World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc.
CBS is picking up a full season of Supergirl
Supergirl is sticking around a little longer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS is picking up seven more episodes of the oft-campy, feminist-friendly superhero show, bringing its first season up to a total of 20 episodes. Supergirl's premiere was one of this fall's most-watched debuts, and the show has maintained decent ratings that pair well with its sterling critical reception.
Neil deGrasse Tyson says the Enterprise would destroy the Millennium Falcon
In a recent video interview with National Geographic, Neil deGrasse Tyson finally set the record straight for sci-fi fans everywhere. Asked whether he'd choose Star Wars' Millennium Falcon or Star Trek's Enterprise, Tyson naturally chose the jewel of the Federation fleet, the Enterprise, as his preferred spaceship. "There's no question!" he exclaimed, explaining how the Enterprise has the benefit of being based in some semblance of reality and that it was groundbreaking for its being the first spaceship in science fiction designed expressly for exploration.
10 glaring mistakes you might have missed while watching the Star Wars prequels
When we think of Star Wars Episodes I-III, it can be hard to separate the good from the bad. I know it’s tempting to say that the entirety of the Star Wars prequel trilogy was one glaring mistake, but if you look a little deeper, you can actually find smaller, more granular issues within the films as well. DON’T MISS: 12 best Cyber Monday sales that are live right now Over the weekend, Screen Rant shared its latest compilation video, this one focusing on 10 mistakes you might have missed in The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. One of my personal favorite errors comes when the Jedi Council arrives on Naboo, Samuel L. Jackson’s body double can be
US ends bulk collection of phone data
The US government has halted its controversial program to collect vast troves of information from Americans' phone calls, a move prompted by the revelations of former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden. As of Sunday, the National Security Agency (NSA) stopped the program whose existence its former analyst Snowden revealed in 2013. US lawmakers earlier this year passed legislation known as the USA Freedom Act to stop the program and roll back some powers the NSA had gained under the Patriot Act in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Horrific drone accident destroys toddler's eyeball
The neighbor, who is described as an experienced drone pilot, was flying in front of his own home, but lost control of the unit after its rotors clipped a tree. Guidelines from the Federal Aviation Administration in the US and the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK recommend against flying in populated areas and flying in a manner that might endanger others. Both agencies are in the process of creating updated rules and regulations that would work to address the increasingly widespread use of drones.
Adobe releases Premiere Clip for Android
Adobe has launched Premiere Clip for Android, its first video editor for the Google Play platform.
Amazon, the king of e-commerce, gets primed for 2016
Amazon's Prime membership service will help the company continue to dominate online shopping, this holiday season and beyond.
Using technology to lend a hand
From CNET Magazine: Looking for a way to give back during the holidays? There are apps and websites to help.
Apple Music will work with Sonos speakers starting December 15th
Sonos speakers will soon let you play tunes from yet another streaming service: Apple Music. The company has announced that it'll launch support for Apple's music offering — in beta to start — on December 15th. Currently, playing tracks from the streaming service requires plugging your iPhone or iPad into a Sonos speaker with an aux cable.