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How to Install LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MariaDB, PHP-FPM) on Debian 9 Stretch

Since Debian powers a large percentage of web servers all over the world, in this article we will explain how to install the LEMP (Linux + Nginx + …

Linux

Wordpress Stats, Security Tips, Tools, Plugins — A Pocket Guide

WordPress security is no laughing matter. While a vast majority of hackers get blocked, there are those few who are persistent. With the sheer number …

The Simple Way to Manually Deactivate WordPress plugins

Plugins and themes on WordPress can occasionally interfere with each other and prevent your login page from loading, which will prevent you from …

PHP

The 4 most in-demand programming languages

It’s no secret that software developers are in high demand around the world. The digital skills crisis has meant that good developers are not only …

How to Install Different PHP (5.6, 7.0 and 7.1) Versions in Ubuntu

PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is an open source, popular general-purpose scripting language that is widely-used and best …

Linux

Pass CompTIA and Cisco certification exams with this ethical hacking training course (​ZDNet Academy)

One course will teach you the skills to pass Security+ & CCNA Security.<p>In the wake of Russia's interference with the 2016 Presidential election, the …

Now On Kickstarter, Tickle Makes Learning To Code Fun With Scratch

This embed is invalid<p>There are a lot of games and puzzles now that promise to teach kids how to code, but Tickle stands out. Now on Kickstarter, the iPad app was created in part by Mike Chen, currently a professor at National Taiwan University, who received his PhD in computer science from U.C. …

Kickstart Your iPhone App Development with This Swift Programming class

I just learned of (and backed) a Kickstarter campaign to learn Swift and iOS 8 programming. It's being run by a friend and colleague of mine, named Paul Solt. He's an award-winning app developer and a great instructor. I've had the opportunity to attend live training from him, and he's offered …

Apps

This Kickstarter Project Turns Your Phone Into a Breathalyzer

It’s no secret how much we love new tech here at Brit HQ. Heck, y’all have heard about Re:Make, right?! We’re constantly demoing new apps and searching the web for the scoop on new releases. It’s pretty obvi, then, that we <i>love</i> Kickstarter. It’s been the the birthplace of some of very interesting …

How to Name Your Startup

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Choosing a name is one of the parts of a startup I find the most difficult. It’s also something you can easily get hung up on. We all know that the key thing is to move on to actually building something we can put in front of users.<p>Here are three steps I …

Vibrating clothes could help blind people navigate

Today's prosthetic limbs restore many of the functions of missing limbs, but technology for overcoming blindness remains limited. Now, a team of researchers hopes to change that, by developing high-tech clothing that could help visually impaired people navigate.<p>The New York-based company Tactile …

Designing a Modern, Dramatic House

Architect Gray Davis of Meyer Davis Studio explains how he gave his modern house in upstate New York some warmth.<p><b>Christine Pittel: The drama starts at the front door. How tall is it?</b><p><b>Gray Davis:</b> Ten feet. I wanted that almost intimidating scale. It's recessed into this narrow void, so at first you …

DIY Dining Room Table (with Copper Legs!)

We've been making some major progress these past few weeks at our studio house. This past week we've been ripping through dining room and kitchen …

Budget-Friendly Ideas for Outdoor Rooms

1 of 19<p>Eclectic Patio<p>The combination of new materials with architectural salvage and garage-sale finds creates this truly one-of-a-kind and low-cost …

Landscaping

Broadcom's new 5G WiFi chip promises up to twice the real-world speed

It's great to have speedy 802.11ac WiFi in a smartphone, but the technology doesn't always live up to the promise; busy hotspots and walls often slow it down. They may not be as much of a problem once Broadcom's new BCM4354 system-on-chip reaches handsets, though. It's the first mobile part to …

