2015 promises scores of smartphone apps you'll download and probably never use.
Dozens of features you'll lust after and probably never use. Smartphones and tablets in sizes for every hand, pocket and eye prescription will flood the landscape. The universal, excluding those who only want to make phone calls or text, will be the entertainment available on these devices.
Super Bowl XLIX is Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Here's more, courtesy staff writer Bob Asmussen:
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Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come
Artists in the spotlight
Are there any stars coming to Ebertfest April 15-19?
As usual, yes. But as usual, festival director Nate Kohn and others are keeping their lips sealed, at least for the time being.
Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"
The thrills and chills rocked Las Vegas last week with the International Consumer Electronics show. CES hosted over 3,600 exhibitors viewed by an estimated 160,000 attendees, making it the largest CES in history. For perspective, I attended the first CES in Las Vegas. Previously, Chicago hosted both winter and summer shows.
Multistory complexes near campus will also have commercial space
Two new apartment complexes have been added to the growing list of residential projects near the University of Illinois.
We asked University of Illinois theater Professor Robert Anderson what he will watch for while viewing the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night. Anderson is a documentary filmmaker and actor and director with extensive experience in Shakespeare.
Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
New Wave French film