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Nintendo Switch 2

Photo credit: Curved Labs

The Nintendo Switch has been an overwhelming success, but it's never too early to start thinking about its successor. Introducing Curved Labs' Nintendo Switch 2 concept. It offers a capacitive 7.3" touchscreen, redesigned Joy-Cons with extendable rails, a more secure fold-out kickstand, an NVIDIA Tegra X2 processor, 64GB of internal memory, and microSD expansion (up to 400GB). Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Switch Hack Tegra

The Nintendo Switch was hacked back in February to run Linux, but now a team has revealed a flaw that enables users to run arbitrary code through an exploit of an unpatchable flaw in the console's Nvidia Tegra X1 chip. That's right, it's at the silicon level of the Tegra X1 chip's USB recovery mode, which normally prevents hardware hackers from accessing the system's bootROM, thus the vulnerability allows for the entire 'root-of-trust' for the processor to be compromised. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Super Mario 64: Ocarina of Time


When Super Mario 64 meets The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, you get this awesome mashup by Germany-based Nintendo ROM hacker Kaze Emanuar. How is this possible? Well, he rebuilt the entire Ocarina of Time game within the Super Mario 64 engine, which means you'll be able to explore the land of Hyrule as Mario the plubmer, complete with all of his jumping and platforming skills. That's not all, you can also scavenge the maps for 170 collectible stars. 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 someone who sent garlic bread to the edge of space.

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Artificial Intelligence Galaga

Skynet, a neural net-based conscious group mind and artificial general intelligence, brought upon a war in which very few humans survived in the Terminator movies, but if this same technology was used for good, or more specifically, gaming, what would happen? This video shows us juat that as the Learnfun and Playfun Artificial Intelligence, built by Tom Murphy VII, becomes a master at Galaga in no time. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of ten corn gadgets put to the test.

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Next-Gen PSP

The Sony PS Vita is a nice portable console, but let's face it, the PSP is long overdue for a refresh, and this is what a next-generation device could look like if it had an edge-to-edge OLED display. However, this will have to come at a sacrifice, in the form of two notches that are unfortunately the controllers required to play the games. It does retain the classic rounded shape, and would most likely be released in a variety of colors, including the original grey color. Continue reading to see it in-action and for more pictures.

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Red Magic Smartphone

China, ZTE's sub-brand Nubia announced the launch of its first gaming smartphone, called the Red Magic, and it's definitely no slouch, especially since the handset can be picked up for just $399. Featuring a 5.99" Full HD+ display with an edge-to-edge 2.5D NEG T2X-1 display (18:9 aspect ratio / 1500:1 contrast ratio), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, an Adreno 540 GPU, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal dual-channel flash memory, and coolest of all, a GameBoost mode, which frees up memory-intensive resources to delivers the highest possible frame rates. Continue reading for an unboxing video, more pictures and information.

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Infinadeck VR Treadmill


The Infinadeck is basically an active omni-directional treadmill created by George Burger, and most recently seen in Spielberg's "Ready Player One" movie. The latest version features a frame-mounted harness, which detects force applied by the user's body, weighs just 500 pounds, and is far quieter than its predecessors. The company targets primarily industrial and military commercial applications, but could expand to commercial augmented reality / virtual reality markets soon. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of failed Super Smash Brothers auditions.

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Xiaomi Black Shark

What makes the Xiaomi Black Shark a gaming smartphone? Well, it comes with an attachable analog stick controller that snaps onto the display, as well as true "liquid cooling," which reduces temperature by up to 8° Celsius. Priced at $480, it also features a Snapdragon 845 CPU, up to 8GB of RAM, a 1080p 21:9 display, and 4,000mAh battery. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information.

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Nintendo Famigun Light Gun

There was the NES Zapper, Super Scope 6, and now, this Nintendo Super Famicom "Famigun" concept. This heavy duty gaming peripheral features a bazooka-like metal / plastic design, a fold-out display for more precise aiming action, and even a light-up Super Mario Bros. coin box indicator for good measure. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on if Nintendo will make this fan-made creation a reality. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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Microsoft Project Zanzibar

Microsoft's all-new "Project Zanzibar" is touted as a portable and flexible tangible interaction platform, but it's essentially a smart mat. This rollable device blends the digital and physical worlds into one by using touch sensors, gestures, and objects, making it great for augmented reality applications. It utilizes several technologies to make this possible, including: sensing, near field communication (NFC), and multi-touch. The mat is able to uniquely identify objects if tagged with low-cost NFC stickers, while custom NFC tag allow these interactions to be extended. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing why you shouldn't pour molten aluminum on ice.

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