Lincoln SpectorContributing Editor, TechHive

Freelance journalist (and sometimes humorist) Lincoln Spector has been writing about tech longer than he would care to admit. A passionate cinephile, he also writes the Bayflicks.net movie blog.

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Review: Simple.TV 2 knows some great DVR tricks but also has flaws

This network DVR costs less to run than a TiVo Roamio OTA, but we had a few issues with its lack of Wi-Fi and its excessive fan noise.

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Dolby's Atmos technology will bring another layer of surround sound to your home

Ready for speakers in the ceiling? Dolby Atmos will soon make the jump from high-end movie theaters to the home theater, and then to your headphones too.

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MediaBeam review: This ultra-cheap streaming stick isn't worth the money

Just pay another $5 and get a Chromecast and spare yourself the hassles of this buggy mess.

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Beyond Netflix and Hulu: 4 worthwhile movie streaming services

Netflix and Hulu Plus aren't the only games in town for movie buffs. We've found a few other film-streaming sites that use curation to stand out from the crowd.

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5 classic films to stream for free on YouTube

From John Wayne to Alfred Hitchcock, the public domain films on YouTube are free to watch and free from guilt.

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Here's how your to-do list can text reminders to your phone

In our busy lives, we all need a to-do list. But the one on your computer isn't much help when you're not in front of it. You need reminders to pop up on your phone.

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5 awesome Blu-ray box sets for the holidays

Whether its rare foreign art, 1950’s teenage angst, or spaceships firing photon torpedoes, these boxes of Blu-ray make a great gift.

Clean up your public Internet profile

Maggs2378 found personal information "on one of those 'people search' web sites" and wants to know how to get it removed

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How to change your email address without losing your friends

Mohammad Anwar has to change his email address. He asked for advise on handling the transition.

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Some password managers are safer than others

Susan Taylor worries that password managers may not be sufficiently secure. "What if the password manager company is hacked?"

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Actually, you do need to share your passwords

No one stays healthy forever. At some point, your loved ones will need access to all of your accounts. You can make that job easier for them.

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Connect your PC to your HDTV, and control it from across the room

Peter asked me for the best way to connect a PC to an HDTV, and, once connected, how best to use it

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Your Twitter account has been hacked! Here's what to do about it.

Kirsty woke up to find that someone else had taken control of her account. I tell her how to get it back.

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How to find a lost message in Gmail

Vicki Pen lost three important messages from her Gmail inbox. I help her find them.

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Find and watch free TV on the Internet

Lucyer asked about Web sites where you can watch television programs for free

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