Ian PaulContributor, TechHive

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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.


Hive smart thermostat goes stupid, roasts users

Is it getting hot in here or is it just your smart thermostat?

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WhatsApp gives up on BlackBerry, Nokia, and more

WhatsApp beats BlackBerry to the punch and dumps support for BlackBerry 10.


Clear out your PC's junk files with Kaspersky Cleaner Beta

A new program from security firm Kaspersky cleans out your PC's log files and cache files quickly and easily.

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Why serious PC gamers should ignore the Windows Store

Microsoft is bringing AAA PC games like Rise of the Tomb Raider to the Windows Store in Windows 10, but buying them is a bad idea. Here's why.

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Microsoft kills Project Astoria, the tool designed to port Android apps to Windows 10

Microsoft created a tool that made it easy for developers to bring Android apps to Windows 10. Now that tool is dead.

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Mobile World Congress 2016's most funky, futuristic, and fantastic new hardware

Things took a turn for the weird and powerful at Mobile World Congress, the largest mobile tradeshow on the planet.

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Report: Apple's rushing to close iPhone hack opening after FBI decryption demand

Apple doesn't want to be in the iPhone hacking business and is looking to close the vulnerability at the center of its current fight with the FBI.

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Samsung's 256GB flash chips point to super-sized storage for future phones

Soon smartphones will come rocking 256GB onboard storage on a single chip.

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Facebook goes beyond Likes with new Reactions for anger, sadness, love, and more

You can still "like" posts to your heart's content, but if you need something stronger there's Reactions.

Three easy ways to paste plain text into Word

Pasting formatted text from the web can often be a hassle—but not if you use these tricks.


Steam debuts a VR performance-check utility for PCs ahead of HTC Vive rollout

Valve's new utility helps you determine if your PC meets the minimum requirements to run virtual reality games.

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Microsoft HoloLens Start menu, Bluetooth peripheral revealed in new leak

Some leaked documents and videos from a Microsoft site show some interesting little tidbits about HoloLens.

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Sony's new Xperia X series injects more intelligence into smartphones

Sony's new Xperia X Series features thin, light smartphones with feature touches that include what Sony calls "layers of intelligent technology."


Huawei jumps into Windows PCs with the sleek, Surface-like MateBook

Huawei is getting back into the Windows game, but this time it's with a PC.

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How to turn your screencast into a GIF with Recordit

Because sometimes an animated GIF really is worth a thousand words.