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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.

Twitter cuts the noise with conversation filtering on tweet pages

Ever feel like you're trying to talk to someone in a crowded bar on Twitter? This addition to individual tweet pages should make life easier.

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How to blast through your daily email with InboxVudu

InboxVudu from Parakweet parses the messages in your inbox to surface the important ones. Here's what happened after I tried it.

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The Dallas Cowboys are using drones and virtual reality to prep for the 2015 season

Players can strap on a VR headset and step back into crucial plays to figure out what went wrong or right. Drones can show what special teams do better than traditional video. Virtual reality is proving its usefulness beyond gaming once again, as the Dallas Cowboys turn to virtual reality and drones to improve team performance.

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Plex gets more secure, adding free SSL encryption for all free and paying users

Plex Media Server users just got an important upgrade: The company is giving all of its customers, both paid subscribers and free users, an SSL certificate from a trusted authority, for free.

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Yahoo axes Maps, Pipes, other services as it narrows focus

Yahoo says it has a clear focus on search, communications, and digital content, and to keep that focus some older services must go.

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Microdia introduces microSD with laptop-sized storage

It won't be cheap, but if you need a large amount of storage in a package the size of a fingernail, Microdia's microSD is it.

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Computex 2015: The powerful, wacky, and important PC gear you need to know about

From new Intel and AMD chips to one of the most fire-breathing graphics cards ever to a crazy laser-projected mouse you have to see to believe, this is the PC gear you need to know about from Computex 2015.

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How to use Google's Search Tools filters to find exactly what you're looking for

Want to pare down your search results on Google, but aren't sure where to start? Try the search tools.

NFL chooses Yahoo streaming over TV for one game this season

The annual showdown from London, England won't be shown on traditional TV in every market. Instead, you'll have to watch it online courtesy of Yahoo.

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Amazon expands free shipping to low-cost orders weighing eight ounces or less

Forget about buying that extra pair of socks just to get free shipping on a pair of headphones. Amazon is expanding its free shipping offers to low-cost items under 8 ounces.

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Watch this insane gaming case transform from PC tower to mechanized showpiece

Better start redesigning your gaming den, because this chassis needs to be treated like a work of art.

1TB PlayStation 4 and new Xbox One bundle, controller tipped ahead of E3

This shouldn't be a big year for console news at E3, but that doesn't mean the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One couldn't use a few tweaks.

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Google unifies your privacy and security settings in one spot

Google has a new My Account dashboard that the company says will make it easier to manage your privacy and security settings.

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Facebook boosts notification email security with OpenPGP encryption

Don't let hackers take your Facebook account. Protect your email notifications with OpenPGP.

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Ultra-popular Hola VPN extension sold your bandwidth for use in a botnet attack

If you use Hola to route around regional restrictions. You might want to think twice about that.