Ian PaulContributor, PCWorld

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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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Snapchat's Groups let you chat with 16 friends at once

Snapchat Groups lets you share posts with up to 16 people at once.

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Cortana's coming to robots and smart devices via Windows 10 for the Internet of Things

Cortana is coming to your coffee maker courtesy of Windows IoT Core and the Windows 10 Creators Update.

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Popular uBlock Origin ad-blocker appears in Edge's walled extension garden

uBlock Origin, the popular "wide-spectrum blocker" that stops ads and more is now available for Microsoft Edge.

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Skype's radical real-time voice translator now works with normal phone calls

Skype's making it easier to use Skype Translator for real-time multi-language conversations by enabling calls to landlines and mobile phones.

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Super Mario Run's always-on Internet requirement could ruin the fun for many gamers

Super Mario Run—Nintendo's first mobile game—will require an always-on Internet connection to play, a requirement more common to console and AAA titles.

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Hulu finally makes subscriber accounts easier to share with multi-user profiles

Now you can keep the viewing tastes separate of up to six family members on Hulu.

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Three tips for dealing with an unruly desktop

A cluttered Windows desktop hampers productivity. Here's how to whip your desktop into shape.

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Facebook's Year in Review for 2016 isn't just fun and games

Facebook released its list of the most discussed topics for 2016. It ain't pretty.

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YouTube's top trending videos for 2016

Here's a look at the weird, wonderful, and mundane from YouTube's top trending videos of 2016.

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Plume's 'routerless' mesh network blankets your home in Wi-Fi with an army of tiny pods

Plume wants to put a pod in every room of your house, with most router functions controlled by the cloud.

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Fake news fallout: Facebook starts asking users if headlines are accurate

Facebook is turning to its user base to help solve its clickbait and fake news problems.

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How to quickly use today's date as the title of a OneNote page

OneNote doesn't make it easy if you want to use the date as the title of a section page, but here's how you can do it.

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Chrome 55 pushes Flash into the background

Chrome 55 is here with the promise of defaulting to HTML5 instead of Flash for most of the web—though as far as we can tell that's not quite the case.

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Microsoft pauses Windows 10 previews to shift to radical new update system

Microsoft puts Windows 10 Insider preview builds on hold as the company transfers the Insider program to the Unified Update Platform.

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Amazon adds HBO and Cinemax to its cord-cutting selection

Amazon Prime subscribers can now get access to the on-demand content libraries of HBO and Cinemax via their favorite online retailer.