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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Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus will get Pie this month, Nokia 8 and 8 Sirocco are next

Who is getting a slice of Pie? The Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus are first in line, they’ll get Android 9.0 this month. Next up are the Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco will be updated in November. The Nokia 8 launched in October 2017 with 7.1 Nougat, so in its first year of support the 8 will go through two major Android versions. In total HMD’s Android One-powered Nokias will get two years of platform updates (i.e. new Android versions) and one more year of just security updates. All current Nokia phones will be updated to Pie eventually…

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Mahindra XUV700 SPIED inside out ahead of launch: To get Mercedes-Benz gearbox!

Mahindra’s next big launch for the Indian car market this year is the XUV700 luxury SUV. The Mahindra XUV700 is a rebadged Ssangyong Rexton G4, and will sit in the Toyota Fortuner segment. The XUV700 badge is tentative and Mahindra is yet to officially name the upcoming SUV, which is expected to be launched by the end of this year. New spyshots show a range of features, interiors and exteriors of the India-spec Mahindra XUV700. As seen in the spyshots, the Mahindra XUV700 will feature luxurious interiors, probably the best-ever…

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Holidays from hell: how to get redress when things go wrong

 Cancelled flights are just one of the woes that can disrupt a holiday – but getting compensation isn’t always straightforward. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters In the coming week thousands of holidaymakers will be returning to drudgery. Not just to the day job but the baffling, often futile, attempts to claim redress for a ruined trip. As holidays become ever easier to book online, more travellers are finding their idyll becomes a nightmare due to incompetence, indifference or downright fraud. Here are some of the most common problems, and how to put…

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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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