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Analogue’s Mega SG may be able to play nearly all SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis cartridges, but nothing beats owning the actual console. This held true for a gamer couple who recently got married in Japan, as they decided to celebrate with a wedding cake modeled after the console, complete with the CD-ROM attachment as well as a Sonic & Amy cartridge topper.
Pastry chef Amaury Guichon hosted the School of chocolate on Netflix, but in his off time, he likes making innovative things, such as this 3.5-foot-tall robot arm. At first glance, the finished product looks like something you’d see in a factory, but upon closer inspection, you’ll realize that the robot arm is made entirely from chocolate and weighs 90-pounds.
The Google Nest Doorbell (Wired) lets you see and talk to whoever is at the door using the Nest app, all for $113 shipped, this weekend only, originally $229. Once installed, you’ll get instant alerts when someone approaches the door, and it can accurately differentiate between a person, animal, or any other random object, even if they don’t ring the doorbell. Product page.
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The 2023 BMW M2 is set to be officially revealed on October 11th, but a production vehicle without camouflage has allegedly leaked. Power is rumored to come from a twin-turbocharged S58 3.0L inline six engine making around 453 hp and 437 lb-ft of torque, mated to either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed M Steptronic gearbox.
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Just like the Dreamcast, the SEGA Mega Modem was ahead of its time. This accessory was first released in Japan on November 3, 1990 and designed for use with SEGA Meganet, which was an online service for the Mega Drive in Japan and later Brazil. It was SEGA’s very first pay-to-play online multiplayer gaming service.
Limited to 10-units worldwide, the BRABUS P 900 Rocket Edition turns the Mercedes-AMG G63 into a 900 hp and 77b lb-ft of torque pickup truck, powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Even though it weighs in at 5,997-pounds, it can accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 3.7-seconds, while topping out at an electronically limited 174 mph.
While Rémi Gaillard uses a drone to fool people into thinking they’ve seen a UFO, Nathan Paulin set a new world record for the longest highline by completing a 2,200-meter-long journey at Mont-Saint-Michel in France, recorded with help from the Insta360 X3 camera.
Star Fox, programmed by Argonaut Software, was originally released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993. It used the Super FX chip for 3D graphics that were ahead of its time, rendering Fox McCloud and his team, Slippy Toad, Peppy Hare, and Falco Lombardi on their quest to take on Andross. One modder has just released a patch for the emulated version of this game that includes a 60 fps mode.
Although not as innovative as this algae-powered computer, the LILYGO Watch-Keyboard-C3 V1.0 does turn the TTGO T-Watch ESP32 programmable smartwatch into a miniature desktop computer of sorts with a 1.54-inch touchscreen display. In other words, this accessory is not compatible with the Apple Watch or Samsung Galaxy Watch, just the TTGO T-Watch smartwatch series powered by the Espressif ESP32-D0WDQ6 chip with a dual-core 240MHz Tensilica Xtensa LX6 microcontroller.
Populating huge virtual worlds could be an issue for some game developers, and that’s why NVIDIA GET3D was created. This AI model can populate virtual worlds with a diverse array of 3D buildings, vehicles, characters and more after being trained using only 2D images. The model then generates 3D shapes with high-fidelity textures and complex geometric details.