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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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Dodgy USB Type-C cable fries vigilante engineer's $1,000 laptop

If you don't do your research, buying a third-party Type C adapter is a little like playing Russian roulette with your gadgets.

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YouTube may get live 360-degree videos

The next time you watch a concert or other live event online, it could give you a 360-degree view.

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A third of all PC gamers on Steam use Windows 10

Steam users are moving towards Microsoft's latest operating system in large numbers, but Windows 7 still reigns supreme.

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T-Mobile ties Verizon for LTE speed supremacy in latest OpenSignal report

T-Mobile may be having fun with the competition in public, but the company is deadly serious about improving its infrastructure--and it's paying off.

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Try deep linking, a powerful way to customize Windows 10's Start menu

Pin all kinds of specific app content to Windows 10's Start menu, not just an app's home screen.

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Irate Comcast subscriber turns Raspberry Pi into a watchdog for slow Internet speeds

One Comcast customer has a Raspberry Pi complain to the company every time his fast connection becomes too slow.

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Microsoft's audacious Project Natick wants to submerge your data in the oceans

Project Natick capsules put data center servers underwater for five years at a time.

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Safari's now the only major browser supporting Do Not Track on iOS

Due to the limitations Apple puts on third-party web browsers for iOS, Chrome and Firefox effectively can't offer Do Not Track on the mobile platform.

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HP and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi team up on a crystal-laden smartwatch for women

It won't run apps, but you'll look very stylish receiving incoming call alerts.

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Puzzle Bar for Firefox lets you stash your add-on icons where you want

Whether you move your add-on icons to the top, bottom, or side of your browser, this tool gives you options.

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Circuit City stores are coming back in 2016

Circuit City is coming back later this year, but as a "small box" retailer with drones, 3D printers, and other electronics.

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Plays.tv Chrome extension makes capturing and sharing epic Twitch clips easy-peasy

Plays.tv wants you to easily grab cool moments from Twitch broadcasts and share them on its site, but it's not yet clear how Twitch will react to the idea.

The ultra-secure Tails OS beloved by Edward Snowden gets a major upgrade

Tails 2.0 is out with improved features, a new desktop shell, and an easier way for new users to install the OS.

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Chrome 48 rolls out, Data Saver extension exits beta

The latest Chrome release doesn't offer a ton of new features for PC users, but there's a new-ish extension for compressing your data usage similar to what's available on Android.

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How to make OneDrive your personal music streaming service with the Groove app

Windows 10's cloud storage and music player combo are just begging to store and stream your entire personal music collection.