Samsung Gear 2 Neo review: Stepdown Samsung smartwatch is a better deal - CNET

MSRP: $199.99<p><b>The Good</b> Samsung's Gear 2 Neo comes with a more attractive price, a feature set that's nearly identical to the more expensive Gear 2, and a lot of bells and whistles including apps, offline music playback, and heart-rate monitoring.<p><b>The Bad</b> Many of the extras don't work as smoothly as …

Gear & Gadgets

Sheryl Sandberg Becomes a Billionaire

Author. Top tech exec. Female icon. Billionaire.<p>Sheryl Sandberg officially became a billionaire on Tuesday, according to data compiled by the …

Apple's iWatch Project Is Starting To Sound Incredible: They're Hiring Experts In Blood Monitoring

Gurman, the best Apple reporter in the world, says Apple has added (at least) two new people who should help with Apple's iWatch.<p>Apple poached Nancy Dougherty, who was at a stealth startup called Sano Intelligence. Sano's product hasn't hit the market. But it was working on a patch that would …

How WhatsApp Will Provide a Trove of New Data for Facebook

Facebook's revenue streams, in part, are reliant on the massive storehouse of data it harvests on its users around the globe.<p>But not WhatsApp, …

Average WhatsApp User Sends More Than 1,200 Messages Each Month

Ever since Facebook announced that it will acquire popular social messaging app WhatsApp, there has been a lot of buzz about its impressive user base.<p>…

WhatsApp Comes Under New Scrutiny For Privacy Policy, Encryption Gaffs

Facebook no doubt did its due diligence before acquiring messaging app firm WhatsApp for more than the gross domestic product of Iceland. But now that the deal’s been announced, the privacy community is subjecting the company to its own form of scrutiny, and finding a lot not to like.<p>On Thursday, …

The WhatsApp Story Challenges Some Of The Valley’s Conventional Wisdom

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil</i><p>Silicon Valley and the tech world at large are filled with a variety of conventions. These conventions are now created, captured, and …

Taco Bell Is Rolling Out Its Breakfast Menu In March As ‘Demolition Man’ Is Coming True

Last May, in an announcement so quiet and under-the-radar that it might as well have been included in a bill about net neutrality, Taco Bell released a brand new waffle breakfast taco in a limited test run at restaurants in Southern California. By August, the success of the waffle taco and its …

Here Are The Countries That Spend The Most On Food

This chart plots the share of household income in a given country spent on food against the level of household income in that country.<p>Neil Dutta, head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro, warns that rising food prices may serve as an additional economic headwind to some of the emerging markets …

Emerging Markets

First Amputee Has Touch Restored With Bionic Hand

The researchers at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL) in Switzerland and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) recently developed a completely new sensory feedback channel which allowed a Danish 36 year-old amputee, Dennis Aabo Sørensen, to feel objects in his hand in real time. …

This Robot Gives High-Beaming Drivers A Taste Of Their Own Medicine

Don't actually build it. Bad idea. But, you know, it exists.<p>It happens. You're on the road, at night, maybe you're in the left lane, and a driver screeches up behind you, tailgating, high-beams flashing, to coax you into the other lane. What if you could get sweet, bright revenge?<p>Well, here is your …

11 Reasons Why Cat Bites May Be Linked To Depression

Here are the best possible explanations for the strange correlation.<p>In case you hadn't heard, cat bites are linked to depression. As I wrote last week, a study in <i>PLOS ONE</i> looked through the health records of 1.3 million people and found that 41 percent of people who were treated for cat bites were …

Cats

155 Logos by Sergey Barabei

Logo Collection.<p>Sergey Barabei is a Russian graphic designer specializing in art direction, branding, and web design. This amazing logo collection …

Graphic Design

Why Facebook’s $19B WhatsApp acquisition means nothing (at least for marketers)

Here in the U.S., just like everywhere else in the world, we love our text messages.<p>The ring or buzz of an incoming message will stop us in our tracks and pull us into a conversation that we wouldn’t have as a voice call otherwise. This “addiction” puts into perspective just how lucky we are in the …