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INTERNET

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The best online backup service for securely encrypting your data

Find out which ones give you more (or less) control over your data.

HARDWARE

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5 high-tech gadgets to upgrade your next cookout

From a next-level cooler to an essential Bluetooth speaker, these devices will up the ante on any outdoor gathering.

CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

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How LG uses fuzzy math to label some of its LCD TVs as 4K

By replacing every fourth red, green, or blue subpixel with a white one, LG boosts the brightness of its 6100-, 6500-, and 6800-series models. The trick works, but it sacrifices resolution.

MOBILE

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Get to know the all-new, much-improved Maps app in iOS 10

In iOS 10, Apple's Maps app does more, from making restaurant reservations to remembering where you left your car.

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10 smart light bulbs that work with Amazon Echo and its virtual assistant, Alexa

Here’s how an Amazon Echo, Tap, or Echo Dot can light up your smart home.

CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

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Got an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus? Do these 10 things first

After you inhale that new-iPhone smell, follow this setup guide to be up and running faster than you can say A10 Fusion.

MOBILE

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Apple Music in iOS 10: Smart, simple, but still imperfect

Apple's streaming service got a much-needed reboot. Here's everything we love and what we could do without.

HARDWARE

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iPhone 7 and 7 Plus FAQ: Everything you need to know about Apple's new phones

Preorders start late Thursday night/early Friday morning. Read our guide and then decide.

CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

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Everything you need to know about wireless charging

No smart home would be complete without wireless chargers to keep the batteries your smart devices topped off. We'll help you choose the right standard.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.