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Raccoon hailed a hero after Minnesota skyscraper climb

Image copyright Evan Frost/ MPR News Image caption The animal has been scaling the UBS building since Tuesday as crowds watch on A daredevil raccoon in St Paul, Minnesota, has had the internet on tenterhooks after scaling 23 floors of a building for nearly a day. The critter, dubbed #MPRraccoon ...

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Smart lock can be hacked ‘in seconds’

Image copyright Tapplock Image caption The padlocks are widely available in the UK and cost around £80 A hi-tech padlock secured with a fingerprint can be opened by anyone with a smartphone, security researchers have found. On its website, Tapplock is described as the “world’s first smart fingerprint padlock”. But ...

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Ten-year old Hermes Birkin handbag sells for £162,000

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bag was sold by auctioneers Christie’s on Tuesday A second-hand Hermes Birkin bag has sold for £162,500 ($217,144) in London, a new European record for the most expensive handbag sold at auction. The 2008 Himalaya Birkin, with an 18-carat white gold diamond encrusted ...

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