Techlicious: Facebook’s Biggest Privacy Threat May Be You

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There have been numerous stories circulating about how Facebook and other social media websites invade our privacy, selling our personal information to advertisers who in turn target us in our own personal spaces online. But the truth is, many privacy risks lie much closer to home. In fact, two of the biggest live in your home—you and your spouse.

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Techlicious: 5 Ways to Manage Your Home with a Smartphone

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My smartphone is my Swiss Army knife. I use it for a hundred different things—making calls, playing videos and games, taking photos, and controlling my TV. Now, a slew of new products are letting me use my smartphone to control the very house I live in. There’s not yet an app that will let me order up “Tea. Earl grey. Hot.” a la Captain Picard on Star Trek, but we’re getting close.

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Techlicious: Laptop Holiday Buying Guide

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Shopping for a laptop is no simple endeavor. There are tons of options out there to consider. You’ll have to decide whether you want a tiny ultra-portable PC that you can take everywhere or a heavy multi-media monster with a 17-inch screen and a Blu-ray drive. How much RAM? What speed processor? AMD or Intel? This guide will help you determine which laptop is right for your needs and budget.

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Techlicious: What To Do When Your Email Gets Hacked

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Yesterday, I got an interesting email from my mother-in-law. The message, rife with grammatical errors, contained a link directing me to a Filipino-registered website with a pitch on how to make money working from home. Was this her way of telling me I should earn more money to support her grandchildren? No, just evidence that her email had been hacked.

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Techlicious: Can you use technology without risking your privacy?

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Who needs a paper map when smartphones today can find your exact location and give you turn-by turn-directions to your destination? And what’s the harm in shooting a quick photo that can be shared in seconds with friends, family and followers online? These modern marvels make life easier and more gratifying in many ways but their benefits don’t come without a tradeoff. Never before has your privacy been more at risk.

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Techlicious: The Most Dangerous Tech Products

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The electronic products in our homes enhance our lives in countless ways. But these devices can also be among the most dangerous products we have––putting some of us, especially young children and the elderly, at risk of serious injury or even death. The risks run from flat-panel TVs that topple onto toddlers to button-sized batteries that become poisonous pills.

Yet avoiding these hazards could be as simple as taking a few precautionary measures. Here’s what you should know and do, before it’s too late:

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