The Lloyds Banking Group is taking a different approach toward its 2017 graduate intake by using virtual reality to test the reactions of potential candidates.
Every year, Lloyds receives more than 20,000 applications from graduate applicants. Each of them is seeking a place on one of 14 placements in its Graduate Leadership Programmes. Naturally, undertaking such a mammoth task of going through each of the 20,000 applications takes a lot of time. Not only that, but reading something on paper doesn’t always demonstrate what a person can be like in real life.
In order to tackle this issue, the bank has reported that it will be utilizing virtual reality on the [...]
So far, Apple has been the slowest of the big boys to getting an augmented or virtual reality product to market. The company’s iPhone is the single most popular smart phone on the planet and its computer products enjoy relative popularity (in early 2014, they were almost 9% of the market, a quadrupling from turn-of-the-century numbers). On a trip to Tokyo this week, CEO Tim Cook told BuzzFeed that he believes there is “no substitute for human contact. And so you want the technology to encourage that.”
Cook also said he thinks augmented reality can be “huge.” And if the numbers from the recent phenomenon of Pokémon Go are any indication, he’s absolutely right. Apple’s [...]
An Apple executive yesterday pointed out a piece of information that was contained in an extensive government filing about the San Bernardino terrorist investigation – that county government officials could have inadvertently undermined their ability to access the data on the iPhone 5C used by terrorist Rizwan Farook, according to arstechnica.com. The executive noted this finding in a U.S. Attorney filing earlier in the day as the company faces an unusual court order to rewrite the iPhone firmware, thereby creating a “backdoor.”
The firmware the court wants Apple to create would remove a possible automatic wipe feature if a passcode is entered incorrectly ten times and would [...]
Will Strafach, a widely-known iOS hacker and mobile security expert, has some advice for Apple in its public dispute with the FBI after a judge ruled the company must help the FBI break into an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Strafach, now the CEO of Sudo Security Group, which specializes in enterprise mobile protection, thinks Apple is in a much more difficult position than many people realize. He goes as far as to say that the FBI has laid a trap for Apple in his article posted on BGR.
Strafach spent years hacking every iOS release to achieve full control and develop user-friendly jailbreaking tools used by people worldwide. He has reversed [...]