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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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Lenovo's new LaVie Z laptops weigh even less than Apple's ultra-light new Macbook

Want the lightest Windows laptop you can possibly get? After being announced in January, the LaVie Z is finally here.

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RIP Windows Media Center: Microsoft's HTPC software won't come to Windows 10

If you rely on Windows Media Center to run your home theater PC then forget about upgrading it to Windows 10.

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Why Microsoft bought Minecraft: To showcase HoloLens' augmented reality

What does $2.5 billion get you? If you're a Microsoft, a really cool augmented reality demo.

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How to personalize your PC's power settings for every situation

Need to make sure your PC never turns off, or you want the most extreme power savings possible? Here's how you can set up your own power plan.

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Android's 'OK Google' voice controls now let you Shazam a song, start your car, and more

Forget about fumbling around with a touchscreen. Now you can just tell your phone what you want to do with a select number of apps.

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Now you can embed classic MS-DOS games in tweets

You already knew the Internet Archive has a catalog of DOS games that are playable in the browser. But did you know you can now play them in Twitter too?

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NBC's experiments with Netflix-like binge watching for Duchovny's new TV show

NBC is taking a page from Netflix for its upcoming new series Aquarius, starring David Duchovny

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Cablevision becomes the first cable company to hawk Hulu subscriptions

You can already get it by signing up at Hulu.com, but Cablevision's Optimum plans to sell Hulu subscriptions directly to its customers.

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70 more apps gain Google Now card integration

Google Now is getting even more useful with a big update that includes third-party app integration from another 70 partners.

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How to silence noisy Chrome tabs with one click

This Chrome hidden feature lets you silence tabs with auto-play videos even faster than before.

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This is neat: You can stack and tile browser tabs in the Vivaldi beta browser for power users

Another cool feature in this technical preview is the ability to attach files to notes.

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Leaked Microsoft Build notes reveal plans for Outlook.com third-party apps

Creating an app ecosystem for Outlook.com will help it compete with Gmail, and also contribute to Microsoft's goal of universal apps.

Nokia phones may rise again, but most likely Nokia won't be making them

Nokia says phone manufacturing is out, but that doesn't mean it won't license designs to other companies.

Sick of Netflix's available shows? Use a VPN to change your country and see more

There may be some risk, but if you're interested you can check out the Netflix movie selection in countries around the world.

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CyberPower's insane three-pointed Trinity PC ditches 'prototype' for preorders

Not only is CyberPower's three-pointed Trinity desktop PC a gaming powerhouse, it's also a conversation piece thanks to its unusual design.