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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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  • Intel Just Introduced Its First Quantum Processor

    We all know very that Quantum computers have the power to revolutionize industries and areas of science, for example, in the area of Artificial Intelligence, making the process of operating neural networks faster or in biology, allowing to analyze in more detail small molecular structures. Now, Intel just introduced its first Quantum Processor.

    Intel Just Introduced Its First Quantum Processor

    The future of computing undoubtedly passes through the quantum computer. So far, research around quantum computers has proved quite promising and Intel has already realized the potential of this area.

    Last week, the market leader in the manufacture and marketing of chips and processors for computers announced that it is creating a quantum processor. So, now let’s explore all the details about this new quantum processor.

    The World of Qubits

    This is yet another major move by Intel, which shows that Intel is committed to being present in the future. This future will certainly not be far behind.

    Quantum computers have the power to revolutionize industries and areas of science, for example, in the area of Artificial Intelligence, making the process of operating neural networks faster or in biology, allowing to analyze in more detail small molecular structures.

    While normal computers encode information in bits, quantum computers use quantum bits, that is, Qubits, which take advantage of surprising quantum phenomena and can, therefore, be in 2 different states at the same time.

    The new Intel Quantum Processor

    This new Intel processor has 17 Qubits and proves to be quite promising. Thus, this is the first processor of the company since the 50 million dollar partnership with QuTech was announced. In addition, the processor has a special protection system that allows it to last longer.

    In fact, one of the main difficulties of computer scientists and physicists at this point in terms of the development of quantum computers is related to the life of the processor and to the isolation of the system.

    “The new design improves quality, thermal performance and reduces radio frequency interference” stated by the Jim Held, the Director of Technology Research at Intel.

    This move from Intel makes perfect sense since the tech giant Google, Microsoft and IBM have also publicly shown the results of their efforts in the field of quantum computing. Being one of the leading processor producers, Intel wants to ensure its influence in the future. However, this does not mean that the current processors will soon become obsolete.

    SOURCE: 

    - https://techviral.net/intel-just-introduced-first-quantum-processor/

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  • Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile

    Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions.

    The company's Windows 10 chief has tweeted that developing new features and hardware for the Mobile version of the OS was no longer a "focus".

    Joe Belfiore added that he had also switched to Android himself.

    Windows 10 Mobile tried to attract users by letting them run the same "universal apps" on both their PCs and handsets, but the concept failed to catch on.

    The OS accounted for just 0.03% of the global market - based on smartphone shipments - between April and June, according to research company IDC.

    The market intelligence provider said the news had been a long time coming.

    "There wasn't a wide range of devices running Windows 10 Mobile, so it wasn't attractive to retailers or operators," said IDC's Francisco Jeronimo.

    "And from a consumer perspective, the operating system didn't provide as good an experience as Android or iOS."

    Mr Belfiore began a series of tweets on Sunday by discussing the recent launch of a test version of Microsoft's Edge web browser for Android and iOS - the latest in a series of releases of its core software for rival mobile platforms.

    He then went on to respond to questions about whether there was any point sticking with Windows 10 Mobile.

    He said that while Microsoft would support the "many companies" that had adopted the platform, he had switched to Android for the diversity of its apps and hardware.

    "Of course we'll continue to support the platform... bug fixes, security updates, et cetera," he said.

    "But building new features or hardware is not the focus."

     

    Mr Belfiore posted Microsoft had tried "very hard" to incentivise other companies to release universal apps - even writing their software for them in some cases - but the number of users had been too low for most to bother.

    The announcement comes a week after HP had said it no longer planned to release further Windows 10 Mobile handsets, and a fortnight after Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates disclosed that he had already made the switch to Android.

    However, some manufacturers - including the UK's Wileyfox and Germany's TrekStor - had unveiled new models powered by Windows 10 Mobile as recently as last month.

    "Most Microsoft applications are now available and supported on other mobile operating systems," said Mr Jeronimo.

    "After Satya Nadella took over [as chief executive], that clearly became the strategy - and after that happened what incentive was there to buy a Windows-powered phone?"

    However, Microsoft may not have given up on powering smartphones altogether.

    Earlier this year, Windows Central reported the company was working on a new version of Windows 10 - codenamed Andromeda - that would run on all types of computer and make it possible for third-party apps to adapt without having to code a special "universal" version.

    It said the OS was due for release next year, but suggested the code would not be offered as an upgrade to existing Windows 10 Mobile devices.

    A spokeswoman for Microsoft was unable to provide further comment.

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  • List of Ethiopian Television Channels

    The mass media in Ethiopia consist of radio, television and the Internet, which remain under the control of the Ethiopian government, as well as private newspapers and magazines. In comparison to the length of Ethiopia's over-2,000-year history as a sovereign nation, the media is a very recent phenomenon.

     

    List of Television Channels

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  • ውቢት ኢትዮጵያ!

