bit ARM_based processor with a Maxwell architecture-based graphics chipset. While the K1 used NVIDIA's older Kepler GPU technology, the X1 is twice as powerful and also the first teraflop mobile processor. Continue reading for more video demonstrations and information.

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Android Wear Smart Watch

Moto 360 owners rejoice!. While there's big hype over the upcoming Apple Watch, Google's Android Wear has been alive and kicking for quite some time now. In addition to the plethora of health apps out for the smart watches, there are also quite a few games, including a Game Boy Color emulator. Programmer Corbin says: "This part introduces you to ADB and manually installing applications. This will not void your warranty on your watch, and this works with any Android Wear watch. This may seem long, but that's just because I've explained everything in great detail for beginner users." Read more here or continue reading to see five games you can play now.

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Razer Blade Gaming Laptop

The Razer Blade may appear to be just another ultra portable laptop, but inside its svelte chassis is a powerhouse waiting to be unleashed on the latest games and applications. Measuring just 0.7-inches thin, the Razer Blade packs more power per cubic inch than any other laptop in the world. The Razer Blade is powered by a 4th gen Intel Core i7 processor, the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M GPU, and uses solid-state storage technology for boot speeds up to four times faster than a traditional notebook hard drive. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review, more pictures and additional information.

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PSN Outage

You know you're a hardcore gamer, when...the police are the first ones you turn to after a network outage. Sony' PlayStation Network was knocked offline for about three days during Christmas week, and when that happened, a caller to Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office 911 system asked a dispatcher for assistance on the issue. In the 911 call recording obtained by WPTV, the caller asks, "I was wondering, do you guys know anything about that?" Continue reading to listen in on the entire convo.

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Oscilloscope Quake

Photo credit: Pekka Vaananen via Laughing Squid

Programmer Pekka Vaananen managed to hack an old Hitachi V-422 oscilloscope to run the classic FPS game Quake. He says: "I was quite disappointed by the performance I got out of this. Merely 1000 lines on screen simultaneously, usually not even that. Any higher numbers end up being represented as such high frequencies the audio output can't keep up. One can increase the time spent on each line but this causes additional latency and the image starts to flicker. Speeding up the drawing speed allows more stuff per frame, but the quality degrades quickly as can be seen in the comparison image shown earlier." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the nicest gas station toilet ever.

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Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo

In the future, our roads may be filled with cars once featured in video games, such as Gran Turismo, and the Infiniti Concept Vision will be one of them. Not just for looks, this sleek beast features under-floor airflow control, front / rear diffusers, rear spoiler, and most importantly, a naturally aspirated V8 engine, paired with a front mid-ship/trans-axle powertrain for optimal weight distribution of 45:55 front/rear. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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PS4 Rocks

Igor Baksht from Denver, Colorado went to the Stapleton Walmart to purchase a PlayStation 4 bundle last week for his 13-year-old niece, but upon opening the box, he discovered that it was filled with rocks instead of the game console. The first red flag was raised when the store employee who sold him the console from a locked case said that the Grand Theft Auto V bundle had previously been returned. Continue reading for the video news report and more information.

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Minecraft Creator Mansion

Being a successful game developer still has its perks, and for Markus "Notch" Persson of Minecraft fame, that includes a $70-million mansion in Beverly Hills overlooking the LA skyline. Originally listed at a cool $85-million, the final purchase price was eventually negotiated down $15-million, and according to John Aaroe Group, Persson's purchase included everything you see in the video above: "...luxury furnishings to exotic electronics such as the automated 54-foot curved glass door in the living room that opens onto an infinity pool with iPad-controlled fountains and spectacular views. Cases of Dom Perignon were part of the deal." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of amazing animated optical illusions that will blow your mind.

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GAEMS Vanguard

GAEMS Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment is exactly as it sounds, an accessory that transforms your Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, or PS4 into a fully portable system. It comes with an integrated 19-inch LED HD display, stereo speakers, and dual headphone jacks for the ultimate immersive gaming experience no matter where you are. Product page. Continue reading for another video preview, more pictures and additional information.

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Pong Crosswalk

Waiting at crosswalks can get boring, but three interaction design students - Amelie Kunzler, Sandro Angel, and Holger Michel - from HAWK University came up with an interactive solution. After 2-years and countless hours spent working with traffic experts, the Pong Crosswalk has now become a reality. It has been approved for use in the city of Hildesheim, Germany, and officially known as the ActiWait. Continue reading for the latest video and more information.

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