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Ian is an independent writer based in Tel Aviv, Israel. His current focus is on all things tech including mobile devices, desktop and laptop computers, software, social networks, Web apps, tech-related legislation and corporate tech news.

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BBC reveals Micro:bit, a programmable PC that fits in your pocket

British school children around age 11 and 12 are about to get a free micro-PC to learn how to code.

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Two tools that help you stop over-using words in your documents

Are you over-using a few words in everything you write? Here are two tools to help check yourself.

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Samsung rolls out whopping 2TB SSDs for home PCs

You can already get a Samsung 850 Evo or 850 Pro in 1TB versions, but soon you'll be able to grab 2TB drives for all your insane storage needs.

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Cheaper Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled coming this week

You can get Intel's PC dongle with Windows, but if you prefer open source, the Ubuntu version is coming soon.

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LG's ultra-thin touchscreen panels will enable lighter, thinner notebooks

LG's AIT panels are coming to a notebook near you.

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How to keep track of Beats 1 playlists even when you're not "tuned in"

Don't want to bother with Apple Music or iTunes, but curious about Beats 1 streaming radio? Turn to Spotify and Twitter for a sampling.

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5 free Wi-Fi tools that help maximize your home network

Wi-Fi is wonderful, and even more so when you use these free tools.

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Gmail gets visual with hundreds of new themes, revamped emojis

Gmail has added more themes to choose from and has swapped its old emoticon menu for Hangouts-style emojis.

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YouTube's Android, iOS apps now stream buttery-smooth 60 frames per second videos

Now you can watch 60fps YouTube videos on your mobile device, as well as your PC.

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AMD releases 3D printer files to spur customized Radeon Fury X designs

AMD's new Radeon R9 Fury X comes with a customizable front plate that you can trick out with a 3D printer or CNC machine.

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Turn multi-page web articles into a single, scrolling page with this extension

Autopagerize helps you get through multiple web pages by automatically loading them for you. No mouse required.

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AC/DC finally embraces streaming music with Spotify, Apple Music, and Rdio

Finally, you can make a comprehensive playlist of late 70's and 80's rock thanks to AC/DC landing on streaming services like Rdio and Spotify.

Samsung's next-gen tech could spawn smaller, supercharged batteries

Samsung researchers have found a way to make silicon a more viable material for future lithium-ion batteries.

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OneDrive adds Chromecast support for photos and videos

Now you can stream your personal photos and videos stored in OneDrive to your TV via Chromecast.

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Lenovo's proposed ThinkPad Retro is like stepping back into 1992

Lenovo wants to create a retro ThinkPad laptop that embraces design touches from the clamshell's unassuming past.