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12 Movies to Watch on Netflix Before They're Gone in August

Hurry, time to watch these gems.<p>The dog days of summer have arrived, and 90-degree heat is as good an excuse as any to stay in the air conditioning and enjoy the standout offerings on Netflix before they disappear. Follow our roundup to see what you need to get to soon, along with the dates they'll …

Entertainment

DEAR AMERICA: Here's why everyone thinks you have a problem with guns

2015 has seen a flurry of high-profile mass shootings in America.<p>In what's become a disturbing routine during his presidency, Barack Obama has pleaded with lawmakers to change America's gun laws.<p>"This is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together," a visibly …

Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup: Pictures

NHL

John Oliver to America: Why Aren't You Upset About Torture?

The comedian hired Helen Mirren to undo Jack Bauer's influence.<p>"We tortured some folks."<p>President Obama's reaction to the recent <i>Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture</i> stirred the American public last August. People were enraged about the military's shady business. At least, for a day or …

The S-Class 550: A Mercedes in a class by itself

The car you'll be driving tomorrow? It's what rich guys are driving today.<p>Today's flagship Mercedes vehicles boast semiautonomous safety features that will probably be available on less-expensive cars in the near future, as their costs come down and their ability to reduce accidents is proven. They …

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U.S. carriers must unlock cellphones, starting today

Some U.S. carriers have historically been more lenient about unlocking phones than others, but starting today they are all mandated to provide unlocking once a customer’s contract is up.<p>Legislation put in place by the Federal Communications Commission back in 2013 takes full effect today, and …

Customers

Britain Launches First Driverless Car—And It’s Precious

Google's self-driving cars face some cute competition<p>Britain’s first driverless car doesn’t look like a car at all. The electric-powered LUTZ Pathfinder launched Wednesday, wandering the sidewalks of London’s Greenwich neighborhood, and it’s closer in appearance to a runaway cockpit of a small …

Autonomous Cars

First Drive: 2016 Acura ILX

With a heart transplant, the ILX turns into a first-generation TSX ... almost.<p>Hope springs eternal for Acura. Over the last couple of years, Honda's luxury division has been right-sizing some of its products (TLX sedan, RDX crossover), reconceiving others (all-wheel-drive RLX hybrid sedan), and …

Lost keys? KeyMe has the app for that

A self-printing service for house and car keys could be the solution to an age-old problem.<p>I'll never forget the moment I swore I'd never lose my keys again: Heavy snowfall and a freezing cold night in upstate New York, and I'm locked out of my Ford Escort with its the engine running and my house …

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