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The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

U.S. Bans E-Cigarettes in Checked Luggage

The vapor-based devices have been deemed too dangerous for the luggage compartment.<p>Airline passengers can no longer carry e-cigarettes or other electronic smoking devices in their checked luggage because—surprise—they pose a serious fire hazard. That means no "e-cigarettes, e-cigs, e-cigars, …

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Astronomy

Look! A PC On A Stick!

You can get pretty much anything on a stick. You can actually, and I kid you not, get fried butter on a stick. And soon, thanks to Intel, you can even get a full, Windows 8.1 PC on a stick.<p>The Windows 8.1-based Compute Stick contains a quad-core Atom processor, 32 gigabytes of storage, 2 gigabytes …

Amazon’s Biggest Problem: It Isn’t Cool

Amazon's problem is coolness. Or lack thereof, perhaps.<p>"Risk taking is cool. Thinking big is cool. The unexpected is cool. Close-following is not cool," Bezos said in a memo written years ago, as he was hoping to make Amazon as iconic and widely loved as companies like Disney, Apple, or Nike.<p>This …

Dell's new XPS 13 has a stunning edge-to-edge display

Dell is claiming the new XPS 13 is the "smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet," thanks primarily to the 13.3-inch borderless display that’s squeezed into an 11-inch size laptop. That doesn’t affect the keyboard though, you’re still getting a full size backlit chiclet keyboard. Alongside that, Dell …

personaltech

A 200-year life is a fate worse than death

Scientists have discovered the genes that give bowhead whales a 200-year lifespan. But who wants to live that long?<p>In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, Marvin the robot is left outside the time machine and has to wait for millions of years while his friends travel through millennia in an …

Indonesian frog is one of a kind - and not because of its fangs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Its fangs are not what makes the newly identified Indonesian frog species Limnonectes larvaepartus unique on Earth. The way it makes babies does.<p>The newly described frog L. Larvaepartus, male (L) and female, are pictured from the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, in this …