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Could you answer the 20 trickiest questions from Apple interviews?

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


Apple likes clever people – so much so that the interview process to get into the tech giant is notoriously brutal, with questions designed to confuse, terrify and reduce people to despair.

Imagine being interrogated by the KGB… then turn up the difficulty a couple of notches.

Thankfully, recruitment site Glassdoor has been compiling some of the most eye-watering questions which real candidates have faced in Apple interviews.

Do YOU think you could survive?

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1) If you have 2 eggs, and you want to figure out what’s the highest floor from which you can drop the egg without breaking it, how would you do it? What’s the optimal solution?


2) You put a glass of water on a record turntable and begin slowly increasing the speed. What happens first – does the glass… Read the full story

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There’s a new app called Peach and we don’t know why but you need to have it

| App Store, blog, L&B World, Tech, Technology | January 10, 2016

This is Peach - say hello to procrastination
This is Peach – say hello to procrastination

A new app called Peach has appeared and everyone should get it.

It’s basically a new social network with a lot of addictive features, and random branding that’s ever-so-slightly rude (teehee).

We know what you’re thinking and yes, it’s much, much better than Ello. (*Shudder*)

Here’s what you can do.

You can post photos and status updates for your friends

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This app will stop you chucking good food out and give it to your neighbours instead

| blog, Food, L&B World, Tech, Technology | January 9, 2016

Stop chucking away your food (Picture: Olio/Metro)
Stop chucking away your food (Picture: Olio/Metro)

We waste around £700 a year throwing out edible food.

In total, this comes to around £12.5billion a year in the UK – thrown straight in the bin.

Not only does this hurt our pockets, but it’s incredibly bad for the environment and a huge waste of resources – especially when at least a third of the UK is living below the poverty line.

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First ever passenger drone makes debut at Consumer Electronics Show

| blog, China, L&B World, Las Vegas, Tech, Technology | January 7, 2016

A drone capable of carrying a passenger was for the first time unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yesterday.

Guangzhou, China-based Ehang Inc claimed a world first when they showcased the Ehang 184, a drone resembling a small helicopter but with four propellers spinning parallel to the ground.

The drone is electric-powered and can be charged in two hours. It can carry up to 100kg and fly for 23 minutes at sea level, Ehang said. It can fit in a single parking spot so long as its propellers are folded in.

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‘Sexy Google’ shows you ‘gorgeous young ladies’ while you search and now we feel depressed

| blog, Google, L&B World, Tech, Technology | January 7, 2016

Sexy Google
Wow we feel so respected and honoured (Picture: Sexy Google)

Disappointed that your Google page doesn’t have enough sexism?

Want more naked women to objectify while you look up recipes for dinner or the new bar down the road?

Well you’re in luck, because there is a creepy new website called ‘Sexy Google’.

According to the site’s press release, which was tweeted out by journalist Olivia Solon, Sexy Google ‘is a respectful tribute to honour and celebrate the beauty of women’.

It… Read the full story

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Mark Zuckerberg is building a robot butler to meet his friends and look after his baby

| blog, L&B World, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Technology | January 4, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg, and what we reckon his robot butler will look like (Picture: Getty Images)
Mark Zuckerberg, and a fairly accurate depiction of his robot butler (Picture: Getty Images)

As a slightly terrifying New Years gift to himself, Mark Zuckerberg has committed to building a robot butler.

The artificially intelligent assistant would greet his friends, check on his baby, run his home appliances and help him out with work.

‘You can think of it kind of like JARVIS in Iron Man,’ he wrote, referring to Tony Stark’s AI butler – ‘Just A Rather Very Intelligent System’ – in the Marvel franchise.

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There’s a new phone app that’s pretty handy for cheats, drug dealers and people buying stuff on Gumtree

| blog, iPhone, L&B World, Tech, Technology | January 3, 2016

You can register multiple numbers (Picture: Ashitha Nagesh)
You can register multiple numbers (Picture: Ashitha Nagesh)

A new app lets you have multiple numbers on your phone, and it’s got all sorts of (dodgy and legit) uses.

Say you wanted to have a separate work number, cheat on your partner or casually deal some drugs, Swytch allows you to host up to five additional numbers on the same handset.

It’s a free app, and after a six month free trial you pay a subscription fee of £4.99 a month, £14.99 for six months, or £24.99 for a year.

Calls are charged at your local rate (Picture: Ashitha Nagesh)Read the full story

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The new iPhone 7 will be waterproof, rejoice

| Apple, blog, iPhone, L&B World, Tech, Technology | January 1, 2016

This designer's impression of the iPhone 7 reveals a much slimmer handset with no home button (Picture: Yasser Farahi)
This designer’s impression of the iPhone 7 reveals a much slimmer handset (Picture: Yasser Farahi)

It is a rare iPhone user who hasn’t managed to drop their phone in a cup of tea, down the loo or just have it ruined by rain.

The old bag of rice trick works sometimes, but once you hear that tell-tale ‘kerplunk’ as your phone slips down the toilet, you generally know it’s sayonara.

The iPhone 7 need to be part from the future and the main part is the… <a href=Read the full story

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This amazing new plaster glows fluorescent when it detects infection

| blog, Health, L&B World, NHS, Tech, Technology | December 11, 2015

This plaster can indicate whether harmful bacteria have started colonising your wound (Picture: University of Bath)

A new plaster has been developed which glows fluorescent when it comes into contact with harmful bacteria.

The wound dressing would act as an early infection detection system – as well as a cool rave accessory, obvs.

Nontoxic fluorescent dye is released from tiny capsules in the gel-like material when the plaster comes into contact with the types of bacteria which cause wound infections.

While all wounds get colonized by bacteria, small populations are generally not harmful and the immune system can clear them.

However Keith Harding, head of the wound healing research unit at Cardiff University School of Medicine, says that… Read the full story

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Here’s the one small thing that’s really been holding back your WhatsApp game

| blog, iPhone, L&B World, Tech, Technology, WhatsApp | December 8, 2015

4 friends sharing on smart phones. Getty
Getting ahead socially could come down to your texting habits (Picture: Getty)

Text messages ending in a full stop come across as less sincere, a new study has found.

The conclusion was drawn following a new study of 126 volunteers, based on a series of exchanges involving an invitation.

Researchers at Binghamton University in New York found those who used full stops after their responses were viewed as less sincere than those who didn’t.

Weirdly, those who used full stops in handwritten notes who were seen as equally sincere as those who didn’t.

So this suggests that the less grammatically correct your texts are, the better. Right?

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