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Ducati Scrambler Rough Crafts

Taiwan-based Rough Crafts, lead by Winston Yeh, has unveiled their latest project, and it's based on a 2016 Scrambler Ducati. This fully-customized masterpiece now features Marzocchi forks sourced from a Panigale 1199, complete with blacked out tubes and 17-inch carbon BST wheels wrapped in Pirelli Rosso Corsa tires. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Jet-Powered Kayak

Aquanami has unveiled a jet-propelled kayak called the "Jet Angler," and it has a top speed of 32mph, thanks to a 17.5 horsepower, -stroke gasoline engine. It also boasts a 3.7-gallon gas tank, good for 100-miles on a full tank, and was designed for fishing the flats and / or duck hunting. Best of all, the vessel can be used in both freshwater and saltwater, while a central joystick is used for steering. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to transform a laptop into a stunning desktop media PC.

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Underpass Studio

With home prices continue to soar, architects like Fernando Abellanas, are looking for unconventional living spaces that may not look pretty, but definitely work. Called the "Underpass Studio," this living space located beneath a busy highway in Valencia, Spain, consists of a wooden platform that hangs by a steel frame that grips the bridge's concrete lip. A hand crank allows you to move the platform from side to side, directly under the bridge to the column where the living space is. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Glass Building Blocks

Forget solar panels, researchers from Exeter University have invented glass building blocks embedded with small solar cells. This means they not only generate their own energy, but also provide thermal insulation, while allowing natural light to enter buildings. Called "Solar Squared," the solar cells are embedded during the manufacturing process with an array of optical elements. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Nintendo Switch Stock

The Nintendo Switch has been out of stock for quite some time, ever since it launched, but now, Amazon Prime members (free trial), can pick one up for $299.99, without having to purchase any bundle packages. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers. Get one here now. Continue reading for a video unboxing of the Nintendo Switch Sonic Mania limited edition collector's edition and more information.

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Miniature iPhone Photos

Photo credit: Derrick Lin

Believe it or not, all of the photos you're about to see by artist Derrick Lin were created with an iPhone, a desk lamp, a massive collection of miniatures, and anything else he can find around the house. They range from famous painting recreations to outlandish scenes with miniature figurines ski down a burrito. Get the book here. Continue reading for more pictures.

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BMW Z4 Concept

Here's a first look at the BMW Z4 Concept ahead of its debut at Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week. No technical specifications are known at this time, but the images and videos should provide more than enough eye candy for the time being. "The BMW Concept Z4 expresses the new BMW design language from all perspectives and in all details. From the dynamic-looking front to the striking flanks to the clean-cut tail end; a few lines and the subtle interplay between surfaces are enough to generate a sense of power and emotion," said designer Adrian van Hooydonk. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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MTT 420RR Superbike


Not just any superbike, the MTT 420RR is powered by a Rolls Royce Allison 250-C20 Series Gas Turbine engine that generates 420 hp @ 52,000-rpm, and 500 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000-rpm, encapsulated in an aluminum alloy frame. It also features carbon fiber fairings, and sleek 17" carbon fiber wheels wrapped in Pirelli tires. A less powerful prototype of this superbike topped out at 227 mph, so this current model most likely can hit 250mph+. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some insane Blitz Ball trick shots.

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FrontRow Camera

Think of the wearable FrontRow Camera as a body cam for civilians, complete with a time-lapse "Story Mode". Priced at $400, this device includes a touchscreen display, 8MP camera, 5MP secondary camera, a built-in speaker, and media button. The latter comes in play when "Story Mode" is used, which discards your worst photos of the day and compiles the rest into a video you can easily share. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Nokia 8 Launch

Photo credit: Tom Warren / The Verge

It's official, the Nokia 8 smartphone will be launched in Europe next month, priced at $705. One feature you may not know about is the split-screen camera feature called Dual Sight, which combines a photo or video from the front and rear-facing cameras at the same time. Other features include: a 5.3-inch display (2560 x 1440), Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 13MP front-facing camera, and dual 13MP rear cameras with Zeiss optics. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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