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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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This crazy tiny Arduino clone nestles into a AA battery slot

It's not as high-powered as a Raspberry Pi, but the AAduino is a tool many DIY types will find useful.

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Chatbots land on Skype's Mac client and web app

Now you can chat with Skype's bots on more platforms including Macs and the web version.

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YouTube rolling out live 360-degree videos with immersive Coachella experience

YouTube 360-degree live video is here, and you're first chance to see it will probably be during the Coachella festival on Saturday and Sunday.

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Viber joins WhatsApp and Apple with end-to-end message encryption

Not wanting to be left behind by WhatsApp, Viber just announced the addition of end-to-end encryption for messaging on its platform.

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How to use Google Drive's selective sync

This new feature to Google Drive finally gives you a say in what content gets synced to your PC.

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HP may be building a powerful touchscreen Chromebook with USB-C and VR support

HP's VR-capable Chromebook may be ready in the coming months.

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Amazon takes aim at Netflix with standalone Prime Video monthly subscriptions

Amazon's getting serious about rivaling Netflix. Prime Video is now available for $8.99 a month--no annual Prime membership required.

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Verizon will give you 2GB of free data to flirt with Android Pay

Verizon will give you 2GB of free data if you make three separate purchases with Android Pay.

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Uninstall now! Apple abandons QuickTime for Windows despite lingering critical flaws

Apple is giving up on QuickTime for Windows. If you're using the software you'll want to get rid of it as soon as possible.

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How to use Facebook Messenger bots on your PC

Facebook Messenger bots from CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Miss Piggy, and others are ready to chat you up—whether your phone supports them or not.

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3 quick fixes for your Windows Store problems

Ugh, the Windows Store. Some days you just want to forget it exists. Here are three quick fixes for when the Windows store is not working.

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Record-breaking Kickstarter darling Coolest Cooler asks backers for more money

The Coolest Cooler Kickstarter project is looking for help to deliver 36,000 coolers to backers.

Chrome 50 ends support for Windows XP, Vista, and earlier versions of Mac OS X

Chrome is giving up on XP two years after Microsoft ended support for the aging operating system.

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4 ways Chrome's Safe Browsing protects you from devious Internet dangers

Google Chrome protects against many threats online. Here's a breakdown of some of the biggest threats.

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New USB-C authentication spec protects against malware and shoddy chargers

USB-C will soon have an authentication specification to avoid shoddy cables and chargers, and malicious USB devices.