Getaways around Mumbai

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Diwali is celebrated in India with a religious fervour with families and friends and the five-day-long holiday this year just gave one more reason to celebrate the festival.
During the festival time, people generally visit relatives to greet each other. However, some others would want to take advantage of this extended weekend off and explore different places in and around.
So if you are in Mumbai and planning for a weekend trip, then check out these five nearby destinations.

Pixel VS iPhone

Google products on display during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco
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(L to R) Google Wifi, Google Chromecast Ultra, Google Home, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel and Google Dreamview VR are displayed during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

By Julia Love
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday announced a new "Pixel" smartphone and a suite of new consumer electronics products for the home, planting itself firmly in the hardware business and challenging Apple Inc's iPhone at the high end of the $400 billion global smartphone market.
The string of announcements - including the $649 Pixel, a smart speaker for the living room dubbed "Home," a virtual reality headset, and a new Wi-Fi router - is the clearest sign yet that Google intends to compete head-to-head with Apple, Inc and even manufacturers of phones using its own Android mobile operating system.
Company executives, echoing Apple's longstanding philosophy, said they were striving for tighter integration of hardware and software.
"The thinking is that if we can work on hardware and software together, we can innovate much better," Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh said in an interview with Reuters, citing a recent reorganization that united once-disparate hardware teams.
Under the new structure, the company has begun to take a much more integrated approach to things like supply chain management and design, added Mario Queiroz, a vice president of product management.
"The learnings from one product are benefiting another product," he said.
Unlike earlier Google phone efforts under the Nexus brand, the Pixel devices are designed and developed by Google from the start, although Taiwan's HTC Corp will serve as the contract manufacturer.

Best Photo Manipulation Tutorials

50 Brilliant Photo Manipulation Tutorials to Understand Photoshop Like a Pro

When it comes to photo editing, the first thing that comes to my mind is Photoshop. Photoshop is the second name of creativity. Photo manipulation may be one of the funniest things you can do with Photoshop. Of course, a person should have lots of patience and time to create some truly stunning artwork, but it’s worth a try.
Photo by Jayesh Pankhania
Photo by Jayesh Pankhania
Today, I’ve collected 50 great photo manipulation tutorials, which will teach you many new features. All of them are designed for beginners and intermediates and cover a huge range of techniques and tools you should know to work with Photoshop like a pro.
Here, you’ll find tutorials on how to combine photos and brushes, apply textures, create light-leaks and other high-tech elements, mix the components on a suitable background and learn blending, lighting, image adjustment techniques and much more. Just scroll down, choose the tutorial you like and start working on creating your own surreal world.

Work smarter, Not harder

10 ways to work smarternot harder

The importance of hard work in our lives is undeniable. There is absolutely no substitute for hard work. But there is intense competition at work and you need to prove yourself. That means you need to combine working hard with working smart. Here are 10 tips to help you become a smart worker.
1. Maintain a to-do list: Whether in a diary, on a computer or on your smartphone, maintain a list of tasks along with their deadlines. A to-do list will help you keep a track of things to do, help you plan your workday, and allow you to multi-task as well.
2. Prioritise: Starting your day with no structure will not help you achieve your goals. At the onset, classify your tasks as must-do and good-to-do. You must channel your early-morning energy and enthusiasm towards the must-do activities.
3. Find effective approaches: There are many ways to complete a task. Before you begin, analyse these approaches. Make sure to choose the most effective and least time-consuming option to complete the task. Spending some time to analyse the task in the beginning will help you avoid an unproductive approach.

Bangalore Past and Present

Little known facts about Bangalore

Bangalore is one of the nicest cities to reside in. Today it is known as the city that used to known as ‘The Garden City’. With the changing landscape of the city, Bangalore has changed from ‘Garden City’ to ‘Garbage City’ to ‘IT City’. While it is most loved for its weather, the city has quite a few secrets that not many are privy to. 
Here we bring to you some little known facts about Bangalore that are sure to astound you.
<p><b>How Bangalore got its name:</b></p><p><b><br /></b>Legend has it that once an old woman served boiled beans to a lost and hungry Hoysala king. That area of the forest was named - Benda Kaal Ooru meaning Town of Boiled beans. This place went on to develop over time and its name was shortened to “Bengaluru” and anglicised into “Bangalore”.</p><p><br /></p>
How Bangalore got its name:

Legend has it that once an old woman served boiled beans to a lost and hungry Hoysala king. That area of the forest was named - Benda Kaal Ooru meaning Town of Boiled beans. This place went on to develop over time and its name was shortened to “Bengaluru” and anglicised into “Bangalore”.

Improve Presentation Skills

10 tips for effective presentation

Corporate culture demands frequent presentations. But whether presentations are effective or not depends on the presenter’s skills. Regular practice and the 10 tips mentioned below can help you make an effective presentation.
1. Know what the audience wants: When preparing the presentation, focus on the needs of your audience. The subject and its content should be relevant to them. If you want their undivided attention, your presentation should be tailored to their requirements and expectations. You should not use a standard presentation for all types of audiences. Know the profile of attendees beforehand to understand them better.
2. Make eye contact: To build confidence and a rapport with your audience, make eye contact with them. Keep the room well lit. Do not read from the slides or cue cards. Make sure to look at the audience and smile. That is how they will connect with you
3. Focus on the key purpose: Remember the core objective and develop your presentation around it. Your speech must focus on this only. Digressing from it will not only confuse your audience but they will lose interest too. The basic purpose of the presentation, after all, is for the audience to take away the key message.

