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Everything you need to know about 2-factor authentication

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Two-factor authentication, often shortened to 2FA, is a hassle-free way to protect yourself from some of the most common forms of hacking. Two-factor authentication adds another …

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How to turn your hotel room into a smart home

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Going on vacation and staying in a hotel might feel like a distant memory right now, but when things start to return to normal you’ll want …

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The best streaming devices from Google, Amazon, Roku & Apple

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A streaming stick or set-top box is the easiest way to bring on-demand service like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video to a regular ‘dumb’ television, …

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Popular options trading terminology to know

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Trading stocks can help investors build wealth over time. But for investors interested in more advanced investment strategies, options trading might be worth looking into. When an investor …

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March’s best deals on connected home theater devices

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When building a home theatre system, there are several elements to consider to get the best listening and viewing experience for your space.  Do you already …

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The best fitness trackers you can buy right now (and those you may want to wait for)

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Wearable technology has evolved massively over the last half-decade. In that time we have seen smartwatches running software by Apple and Google mature from simple devices …

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Are my phone & virtual assistants really eavesdropping?

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You or someone you know has probably gotten an ad for something you were recently talking about. Seemingly seconds after saying you’re low on dog food …

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Help! AI is invading my privacy

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It’s easy to compartmentalize the idea of digital privacy. “Whatever,” we may think. “No one is interested in my life.” Then we watch something like The Social …

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How to understand and manage your privacy online

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You’ve read the headlines: Company X under investigation for data mining. Social media giants questioned by Congress about privacy concerns. Users report seeing ads mirroring their …

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Data & privacy breaches are accelerating. Here’s how to protect yourself

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Most consumers think of a data breach as something small—the password they used when they signed up for that now non-existent pet website 10 years ago …

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8 gadgets to help you beat the winter blues

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While the winter blues can affect anyone, this winter may feel particularly long as people spend more time indoors. Still, staying active and productive can be …

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Technology drives safer back-to-school efforts amid COVID-19

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What is your new student capacity under social distancing?  This simple question can flummox even the most seasoned campus planner or school district facilities specialist. Many …

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We played with that new phone sanitizer. Here’s what we think

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COVID-19 has made the word “sanitize” nearly an everyday word. We’re washing our hands, cleaning our homes and also cleaning our devices. Aside from gliding rubbing …

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These smart thermostats can help lower your bills

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A smart thermostat can help lower your energy bill by automating the heating and cooling of your home. Some do this by learning how you use …

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Upgrade your home office with these ergonomic accessories

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We recently looked at our favorite ergonomic desk chairs to help keep you comfortable and supported while working in your home office. Now it’s time to look at …

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These are all the new smartphones to watch for in 2020

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It has certainly been a strange first half of the year, but with six months still to go, the second half of 2020 is shaping up …

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Robots are starting to deliver groceries. Are you ready?

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By 2020, people thought the autonomous car would whisk you to the office while you read the paper and tackle your emails, then taking you home …

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How to use Amazon Alexa to maintain your pool (hint: don’t throw it in)

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Alexa can already help people maintain their home, from dropping in with people around the house, to automating smart home routines. For example, one for the night time, by …

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Gamers are spending more than ever during COVID-19

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Those looking to fill some of their newly found time at home while social distancing may be turning to video games for entertainment. Just over two-thirds …

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Take your beach vacation to the next level with this tech

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A day at the beach can help us unplug, and after the past few months it’s something everyone can use. Taking a day off doesn’t mean …

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The coolest gear for your next biking holiday

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When it comes to finding the perfect biking backpack, there’s more than meets the eye. Comfort is of course a top priority, as with any bag, …

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The best bluetooth speakers for every budget

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Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes. You can clip one to your backpack for some tunes while you hike, stick a waterproof speaker to …

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Here’s how Google Maps can help you avoid COVID-19

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Google has updated its maps app to now show guidelines at the top when Covid-19 may impact how someone is traveling. Directions will now include, where possible, details …

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5 identity theft scams to watch out for

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Cyber threat, from Social Security scams to data breaches, has become an everyday concern for all Americans. And in the fallout from COVID-19, digital attacks are …

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This Snapchat filter reminds users to keep their social distance

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A set of new Snapchat filters have been released to help remind us all about the importance of social distancing and hand washing during the coronavirus …

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10 ways to improve the quality of your video calls

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Video chatting has surged in popularity with millions of people stuck inside due to the coronavirus pandemic. This often means making do with the sub-par quality …

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How to clean your smartphone during the coronavirus pandemic

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The novel coronavirus has been a crash course for many people on washing their hands — properly. But the devices we carry in our hands may …

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Can these drones tell if you have coronavirus?

