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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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Prepare for faster, safer web browsing: The next-gen HTTP/2 protocol is done

This is the first major change to one of the backbones of the web in over 16 years.

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Windows 10 embraces password-killing biometric authentication

Microsoft joined the FIDO Alliance in 2013 and is ready to add the password-less authentication standard into its flagship product.

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Stop your flash drive from yelling about fake problems every time you plug it in

Do you get an annoying warning every time you plug your thumb drive into a PC? Here's how to fix that.

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Grid game-streaming service will hit 40 titles the same day as Nvidia's mysterious event

Nvidia's Grid PC game-streaming service has doubled the size of its library in a few short months.

How a new Chrome extension from Dropbox makes Gmail more productive

There's an interesting new extension for Chrome that puts Dropbox on par with Google Drive in your Gmail window.

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Apple extends two-factor authentication to FaceTime and iMessage

Apple is including two more crucial services in its two-factor authentication protections to keep your messaging out of the hands of hackers.

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Microsoft beefs up Office Online with new features, streamlined interface

For the new year, Microsoft is adding a few nice touches to Office Online including extra features and an improved interface.

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Fitbit rash complaints start popping up, again

The problem doesn't appear to be as widespread as it was with the Force, but a number of users of the Fibit Charge and Surge are complaining of rashes after wearing the activity trackers.

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These upgrade kits swap out your laptop's old graphics with a new Nvidia GPU

Got a gaming laptop and wishing you had one of the latest Nvidia GPUs? There just might be hope for you if you're not afraid of a little thermal paste.

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BitTorrent starts producing original TV shows in a quest to reform its image

BitTorrent is getting serious about transforming the BitTorrent protocol into a serious distribution method for legal media.

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Google Chrome embraces the faster, more secure next-gen HTTP 2.0 standard

SPDY is dead, long live SPDY (as part of HTTP/2).

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Streamus transforms YouTube into a simple, ad-free music streaming service

This Chrome extension is a great way to turn YouTube into a no cost, ad-free, audio-only music streaming service

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Google answers your health questions with fact-checked data

Now when you search for health information on Google you won't be at the mercy of Yahoo Questions or sites like Livestrong. Instead, Google has compiled Knowledge Graph data that has been fact-checked and reviewed by doctors.

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Cortana for Office? Images of Microsoft's mysterious Work Assistant app leak

Rumor has it that Cortana is coming to Office, and now we've got screenshots of the app that's allegedly laying the groundwork.

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Sling TV's web-based live television opens to all cord cutters, adds AMC to lineup

Cable cutters rejoice! Anyone can subscribe to the live TV streaming service Sling.