Ian PaulContributor, TechHive

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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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Vivaldi browser bakes in Philips Hue smart bulb integration to blend the web with the real world

Vivaldi 1.5 features Philips Hue integration allowing your lights to automatically change color based on what's on your computer display.

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How to stop animated GIFs in Chrome and Firefox

How to use browser extensions to stop animated GIFs in Google Chrome and Firefox.

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RIP AirPort? Apple may abandon wireless routers and Time Capsule

The age of the AirPort line of wireless routers is apparently over as Apple focuses on other projects.

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Microsoft's $300 Windows 10 VR headsets will run on surprisingly modest PCs

Windows 10 VR isn't set to roll out until the Creators Update in spring 2017, but here's what you'll need to make the headsets work.

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Windows 10 preview pushes Command Prompt into the shadows, Paint 3D into the spotlight

Build 14971 says goodbye to the classic paint program and puts PowerShell up front instead of the command prompt.

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Alexa offers steep, exclusive deals in Amazon's first 'voice shopping weekend'

Amazon kicks off holiday shopping with an Alexa-powered, shop-by-voice weekend.

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Apple saves iPhone call history to iCloud, but barely mentions it

As a convenience feature, Apple will sync your call history to iCloud, but the company doesn't make it easy or obvious to shut it off.

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Nvidia tempts GeForce Experience 3.0 users with Gears of War 4 giveaway

Nvidia wants you to download, install, and use GeForce Experience 3.0 for a chance to win a copy of Gears of War 4.

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How to use Skype without an account

Skype has always required an account before you could use it. Microsoft is changing that with a new feature for Skype for Web.

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Google Fiber TV app update makes it easier to find shows you actually want to watch

Not sure what to watch? Google Fiber TV app subscribers can now get recommendations on their best viewing options.

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Seagate crams a massive 5TB into a portable hard drive

You probably can't fit it in your pocket, but Seagate's 5TB portable hard drive won't weight down your backpack either.

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A new Chrome feature automatically mutes multiple tabs

An experimental new Chrome feature lets you focus on one noisy tab at a time.

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Twitter beefs up its mute tools and abuse policies to help you proactively silence trolls

Twitter has new ways to keep the trolls from getting at you, as well as beefed up anti-abuse enforcement policies behind the scenes.

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WhatsApp finally launches video calling

Video calling is finally coming to the world's more than one billion WhatsApp users on Android, iOS, and Windows.

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Kaspersky Labs says Microsoft is anticompetitive towards third-party antivirus

Eugene Kaspersky says Microsoft's favoritism towards Windows Defender is unfair.