How to use Google’s ‘I’m Feel­ing Lucky’ option from Chrome’s ad­dress bar

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Pocket is one of the most pop­u­lar tools for sav­ing web con­tent to read later, but its Chrome ex­ten­sion ‘ Save to Pocket’ ( bit.ly/ saveto433) has fallen foul of a Google pol­icy that only al­lows add-ons to have ‘sin­gle pur­pose’. To this end, Pocket has moved one of the ex­ten­sion’s fea­tures – the option to view ‘ trend­ing’ sto­ries on your New Tab page – to a sep­a­rate add-on called Pocket New Tab ( bit.ly/pocket433). One ben­e­fit of this sep­a­ra­tion is that you don’t need to be a Pocket user to see the sto­ries, al­though they’ll be more rel­e­vant to your in­ter­ests if you are. The ar­ti­cles are cu­rated by Pocket’s 30-mil­lion strong com­mu­nity and are up­dated every hour to keep the con­tent fresh. Click ‘ More sto­ries’ to ac­cess fur­ther se­lec­tions or choose a spe­cific topic such as Tech or Health.

As with the tra­di­tional New Tab page, there’s a Google search box, and you can also dis­play your most vis­ited web­sites, al­beit in the form of lo­gos rather than thumb­nails of home­pages. You’ll need to grant Pocket per­mis­sion to show these, but it prom­ises your data is kept pri­vate.

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