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Why US Government Websites Are Going to Start Looking Really Sharp (For Real)

Unfortunately for us, we’ll no longer be able to publish exhaustive lists of the ugliest US government websites
. But fortunately for the American people, any url ending in .gov is going to look and function better than it ever has before, thanks to new government-wide standards.

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Hitting Jell-O with a tennis racket gloriously slices it all up

Tennis racquets are excellent at turning objects—namely, tennis balls
—into blobs because the strings have just the right amount of give to absorb a bit of punishment. What’s even cooler though, is when something—like Jell-O—goes straight through the webbing and gets cut and sliced and chopped into jiggly flying snake-like objects.

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Lost for 70 Years, These Drawings Show Germany’s Sneakiest World War II Boobytraps

The chocolate bomb intended to kill Winston Churchill became the stuff of wartime legend. But depictions of the device and other cleverly concealed explosives were only recently rediscovered.

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Back to the Future Trilogy Will Stream Exclusively on Amazon Prime In October

Are you ready for October 21, 2015? That’s the date that Marty McFly arrives in the future — at least according to the second Back to the Future movie. But if you’re planning on watching the trilogy to celebrate, you’ll only have one streaming option: Amazon Prime.

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New Fire TV Stick vs New Chromecast vs Roku Stick: Streaming Dongle Showdown 2015

There’s a new Chromecast in town
and Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is getting an update — which means it’s time for another streaming showdown. Roku’s stick hasn’t been updated since last year but we’re still throwing it into the face-off.

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Why The Nazis Believed They Could Win the Battle of Britain

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the first time in history that one nation tried to defeat another using airstrikes. Here’s how the Nazis thought they could do it—and how agonizingly close they actually came to achieving victory.

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Five Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras

Our memory cards are packed with your best point-and-shoot nominations
and we’ve rounded up the five most popular. Now it’s time to find a winner. Compose, focus, vote.

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iPhone 6s Camera Review: Apple Is No Longer the King of Mobile Photos

As an Apple-toting photographer, the thing I look forward to most about each iPhone update is the camera. This year’s 6s and 6s Plus
promised not only higher resolution, but better all-around pics, 4K video, and more. Now that there are other terrific smartphone cameras in the mix, the iPhone has to try extra hard to capture your photo-loving heart.

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You Can Soon Use GIFs As Your Profile Picture on Facebook Mobile

Facebook’s updating its profile picture feature: Mobile users will be able to use 7-second long homemade GIFs as their main picture on the site. This is gonna be just like that time people complained on MySpace when users changed their background to tiled tie-dye or neon fuchsia wallpaper with animated glitter hearts.

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