Rolls-Royce Future Car

Rolls-Royce Reveals Its Electric Luxury Car of the Future

Rolls-Royce is a company with a long and celebrated heritage. Its vehicles remain a capsule to a simpler time, when cars were large and luxurious and didn’t need all the amenities we have today. But the future is now, and Rolls-Royce stopped the old-school bleeding with a concept more akin to a science fiction movie.
Celebrating BMW’s 100th birthday, the Rolls-Royce Vision 100 concept concept (internally named: 103EX) is unlike anything you could have imagined from the storied marque. It’s…strange, but in a very likable way. It doesn’t have a steering wheel, instead, passengers relax on a sofa and have their every need handled by “Eleanor,” their personal virtual assistant and chauffeur.

10 Places to visit in Mumbai in Monsoon

10 Places to visit in Mumbai where you can enjoy monsoons right now!

The rains have finally descended to rescue Mumbai from its rather long sweltering heat. As the rain washes the city anew, here’s a list of places to visit in Mumbai during Monsoon to enjoy Mumbai’s rains to its fullest!

1. Marine Drive:

Almost synonymous with Mumbai itself, Marine Drive is the place to visit during monsoon. Remember the scene towards the end of the movie, Wake up Sid? When Aisha’s standing at Marine Drive, drenched in the rain and gazing at the horizon? Now you may or may not have a Sid chasing you there but a walk along the Queen’s Necklace (as it’s fondly called) and a cup of Mumbai’s hot steaming cutting chai, is a romance you won’t want to miss.
Marine Drive, places to visit in Mumbai during monsoon
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain” – Seen at Marine Drive, Mumbai (Source)

Best One Liners ever


20 One Liners That Are ACTUALLY Good

We’re too good for knock knock jokes, but sometimes nothing beats a great one liner. I guarantee you, at least one of these will make you laugh. If you’re a dad looking to restock on new material or someone just looking for some cheering up these one liners will see you through. This list is populated from the best one-liners from this Reddit thread. Check out the entire thread for some more gems that didn’t quite make the cut.
1. I threw a boomerang a few years ago. I now live in constant fear.
2. You don’t need a parachute to go skydiving. You need a parachute to go skydiving twice
3. What do you call a cheap circumcision? A rip-off
4. My teacher accused me of plagiarism. His words, not mine.
5. What do you get when you cross the Atlantic with the Titanic?About half way.

Moto G4 Plus Review

Moto G Plus, 4th Gen (Black, 32 GB)

Some of FAQ's-
Fingerprint scanner - Yes
Magnetic sensor- NO
NFC - No
Otg support - yes
Microsd - YES upto 128 GB
IR blaster - No
In the Box -
> Moto g4 plus
> Too much of documentation
> Turbocharger 2.0 with fixed cable
> Surprisingly Earphones are also included

Diary Product - Good Or Bad?

Diet Diary: Don’t feel guilty about having cheese

Diet Diary: Don’t feel guilty about having cheese

Dairy is usually one of the first things to be sacrificed when people start a calories-and-cholesterol control diet. The jury on dairy seems to be still divided. The anti-dairy lobby has several explanations for abandoning dairy, while most scientific evidence and dietary guidelines do include low fat dairy as an integral part of a healthy diet. Interestingly, besides it’s commonly known benefits including bone-building and extremely valuable nutrition profile (calcium, magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B and proteins), its role in weight management has been investigated.

Body Language Tricks To Make Anyone Instantly Like You

Seven Body Language Tricks To Make Anyone Instantly Like You

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There is no question that body language is important. And, according to Leil Lowndes in her book How To Talk To Anyone, you can capture — and hold — anyone's attention without even saying a word. Here's how:

The Flooding Smile
"Don't flash an immediate smile when you greet someone," says Lowndes. If you do, it appears as if anyone in your line of sight would receive that same smile. Instead, pause and look at the other person's face for a second, and then let a "big, warm, responsive smile flood over your face and overflow into your eyes". Even though the delay is less than a second, it will convince people your smile is personalised for them.

Laddu - With a Sweet History

If we were to crown the king of Indian sweets… Laddu would win the title hands down. Across India, Laddus are associated with Lord Ganesha, celebrations and of course now with the kids’ favourite cartoon character—Chota Bheem. Marriage or birth, purchase of property or other assets, promotion or new job, nothing is complete without exchange of laddus! The name laddu, ushers in an array of images from nani ke haath ka besan ka laddu, moti choor ka laddu, coconut laddu, til ka laddu, tirupathi prasadam laddu , Shaadi ka laddu or the notorious Thaggu ke laddu (of Kanpur, U.P.). Let’s spare a thought today on how this famous Indian sweet came into being. 

