Month: December 2018

How to Install Cockpit Web Console in RHEL 8

Cockpit is a web console with a friendly user interface that allows you to perform administrative tasks on your servers. Also being a web console, it means you can also use it through a mobile device as well. Cockpit does...

/ December 31, 2018

Netflix says over 45 million accounts watched Bird Box — here’s what that means

Netflix announced on December 28 that more than 45 million accounts watched its Netflix original horror movie, Bird Box, in seven days, making it a record breaking debut for the streaming service — but considering Netflix rarely specifies what its...

/ December 31, 2018

The Best Tech Quotes of the Year

Most years, I round up the news of the year in technology through a collection of quotes, arranged roughly by some combination I make up of their importance and how much I like them. Here they are for 2018. 14....

/ December 31, 2018

Samsung is reportedly making a budget Bixby-powered smart speaker

Samsung promised a Bixby-powered Galaxy Home smart speaker back in August, a premium device that could potentially compete against Apple’s HomePod and the Amazon Echo Plus. While that speaker still isn’t available and doesn’t have a set release date, the...

/ December 30, 2018

California Could Soon Have Its Own Version of the Internet

The Chinese internet is not like the internet in the rest of the world. More than 150 of the world’s 1,000 most popular internet sites are blocked in China, including Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Instead, domestic platforms like Baidu,...

/ December 29, 2018

Firejail – Securely Run Untrusted Applications in Linux

Sometimes you may want to use applications that have not been well tested in different environments, yet you must use them. In such cases, it is normal to be concerned about the security of your system. One thing that can...

/ December 29, 2018

The Reddit detectives are hard at work decoding Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Early in the morning on Friday, December 28th, Netflix slipped its viewers a late Christmas present: a new episode of Charlie Brooker’s technological-dystopia anthology series Black Mirror, in the form of an interactive movie called Bandersnatch. Its arrival didn’t entirely...

/ December 29, 2018

911 emergency services go down across the US after CenturyLink outage

911 emergency services in several states across the U.S. remain down after a massive outage at a CenturyLink data center. The outage began after 12pm ET on Thursday, according to CenturyLink’s status page, and continues to cause disruption across 911 call...

/ December 29, 2018

Is This Photo Real? AI Gets Better at Faking Images

First algorithms figured out how to decipher images. That’s why you can unlock an iPhone with your face. More recently, machine learning has become capable of generating and altering images and video. In 2018, researchers and artists took AI-made and...

/ December 28, 2018

How to Install Nginx, MySQL/MariaDB and PHP on RHEL 8

Many of TecMint readers know about LAMP, but less people are aware of LEMP stack, which replaces Apache web server with the light weight Nginx. Each web server has their pros and cons and it depends on your specific situation...

/ December 28, 2018

NPR wants to know what podcast ads you skip

NPR has a plan to figure out how much people actually listen to podcasts, but whether it can be pulled off depends on one of the industry’s biggest names: Apple. NPR’s Remote Audio Data system (RAD), launched earlier this month,...

/ December 28, 2018

Reseller’s Guide to ACLs and API Tokens

Several versions ago, we made some monumental changes to the way that the ACLs (access control lists) and APIs behave and the level of access they grant. These improvements allow webhosts to provide more access to resellers while maintaining security for root...

/ December 28, 2018

How to Change UUID of Partition in Linux Filesystem

In this short tutorial, you are going to learn how to change the UUID of a Linux partition. This can help you in a less likely to happen scenario when the UUID of two partitions are the same. In reality,...

/ December 27, 2018

This app will show you your Apple Music listening habits for 2018

Apple Music doesn’t offer a packaged way to look at your yearly listening habits, but a new app does, as spotted by TechCrunch. Made by NoiseHub, the app is called “Music Year in Review,” and shows an overview of what...

/ December 27, 2018