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  • Google’s New “My Activity” Page Reveals Everything You Do Online

    As we already know giant companies like Google track their user’s online data. Recently google introduced a new site that lets you see the recorded data for yourself. So, How to know exactly how much a company like Google knows about us?

    Google’s New “My Activity” Page Reveals Everything You Do Online

    Google’s new My activity page actually lists everything that is collected while you browse online using Google or its services. Google’s new My Activity page also shows all the search performed using various devices since it is linked to your Google account.

    Google said in a post “Your searches and browsing history are saved to your Google Account if Web & App Activity is turned on. When Web & App Activity is on, you may get better search results and recommendations across Google services.”

    Google had also shared what type of information it saves which includes searches and other things you do on Google products and services, like search and Maps. It even saves your connection information that includes location, language and whether you use a browser or an app. It also keeps information regarding ads that you respond to by clicking the ad itself or purchasing something on the advertiser’s site. It also records your IP address.

    Apart from all this Google also keep records of all your chrome browsing history, Websites and apps you use and the data they share with Google. Your activity on websites and in apps that use any Google service. Google said “When Web & App Activity is on and you check the box next to “Include Chrome browsing history and activity from websites and apps that use Google services,”

    Users can now control what’s being saved by google, and can manage them according to their wishes. They can delete their past searches and browsing activity etc. Google said: “You’re in control of what’s saved, and you can delete your past searches and browsing activity or turn off Web & App Activity at any time.”

    My Activity is a really a great tool for anyone with a Google account. However, the important point to be noted here is when you use all these free apps and services of Google, you are actually giving up your personal data to do it.

    SOURCE:

    http://techviral.com/googles-new-activity-page-reveals-everything-online/

     

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  • Finding Free Wi-Fi

    Multiple websites and smartphone apps can help you identify free Wi-Fi in your area, and the list will surprise you — it also keeps getting longer. You need to perform some advance research if your goal is to hang out wherever you can get some free downloads.

    Use one of the many websites or smartphone apps that provide free Wi-Fi listings:

    Websites:

    Smartphone apps:

    SOURCE:

    - http://www.ehow.com/how_4876806_wifi-access-anywhere.html

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  • The First Laptop with Generic Amharic Keyboard

    Lately we Ethiopians are feeling like we have gone backwards in many aspects. We face the worst drought in about 30 yrs. We have got issues with our grand dam project, there is no enough transportation, water, and energy source. The list goes on.

    But here is our Christmas gift, a light in the darkness by a fellow Ethiopian, Genet Ayele. She has given us a laptop with the first Amharic Keyboard. This is a great news for Ethiopia, a country that has more that 80 dialects, one of which is Amharic. Amharic uses its own phonetics and until now we have been using Software with English keyboard in order to write Amharic text.

    That is about to change with Ethiopass. Ethiopass is a laptop made in collaboration with FUJITSU Notebook. It comes with Intel® CoreTM i5-5200U processor and AMD RadeonTM R7 M260 graphics card with 2GB dedicated memory, in addition to the Amharic keyboard. From what we have gathered, the Price is 999 euros and offering free shipment until the end of January to all EU countries and Switzerland.

    We like it and Marry Christmas to you too 

     

    Visit  Her Website: http://ethiopass.visascol.com/

     

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  • Google Unveils a Stick That Turns Any Display Into a PC

    CAESAR SENGUPTA REACHES into his hip pocket and pulls out a PC. About the size of a cigar, it’s a tiny PC. But it’s a PC. If you plug it into an LCD display or a TV, you can run the sort of software you typically run on a personal computer, from word processors and spreadsheets and email to online video.

    This is the Asus Chromebit, and according to Sengupta, it will reach the market this summer, priced at less than a hundred dollars. Sengupta is the Google vice president who helps oversee the distribution of Chrome OS, the Google operating system that runs the Chromebit. The device is a bit like the Google Chromecast—the digital stick that plugs into your television and streams video from the internet—but it does more. Google pitches it as something that lets you walk up to any LCD display and instantly transform it into viable computer, whether it’s sitting on a desk in a classroom, mounted on the wall in an office conference room, or hanging above the checkout counter in a retail store or fast food joint. “Think about an internet cafe,” Sengupta says during a gathering at Google’s San Francisco offices. “Think about a school lab.”

    The device is part of a new wave of machines that use Chrome OS, an operating system built for the internet age. Based on the Google Chrome web browser, the OS is designed for use with internet-based applications such as Google’s Gmail email service and its Google Docs word processor, reducing our dependence on the bulky local software that traditionally runs on PCs, moving tasks onto a cheaper breed of hardware as a result, and, ostensibly, improving security. Over the past several years, Google has pushed its Chromebook laptops and other Chrome OS machines into schools and, to a lesser extent, government agencies and businesses. Now, with several new devices, including a fresh crop of laptops as well as the Chromebit, the company is renewing this push, continuing to challenge Microsoft for control of the rather lucrative business and educational software markets.

