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Use your smartphone to check your remote control batteries

Are the batteries in that remote really dead? Your smartphone can help you find out.

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How to get Justin Bieber out of your Twitter timeline

MAKE IT STOP MAKE THE BIEBER TWEETS STOP!!

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Gone viral: The memes and videos that defined 2013

Such memes. Very viral. So Internet. Much wow.

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Save your power cables with a little help from twist-ties

Broken cables suck. Here's a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to make them last longer.

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For the high-tech tinkerer, we pick 10 incredibly useful tools

If Santa had a high-tech workshop (and he probably does), he'd have these calipers, clamps, and other essentials.

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11 great gift ideas for the geek on your list

Nerds can be hard to shop for. Stick with our list, and they'll be sure to love your gift.

9 ways to stay below your data cap on Android and iOS

Limited data plan? No problem—we have some simple tricks that can help you cut back on data usage.

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Save your Internet bacon with two-factor authentication

Why log in once when you can log in twice? Two-factor authentication can give you some added protection, and it's fairly easy to set up.

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Keep your PayPal account safer with two-factor authentication

Adding extra security to your PayPal account is quick and easy. We'll show you how to do it.

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Keep your Microsoft account safer with two-factor authentication

SkyDrive, Outlook.com, Office 365, Xbox Live - your Microsoft account is the gateway to too many critical services to secure with a simple password.

Protect your Google account with two-factor authentication

Don't let hackers get at those love letters you sent with your Gmail account!

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Protect your Facebook account from hackers with two-factor authentication

Don't be one of those people with a compromised account that spams all their friends.

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Use two-factor authentication for your Twitter account

If you want to keep hackers away from your Twitter account, two-factor authentication could be just the thing. But be warned: It's a little awkward to set up...

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Protect your Dropbox account with two-factor authentication

You may have to put in two passwords, but it keeps prying eyes out.

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Turn your tablet into a guilt-free digital babysitter

Protect your tablet from destructive kiddies. (And protect your kids from grown-up content.)

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