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One more time: Use two-factor authentication on iCloud, even if there's a waiting period

Once more unto the password breach, dear friends, once more. Two-factor authentication might not have necessarily saved Jennifer Lawrence from getting hacked, but using it is still a good idea.

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WallyHome review: Sniffs out water leaks all over your home

Low-power sensors, useful notifications, and peace of mind for homeowners: not a bad package.

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3 powerful iPhone battery cases perfect for back to school

The Otterbox Resurgence, Duracell PowerCase, and Mophie Space Pack offer more than just extra battery life for your iPhone 5 and 5s.

GOG.com and indie filmmakers dare Hollywood to ditch DRM

The videogame seller will offer independent documentaries, to download and stream, without the burden of DRM.

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Putting Vine's new importing and editing tools to the test

Vine just made it easier to create six-second masterpieces. We go hands on with the video-sharing app's biggest update yet.

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Why Amazon's Fire Phone hasn't set the smartphone market ablaze

Is it the high price, the anemic app selection, or the gimmicky features? Yes.

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Vine update for iOS adds the ability to import video clips

You can use the built-in Camera app on your phone to shoot (even in slow-mo) and then import that footage into Vine. Finally.

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First look: Roku TVs from Hisense and TCL are refreshingly simple

Yes, the new Roku TVs are just smart TVs with Roku's familiar interface and huge content library built in. It may be simple, but it's still a brilliant result.

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Amazon stokes its Fire Phone with Fire OS 3.5.1 software update

The update brings a few small but helpful features, like deleting email from the home screen, and making 11-frame GIFs in the camera app.

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Samsung to acquire SmartThings, the open connected home platform

By bringing SmartThings under the wing of its Open Innovation Center, Samsung is admitting that to succeed in the smart home space, you can't count on customers to buy all their products from one company.

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Lego Fusion Town Master review: It's like The Sims with Legos

Build a town, complete missions, and keep your little yellow citizens smiling with this clever game that mixes low-tech bricks with a high-tech app for phones and tablets.

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RIP Robin Williams: Stream some of the late, great actor's best work

Celebrate the life of Robin Williams by revisiting nine of his best performances on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Crackle, and YouTube.

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Wireless security cam Blink goes from sleep to recording in less than a second

Blink was born to help sell its proprietary silicon chips. What it's ended up producing, though, is a flexible and inexpensive security camera with a unique set of features.

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Meet Sproutling, the smart baby monitor that learns your kid's sleeping patterns

Think of it as a Nest Learning Thermostat for your baby. It sees her when she's sleeping, and predicts when she'll awake.

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20 hot tips and tricks for your Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon's phone works a little differently than the iPhones and Androids you're used to. These helpful tips should get you used to its quirks in no time.