Google Chrome for Android soon to get a new Explore UI when opening a new tab

Google is testing a new “Explore” feature on its Android Chrome app and the good news is that you can test it out by yourself without needing to install Chrome Beta or Chrome Canary. The feature introduces a new layout when opening a new tab that will help you explore topics and websites based on your interests and browsing history. Here’s how it looks.     Screenshots from the new tab If you want to get it too, just head over to your Chrome app for Android, open a new tab,…

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Facebook wants to put a mic and camera in your home with the Portal

Facebook has announced Portal, a series of devices that let you do voice or video calls to other Facebook and Messenger users. Two different models were announced today, the Portal and the larger Portal+. The smaller Portal is an Amazon Echo Show style device, which is basically a giant display with a speaker. The 10.1-inch display has a resolution of 1280×800 and has 10W dual speakers. The Portal uses an array of four far-field microphones that records your conversations picks up your voice commands and a 12MP wide-angle camera that watches you sleep lets…

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Travel in a clique & be sane: 4-point guide to organise a big, group trip

How to successfully travel in a large clique and keep your sanity. Yes, it is possible. The more the merrier doesn’t always hold true when you’re on a trip with a large group. Whether personal or professional, travelling with friends or colleagues can sometimes be demanding and your holiday will leave you feeling anything but refreshed. But, if you keep these tips in mind, you will have a good time. Look before you leap The first thing you need to do is research. And a lot of it. Find out all about the place you are…

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Why India needs a new higher education regulator

The Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) on Wednesday released a draft Act to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) with a new regulator for the critical higher education sector. The regulator — Higher Education Commission of India — will focus on the quality of institutions. The the job of financial grant distribution, earlier with the commission, will now come under the ministry’s purview. This decision of transferring financial powers to the MHRD has upset some. On Thursday, the Delhi University Teachers’ Association said it will result in an…

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Travel tips, how to explore the best of London on a budget

The sun-kissed scenes from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s storybook wedding at Windsor may have put you in the mood to visit the Old Country. But what if you’re just looking to feel like a prince (or princess), not spend like one? Here are a few tips on enjoying London on a budget. (Just don’t count on the sunshine that blessed the royal wedding in a place where on average it rains about one out of every three days.) GO LOW (SEASON) London’s high season is late spring and summer…

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Would you consider skipping the Colosseum and Vatican on a trip to Rome?

You can hardly see the treasures of Rome’s top attractions these days amid the sweaty hordes and seas of selfie-sticks. Overtourism is real, there and elsewhere in Europe. Yet look away and there is hope. Give up your ambition to name-drop the top 10 attractions, and you can unlock the experiences of a lifetime at sites with equally astounding masterpieces that just don’t happen to be in every guidebook and listicle. The central part of the ancient Roman Baths of Caracalla. (Shutterstock) At the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme museum, you…

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Vivo Nex S, Nex A With Pop-Up Selfie Camera, Up to 256GB Inbuilt Storage Launched: Price, Specifications

Vivo Nex S (left) and Nex A (right) HIGHLIGHTS The Vivo Nex S is the top-end offering The Nex A has the Snapdragon 710 SoC Both feature pop-up selfie cameras The Vivo Nex S and Vivo Nex A were launched in China as the company’s latest flagship smartphones on Tuesday. The Vivo Nex S is the premium model, and features a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB RAM, up to 256GB inbuilt storage, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The company claims the Vivo Nex S comes with the third-generation under-display fingerprint sensor that is claimed to…

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New Ford EcoSport S review: More than just a makeover

HIGHLIGHTS The Ford EcoSport S gets sportier exterior elements Interior also gets orange accents and new features Re-introduces the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine to the EcoSport EcoSport S does look more aggressive compared to its Titanium+ trim CHENNAI: The SUV segment is one of the hottest categories in the Indian auto market these days. And that’s perhaps why manufacturers are trying to lure more buyers with affordable compact SUV offerings with some extra bells and whistles thrown in. One such offering is the new top-spec variant of the Ford EcoSport, christened…

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Apple’s $539 Million in Damages Is a ‘Big Win’ Over Samsung

HIGHLIGHTS The global patent battle started seven years ago Samsung infringed three of Apple’s design patents The case has always been about more than money: Apple Apple won $539 million (roughly Rs. 3,700 crores) from Samsung Electronics Co. in the final throes of the companies’ US court struggle over smartphone technology, seven years after the start of a global patent battle. Apple sought about $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,800 crores) in a retrial of a case that originally produced a verdict of that amount in 2012, while Samsung argued it should pay only $28 million…

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Ex-Googler Turns Mom’s Money Into a Billion Dollars

HIGHLIGHTS With less than $1 million in capital he moved from California to Shenzhen Anker is now valued at about $1.1 billion Company is embedded with the supply chain in Shenzhen After Steven Yang left his coveted job at Google, he asked his mother whether he should take venture-capital money to fund his business idea. If his online consumer-electronics enterprise was a risky bet, she told him, go with the venture capitalists. But if building the business into something great was his destiny, he instead should use her money from a…

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