Amazon Echo owners are being creeped out after their devices started laughing without being prompted, after asking it to fulfill the simple tasks. One user was greeted with an 'evil laugh' after asking Alexa AI to turn the lights off, but not before she attempted to turn them back on. What does Amazon have to say: "We're aware of this and working to fix it." continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Always wanted to drive a real tank? Then check out "Drive A Tank" in Minnesota. With drive experience packages priced from $299, you're able to command real tanks used in battle, but unfortunately (or fortunately), the cannons have been disabled or are just not functional. Additional options include being able crush a real car at full speed. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Fans of the Predator comic / film franchise probably know about the invisibility cloak, but now, the "Disappear Retreat" by Coulson is a real-life cabin that appears to vanish into its surroundings. Not just a decorative structure, this pre-fabricated cabin is designed to go off the grid using passive heating and cooling systems to keep the 83-square-foot living space comfortable. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Sure, the iPhone 5S isn't the latest and greatest, but that didn't stop over 11,000 people from showing up at Switch, an Apple reseller at the MyTown Shopping Mall, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In addition to the ten iPhone 5s units for $50, the store was also offering a 2011 64GB MacBook Air for $128, 24-inch iMac for $255, and a 16GB iPad Air 2 for $77. Buyers started lining up at the mall a full day before the doors opened, and the lines extended from Switch's storefront all the way into the parking lot, and even circling the entire shopping complex. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Photographer John Kraus was at Cape Canaveral yesterday to cover the Atlas V rocket launch with two Nikon D7000 cameras at Space Launch Complex 41. Both were setup to be sound-activated and set to shoot the launch at different angles, while having the lenses wrapped in plastic grocery bags with a hole cut out for the front element to poke through. One of them was safely located 500-feet away from the blast, while the other was just 300-feet, and as you can see, that one didn't quite fare so well. Continue reading to see the aftermath and for the full launch video.
Sure, many photos of tiny cats found online have been doctored, but the rusty-spotted cat that you see above is not one of them. One of the cat family's smallest members, it weighs only 2-pounds and has short grey fur over most of the body, with rusty spots over the back and flanks, while the underbelly is white with large dark spots. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
The Canon 1DX Mark II is a fine DSLR, that is if...you don't get a box of rocks or bricks, like motorcycle vlogger "ChaseOnTwoWheels". He reportedly spent $6,000 purchasing a Canon 1D X Mark II off Amazon, and a legitimate camera box arrived, but it was filled with heavy rocks instead of a camera. Customer service then apologized, gifted him $20, a free extra month of Amazon Prime, and then promptly sent out a replacement order within two days. What do you know, the second package contained two bricks this time instead of the DSLR. Continue reading for two real world videos on the 1DX Mark II and more information.
ICT (Information and Communications Technology) instructor Owura Kwadwo, originally from Kumasi, Ghana, teaches kids in a rural farming community how to use Microsoft Word. Since most do not have access to computers, he draws a screenshot of the layout on a chalkboard for them to study. "I do it to make my students understand what I'm teaching. At least to give a picture of what they will see assuming they were behind a computer. I do make sure they understand everything well before they leave the class," said Kwadwo. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Brazil was recently hit with heavy rains and flooding, which caused the Rio da Prata and Olho D'Agua rivers to overflow into the surrounding rainforest. This created an underwater fantasyland at the Rio da Prata Ecological Preserve, complete with crystal clear water. A park guide said that this phenomenon is quite rare and that water levels returned to normal by the end of the day. Continue reading for a video showing how the preserve looks on a normal day and more information.
Just because you're more likely to be struck by lightning on the way to buying a lottery ticket, rather than actually winning a jackpot, doesn't mean that people don't win. The same could be said for these lucky souls, who just happened to be at the right place and time during not so fortunate situations. For example, this person nearly lost an eye when an angle grinder disc exploded, but was luckily wearing safety glasses strong enough to stop the fragment millimeters from disaster. Continue reading for more people in fortunate situations.