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Yobo Portable NES

Inventor Ben Heckendorn is back at it again, and this time, he creates a Yobo Portable - a brand of Nintendo clones - that is compatible with NES cartridges. He managed to find one in a junk pile for $5, hacked it up for parts, and the rest is history. The case was designed in Fusion 360, while the final design uses the same type of flat Li-po batter as the Raspberry Pi No HDMI project. A laser printer fabricated the front panel, and he 3D prints parts with Makergear M2 and the old Replicator 1. 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 Jurassic World built a roller coaster for one of its scenes.

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Living Vehicle Tiny House

Designed by Matthew Hofmann, the "Living Vehicle" tiny house features an all-aluminum exterior to keep things cool during the warmer months, while remaining modern and cozy on the inside. With enough room for a family of six, it comes equipped with a 50 AMP electric line, 600W monocrystalline solar panel array, a 100 Gallon fresh water tank, propane tanks storage, a 13,500 BTU Air conditioning unit, shower, kitchenette, washer / dryer, and lots more. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Minima Smartphone

It's true, many smartphones are getting too large to comfortably store in your pocket, but Minima is anything but bulky. Featuring a svelte 3-inch display, which is just large enough to use an on-screen keyboard comfortably, while still offering an 18:9 screen ratio that many mobile apps are designed for. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Cats in Food

Photo credit: Ksenia via Bored Panda

Instagram user Ksenia from Russia combined her love of both cats and food into one, using Adobe's ever so popular Photoshop software. Whether it be a croissant, blueberries, sushi, or cookies, you'll find these bizarre mashups and more. "I always wanted to create something funny and this is what I came up with at the end of January and launched my Instagram account," said Ksenia. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Ethec Electric Motorcycle

Tesla may already be developing their own electric motorcycle, but this group of students from two different schools - ETH Zurich and the Zurich Academy of the Arts - have beat the company to it. Called the "Ethec," this bike is powered by 15 kWh lithium ion batteries, alongside an optimized cooling system, to offer an impressive 250-mile range when fully charged. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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ACV Amphibious Combat Vehicles

The U.S. Marine Corps partnered with BAE Systems to build the ACV 1.1, a high-tech amphibious combat vehicle. This 8x8 amphibious platform can carry 13 embarked Marines, plus a crew of three, and boasts a special 'H-Drive' System to provide full time all-wheel traction both on land and in the surf zone. It's powered by a 690HP engine, good over a range of more than 325 miles on land before needing to refuel, and it can travel at speeds in excess of 65 miles per hour. 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 clear ice being pit against molten brass.

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Gold Lamborghini Aventador SV

Empire Auto wasn't satisfied with the head-snapping looks of the factory Lamborghini Aventador SV, so they put their very own golden touch on the supercar. In addition to a new gold paint scheme, they equipped it with a set of Polished Bronze wheels that measure 21 x 9.5 at the front and 21 x 12.5 at the rear, similar to the ones found on Lamborghini's Egoista concept. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BLUFXX Liquid Cable Repair Pen

Broken charging cables are a common occurrence, especially from just general wear, but BLUFIXX has a solution. Their liquid cable repair pen uses a flexible polymer gel that's liquid before curing, to mend frayed cables. How easy is it? Simply draw a new protective layer over the cable and then cure the liquid sleeve with a UV light. This turns the gel into a flexible, yet tough, water-resistant material with a 5-year lifespan. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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Logitech MX Master 2S

Logitech's MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse is highly acclaimed for offering FLOW cross-computer control and file sharing, all for $59.99 shipped (order now to lock in price), today only, originally $99.99. Logitech Flow allows you to seamlessly control multiple devices and even copy-paste content and documents between those computers. It features an ultra-accurate 4000 DPI laser sensor that gives you flawless control on virtually any surface - even glass. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Project Aurora Wall

Photo credit: Bogi Fabian via Bored Panda

Artist Bogi Fabian creates mind-bending art that can only be viewed either with the lights turned off or under UV light. "Project Aurora" transforms an entire room into a space-like world, complete with stars and nebulas. "I am trying to create dreamful atmospheres, paint walls and floors and manage to enlighten my art with and without a source of energy. Thus, the spectator can experience the result in the daylight as well as in the dark, and in that way enjoy it in all its facets. My goal is to create unique spaces and rooms giving them an identity and a soul, where relaxing and living become an experience," said Fabian. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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