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Could you get a job at Apple? It depends on your answers to these 25 questions

Many people would love to work at Apple, considered to be one of the most forward-thinking and innovative tech companies in the world today.<p>However, would you be able to get through an Apple job interview?<p>People who've applied for jobs with the firm - successfully and unsuccessfully - have been …

Employment

A Hacker’s Tips For Protecting Your Digital Privacy

Cyber attacks—and president-elect Trump’s criticism of encryption and interest in expanding government surveillance—warrant more vigilance.<p>Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that …

Information Systems

A handful of nuts a day could slash risk of heart disease and cancer

A handful of nuts a day could significantly cut the risk of heart disease, cancer and early death, major research suggests.<p>The study by Imperial College London shows that those consuming at least 20g of nuts daily had far lower risks from major diseases.<p>Eating such an amount - the equivalent of a …

Jordan is spectacular, safe and friendly – so where are the tourists?

With tourism to the Middle East in decline, visiting Jordan’s mesmerising sights is now a solitary experience. But the silence and emptiness only add to their allure<p>“You are safe and sound here,” the gift shop owner said, as he handed over some change. At breakfast, the waiter had been similarly …

Travel

Cocktail of the week: the Savile Row martini

This martini, from the new cocktail list at Sartoria in London, reflects the timeless style of the restaurant’s Savile Row home. Rosolio is an old, rose-based aperitivo that’s enjoying a bit of a revival – it’s not easy to find, but whiskyexchange.com has Italicus’ gorgeous, bergamot-flavoured …

Savile Row

Delete yourself from the internet with this website

If endless cyber attack scare stories, viral fake news articles, online abuse and the election of Donald Trump have given yourself the resolve to walk away from the internet, you're in luck.<p>Developers in Sweden have created a website that can help you delete your online presence with just a few …

How can I protect myself from government snoopers?

Now that the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 - or snooper’s charter – has become law, Charles wants to protect his privacy<p><i>Now that the snooper’s charter has been passed, how can I protect myself? Should I use a VPN? Charles</i><p>The UK has just passed the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, at the third …

Surveillance

Artist turns old Macs into awesome plant pots

Artist Christophe Guinet has a thing for turning random objects into homes for plants, having already converted some classic Nike kicks into awesome …

Amazing white rainbow snapped over Scottish moor

<b>A stunning shot of a white "fog bow" has been captured by a photographer over Rannoch Moor in the west of Scotland.</b><p>Melvin Nicholson was out on the moor, south of Glen Coe, on Sunday when the "unbelievably beautiful" white rainbow appeared.<p>Mr Nicholson said: "It is a colourless rainbow that is made …

Concrete and Wood Slab Table

First of all, this is my first instructable, so take it easy on this old hillbilly. This instructable will outline how I made two similar concrete …

Tourist's photo praised for resembling 'map of Australia'

<b>A tourist has captured a beachside photo bearing a striking resemblance to the outline of Australia.</b><p>Kelly Matthews took the sunset image looking between branches and leaves on Darwin Esplanade in the Northern Territory.<p>The emergency services phone operator travelled to Darwin from Western Australia …

The people behind Hyperloop have a plan to reshape every city and port on the planet

Musk's original idea, published in 2013 as an open-source gift to the world, envisioned high-velocity train travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco in a loop of tubes. Low air pressure inside the tubes and magnetic track levitation remove most of the friction from the journey, allowing the …

What does Baba Vanga know? Blind Bulgarian clairvoyant who predicted 9/11 and Islamic State's rise to power warned Barack Obama will be the 'last US president'

• <b>Baba Vanga made the predictions before she died in 1996 at the age of 85</b>• <b><br>Pensioner warned that Barack Obama would be the 'last US president'</b>• <b><br>Donald</b> …

How nosey insurers use Facebook and your weekly shop to keep tabs on you

Firms are studying people’s internet and social media usage to make a judgment about potential risk, but at what cost?<p>Picture a world where no one ever posts anything on social media about nights out or evenings slobbing in front of the TV; instead they share details about work meetings, or …

Social Media

Cannabis may enhance night vision

New research shows that the drug makes cells in the retina more sensitive to light<p>25 years ago, pharmacologist M. E. West of the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, noted that local fisherman who smoke cannabis or drink rum made with the leaves and stems of the plant had “an uncanny …

Cannabis

FELDER: The probability of a market crash is 'as high as it's ever been'

Having started out at Bear Stearns before co-founding his own multi-billion-dollar hedge fund, Jesse Felder is now more at home educating the masses on the truth in financial markets through his blog The Felder Report. In an interview with Real Vision TV, Felder expresses his concern that the lack …

Why do planes still have ashtrays?

