Welcome, visitor! [ Register | LoginRSS Feed  |   | 

In Association with Amazon.co.uk

Whatsapp is now completely free – after it dropped its 69p annual fee

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

WhatsApp (Picture Getty)
WhatsApp (Picture Getty)

You might not even have noticed, but you’ve been paying a subscription for Whatsapp – $1, or 69p a year.

But the company has just dropped the fee, meaning WhatsApp is completely free from here on in.

Better still, the fee ISN’T going to be replaced with annoying ads, its chief has promised.

Speaking at a conference in Germany, WhatsApp chief Jan Koum said the annual fee would be scrapped immediately, and the service would become completely free to all users.

Previously the app had been free for the first year before users were asked to pay for every subsequent year.

Mr Koum instead saying the app will focus on making… Read the full story

139 total views, 0 today

There’s a really easy way to do times tables on your hands

| blog, L&B World, World | January 18, 2016

What! You’re only revealing this now!?

For many of us, this handy times tables method comes ten years too late.

But someone’s come up with a quick and easy way to work out simple multiplications using our own digits.

Let’s use 7×7 as an example.

Assume that your scrunched up hand already carries the value of five. 

(Picture: Delphine Maury/YouTube)
(Picture: Delphine Maury/YouTube)

So to make seven,… Read the full story

112 total views, 0 today

Man films himself swallowing live chick whole for no reason whatsoever

| Animals, blog, L&B World, Weird | January 18, 2016

WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT

This guy filmed himself swallowing a terrified baby bird whole, because LOLs.

As if chicks don’t go through enough already, a disturbing video has emerged showing a man stuffing a frightened tiny bird into his mouth – live – and swallowing.

Man eats live chick whole and then washes it down with beer in Brazil.
The man swallows the chick whole (Picture: LiveLeak)

After devouring… Read the full story

144 total views, 0 today

People want to ban bishops from House of Lords over ‘evil’ gay marriage decision

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks during a press conference at Canterbury Cathedral in Kent following the conclusion of the Anglican Communion Primatesí meeting and gathering, as he has apologised to the gay and lesbian community for the "hurt and pain" caused by the church. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 15, 2016. Mr Welby said it was a "constant source of deep sadness" that people were persecuted because of their sexuality as he spoke after a meeting of Anglican leaders. See PA story Religion Anglican. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby PA Wire

 

People really aren’t happy about the Church of England suspending a U.S.… Read the full story

71 total views, 0 today

Woman admits on Facebook that she killed her boyfriend

| blog, L&B World, World | January 18, 2016

Nakasia James 'confessed' on Facebook to killing her boyfriend
Nakasia James ‘confessed’ on Facebook to killing her boyfriend

A woman has been arrested after she admitted on Facebook that she had stabbed her boyfriend to death.

Nakasia James posted online that she’d killed Dorian Powell, 21, last week adding that she was on the run from police.

But she’s now been caught and arrested in San Bernardino, California.

MORE: Three British guys ‘were profiled by terror police in Canada because they have beards’

MORE: Teens attack man after he asks them not to throw snowballs at cars

Facebook murder

Read the full story

120 total views, 0 today

NASA ‘probably won’t get to Mars’ by the 2030s, new report claims

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

journey_to_mars_1024

Getting to Mars and actually surviving there is really, really difficult – just ask Matt Damon’s character in The Martian.

And a new report by the US Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) suggests that NASA’s being a touch over-optimistic when it comes to when we’ll get there.

A NASA report last year suggested we might get to the Red Planet by the 2030s – but it’s too risky and the technology isn’t well-enough researched, ASAP suggests.

ASAP wrote, ‘Unfortunately, the level of detail in the report … does not really validate whether NASA would be capable of achieving such an ambitious objective in a reasonable time period, with realistically attainable technologies, and with budgetary requirements that are consistent with the current economic environment.

‘Although the document does identify a few specific technologies that will be needed to accomplish the overall mission, including Solar Electric Propulsion and a Deep Space Habitat, it lacks a top-level architecture… Read the full story

119 total views, 0 today

Cab driver’s wife launches campaign to force TFL to shut down Uber

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: In this photo illustration, a smartphone displays the 'Uber' mobile application which allows users to hail private-hire cars from any location on June 2, 2014 in London, England. The controversial piece of software, which is opposed by established taxi drivers, currently serves more than 100 cities in 37 countries. London's black cabs are seeking a High Court ruling on the claim that the Uber software is breaking the law by using an app as a taxi meter to determine rates. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Artemis Mercer hopes to shut down Uber with her crowdfunding campaign (Picture: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

It is said that Uber’s success story rivals even… Read the full story

171 total views, 0 today

Three British guys ‘were profiled by terror police in Canada because they have beards’

| blog, L&B World, UK | January 18, 2016

Three British guys were profiled by terror police in Canada because they have beards (Picture: VPD)
Some people thought they were ‘suspicious’ (Picture: VPD)

Last week Canadian police appealed for information regarding ‘Middle Eastern’ looking men seen taking pictures at a Vancouver shopping mall.

People were concerned they might be scoping out the building for a terrorist attack – but now the men have come forward, and they turned out to be Brits visiting the country for eye surgery.

CCTV stills leaked to the media showed the three, snapping away with mobile phone cameras.

But in an interview with CBC, the men, from Manchester, said they took pictures so they could zoom in and see things… Read the full story

80 total views, 0 today

It’s so cold that a woman actually got frostbite on her eyeball

| blog, Health, L&B World, World | January 18, 2016

Climber Bronco Lane lost his toes to frostbite on Everest (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)
Climber Bronco Lane lost his toes to frostbite on Everest (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

Just in case you needed something else to be terrified of, it turns out you can get frostbite on your eye.

And we don’t mean on your eyelid – we mean you can get frostbite on your actual eyeball.

One unfortunate woman, Brenda Mackey, had to leave an sledding race in Alaska after she contracted the rare condition.

Temperatures were in ‘the low single digits’ farenheit – or minus temperatures in celcius – according to Alaska Dispatch News.

MORE: Is this breast enhancement crowd funding site the creepiest… Read the full story

127 total views, 0 today

Looking for a new job? Here’s what you should have on your CV

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

Finding a new job is extremely hard. Landing your dream job even more so because you have to prove why YOU are perfect for the job.

Oh and you’re expected to do that within the restraints of a two-page document.

Your CV is crucial in setting you apart from other potential applicants yet many people still underestimate how important it is and what to prioritise.

According to a recent survey, what we think is important on a CV is vastly different to what employers are actually looking for.

MORE: These are our perfect jobs – if money wasn’t an issue

For example, 72 per cent of people think it’s important to include personal interest section in their CV while only 41 per cent of recruiters agree.

The survey, carried out by recruitment specialists, Michael Page, surveyed 2,000 people and 480 recruiters.

Other tips revealed in the survey include the fact… Read the full story

130 total views, 1 today

Page 2 of 1125 1 2 3 4 1,125