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The lunch box - 07/05

The lunch box - 07/05

Got some exciting plans for the weekend? Or is this one a rest-and-recover. Either way, enjoy the countdown to the days off with these tasty slices of news.

Channel News

State of the market

  • The market plummeted after a large and suspicious plunge on Wall St. At 11:45am, the S&P/ASX200 was down 109.8 points.
  • The Aussie dollar is falling fast and sells for $US0.8834. Gold has jumped to $US1201.4 an ounce and oil prices have slipped to $US76.9 a barrel.

Technology

  • Google: Adds language translation to Android smartphones
  • Nintendo: Profits fall on declining Wii sales
  • Aquasar:Water cooling for supercomputers unveiled in Switzerland
  • Cybersecurity:Experts share their 'nightmares'
  • Privacy: Groups take Facebook complaint to US regulators

General News

Sport

Entertainment

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 12, Max: 23
  • Melbourne: Chance light shower. Min: 12, Max: 20
  • Brisbane: Fine. Min: 14, Max: 25
  • Perth: Sunny. Min: 9, Max: 25
  • Adelaide: Mainly fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 13, Max: 21
  • Hobart: Mainly fine. Min: 8, Max: 17
  • Canberra: Fine. Early frost. Min: 2, Max: 19
  • Darwin: Fine and sunny. Min: 23, Max: 33

Product Wars: 80s Tech

  • Final results

  • 1st - Personal computers - 80%
  • 2nd - VHS (with VCR player) - 66%
  • 3rd - Brick phones - 61%
  • 4th - CDs (with CD players) - 59%
  • 5th - Video games consoles - 57%

  • The new Product Wars for GPS voices is up. Click here to cast your vote!

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