54% Working in the Gig Economy Say It Takes Too Long to Get Paid

Gig economy workers and freelancers make up an increasingly larger percentage of today’s workforce. But when it comes to getting paid, a new survey from Bill.com says 54% of them feel it takes too long. Freelancers Are Not Being Paid Fast Enough The freelance workforce is a connected demographic using digital technology to work, play, shop and carryout financial transactions. And the survey says they are great supporters of digital payments. More than four in five or 86% say they prefer to receive payments electronically, while 41% say they require electronic payments to…

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India-spec Nissan Kicks to get Renault Captur platform & MAJOR changes

Nissan is looking to take another stab at the compact SUV segment with the new Kicks SUV which was first unveiled to the world in production guise ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Nissan Kicks currently on sale in multiple markets across the world is based on Nissan’s V architecture. However, Indian Autos Blog is reporting that the India-spec Kicks will be based on the less expensive B0 platform which also underpins the Renault Captur SUV. While the B0 platform is a more cost-effective option for the Renault-Nissan alliance,…

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Volkswagen Polo & Vento to get refreshed looks: Details

It won’t be until late 2020/early 2021 before Volkswagen will have an all-new car for the Indian market. The first new product from Volkswagen under the India 2.0 strategy will be a Hyundai Creta-rivaling compact SUV. Until then, the German automaker will launch facelifted models of the Polo hatchback and the Vento sedan to keep buyers still interested. To that effect, the automaker will launch refreshed versions of the Polo and Vento and India. Both cars are expected to get significant cosmetic makeovers to allow them to motor on until…

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Reliance Jio Oppo Monsoon offer: How to get up to 3.2TB of 4G data

Reliance Jio has launched a new scheme for customers purchasing a new Oppo smartphone. Under the scheme called “JIO Oppo Monsoon Offer”, the operator is offering up to 3.2TB of Jio 4G data and benefits up to Rs 4,900. The offer is available for all the Oppo phones. Both new and old Reliance Jio customers are eligible for the scheme. Reliance Jio will give you 3GB of data per day (for 28 days) with any of the Rs 198 or Rs 299 recharge denominations. To avail the maximum data benefit,…

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Trapped in debt? Here’s how to get out of it

Once you get into the habit of using credit cards by paying the minimum amount, your free credit period is over. For all purchases from next month, you will be paying interest at the rate of 36-48% a year. Photo: iStockphoto Experts say debt usually has a major impact on emotions. Mounting debt can bring stress and unhappiness. However, the good news is if you deal with it systematically, you can get out of the trap sooner than you expected. If you are one of those who has been struggling…

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This ‘death cafe’ in Bangkok lets you lie in a coffin to get discounts on drinks

Dying for a cup of coffee? You will feel at home at Bangkok’s new “death awareness” cafe, a macabre, Buddhist spin on the themed-cafe craze where customers are urged to confront their own mortality — and live better lives as a result. With drinks called “death” and “painful” on the menu, and a skeleton splayed out on a couch in the corner, the meet-your-maker theme is alive and well at this open-air lunch spot in the Thai capital. But the centrepiece of the Kid Mai (Think New) Death Cafe experience…

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5 Great Apps That Will Help You Get to your Fitness Goals

Have you made a new resolution to get or stay in shape? Well, you may need help along the way to achieve your fitness goals. While it is advisable to work out with a personal trainer or a workout partner, we may not all have that luxury. However, you can achieve your goals without a personal trainer or partner. There is a wide variety of apps on the market that can help you in your fitness journey. Here are a few of them. 1. Map My Fitness Map My Fitness…

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How to Get Student Loans When Returning to School

If you’re looking to advance your career or increase your earning potential, going back to school for a master’s degree or professional certification can be an important step. However, the cost of returning to school can be expensive. According to education resource Peterson’s, tuition at a public university totals nearly $30,000. A private university could cost you close to $40,000. If you don’t have that much money in the bank, and few people do, you’ll likely have to turn to student loans to cover the bill. How to get student loans…

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OnePlus 5T to Get Android 8.0 Oreo-Based OxygenOS Open Beta Soon, Hints Company

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus Germany’s handle made the announcement on Twitter Open Beta is currently not available, might rollout soon OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 have already received stable builds for Android 8.0 OnePlus has had an intriguing rollout for Android 8.0 Oreo on its smartphones this year. The OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, and OnePlus 5 already have the stable Oreo build rolling out, while the latest OnePlus 5T still hasn’t received a beta version, up until now. The company on Wednesday has hinted that an open beta version for the OnePlus 5T will be available soon. As we…

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OnePlus 5T to Get Its Stable Android 8.0 Oreo Update in Early 2018

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 5 Oreo beta program starts this month OnePlus 5T starts next month Android 8.0 Oreo final build expected in “early 2018” OnePlus 5T was launched on Thursday at an event in New York and as expected brings upgrade to the original OnePlus 5 model launched a few months ago. One of the biggest disappointments, however, was that the new OnePlus 5T will ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The Chinese company during the launch event revealed Oreo update plans for the new OnePlus 5T as well as the OnePlus 5 launched a few…

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