    Today, Google is unveiling several of these laptops, including two $149 models, from manufacturers Haier and Hisense, that will sell through Amazon.com and Walmart. And this summer, Asus will also roll out an ultra-thin Chromebook that converts into a touchscreen tablet (see above). But the Chromebit is the most intriguing play—if only because it shows how small and how inexpensive PC hardware has become in recent years, how much the line has blurred between PCs, TVs, and mobile devices such as phones and tablets.

    This month, Intel will start shipping a similar device called the Intel Compute Stick, which brings Microsoft’s Windows operating system to TVs and other displays. And Dell already offers a device called Wyse Cloud Connect, which works even more like the Chromebit. Certainly, these are niche devices. But they point to a future world where large-screen computers are far more prevalent.

    The trend begins with the Chromecast and similar streaming TV devices from the like of Amazon. With tiny, inexpensive sticks, you can transform older televisions into so-called smart TVs, streaming movies and shows from internet services such as YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video. But they’re also mini-PCs. Google product manager Josh Woodward says he and his team offer use the Chromecast to get presentations onto conference room displays. This, he explains, is easier than connecting a laptop or using a projector.

     

    The Chromebit is really just an extension of this idea. Equipped with much the same hardware as a Chromebook laptop, Sengupta says, it’s more powerful than a Chromecast, which just means it’s better at running more applications. Google believes the devices—equipped with an HDMI port—will provide a way of quickly upgrading existing PCs and perhaps even accelerate the rise of computerized displays inside stores and restaurants. Rajen Sheth, another Google VP who has helped lead the company’s push onto business hardware, says that the price of PC hardware and displays has dropped so low, it may now be cheaper to built digital signage than a traditional paper sign. If you print out a 42-inch paper sign at a place like Kinkos, it’ll cost about two hundred dollars, he says, and that same price will eventually get you a 42-inch LCD and a Chromebit.

    J.P. Gownder, an analyst with research outfit Forrester, who has closely tracked the rise of Google’s Chrome OS business, rightly points out that there other things to consider. In using these types of PC sticks, he explains, you still need a good way of navigating the software it serves up—a keyboard and mouse or some alternative (the Chromebit offers USB and Bluetooth connections). “A device like this has utility, but the problem is interface,” he says. “The utility is not as cut and dried as it many seem.” And because Chrome machines aren’t really built to run local software, they aren’t suited to all situations.

    But Google is working to provide ways of running more local software. This includes versions of online tools such as Google Docs and Gmail that also work offline, classic business software from the companies like SAP, and apps originally built for phones and tablets that run Google’s Android mobile operating system. It’s another nice metaphor for the ever changing world of computer hardware. As time goes on, the distinctions will break down even further—between phone and tablet, tablet and PC, PC and television. 

    Source :

    http://www.wired.com/2015/03/google-unveils-chrome-stick-turns-display-pc/

     

     

     

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  • ውሀና ጠቀሜታዎቹ

    ከመተኛትዎ በፊት አንድ ብርጭቆ ውሃ ይጠጡ፡፡ ስትሮክን እና የልብ ህመምን ለመከላከል ይረዳዎታልና 
    ጠዋት ከእንቅልፍዎ እንደተነሱ 2 ብርጭቆ ውሃ ከጠጡ ውስጣዊ የሰውነት አካላትዎን ለማነቃቃት ያግዝዎታል፡፡ 
    ሻወር ከመውሰድዎ በፊት አንድ ብርጭቆ ውሃ የሚጠጡ ከሆነ ከፍተኛ የደም ግፊትን ለመከላከል ይጠቅሞታል፡፡ 
    ከምግብ በፊት አንድ ብርጭቆ ውሃ መጠጣት ለምግብ መንሸራሸር ይረዳል 
    ምግብ ከመመገብዎ 30 ደቂቃ በፊት በቂ ውሃ ይጠጡ፡፡ ብዙ ባለመመገብ የሰውነት ክብደትዎን ለመቀነስ እንዲችሉ ያግዞታል፡፡

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  • The King Is Back: Nokia Reveals Their First Android Phone: The Nokia 6 | Technology

    If you’ve been waiting for the king to make a comeback, it’s your lucky day – HMD Global, the company that own the global licensing rights for Nokia’s brand name has officially announced the Nokia 6, their first ever Android-powered smartphone.

