Amazon’s $30 Echo clock puts Alexa timers on your wall

The Amazon Echo Wall Clock is finally available. First announced back in September, the analog clock that can sync with timers and display countdowns set through Alexa sells for $ 30. To get the most of this wall clock, you’ll need an Echo speaker to pair with it. The clock itself doesn’t have a microphone […]

Al Lowe reveals his Sierra source code collection—then puts all of it on eBay

Metal Jesus Rocks Al Lowe, one of Sierra On-Line‘s seminal game creators and programmers, has been sitting on a pile of his original games’ source code files for over 30 years, fully convinced that they are worthless. “I’m 72 years old, and none of my kids want this junk!” Lowe said in an interview with […]

Ukraine puts army on ‘full combat alert’ after naval clash with Russia off Crimea

Ukraine has placed its troops on full combat alert, as MPs in Kiev are set to approve President Petro Poroshenko’s proposal to impose martial law following a skirmish between the Russian military and Ukrainian vessels near Crimea. The decision to put the Ukrainian armed forces on the highest level of alert came after the Ukrainian […]

If in doubt, blame the Jets: New York fan puts drink-driving charge down to NFL team's poor form

A disgruntled New York Jets fan has tried to justify a charge of drink driving by blaming his not-so-beloved team. Jets fan Christopher Greyshock from West Milford was charged for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) after being involved in a crash last weekend, when he drove into the back of another vehicle at 5:15pm on Sunday […]

‘Nobody puts Theresa in a corner’: Expert reveals May has 'rule breaking' day in Salzburg

Theresa May, is currently in Salzburg deep in the midst of Brexit negotiations. She has been in the Austrian city for the past couple of days, addressing the 27 leaders of other member states for the first time since her Chequers plan was revealed. Mrts May met with European heads of state including as Emmanuel […]

US trade deal with Mexico smashes NAFTA & puts squeeze on Canada

The preliminary trade agreement between the US and Mexico is putting intense pressure on Canada – the third party of the once-trilateral trade pact which is currently being re-negotiated by US President Donald Trump. According to Trump, the new, as-yet-unratified deal is set to replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The US […]

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 […]