Google Save. New place to save Google Image Search & Website links.

Users can now save Google’s search results to a dedicated place within Google. As of now only images searched in Google image search can be saved to location at google.com/save.

However to save other links (website links or any webpage) you need to install Save to Google extension for Chrome. Sadly, I could not verify whether this extension does save the searched resulted in the Save path Google provided.

Images you save in Google Image Search live here at google.com/save. Website links you save with the Save to Google extension for Chrome can also be found here. Tag your saved images and links to easily find them and stay organized.

Save image from Google search
Save image from Google search

Become Ghostie, Surf anonymously with CyberGhost

Is surfing public (WiFi) hotspots on your daily or weekly routine? If so, you might need to think about protecting yourself from the Internet world. CyberGhost, a premium VPN service (worry not, they got the free plan that works for all of us), tries to reboot the Internet for you by providing free, simple and secure access to Internet content from all over the world. So far, 5 million people have enjoyed their services – I have been one free user since 2 years now.

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#NepalEarthquake in Google Search Trend: Responding to the Nepal earthquake visualization

The world’s response to the tragedy “Nepal Earthquake” after the aftermath as published by Google. The data visualization includes normalized searches on Google for Nepal and “help” in different languages. Continue reading #NepalEarthquake in Google Search Trend: Responding to the Nepal earthquake visualization

Microsoft Office 2016 IT Pro – yet another version or features?

Microsoft’s Office team has announced development of their new version of Office suite named “Microsoft Office 2016 IT Pro”. The private preview with Office 2016 is announced as IT Pro and Developer Preview of Office 2016 for the Windows desktop and Mac computer. Continue reading Microsoft Office 2016 IT Pro – yet another version or features?

The technology of कान्तिपुर बर्षका दश: Delving into the limitations of Facebook voting

Kantipur Publication house has been conducting कान्तिपुर बर्षका दश – 10 best of the Year (? translation) over a month now.

On Falgun 7 (Democracy day, as we call) Kantipur will reveal their best 10 personnel on various fields from Nepal. The sole judgement parameters on the second round (first round was jury selecting personnel for 2nd round) is a count of Facebook like.

Limitations of accordion & non-randon placement of objects to vote
Limitations of accordion & non-randon placement of objects to vote

Kantipur says: पाठकहरुले यसै साइटको ‘फेसबुक लाइक’ का माध्यमबाट त्यस्तो छनौट गर्न सक्नु हुनेछ । त्यसरी सबभन्दा बढी मत ल्याएर दश क्षेत्रबाट छानिने दश व्यक्तित्वलाई ‘कान्तिपुर बर्षका दश’ घोषणा गर्नुका साथै २०७० फागुन ७ गते उहाँहरुबारे बिशेष सामग्री प्रकाशन गरिनेछ ।

मतदानमा प्रविधिको दुरुपयोग गर्न खोजिएमा त्यस्ता मत बदर गरिनेछ ।

The app for Kantipurnewsmaker is very limited in technology usages. First, de facto that Social Media is Facebook in Nepal (about 110% of Internet population in Nepal is on Facebook, do the maths!) or should it be Facebook is the only social media in Nepal?

Automatic Sorting by highest voting, inner page
Automatic Sorting by highest voting, inner page

Second, the rules of abuse have not been defined. What is “मतदानमा प्रविधिको दुरुपयोग गर्न खोजिएमा त्यस्ता मत बदर गरिनेछ ।” referring to? There is no technology that can enable a single user to LIKE twice the same thing. It is Facebook’s limitation or feature.

Note: You can vote as many person you like, but you cannot vote the same person twice.” As stated on the help section, it looks too funny for obvious reasons.  Yes, almost all Facebookers know that they can’t LIKE anything twice in Facebook. Zuckerberg’s idea!

The technology limitations of eKantipur कान्तिपुर वर्षका दश व्यक्तित्व
The technology limitations of eKantipur कान्तिपुर वर्षका दश व्यक्तित्व

 

Third point is, use of toggle or accordion or the technology of  expanding & contrasting objects. The first four avatars of the persons shows by default are most likely to be noted. The limitation of accordion hides potential other persons for vote or LIKE. For proof just observe that first tier of people get high votes, and lesser subsequently. Shouldn’t this been randomized – if universal principles of game theory and “voting by likes” is entertained?

