News and Events

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…

YouTube Launches Paid Channels, Subscription Fees Start at $0.99 Per Month

The YouTube team has finally launched a pilot program for a small group of partners that will offer paid channels on YouTube – a move that had been expected since January. YouTube has been building a partner program since 2007 that enables content creators to earn revenue for their creativity. And these content creators have…

Microsoft Ask Ubuntu To Remove Skype Icon From System

Over the last few months I’ve written a few posts on new icons being added to Ubuntu. Today I’m writing about one being removed from it. Microsoft have ‘requested’ that Ubuntu remove a Skype icon from a package in Unity on Ubuntu. As a trademarked asset approval is required from Microsoft for its use and…

The First App-Controlled Bionic Hand

i-Limb Ultra Revolution with Biosim app Touch Bionics A new bionic hand is the first to come with app control, allowing users to access complicated motion patterns—like the grip needed to play pool or right-click a mouse—with a single touchscreen tap. i-Limb Ultra Revolution clicking mouse: Touch Bionics The i-Limb Ultra Revolution, which has four…

New Wordpress, W3TC and WP Super Cache vulnerability discovered

  There is a new serious WordPress vulnerability in certain versions of two popular WordPress caching plugins, W3TC and WP Super Cache. The vulnerability allows remote PHP code to be executed locally on a server for anyone running either of the plugins. An attacker could then execute code on the infected…

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

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,…

How to setup FTP server on ubuntu 14.04 with VSFTPD

FTP is used to transfer files from one host to another over TCP network. This article explains how to setup…

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