You may have heard that Daylight Saving Time started over the weekend in the United States. Several countries observe Daylight Saving Time, and not everyone does it at the same time.
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When you use your phone as your alarm clock, you might think that you want to wake up to your favourite song. You do not. The first couple of days you'll enjoy it, but then the effect will reverse itself. It won't be "I wake up to my favourite song", it will be "sometimes iTunes plays my alarm". Every time your old favourite song comes on, you'll feel antsy or anxious.
Tomorrow morning (April 1), Daylight Savings ends in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT. For some reason, the obligatory clock readjustment tends to flummox otherwise intelligent people. Do you move the clock forward or backwards?? If you suffer from this embarrassing annual brain fart, here's an old adage that will help you to permanently remember.
Video: The most dangerous object in your home isn't the stove, the clothes iron, or that chainsaw in your garage. It's your alarm clock's snooze button that makes it so easy to go back to bed each morning. Silencing that alarm shouldn't be so easy, so Christopher Guichet built an alarm clock that can only be deactivated with a perfect shot from a Nerf blaster.
On April 3, Daylight Savings comes to an end in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT. For some reason, the obligatory clock readjustment tends to flummox otherwise intelligent people. Do you move the clock forward or backwards?? If you suffer from this embarrassing annual brain fart, here's an old adage that will help you to permanently remember.
iPhone: At first glance, Climate Clock looks like any other clock app for the iPhone, but it integrates a weather app in a creative way: by putting the hourly temperature and forecast right on the hour indicator, so you can see what the weather will be like at any point during the day just by looking at the current time.
Australia gave up years ago on the prehistoric systems of gallons, miles and pounds. But like the rest of the world, we cling like apes to hours, minutes and seconds. What fundamental law of the universe says we must divide our days into 24 equal parts? And then why must we divide these parts by 60 and then 60 again?
The money-shredding alarm clock was a controversial idea, in part because shredding physical cash is technically illegal. The SnūzNLūz is a high-tech take on the same idea -- if you hit the snooze button, money is automatically extracted from your bank account and given as a donation to an organisation you despise.
Uh-oh, another iPhone clock bug seems to have reared its head. Some iPhone owners in Western Australia are reporting on Twitter that their clocks have jumped forward an hour, reflecting what seems to be a bug in the daylight saving implementation.