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Hush a disposable phone numbers app

Need a local number for california? Madrid? Milan? or you know just make your friends believe you are sitting in NY while you are just too lazy to get out of bed to answer the door in San Jose? well Hushed got you covered! just pay $1.99 for a 1 week number or $5.99...

HTC One Mini 2 M8 leaked! see how it looks!

HTC One Mini 2 M8 has finally showed its face! in a leak, of course! EVLeaks managed to get their hands on some rendered photos for the new HTC Mini device and it looks a lot like the M8 flagship! One important thing is missing though: the dual camera! The mini-device...

Project Aura reportedly working on eye and ear smart wearables

Project Aura is successfully working on bringing Google Glass back to life. The team that worked on the smart glasses in the past is now in charge of more than one wearable, and that includes other eye wearables too. They will not have prism displays though, which...

Republic Wireles to sell Moto X at $399 starting December 10th

Republic Wireless will be selling the new Motorola Moto X come December 10th at the price of $399. This means $100 less than the regular off-contract price coming straight from the Sprint MVNO.   Modifications were made to support WiFi/ cellular handoffs which...

Verizon launches exclusive Ellipsis 8 tablet – see what it’s made of and what you could pay for it here!

Verizon just launched another rebranded tablet in the form of Ellipsis 8, an over-branded device at a small price. The device has an 8-inch HD display and it does not excel at the hardware department, but what do you really expect from a device with a $249.99 price...

LG G5 to be officially announced at MWC in February

LG G5 will make its first official appearance at MWC on February 21st. It appears that this is the date when ALL of the 2016 flagships are peeking at us and when we will finally be able to see what we can upgrade to this year. LG confirmed that the device will arrive...

[The rumor mill] Amazon planning to launch cheap Kindle tablet

Amazon just wants to see the world burn. We can't find any other explanation to their continuous attempt at creating and selling cheap devices that the competition will not match. This way they manage to sell more devices and steadily increase their brand power too....

Samsung Pay finally goes on Google Play Store

Samsung Pay is finally on the Play Store, and if you own one of the four devices that can support it, you can go ahead and download it. The app is now also available on Google's Play Store. It's been out for a while now, but you could only download it from Samsung's...

Sony’s Xperia Z, ZR, TL, and the Z tablet upgrade to Android 4.4.4

Sony’s Xperia Z, ZR, TL, and the Z tablet are getting an update to Android 4.4.4. The latest version of KitKat is reaching the Z line of Xperia products these days and the software version number is 10.5.1.A.0.283. The previous update Sony rolled out was four months...
Tech security
In Todays world tech security is an ever important aspect of our lives, everyone and everything out there is trying to break into your life and steal your information, so How do we stay secure? You can find current best practices and urgent issues in the tech security field on this site.
Sysadmin tutorials
As a practicing sysadmin and a consultant for some very promising companies Across the USA I will post sysadmin tutorials that make my life easier when I am trying to do my job.
Devops tips
Devops is a hot field these days, and keeping on top of the field is a constant struggle. I will post what tips I have figured out over the course of my work life and hopefully make your life easier 🙂
System Administrator news
From HeartBleed, Freak, ShellShock, Poodle, or whatever new clamaity may befall us any day now I will try to keep on top of the latest system administrator news affecting our lives.
Best Devops tools
Tools, scripts, libraries, apps and general tidbits that are there to makes our lives easier, I will be posting about all the best devops tools.
Linux distribution info & kernel info

Linux distribution info & kernel info

Do you have multiple vms and real machines you use for random testing, and small tasks? need to know what machine you are on? what kernel you are using? what the current Linux distribution info is? what OS version did you last install on here? and more such questions?...

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Letsencrypt ssl cert for mumble

Letsencrypt ssl cert for mumble

I needed to set up a mumble server for a friends minecraft community. The Mumble software uses a client–server architecture which allows users to talk to each other via the same server. It has a very simple administrative interface and features high sound quality and...

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Remove spaces from file names via bash

Remove spaces from file names via bash

if you need a simple way to remove spaces from file names and replace with an underscore or a hyphen or whatever else here is a bash one liner. You can also do this via python or perl or most likely via php (why? o.0) but since bash / zsh is here and readily available...

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Linux HP Smart Array Raid Controller

Linux HP Smart Array Raid Controller

A client has a machine in a DC that has a raid controller and 4 hdd's set to raid 10, that's all I was told. I wanted to keep an eye on the hdds, so I needed to install a utility that can monitor and interact with the raid controller.  In my case I have the hp smart...

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HTC One M10 possibly leaked in new photo

HTC One M10 possibly leaked in new photo

HTC will not announce their new year flagship during MWC with LG and Samsung, but they are expected to do so in the coming weeks. Way before the official announcement, Evan Blass (@evleaks) managed to snatch a photo of the alleged device and you can see it below....

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Ubuntu-powered tablet coming from Spain to launch soon

We can finally talk about an Ubuntu-powered tablet entering the market. The Canonical software developer has finally started to talk about the device, which will be a modified existing tablet from Spanish manufacturer BQ. The Aquaris M10 tablet will be modified to...

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