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Colorized World War II

Photo credit: Imperial War Museums via Peta Pixel

Photographers during World War II shot the battle in black-and-white due to the high-cost of color film, but there were a few that managed to slip through the cracks. Many of them can be found in a book published by the Imperial War Museums (IWM), which were captured between 1942 and 1945. Above, we see an Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) 'spotter' at a 3.7-inch anti-aircraft gun site in December 1942. Continue reading for more.

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Manhattan JEt

Sleek and retro-futuristic, the Embraer Manhattan Jet is inspired by New York's famous Art Deco scene and based on the Lineage 1000E. It boasts a striped blue exterior, while its luxurious interior has been fitted with plenty of mahogany, brass, and gold accents. Passengers also get to experience a Cloud Club lounge, which consists of a bar and a large panoramic city loft window, while the Crystal Room offers dining for up to six at once. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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ATV Shaman

The Avtoros Shaman 8x8 All-Terrain Vehicle just got upgraded, and now it can go sideways accross marshes, snow, steep terrains, and more. Powered by an Iveco F1C 3.0-liter turbo diesel producing 146-horsepower, mated to a ZF 6 S 400 six-speed manual gearbox, it can hit a top speed of 50mph on land and 7mph in water, thanks to its sealed chassis. What sets this model apart from its predecessors is " "crab-mode", a mode where all eight wheels steer in the same direction, thus enabling it to move sideways. Size wise, it measures 6.2 meters long, 2.5 meters wide and stands 2.7 meters tall, with a payload capacity of up to 1.5 tons. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how colorblind people see the world.

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Milky Way Volcano

Photo credit: Albert Dros via Bored Panda

Dutch photographer Albert Dros spent weeks in Guatemala waiting for the perfect moment to capture the Fuego volcano aligned perfectly beneath the Milky Way Galaxy. "First of all I used Photopills to plan the position of the milky way. Then I used the tools I found online to 'get to know' the volcano by observing scopes, recent activity logs and webcams. Last I called the local weather station when I finally arrived in Guatemala multiple times to get a recommendation about the weather up there above 3000m. When clear skies were predicted in combination with lots of activity i made my move to try my luck," said Dros. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Jackery Bolt

The Jackery Bolt 10050mAh Power Bank has built-in Lightning as well as microUSB cables, which means you won't need to bring any extras, and it's being offered for just $28.79, today only, originally $89.99. It even comes with 1 extra open USB port, so technically, you can charge 3 devices at the same time. With capacity 10050 mAh and up to 5V/3.4A max overall output, you can minimize the charging time. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Earth Saturn Rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this incredible image of Earth through the rings of Saturn from 870 million miles away, on April 12th, 2017. When you zoom in, the high-resolution photo reveals the Moon as an even smaller dot near Earth. The Cassini spacecraft was launched approximately 20-years-ago, and as its final mission, it will be sent into Saturn's atmosphere. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the fastest 300 bowling game ever recorded.

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Nokia 8 Leak

Nokia is set to report earnings this week, and their upcoming smartphones will only bolster their financial sheets, especially if they look anything like the device above. The Nokia 8 design leaked earlier this month, and is reported to boast a Snapdragon 6XX CPU, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, 22.3 megapixel dual rear cameras, and most importantly, a brilliant 5.7-inch AMOLED 2K display. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Land Cruiser Tonka

The FJ Company is best known for their FJ49 makeovers, and their latest project, brings the Tonka trucks you grew up with to life. The metallic orange 4x4 you see above is no toy, as it's a functional off-road vehicle, complete with Mickey Thompson wheels, paired with Cooper Discoverer 'A/T3' tires, and even a bottle opener integrated into the custom front bumper. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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DARPA Tern Drone

DARPA's Tern is basicaly a tailsitter drone that reinvents Convair's XFY-1 aircraft's technology from 1951. It seeks to greatly increase the effectiveness of forward-deployed small-deck ships such as destroyers and frigates by enabling them to serve as mobile launch and recovery sites for specially designed unmanned aerial systems (UASs). In times of war, it's capable of carrying up to 600 pounds of ordinance and designed to conduct combat strikes. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one hands-on clip of the $1,899 retro iPhone 7.

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BMW M4 CS

Want an upgraded BMW M4 without going the warranty-voiding tuner route? The BMW M4 CS is just for you. Featuring a tuned 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine that now produces 454 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque, a 29hp and 37 lb-ft boost over the factory model. Other upgrades include a carbon fiber roof, trunklid spoiler, diffuser and front splitter, which contribute to a 71-pound weight saving over the base M4. You also get 6-piston front / 4-piston gold calipers with carbon ceramic brakes, stiffer springs / dampers, larger roll bars and 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels. One caveat: you'll have to shell out over $100,000 to get your hands on one when it hits dealers next year. Continue reading for a test drive video, more pictures, and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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