Ian PaulContributor, Greenbot

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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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Google Assistant opens to apps in December, and hardware makers next year

Google isn't wasting any time with opening up Google Assistant to third parties in order to catch up to Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft.

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Xiaomi's 4K-capable Mi Box is the most affordable Android TV device yet

If you're looking for an affordable Android TV streaming box, Xiaomi's Mi Box is now available with 4K and HDR support.

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WhatsApp adds Snapchat-style emoji, drawing, and other camera editing tools

You can now draw and add emoji to your photos and videos on WhatsApp.

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This Chrome extension mutes all tabs unless you whitelist them

Silent Site Sound Blocker lets you control which sites can shout at you. Here's how.

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Facebook's new Marketplace aims to become the world's largest yard sale

Facebook announced Marketplace on Monday. This new, mobile-only feature lets you buy and sell items on the social network.

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HTC launches Viveport, a VR app store focused on non-gaming experiences

You still buy Vive VR games from Steam, but you can try HTC's Viveport for non-gaming experiences.

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The FCC's plan to replace your cable box with apps hits a snag

The FCC shelves "unlock the box" cable vote amidst industry criticism and political cries for delay.

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New USB-C audio standard joins the iPhone 7's quest to kill the headphone jack

USB Type-C audio is finished, and the 3.5 mm headphone jack's days are numbered.

Surface desktop keyboard discovery hints at inbound Surface all-in-one

A Surface-branded desktop keyboard has been spotted at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Does this suggest a Surface all-in-one is incoming?

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Amazon's faster new Fire TV Stick comes with an Alexa-enabled voice remote

Amazon is adding the Alexa Voice Remote to the Fire TV Stick. Pre-orders are now available.

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BlackBerry stops making hardware, but BlackBerry phones live on

BlackBerry will stop making hardware to focus on software, but that doesn't mean the iconic phones are done for—yet.

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OneDrive's file placeholders will return to Windows 10 as On-Demand Sync

Windows 10 users are getting OneDrive placeholders with a new name: On-Demand Sync.

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4K Chromecast Ultra details leak ahead of Google event

The Chromecast Ultra is expected to cost $69 when it rolls out after Google's hardware event on October 4.

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How to use 'Training for Google Apps' as your personal tech support

Google has a helpful Chrome extension that shows you how to use each of Google's online services.

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Andromeda inbound? Google's long-rumored Android/Chrome OS merger may debut Oct 4

Are Chrome OS and Android on a collision course?