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Facebook recently added two-factor authentication (2FA) to their network, plugging a long-standing security issue. The new system works using several different options for the second authentication factor including a security code sent to you via SMS. But it turns out people got a lot more messages than they bargained for when they took this option. As a result, users started getting notifications over SMS that had nothing to do with security.

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It's been in the works for nearly a year and Google's great ad-pocalypse is now upon us. The Chrome browser has begun to automatically filter out ads that don't meet certain quality standards. As a result, your browsing experience is about to change a little bit. Here's what you need to know.

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You've seen the naked mole rat before. The image of its wrinkled, pink hide and huge buck teeth lingers in your mind. You may have even heard that the naked mole rat is highly resistant to cancer and being deprived of oxygen.

Recent research shows that naked mole rats defy basic laws of mortality (cementing them as the most awesome rodent on planet Earth).

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Mobile Broadband was once something used by road warriors and students; people who spent long stretches of their day away from a reliable WiFi network. And it still is, but more and more people are now turning to a mobile data connection for everyday internet as well.

It's a good time to take a look, too. While you wouldn't describe mobile data prices as cheap, especially compared to fixed line internet prices, the prices are certainly more affordable now, and the plans come with much more data than before. Here are some hand-picked options to consider.

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You wanted: Winter Olympics viewing tips, new shows coming to Netflix in 2018 and Samsung Galaxy S9 rumours. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.

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With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, we're getting ready for a stack of announcements from most of the big smartphone vendors. And at the top of the list of new phones is the Samsung Galaxy S9. Samsung's flagship smartphone sets the agenda for many of the others and is part of the Korean manufacturer's ongoing game of catch-up and leapfrog with their main rival Apple.

What can we expect from the Galaxy S9? Let's take a look at the most credible leaks and rumours.

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The numbers and icons displayed on our device's screens are meant to be useful; they tell us how much battery is left, how many unread messages we have, and when we need to update something. But more often than not, this data just nags us, constantly poking us like a toddler who wants their mother's attention. It doesn't have to be that way.

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Once upon a time, I was a wizard named Gandalf. It is an unimaginative moniker, admittedly, but it came from a tween who just finished reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy. As Gandalf, I knew a few common spells, for protection and attack and could speak dwarvish. I declared my alignment to be Lawful Good, naturally and went about my business seeking gold and magical treasure.

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We wrote about Vimium, the Chrome extension that adds customisable keyboard shortcuts, back in 2010 and 2012. But I think we buried the lede: If you install Vimium, you can open links without using your mouse, and without hitting the tab key over and over.

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Some people know how to quit a book as soon as they stop liking it. But many of us feel some sort of completist pressure to stick with every book we start, even when reading for pleasure. We struggle through stuff we don't actually like, and so we're less likely to pick up the book and more likely to pick up our phone. We start reading less.