Daily News Pick is a simple PHP RSS reader. It spefically lists news sites, but also includes some listings for some other fun stuff that is not exactly news. A tutorial is included for how to make your own RSS reader.
This site is running on an AWS EC2 Linux virtual machine. What does that mean? The short explanation is that Amazon offers the ability for developers to create virtual machines on their cloud servers. This is actually WAY more common than you might think. Many large and popular systems are using cloud based servers for all sorts of things like Analytics, storage, number crunching, stuff like that. In essences you build yourself a computer that is 100% functional, but is not actually a box on someone's desk.