“Creative Commons Punjabi laddu” by Lyrical Lemongrass is licensed under CC BY 2.0 

India’s first space shuttle

RLV: India’s first reusable space shuttle

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India launched its first experimental indigenous winged Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh on Monday.
The RLV Technology Demonstration (RLV-TD), that aims to ultimately put satellites into orbit around earth and then re-enter atmosphere, will be carried up on a solid rocket motor. The nine-metre long rocket weighs 11 tonnes.

India's first indigenous RLV-TD space shuttle successfully launched

India launched its maiden indigenous winged Reusable Launch Vehicle, RLV from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh on Monday. The RLV Technology Demonstration (RLV-TD), that is ultimately aimed at putting satellites into orbit around earth and then re-enter atmosphere, was carried up on a solid rocket motor. The nine-metre long rocket weighs 11 tonnes. Very similar in its looks to the US space shuttle, the double delta-winged RLV-TD being experimented is a scale model which is almost 6 times smaller than the final version.
“The launch window for the RLV-TD is between 7 am and 11 am,” a senior ISRO official said.

Best Deals In Budget Laptop

I was planning to buy a budget laptop for basic use but was bit confused what to buy in low budget but with good performance. So after surveying, I personally liked these two Laptops:

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Dell 3541 15.6-inch Laptop (A-Series-Quad-Core A6/4GB/500GB HDD/AMD with Radeon)

Pros: Under 20000
Cons: AMD Processor


Dell Vostro 15 3558 15.6-inch Laptop (Core i3/4GB/500GB/Linux)

Pros: I3 4th gen Processor
Cons: above 22000

Moto X Play - Everything in Low Price

Moto X Play

Motorola Moto X Play smartphone was launched in July 2015. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 403 pixels per 
The Motorola Moto X Play is powered by 1.7GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Motorola Moto X Play packs a 21-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. 

The Motorola Moto X Play runs Android 5.1.1 and is powered by a 3630mAh non removable battery. It measures 148.00 x 75.00 x 10.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 169.00 grams. 

The Motorola Moto X Play is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer. 

Remove unwanted ads, popups, or browser malware from Chrome in MAC

Step 1: Remove malicious programs
If you've bought or downloaded antivirus software, you can run the program to find and remove harmful programs.
You can also remove malware and other programs on your computer that you don't remember installing.
  1. In the bottom right corner of your screen, open Finder.
  2. On the left side of the box that appears, click Applications.
  3. Look for any programs you don't recognize. Then do one of these:
    • Double-click Uninstall or Uninstaller, follow the onscreen steps.
    • If you don't see these options, drag the icon from the Applications folder into the Trash.
  4. Empty your trash when you're done.
You can also try MalwareBytes, an anti-malware program that can find other malicious software that the Chrome Cleanup Tool might not remove. It's available for Mac computers, Windows computers, and mobile devices.
Step 2: Reset browser settings
After you have removed malicious programs from your computer, reset your Chrome browser settings. Your bookmarks and passwords won’t change, but you'll need to customize things like your startup page, search engine, and browser theme again.  
  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under the section "Reset settings," click Reset settings.
  5. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Best Budget Portable Harddisk

WD Elements Portable 1 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Disk

Now, many of us gets confused in choosing between this, i.e. WD Elements Portable or WD My Passport Ultra, with the price difference of about Rs.500-800. The thumb rule is, go with WD Elements Portable if you're going to use it for dumping your data, which is the most probable use for many. WD My Passport Ultra is just the same piece with good to useless softwares provided along with, which includes cloud backup and encryption module.

And yes, WD Elements Portable is actually slim than the later one !

Stats: -

You'll get about 15-25mbps speed on USB 2.0 <<< Personally Tested!
You'll get about 130+ mbps speed on USB 3.0 <<< Personally Tested! (If your files are scattered all over the places, the speed will drop to somewhere 50-80mpbs)

Apart from these, many buyers are complaining about getting less Warranty for their product and some of them even throws the idea of contacting the customer care of WD for the same, but trust me, it's just the waste of time.

Here is the simple method to get full 3 year warranty ...

=> Go to support section in WD web portal (
=> You'll find registration button on right side. Get yourself registered!
=> Login to panel and register your purchased product by providing the Serial No. + Invoice Date

Voila! Your Warranty will be rolled on from the date of purchase!

Left click is not responding on Windows 10 start menu icons

I appreciate for the troubleshooting steps that you have tried so far.
Please let us know:
What was the outcome of performing clean boot as suggested in my previous reply.
To fix the issue, try running the DISM command given below:
Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tools helps to repair the Windows Updates corrupt files. So you can run the DISM tool to resolve the problems with Windows
Please follow the steps below and check if it helps.
  1. Go to the start screen, in the search box type command prompt.
  2. Right click on command prompt and run it as administrator.
  3. Then type or copy paste the command mentioned below:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
This command will restore the components that are missing.
Important When you run this command, DISM uses Windows Update to provide the files that are required to fix corruptions. However, if your Windows Update client is already broken, use a running Windows installation as the repair source, or use a Windows side-by-side folder from a network share or from a removable media, such as the Windows DVD, as the source of the files.
Please let us know the status of the issue, so that we can help you further.

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