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NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a "series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites," NASA announced on Saturday, with the agencies touting they expect significant improvements to their weather-forecasting abilities when JPSS-1 comes online in three months.


When you take over a famous franchise, like, oh, say, a line of superhero movies, the first thing you likely want to do is put your own stamp on things. It can be tempting to wipe away all the ideas, motifs, and images used by the old creators, in favour of seeking out the new, the fresh, the exciting.

But there is one man who says, no, no more. We cannot abandon the old ways. This, as the prophet says, is vanity.

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The Linux operating system has evolved from a niche audience to widespread popularity since its creation in the mid 1990s, and with good reason. Once upon a time, that installation process was a challenge, even for those who had plenty of experience with such tasks. The modern day Linux, however, has come a very long way. To that end, the installation of most Linux distributions is about as easy as installing an application. If you can install Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop, you can install Linux.


Video: The world's most entertaining mid-life crisis on wheels, The Grand Tour, is returning for a second season on Amazon Prime Video on December 8.

Tasked with replacing the 'Celebrity Brain Crash' from last season, the show's hosts Jeremy "Problematic" Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May come up with a half an idea in this making of video.


OK, look. I'm not the first person to say this, and I certainly won't be the last. But iOS 11 is bad. The new operating system has turned my phone into a bug-infested carcass of its former self, and the frustration of trying to use it sometimes makes me want to die, too.


Sometime in the past three or four years there was a breakthrough in waffle-making technology that paved the way for simple appliances that churn out the malty treats in endless novelty shapes. But during that waffle-making revolution, one machine has leaped ahead of the pack with its ability to make tiny, perfect, edible Millennium Falcons.


Justice League finally hits theatres this week, and while its villain, Steppenwolf, is not the big bad many were expecting when the movie was first revealed, he opens up the gateway to a whole new corner of DC Comics canon: Jack Kirby's legendary Fourth World and its New Gods. Here's a spoiler-free guide to Steppenwolf and what you need to know about him before you watch Justice League.


Body cameras have been seen as an elegant solution to the complex problem of police brutality, but a new survey of 75 police departments across the US found that the policies governing them have, as a whole, failed to foster transparency, protect privacy or defend civil rights. "Police Body Worn Cameras: A Policy Scorecard", a yearly report released by Upturn and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights this week, found numerous key weaknesses in body cam policies across the US.