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Drone company Draganfly, is working with a team in Australia to remotely monitor and detect if people have the novel coronavirus, the company said in a …

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Can Tesla reinvent the steering wheel?

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A recently published patent shows what Tesla has planned for future steering wheels, complete with touch-sensitive controls, haptic feedback and an integrated gear shifter. Surprisingly detailed …

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10 of the hottest smartphones for 2020

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In a lot of ways, 2019 felt like a trial run for new technologies, with 5G and folding smartphones arriving, but failing to go mainstream. That said, the …

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The best TV soundbars for every budget

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Despite their impressive 4K displays with HDR, dynamic lighting and more, today’s televisions are mostly left lacking in the audio department. This is because a desire …

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10 ways tech is making aging easier (or trying to)

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As a species, humans are living longer. In fact, the average lifespan has more than doubled over the last two centuries. But as it becomes no biggie to …

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13 smart gifts for the genius kids in your life

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Finding the perfect gift for your grandchildren can be tough, and if you’ve got a particularly smart grandchild, it can be even harder. You want to …

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This trick can make your iPhone battery last 30% longer

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With its new iOS 13 software, Apple gave the iPhone and iPad an official dark mode for the first time. On the surface, this gives your …

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10 places where you can pay for that perfect Instagram shot

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Whether you love it or hate it (or love to hate it), the world of selfies is here to stay. In fact, a FinanceBuzz study found …

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5 DIY Halloween projects for your smart home

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Sure you can drop hundreds of dollars on plug and play Halloween decorations. October 31st has turned into a big consumer spending day, with spending to …

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Are you ready to get your deliveries by drone?

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Delivery firm UPS has become the first company to be granted permission to fly an unlimited number of delivery drones, at night and out of sight …

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15 of the best selling kids’ electronics on Amazon

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The holiday gift giving season is nearly upon us, and if you aren’t sure just what’s hot among the kids in your life, you may want …

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Here’s where robotic vehicles are taking us

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Like you, I’ve been trying to figure out what the future holds for our beloved and manually shifted, petroleum-fueled and human-driven vehicles as we apparently rush …

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How safe is your smart home? This cybersecurity scorecard has the answer

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The security of your smart home doesn’t just depend on the lock on your door or cameras in the yard. It also includes how securely smart devices connect …

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This electric baby stroller has Bluetooth and emergency, autonomous braking

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A new baby stroller developed by Bosch features dual electric motors, smartphone connectivity, and an autonomous emergency braking system to stop it rolling away. Both electric …

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What is a VPN & do you need one?

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One of the most important things you can do for your personal finances is to keep your personal information secure from identity theft. A virtual private …

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How Mobile Passport can save you time at the airport

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It’s no secret that airports can be a chaotic and overwhelming experience for travelers. In its latest report, the U.S. Travel Association revealed that there were 79.6 million …

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This luxury smartwatch summons a concierge

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Hybrid smartwatches offer an intermediate step between a regular analog timepiece and a fully-featured miniature computer on the wrist. The latest entrant to this market is …

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7 digital writing devices to help you never miss a note in class

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Writing on paper seems like a thing of the past. But there are still plenty of people who enjoy that pen-to-paper feeling, while appreciating the modernity …

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Connect your Bluetooth headphones to in-flight entertainment with these adapters

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Owners of Bluetooth headphones know the frustration of not being able to use them with an airplane’s in-flight entertainment system. But thankfully there is now a …

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The 6 tech trends business owners need to know about

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You know you can ask Alexa to play music while you’re busy prepping dinner. And you know you can scan your smartphone to pay for a …

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Here’s how to protect yourself against credit card skimming

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Twenty-three percent of American drivers suspect they’ve been a victim of credit card or debit card skimming at a gas pump in the past 12 months, …

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What happens when your smart home starts thinking for itself?

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With the creation of Alexa and Google Assistant routines, along with the tinkering of some IFTTT applets, today’s smart home can already do a good job of …

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13 steps to turn off digital distractions & improve your quality of life

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Sure, you’ve heard of Marie Kondo and her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. But the war on clutter has multiple fronts. For instance, what about …