Final point, well, Internet voting and survey has always been questionable as long as voters are unidentifiable (or is Kantipur collecting the LIKER’s name & other facebook details?) – – in anyway a user can’t vote twice.

I read a similar news in one website “कान्तिपुरको उत्कृष्ट दशबाट चौधरी बाहिरिए, जलान फेसबुकमा बिज्ञापन गर्दै” .
However, the limitation of the app doesn’t say one cannot Facebook ad or even Google ad (haven’t seen one tho’), the explanation

Whatever limitations and circumstance are now, Kantipur should think differently as they grow to conduct to similar Facebook voting system for best Nepalese in years to come or so.

Disclaimer: In no way, I’m related or represent, agree or disagree with individuals mentioned in the app/program and/or the publisher of the app.

RADAR in Nepal – what where info?

Well, if you don’t know already what RADAR, commonly named radar these days, is? The full form of RADAR is RAdio Detection And Ranging, by name it is a technology that uses radio waves to detect objects and the range to it.

The other day I was looking for information about RADAR in Nepal, alas, Google got me nothing. Except these realities:

Airport Surveillance Radar ASR site at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu back in 1996. The RADAR was installed by Japan's Toshiba corporation in a Japanese Government's aid to Nepal. Source: Toshiba
Airport Surveillance Radar ASR site at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu back in 1996. The RADAR was installed by Japan’s Toshiba corporation in a Japanese Government’s aid to Nepal. Source: Toshiba

Airport Surveillance Radar ASR site at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu back in 1996. The RADAR was installed by Japan’s Toshiba corporation in a Japanese Government’s aid to Nepal. Source: Toshiba[/caption]

  • RADAR Nepal is an INGO in rural Nepal, I can’t link back here as that site is black listed by Google prone to malware.
  • The first search result for RADAR Nepal is nothing but accuweather link to Nepal’s national satellite enhanced weather map – anything to do with RADAR Nepal directly?
  • The Government of Nepal official website of Meteorological forecasting division (http://mfd.gov.np) comes much lower in search result position (SERP ) however sadly MFD got nothing as precise as third party weather providers has.

Owing to the lack of adequate scientific data and poor weather forecasts, not only Nepal but many South Asian countries are not prepared to deal with disasters caused due to changing weather and climate scenarios.

Back in December 2012, Nepal’s Weather department was supposed to have radar for weather accuracy and prediction.

The government of Japan aid provided two new second generation radars, installed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and Bhattedata of Lalitpur. (Source: eKantipur)

This should bring at least two radars in Nepal as of now. The previous 2012 radar used in TIA was also supplied by Japan’s Toshiba Company in 1998, and it was installed under the grant assistance from the Japanese government.

No follow up on this news progress has been found since 2012. The sole purpose of my query for Radar in Nepal was to have information statistics of the same, if anybody could share, please do so on the comment box below. Thanks.

What happened to WordTwit Pro? Free Now.

Being a long time user of WordTwit Pro, a popular WordPress plugin that lets publishers and bloggers automagically push the article information to Twitter, it was saddening to learn about its discontinuation (news here). Some things in this world are better ended.

The Bad:
The decision from Twitter regarding their changed policies in APIs hunted down many developers like WordTwit Pro by BraveNewCode.

The Good:
After discontinuing the Pro version, WordTwit is now freely available in WordPress repository and include all the features of WordTwit Pro including

  • new publish widget with support for tags,
  • multiple account support,
  • multiple tweet support

Now head over to the WordPress plugin repository and download or install WordTwit into your WordPress.

Demonoid – the best BitTorrent Community on the web is DEAD

Another shock to all the torrent users. MegaUpload, then BT Junkie, then Library.nu and now it is Demonoid which is being shut down.
Demonoid.me aka demonoid.com used to claim itself as the best BitTorrent community on the web and now the community is mourning over.

Many believe that Demonoid, which was one of the world’s oldest and popular torrent services with millions of users, was busted and gifted to the US government. The copyright laws are being even more stricter.

SO, you better Download full backup of TPB before it goes down!
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