Tell anyone under the age of 21 that you were once able to smoke on a planes and their reaction is likely to be one of utter disbelief.<p>You aren't even allow to smoke in some parks these days, so why did they once let you spark up in an air-tight, flying carriage, they might wonder.<p>And they’d be …

Aviation

How to tell if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi?

Is your Wi-Fi connection sometimes a little sluggish or unresponsive? Perhaps your monthly allowance seems to run out a little too quickly? If that’s the case, then it’s possible that someone might be piggybacking on your home wireless network. This guide will walk you through a few tips to check …

Wi-Fi

French châteaux: 10 princely stays at affordable prices

A château holiday needn’t cost a king’s ransom. These 10 sumptuous castles-turned-hotels across France won’t break the bank<p>This spectacular 15th-century château has been owned and run by the same family since the last century. Travel past golden sunflower fields and it emerges through a forested …

France

Everything Facebook knows about you

Facebook<p>See Also<p>If you use Facebook, then you know the deal.<p>Facebook is free to use and fun, and sometimes necessary if you belong to groups that use it to communicate with their members.<p>But in exchange for that service, you have allowed it to track your activity so that advertisers can find you, …

Digital Advertising

UK house prices to crash as global asset prices unravel

Asset prices around the world are collapsing as the global economy slows and UK housing will not escape<p>House prices have broken free from reality and defied gravity for far too long, but they are an asset like anything else, and there are six clear reasons a nasty correction looms in the coming …

Stock Markets

Chinese company unveils passenger drone prototype

The Ehang 184, unveiled at CES in Las Vegas, is designed to carry a single person up to 10 miles<p>Forget self-driving cars. So 2015. Now a Chinese company is developing drones that will carry humans.<p>Drone-maker Ehang has built a prototype of a small, personal helicopter capable of carrying a single …

Delicate Vases Designed to Gently Sway When Flower Petals Drop

Japanese designer Keisuke Fujiwara created a vase that naturally responds to the flowers it holds. As a petal's released from its floral host, the mirrored, tear-shaped receptacle begins to sway in response to this habitual process. Though it does slant diagonally, there's a weight in the bottom of …

There's a hidden feature in Spotify that makes your music sound better

Spotify introduced an equalizer feature to both its Android and iOS mobile apps back in 2014, and it lets you customize the way your music sounds.<p>Depending on your favorite music genre, the default settings for bass, mids, and/or treble might make your music sound flat and lifeless, even if you're …

Diamonds tell tale of comet that killed off the cavemen

Scientists will outline dramatic evidence this week that suggests a comet exploded over the Earth nearly 13,000 years ago, creating a hail of fireballs that set fire to most of the northern hemisphere.<p>Primitive Stone Age cultures were destroyed and populations of mammoths and other large land …

One product could be GoPro's next billion dollar business

What's especially exciting about the drone business is that it could be massive from the first day GoPro launches the drone it's calling Karma.<p>It's tough to say exactly how big the drone business will be for GoPro, but we have some guides that show where it could go. In the past 12 months, GoPro …

Drones

Elon Musk worries third World War would ruin Mars mission

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>President Donald Trump becomes very upset because Mexico won't pay for the wall, so he presses the nuclear button.<p>Vladimir Putin's troops invade Norway because their GPS malfunctions.<p>Switzerland decides …

Mars Mission

This secret section of your iPhone unlocks the ability to control your phone by tilting your head

But there are a lot of cool features hidden in the iOS "accessibility" section that many people don't know about.<p>These settings are designed to make it easier for those without the best sight, hearing, or motor functions to still use iOS to its fullest capabilities — but they can also be used to …

This wearable walkie-talkie could change the way we experience outdoor sports

<i>(The Bridge) –</i> A product that might completely change the way we have fun outdoors has come onto the scene. The Bonx wearable transceiver started its crowdfunding campaign in October and will be ending soon, a huge success, having raised over $180,000 surpassing their initial funding target of …