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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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New Windows 10 Mobile preview brings phone notifications to your PC

It landed on Android first, but now Cortana on the latest preview build of Windows 10 Mobile can send app notifications to your computer.

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Google builds Chromecast support into Fiber TV cable boxes

Forget the Chromecast dongle, if you have Fiber TV your set-top box will do the same thing--almost.

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Log in to your Windows 10 PC with your fitness tracker

During Computex, Microsoft showed off an upcoming feature for Windows Hello that lets you log in to your Windows 10 PC with wearable devices.

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BBC's Micro:bit maker board goes on sale for under $20

The BBC micro:bit programmable, single-board computer is now on sale to all for around $19.

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Riotoro emerges with PC power supplies, liquid cooling gear, and gaming keyboards

Riotoro is a new company founded by former Corsair and Nvidia employees that used Computex to fill out its product line.

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Corsair reveals a liquid-cooled GTX 1080, DDR4 RAM with staggering clock speeds, and mag-lev PC fans

Corsair's new component toys will make summer 2016 the summer of the gamer.

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Digital Storm's 34-inch gaming all-in-on crams in Intel's 10-core chip, Nvidia's GTX 1080

Digital Storm's stunning AiO was built with the GTX 1080 and Intel's new Broadwell-E chip in mind, but you'll be paying a lot extra for that.

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Powerful gaming PC backpacks are becoming a thing as VR craze swells

Don't like being tethered to a PC for VR? Tether the PC to you.

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Explore Cortana's skill set: 4 useful but lesser-known tricks

Cortana isn't all about calendar appointments, reminders, and jokes. Microsoft's digital assistant is capable of all sorts of tricks.

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The fantastic $35 Raspberry Pi 3 mini-PC may soon get official Android support

Google appears to be developing a version of Android for the Raspberry Pi 3, but nobody knows what it will be for.

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The legendary Omen line comes back in force with stylish new HP gaming PCs

HP's late 2014 laptop was an omen of what was to come: a revamped gaming platform with new devices rolling out this summer.

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Steam's most popular game just added support for Vulkan, DirectX 12's more open rival

Valve is big on Vulkan and now the company is bringing the new graphics API to its massively popular Dota 2.

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Google quietly kills its Nexus Player as Chromecast overshadows Android TV

Google is far from finished with its attempt to invade the living room, but the Nexus Player's time as part of that strategy is done.

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Amazon stops offering refunds for after-purchase price drops

Amazon used to give you a refund, upon request, if the retail price dropped shortly after you purchased an item. Those days appear to be over.

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Windows hardware demands are going up for first time in seven years

Now Microsoft is recommending 2GB of RAM instead of one to run the 32-bit version of Windows 10.