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updated 11:25 pm EDT, Mon March 24, 2014

Tumblr adds two-step verification to log-in procedure

Blogging service Tumblr announced today its addition of a two-step authentication when logging into one's account. Authentication codes are sent either through a text message or an app like Google's Authenticator, and the received code can then be input with the remainder of one's login credentials. The verification process will not interfere with using mobile apps, but creating a one-time password with one's account settings with be necessary for signing in.

Battery Box's BatteryOS battery offers consistent charge five years after purchasing

BatteryBox has released a product that aims to hold a consistent charge over an extended period of ownership. Able to maintain a consistent charge over a five-year span, the BatteryBox utilizes a new energy management system, the BatteryOS. BatteryOS monitors what is going on inside one's Lithium-ion battery, optimizing power in a way that prevents degradation. BatteryBox's 12000mAh battery is priced at $140, and is capable of handling 96 percent of its original capacity after 3,000 charges and discharges.

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