Ian PaulContributor, PCWorld

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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn't like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he's not covering the news he's working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.

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Microsoft may dump Band fitness trackers as it backs away from hardware

Microsoft is backing away from another consumer hardware line: the Microsoft Band. But the software behind it will continue.

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Amazon's revamped Echo Dot is cheaper than ever and finally available to everyone

Amazon's second-generation Dot is built (and priced) to work in teams.

Sony's PlayStation 4 'Shingen' update adds HDR support to every PS4 console

Sony's latest update to the PlayStation 4's system software adds high dynamic range support for older consoles.

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TP-Link's new Wi-Fi light bulbs shun smart bridges for easier, cheaper setup

TP-Link's new light bulbs don't require a smart home bridge to control them, letting you get up and running with just one bulb to start.

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How to combine WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Slack in one window

A helpful Chrome app called All-in-One Messenger uses the power of web apps to bring together all your new messaging services.

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New TiVo Bolt+ is a DVR powerhouse rolling out September 15

The Bolt+ builds on the original Bolt, featuring six tuners and 3TB of onboard storage.

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Tesla's free Autopilot 8.0 update shifts focus to radar to avoid car crashes

Autopilot 8.0 is rolling out to Tesla vehicles soon with improved radar to help mitigate problems where the system's visual system falls short.

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The FCC wants to replace your cable box with apps

Forget about open standards for cable boxes. The Federal Communications Commission says all we really need are more apps.

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Sling TV launches Windows 10 app just in time for NFL kickoff

Sling TV's new Windows 10 app features Live Tiles and Cortana support.

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How to install a Chrome extension to your desktop from your smartphone

Google now lets you add Chrome extensions to your PC remotely from any smartphone.

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Raspberry Pi launches official starter kit to celebrate 10 million sales

To celebrate 10 million sales, the official Raspberry Pi Kit is here with everything you need to get started with the mini-PC.

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You can try HoloLens' radical mixed reality experiences at Microsoft Stores this fall

Microsoft's HoloLens Roadshow is bringing the augmented reality headset to Microsoft Stores in the U.S. and Canada in September and October for one-on-one demonstrations.

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Amazon Fire TV update takes the headache out of finding what to watch

Amazon is beefing up the voice control capabilities of its set-top box and streaming stick. The new updates are rolling out now.

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Google showcases massive Chrome battery gains in response to Microsoft diss

Google recently ran a battery life test comparing Chrome 46 to Chrome 53. And the winner was...Chrome.

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How to repair Windows' master boot record and fix your bricked PC

Whether Windows' MBR was corrupted or erased by ransomware or a less nefarious means, it can be fixed. Here's how.