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Real Life

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100 guns take us back 100 years

Ten 105mm Howitzer guns fired 100 rounds in Wellington, New Zealand to mark the 100th anniversary of New Zealand joining the First World War.

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Reviews

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Recharging your iPhone is simple with Magicstick

The Magicstick iPhone and Kindle charger by Powerocks is an extremely handy gadget to keep in your bag. It weighs only a few grams, is reasonable inexpensive and can recharge your iPhone twice before it has to be recharged itself.

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Science and Tech

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Put the light back where it belongs

Natural wonders, and petty theft on a grand scale — a delightful video shows us something we need to know.

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Build relationships with authentic blogging

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Blogging: does it make you think of audience and followers, search engine bait and generating income? Or does it make you consider authenticity, relationships, community?

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Does your website frighten away your potential customers? These 5 tips to tidy your text will win them back.

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In love in space

Orbitas.

A charming animated video with no dialogue, set in space, about love and war.

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Recharging your iPhone is simple with Magicstick

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The Magicstick iPhone and Kindle charger by Powerocks is an extremely handy gadget to keep in your bag. It weighs only a few grams, is reasonable inexpensive and can recharge your iPhone twice before it has to be recharged itself.

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The unexpected delights of Anime

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Desperately looking for TV shows that feature strong females playing leading roles in the world? Give Anime a try — I’ve found 3 shows (so far) that I find are very worth my time.

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