    Nokia 6 specs

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor
    • Adreno 505 GPU
    • 5.5-inch full HD display, 2.5D glass, 1920 x 1080 resolution
    • 4GB RAM
    • 64GB internal storage expandable storage up to 128GB via microSD
    • 16-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, Laser AF, flash
    • 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0 aperture
    • Dual SIM
    • 3G, LTE
    • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner
    • 3000mAh battery with fast charging
    • Android 7.0 Nougat

    Curiously the phone is of the mid-range variety, packing a Snapdragon 430 chipset along with a 5.5-inch, full HD, 2.5D display. There’s 4GB of RAM on board, along with 64GB of storage. The 3000mAh battery is quickly replenished by QuickCharge 3.0. The rear camera is a 16-megapixel unit with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and laser AF while the front camera is a 8-megapixel unit with an f/2.0 aperture.

     

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  • How to tell if your Facebook has been hacked (and what to do) - Social Network [ VIDEO ] | Technology

    Here's a simple way to see if there is someone messing with your Facebook account.

    There are several different ways hackers use a breached Facebook account. Automatic logins through Facebook allow hackers access to many different site accounts once they've taken over your Facebook. Spammers also hack Facebook accounts to gain access to your following. From your profile, a hacker can additionally gather a lot of personal information about you that can be used to steal your identity.

    How to check if you've been hacked

    If you worry that your account has been hacked, there is a simple way to check. Go to the arrow in the upper right-hand corner of your Facebook page and click on it. In the menu, select Settings. A new menu will pop up. Choose Security and then Where You're Logged In.

    A list of all of the devices that you've logged into and their locations will pop up. If there is a login you don't recognize, chances are you may have been hacked. If you see anything that isn't you, click End Activity on the right side of the log to end the session. The hacker will be logged out, temporarily.

     

     

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  • How to post 360-degree photos to Facebook | Technology

    Sharing regular photos with your Facebook friends is a thing of the past -- the future revolves around interactive pics.

    By now, you've undoubtedly come across an interactive photo whilst browsing your Facebook feed. Such photos instruct you to hold your phone up and move it around to view different parts of the photo.

    It's a fun way of viewing so-called 360-degree photos. And would make one believe you need fancy, or expensive equipment to make it happen. The truth is, however, you don't need a special camera or even a 360-degree photo app in order to upload your own interactive picture.

    SOURCE:

    CNET- https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-live-stream-360-video-on-facebook/

     

     

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  • Shares in UK chip designer Imagination Technologies have plunged more than 60% after Apple said it would end a deal to use its products | Technology

    The US company uses the UK firm's chip technology in its iPhones, iPads, and iPods under a licensing agreement.

    Apple's royalty payments account for about half Imagination's revenues.

    Shares fell 165p to 103p, valuing the company at about £250m - down from about £765m before the announcement was made on Monday morning.

    Imagination said Apple, its largest customer, would stop using its products in "15 months to two years".

    Apple is developing its own technology, but Imagination said this would be difficult without infringing patents.

    Apple has told Imagination that it is "working on a separate, independent graphics design in order to control its products and will be reducing its future reliance on Imagination's technology".

    Imagination, like the UK's ARM Holdings, is at the forefront of computer chip technology globally. ARM was sold last year to Japan's Softbank, a deal criticised as selling out of the UK's winners.

    The Financial Times reported last year that Apple, which owns 8% of the UK company, had held talks about buying Imagination.

    SOURCE:

    BBC :- http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39476898

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  • The Simpsons Predicted a Donald Trump Presidency 16 Years Ago | World News

    While Donald Trump's election victory may feel like it came out of left field for some citizens, The Simpsons predicted his road to the White House 16 years ago. 

    In a 2000 episode called "Bart to the Future," Bart has a reverie of his life as a 40-year-old adult. In the vision, his sister Lisa Simpson is the country's first "straight female" president. 

    In one scene, Bart visits her in the Oval Office where she's conducting a meeting about the country's current economic status. 

    "As you know, we've inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump," she tells her staff as they realize the economy is in a complete decline. "The country is broke! How could that be?" she adds before Bart storms through the office doors.

    In 2015, the longtime hit Fox series took Trump to task again for the 2015 episode "Trumptastic Voyage" as it mirrored the real-life presidential campaign he had launched at the time. On Tuesday night, Trump officially became the 45th president elect of the United States. 

    In March, writer Dan Greaney addressed the brief foreboding quip. 

    "It was a warning to America," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "And that just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane." 

    "The Simpsons has always kind of embraced the over-the-top side of American culture," he added. "[Trump] is just the fulfillment of that."

     

     

     

     

     

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     http://www.eonline.com/au/news/808100/the-simpsons-predicted-a-donald-trump-presidency-16-years-ago

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