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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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HP's Envy laptops pack longer battery life and AMD's new Bristol Ridge APU

HP's new Envy x360 convertible and Envy standard laptops bring better battery life, Skylake, and stylish design.

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Acer's Chromebase is a Google-powered all-in-one PC built for video conferencing

Acer's new 24-inch Chromebase for meetings is the luxury model for small team video conferencing.

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How to fix iTunes update headaches on Windows

When iTunes updates go wrong on your PC, fixing the problem is easier than you think.

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Gmail April Fools' prank yanked after Minion mic drop GIFs wreak havoc on people's lives

It's all fun and games until someone loses their job due on April Fools' Day.

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The best April Fools' Day tech pranks of 2016

Those crazy, geeky pranksters from Google, Samsung, Kayak, and more are at it again for April Fools' Day 2016.

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New Facebook Messenger bot helps you manage your flights

Dutch airline KLM can now deliver travel information via Facebook Messenger.

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Major Toshiba laptop battery recall issued after faulty units overheat and literally melt

If you bought a Toshiba laptop between 2011 and 2016 you might have a faulty battery pack eligible for a free replacement.

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Amazon bans shoddy, dangerous USB-C cables

Amazon now forbids USB-C cables that aren't standards compliant and pose a potential risk to your devices and chargers.

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Razer's Ripsaw video capture card wants to help you become the next PewDiePie

The Razer Ripsaw helps stream your gameplay online.

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Facebook may use Messenger to push into retail payments

Facebook is pushing the concept of Messenger as a platform, with possible new features including retail in-store payments.

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Acer's aluminum Chromebook 14 blends high-end features with a budget-friendly price

Mixing quality components with light weight, the Chromebook 14 seeks the same business users drawn to Dell's Chromebook 13.

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Banish Netflix's 'Continue watching' pop-up with Flix Assist

A handy Chrome extension stops the 'continue watching' dialog and kills the 30-second intermission between episodes.

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Samsung's smart motorcycle windshield uses your phone to power a virtual dashboard

Samsung's Smart Windshield concept brings a virtual dashboard to your bike powered by a smartphone.

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The world's first Ubuntu tablet opens preorders, converging PCs and mobile devices

Canonical's first convergence device is here with the ability to switch between a desktop and mobile device, similar to Microsoft's Lumia 950 and 950XL.

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The Atari Vault hits Steam with 100 classic games to scratch your retro 2600 itch

Atari Vault is now available on Steam. These 100 classic games add modern features like online multiplayer.