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16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

History

The tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech torpedoed by corporations | Ars Technica

"Show us that it's being adopted in the industry, and we'll put it in.”<p>The rise and fall of FireWire—IEEE 1394, an interface standard boasting …

Engineering

Apple will fix iPhone 6 Pluses with touchscreen problems, but it will cost you | Ars Technica

"Multi-Touch Repair Program" costs $149 if your phone isn't visibly damaged.<p>If you've been having touchscreen problems with your iPhone 6 Plus, Apple …

Mobile Technology

23 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

One of the great things about Netflix is that it has brought thoughtful, compelling documentaries to a much wider audience, which filmmakers could only dream of a decade ago.<p>And with bingeworthy titles like "Making a Murderer" and the vast ESPN "30 for 30" library a click away, you can get a lot of …

Netflix Original

The 25 Best Movies of 2016

With just days left before we turn another page in the calendar, here's a look back at the year's best films.<p>The movie year is just about over, and a review of the past twelve months makes clear that cinephiles have been spoiled with sterling movies, from blockbuster superhero sagas and low-budget …

New Orleans Saints

The 8 Worst Movie Extras of All Time

You had one job.<p>Christopher Nolan's first trailer for <i>Dunkirk</i> has been getting a lot of attention – although probably not in the way he hoped – thanks to an inappropriately cheerful extra.<p>But he's not the first to fluff his five seconds of fame. Come with us to celebrate some of the lamest extras in …

Movies

Rep. Steve King Asks What 'Subgroup' Contributed More to Civilization Than Whites

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) sparked anger on Monday by asking about which “subgroup” had contributed more to advancements in civilization than white …

Republican National Convention

The 10 Best Animated Movies On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: March 19th</b><p>It’s easy for animation buffs to get discouraged flipping through Netflix Instant’s animated offerings, which skew heavily toward mass-produced kiddie TV programs and dire-looking CGI direct-to-video sequels. But a little digging turns up quite a few unexpected animated gems …

The 9 best indie sci-fi and fantasy movies on Netflix

Sometimes it can be hard to choose from Netflix‘s enormous archive of available movies. So, if you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan in search of something new …

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

YouTube channel AsapScience has recorded what is possibly the most fun rendition of the periodic table set to music that anyone's ever heard.<p>In high …

Summer's Must-See Documentaries

A smattering of fact-based films marks this season's solstice<p>Sometimes the free-flowing beer and searing summer sun need to be counteracted with a …

Julian Assange