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How China Is Changing Internet

In China, a sheltered internet has given rise to a new breed of app, and American companies are taking notice. What was once known as the land of cheap rip-offs may now offer a glimpse at the future.     Source: The New York Times

A Christmas Easter Egg in New Google Maps

Google Maps Easter Egg for Christmas Today the Pegman icon from the new Google Maps looks different: it now wears a Santa hat as long as classic Google Maps still has the standard icon.     If you are curious about the 200 outfits created when Pegman was added to the new Google…

Thousands of Tumblr blogs migrate to Wordpress after Yahoo deal

It's official: Yahoo have purchased blogging giant Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash, of which CEO David Karp will receive $250 million. Yahoo has gone through a spate of purchasing hot startups recently, such as GoPollGo and Summly, but none of the acquisitions have been on the scale of Tumblr.  And it would seem that…

Mini Microscope For iPhone, For Pure Geeks

The Mini Microscope for iPhone transforms your smartphone into a mini microscope capable of 60x magnification. Attach the Mini Microscope to the camera lens of your iPhone 4 or 4S and you can zoom in on just about anything. Three built-in bright white LEDs will shed light on your subject…

Google I/O Expectations: The Developers Guide

If you like Google, mobile development and cloud platforms, this is going to be a good week for you. Google will have lots of goodies this week for developers - and consumers - at its I/O developer conference in San Francisco. We might see some new hardware, a couple updates to Google’s major…

The biggest bank robbery in history!

Reportedly, the group of hackers targeted weaknesses in how banks and payment processors handle prepaid debit cards. Authorities said they arrested these seven U.S. citizens and residents of Yonkers, New York: Jael Mejia Collado, Joan Luis Minier Lara, Evan Jose Peña, Jose Familia Reyes, Elvis Rafael Rodriguez, Emir Yasser Yeje and…

Programming

The HTML5 Quick Learning Guide

HTML5 syntax is compatible with both HTML4 and XHTML1. Want to close empty elements with a slash? Go for it.…

How to Create a Password Strength Indicator With jQuery

If you are building a system that allows the users to login in, then it is always a good idea…

21 PHP Libraries You Should Know About

The aim of the Standard PHP Library-or SPL is to provide a standard library of interfaces which allows developers to…

How to Retrieve Twitter Timeline and Hashtags in PHP

How to Retrieve Twitter Timeline and Hashtags in PHP (Twitter OAuth API 1.1) So, here we offer a guide that explains…

Servers

Install Java in Ubuntu 16.04

Java and the JVM (Java's virtual machine) are widely used and required for many kinds of software. This article will…

How to install and setup Varnish in Ubuntu 16.04

One of the problems with running a site with many users is that the constant requests for dynamic content can…

Install HHVM + Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04

  The LEMHH software stack is a group of software that can be used to serve dynamic web pages and web…

Display Linux TCP / UDP Network and Socket Information with the 'ss' command

The ss command is used to show socket statistics. It can display stats for PACKET sockets, TCP sockets, UDP sockets,…

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