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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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Digital Storm's 34-inch gaming all-in-on crams in Intel's 10-core chip, Nvidia's GTX 1080

Digital Storm's stunning AiO was built with the GTX 1080 and Intel's new Broadwell-E chip in mind, but you'll be paying a lot extra for that.

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Powerful gaming PC backpacks are becoming a thing as VR craze swells

Don't like being tethered to a PC for VR? Tether the PC to you.

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Explore Cortana's skill set: 4 useful but lesser-known tricks

Cortana isn't all about calendar appointments, reminders, and jokes. Microsoft's digital assistant is capable of all sorts of tricks.

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The fantastic $35 Raspberry Pi 3 mini-PC may soon get official Android support

Google appears to be developing a version of Android for the Raspberry Pi 3, but nobody knows what it will be for.

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The legendary Omen line comes back in force with stylish new HP gaming PCs

HP's late 2014 laptop was an omen of what was to come: a revamped gaming platform with new devices rolling out this summer.

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Steam's most popular game just added support for Vulkan, DirectX 12's more open rival

Valve is big on Vulkan and now the company is bringing the new graphics API to its massively popular Dota 2.


Google quietly kills its Nexus Player as Chromecast overshadows Android TV

Google is far from finished with its attempt to invade the living room, but the Nexus Player's time as part of that strategy is done.

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Amazon stops offering refunds for after-purchase price drops

Amazon used to give you a refund, upon request, if the retail price dropped shortly after you purchased an item. Those days appear to be over.

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Windows hardware demands are going up for first time in seven years

Now Microsoft is recommending 2GB of RAM instead of one to run the 32-bit version of Windows 10.

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How to copy links from Windows Store apps to your clipboard

A little app called Share Via Clipboard takes the frustration out of copying links or other content from Windows Store apps.

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Spotify's family plan goes toe-to-toe with Apple and Google

Spotify's family plan now offers six premium memberships for $15 per month, equaling those of Apple Music and Google Play Music.

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From bad to worse: The sad reality about Windows Phones

Windows 10 Mobile is still under active development, but nobody's buying—and Microsoft seems to be okay with that.


Purism's privacy-focused 2-in-1 is loaded with open software and hardware kill switches

Purism is back with another crowdfunding campaign to make its free software-focused devices a reality. This time it's an 11.6-inch tablet with detachable keyboard.

Older Chromebooks won't get the Play Store, even if they're able to run Android apps

Google doesn't want older Chromebooks to run the Play Store, but the limitations don't appear to be technical.

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Why you should use the OneDrive app in Windows 10

The OneDrive Windows Store app for Windows 10 makes viewing offloaded files easier.