I tried a new virtual reality program that puts firefighter trainees in front of a raging fire to prep them for life-threatening situations

Supplied I have been trying out a new virtual reality program that helps firefighters to get accustomed to dangerous, high-pressure situations without them having to be physically in the field tackling real fires. Dimension Data, a global technology integrator and managed services provider, and Flaim Systems, an immersive VR start-up owned by Deakin University, have […]

Better Call Saul Season 4 Premiere Recap: Hot Like Fire, Cold as Ice

Jimmy McGill is reeling from tragedy as Season 4 of Better Call Saul opens… but has the last thread of pre-Saul Goodman decency within him already snapped? The season starts, as they all do, by checking in on Omaha Cinnabon manager “Gene” with another black-and-white flash-forward. Last we saw Gene, he was passed out on […]

The wildfire tearing through Northern California created an insane-looking ‘fire tornado’ — see the footage

AP Photo/Noah Berger Videos show the Carr Fire producing a ‘fire tornado’ as it rips through the town of Redding, California. The blaze is so hot it’s creating its own weather patterns.  See below for the footage. The Carr Fire tearing through Northern California is so powerful that it’s creating its own weather patterns — and it’s producing […]

California fire death toll rises to 5 as battle against blaze continues

An elderly woman and her two great-grandchildren have become the latest victims of devastating fires in Northern California that have destroyed an area nearly three times the size of San Francisco. A firefighter and a bulldozer operator died earlier this week while battling the blaze. Up to 20 people are still missing, according to police. […]

Trump pivots to confronting Iran with the ‘fire and fury’ approach — and it could crush the Islamic republic

President Donald Trump told Iran to stop threatening the US or it would suffer historically epic consequences. Trump was responding to a statement by Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani. Rouhani described a potential conflict with the US as ‘the mother of all wars,’ but also offered a vision of peace. Trump’s administration has visibly begun a […]

Gunman who took hostages and opened fire in a Trader Joe’s was feuding with his grandmother

A gunman who shot his grandmother and took hostages inside a Trader Joe’s on Saturday was feuding with his grandmother prior to the incident.  A relative told the Associated Press that suspect Gene Evin Atkins argued with his grandmother over his girlfriend staying at his grandmother’s house.  Atkins shot his grandmother several times and wounded […]

Two Children Were Bitten by Sharks at Fire Island

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