The Pixel and Pixel XL are finally on sale (and you get a free Daydream View, too)

Google’s rumored release of a Pixel 2 smartphone looks even more likely right now: The Google store has put the Pixel and Pixel XL on sale. (Typically, Google has only offered discounts on its phones after discontinuing them.) To further sweeten this deal, the search giant’s also throwing in a Daydream View mobile VR headset for free. Google has knocked $125 off the Pixel putting the price for the base model at $524, while the Pixel XL is $200 off for a starting price of $569. To get the Daydream View for free, you have…

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Chefs on food they would like menus to be free of

I’d like to be able to remove basa fish and garlic bread from my menus. They are both overrated and overused, and restaurants can afford to make much better dishes with much more exciting ingredients. Chef Manu Chandra,  Executive Chef and Partner, Monkey Bar and The Fatty Bao. Though I realise this will annoy a lot of north Indians, I wish we could remove paneerfrom our menus. It’s not south Indian and the only reason it’s present in our thalis is because Delhi people ask for it so often Arun Kumar, Executive Chef, Zambar restaurants I would…

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Newegg is offering a four-port USB hub for free today (after rebate)

Periodically Newegg decides to heavily discount its Rosewill cables and connectors. Right now, the retailer has a sale on its in-house products that’ll beat even a $0.99 HDMI cable on eBay: Everything’s free. Kind of. These products are free after rebate, so you still have to pay up front. (And depending on where you live, you’ll also have to pay sales tax, which won’t get reimbursed.) After the rebate, you’ll get a gift card worth the value of the purchase. Of all the products available today, I’m most interested in…

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How to Make Pure Coconut Oil at Home Free of Preservatives and Chemicals

Supermarkets are flooded with innumerable varieties and types of cooking oils, yet to find one that is pure and unadulterated seems to be quite a challenging task. The tradition of making oil at home goes back to a time when our grandmothers would meticulously extract the silky liquid from nuts and seeds or use leftover malai to make real desi ghee at home which was preserved for cooking purposes. Over the years, due to commercialization and the need for convenience, most of us have switched to packaged factory-made refined oils that are often laden with emulsifiers, additives and hydrogenated…

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How to Record iPhone Calls for Free

Recording phone calls is a pretty straightforward process on Android, but that’s not the case on iPhone. The App Store has some call recording apps, but we haven’t found any that work in India. None of the call recording apps on the US App Store which actually work are free, so you’re going to have to shell out some cash up-front if you want to record phone calls. Now, recording phone calls is a bit of a grey area. We strongly advise against recording a phone call without permission. If…

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BSNL Rs. 149 Plan for New Customers Offers 30 Minutes of Free Calls Per Day and 300MB Data

State-owned telecom operator BSNL on Monday came out with a prepaid scheme under which new subscribers can make 30 minutes of free voice calls – local and STD – daily to any other network for a month, for Rs. 149. BSNL customers will also have an option to get similar free unlimited calls for three months by paying lumpsum amount of Rs. 439, BSNL said in a statement. In addition to the free calls, customers will get 300MB of mobile data as part of the BSNL Rs. 439 offer and Rs. 149…

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How to Manage Your Love-Hate Relationship With Free Office Food

“Oh, maybe I’ll take just half…” My coworkers often announce that they intend to eat “just half” of something. They usually make this pronouncement to no one in particular, while breaking off part of a cookie or bisecting a slice of cake. Today, however, my colleague held up half a pum I’ve noticed that my coworkers often justify their eating habits, especially around me. The truth is, I couldn’t care less what they eat, but I don’t love being seen as some Sheriff of Healthiness around the office. I do…

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Idea Offers 3GB Free Data With New Plan to 4G Users

Idea Cellular has announced a new offer under which it is offering 3GB of additional mobile data to customers who switch to new 4G handsets. This comes a week after market leader Airtel offered a similar plan to get users to move its 4G network. “While all Idea customers will now get free data bundled in the plans, customers with 4G handsets will get even more data benefits on the new plans,” Idea said in a statement. Under the new Idea bundled 4G data offer, existing prepaid 4G handset customers…

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Google, RailTel Bring Free Wi-Fi Facility to 100 Railway Stations in India

Google on Thursday announced that its collaborative effort with RailTel to provide Railwire Wi-Fi across railway stations in India has reached a new milestone. The search giant said that the free public Wi-Fi facility is now available in the 100th railway station in India – Udhagamandalam, better known as Ooty. To recall, Google had first launched Wi-Fi services at Mumbai Central in January this year, with the aim to bring services to 400 stations eventually. At the time, it had committed to bringing the service to 100 railway stations by…

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Dial Toll Free Number to Use Paytm Without Internet, Smartphone

Paytm on Wednesday announced a new feature that will allow anyone to make payments using a Paytm wallet without Internet or smartphone. You will still need a smartphone (or access to a PC) in order to create your Paytm account, and link it to your phone number – and of course to load funds into the wallet. However, you will have the option to use Paytm without Internet or smartphone to make payments on a day to day basis. All you require is working phone – even if it is…

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