     

    የኢትዮጵያ ቱሪዝም ኮሚሽን “የ13 ወር ፀጋ” በሚል ርዕስ ከሚያሳትማቸው ፖስተሮች የዝነኛዋ “ውቢት ኢትዮጵያ” አስደናቂ ተፈጥሮአዊ ውበትና ግርማ ሞገስ የታየበት ፖስተርዋ ሁሌ ከማይረሱን መሃል አንዳቸው ነው።

    የ4 ልጆች እናት የነበረችው ውቢት አመንሲሳ በወለጋ ክፍለ ሀገር ተወልዳ አድጋ ወደ አዲስ አበባ ተጉዛ እቴጌ መነን ትምህርት ቤት ተምራ ቦኋላ ለኢትዮጵያ ቱሪዝም ኮሚሽን ተቀጥራ ለመስራት አበቃች። ከልጆችዋና ለኢትዮጵያ አየር መንገድ ተቀጥረው ይሰሩ ከነበረው ባለቤቷ ጋር አዲስ አበባ ትኖር ነበር። ከዚህ ቀደም የውቢት አመንሲሳ እውነተኛ ስሟ አልማዝ አመንሲሳ ነው ብለን ተናግረን ነበር፡ የተሳሳተ መረጃ በመልቀቃችን ይቅርታችሁን እንጠይቃለን። በቅርቡ እንደተረዳነው ግን አልማዝ አመንሲሳ በወቅቱ ለኢትዮጵያ ቴሌቪዥን ተቀጥረው ይሰሩ የነበሩና ዛሬ ነዋሪነታቸው አሜሪካ የሆነው የውቢት ኢትዮጵያ እህት ናቸው። ከአልማዝ ጋር አብረው ይሰሩ የነበሩት የስራ ባልደረባቸው ልንረዳው እንደቻልነው ምስሉ ላይ ያለችው የአልማዝ እህት ውቢት አመንሲሳ ከቱሪዝም ስራዋ ውጭ ሞዴል ወይ የፊልም ተዋናይት አልነበረችም። 1970ዎቹ የብሄራዊ ቱሪዝም ኮሚሽን ለገቢ ማሰባሰብያ የሚሆኑ ድንቅ ድንቅ ፎቶዎችን አንስቶ ለመልቀቅ የፈለገበት ወቅት ነበር። ውቢት በቱሪዝም ኮሚሽን ፎቶ የመነሳት እድል አጋጥሟት ነው ለ <<ውቢት ኢትዮጵያ>>ነቷ ልታበቃ የቻለችው። ኩባዊ ኢትዮጵያዊው የታሪክ ምሁር ኤድዋርዶ ባይሮኖ እንዳስረዳን ውቢት አመንሲሳ ለፎቶዉ 5 ሳንቲም ሳትቀበል ፎቶዉ ያስገኘና እስከ ዛሬ እያመነጨ ያለው ገቢ ሙሉ ለሙሉ ለኮሚሽኑ እንዲረከብና የሃገራችን ቱሪዝምን እንዲያገለግል ፍላጎቷ ነበር።

    በ2000 ዓም ለህክምና ወደ አሜሪካ አምርታ ህዳር ወር 2001 ዓም ውቢት ኢትዮጵያ በሞት ተለየችን።

    መልከ መልካሟ ውቢት ኢትዮጵያ ሀገርዋን ላገለገለችበትና ስማችን ላስጠራችበት ምስጋናችን ይገባታል።

    ነፍስሽን በገነት ያኑረው <3 

    This is the famous image of "Woubit Ethiopia" as she was dubbed. This image was taken sometime in the late seventies by Ethiopia's tourist commission board. Not much is known about the woman subject of the photo.

    Her name is Woubit Amensisa. Hailing from Ethiopia's Wollega region, she later moved to Addis Ababa and was a student at Etege Menen School, before finishing her studies and getting a job with Ethiopia's tourism commission. She lived in Addis Ababa with her husband, who worked at Ethiopian Airlines, and her four children. A while ago we released this picture saying that her real name was Almaz Amensisa. We'd like to apologize for the error. The truth is, the beautiful woman in the picture is really named Woubit Amensisa, while Almaz Amensisa is her sister who worked for Ethiopian Television and now resides in the USA. Unlike what is widely believed, outside of her job at the national tourism commission, Woubit was neither a model nor an actress. Her colleagues at the national tourism office managed to convince her to take up a photo shoot opportunity at a time when the national tourism commission was collecting images to serve for promotional purposes. But her image became an international sensation. According to Cuban Ethiopian historian Eduardo Byrono, Woubit never asked for compensation for the photo and only wished that the income serve Ethiopia's tourism industry.

    In 2007, Woubit came to the USA to get treatment for an undisclosed illness. Sadly, in November of 2008, Woubit Ethiopia's health had declined and she passed away in the USA.

    Although every Ethiopian is familiar with the class, elegance and natural beauty she exhibits in this image, she didn't get the recognition she deserved in her lifetime.

    <3 Woubit Amensisa aka Woubit Ethiopia <3 , rest in eternal peace!

    To enlighten your fellow Ethiopian or anyone for that matter, like and share this pic!

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  • Ancient city uncovered in Ethiopia | BBC News

    Ancient city uncovered in Ethiopia

    Farmers in the eastern Ethiopian city of Harlaa have long found strange objects on their land, including Chinese coins, prompting a local myth that the area was once home to giants.

    A team of archaeologists has now uncovered what they believe was an ancient city and trading hub dating as far back as the 10th Century, with artefacts from Egypt, India and China.

    Prof Timothy Insoll is one of the archaeologists who made the stunning discovery.

    Photo: An archaeologist at work at the site, Credit: Timothy Insoll

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