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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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Force Block protects you against Star Wars spoilers

The Force Awakens is here and the Internet is now a minefield of spoilers. This Chrome extension helps keep you spoiler-free until you're ready to see the movie yourself.

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MSI's CPU Guard aims to keep your Skylake chip from bending under pressure

MSI says it has just what you need to keep your Skylake CPU from bending due to a monster cooling set-up: a metal frame.

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Microsoft's Surface Pen buttons can now be tweaked to launch any program

A new update to the Surface app lets you launch a desktop program with a click of your digital pen.

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Nvidia's GeForce Experience beta adds screenshot tools and Twitch-friendly overlays

Nvidia's latest GeForce Experience beta adds a much-needed screenshot tool and new tweaks for Twitch and YouTube Live broadcasts.

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Mozilla's Firefox finally enters the 64-bit era on Windows

If you're running a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or higher there's finally a version of Firefox designed to take advantage of your system.

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How Netflix plans to curb its massive thirst for bandwidth

Netflix takes a huge chunk of bandwidth in North American during peak periods. A new approach to its encoding could change that.

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This is what Super Mario Bros. 3 on the PC could have looked like in Doom-maker id's hands

Super Mario Bros. 3 never made it to PC even though two of the biggest names in PC gaming history tried to make it happen. Here's what that first early rough cut looked like.

2 easy ways to remotely access files on your PC

Need a file from your computer, but forgot to throw it into Dropbox? Having a back-up plan for remote access can help.

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Amazon yanks hoverboards from store over fire concerns

Hoverboards are a popular product this holiday season, but it appears safety concerns have prompted Amazon to pull many brands from its digital shelves.

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Microsoft gives Windows 10 users 10 free, full music albums for the holidays

Microsoft wants you to get into the Windows 10 Groove app groove for the holidays with 10 full, free albums.

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T-Mobile tempts Verizon users to switch with a free one-year Hulu subscription

T-Mobile is going after Verizon customers in its latest deal with a free, one year subscription to Hulu for customers who switch to the "Un-carrier."

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How to easily secure your web browsing with Hotspot Shield's free, unlimited proxy

VPN provider Hotspot Shield has add-ons for Firefox and Chrome to help keep your web browsing secure quickly and easily.

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Microsoft open-sources dead, but beloved Windows Live Writer as Open Live Writer

Live Writer will live on as Open Live Writer, an open source project that is already available for download.

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Microsoft website leak hints that Edge browser extensions are approaching release

Edge extensions may be ready for preview soon after Microsoft offered an accidental sneak peek at a developer site.

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How to use Microsoft Edge's casting feature to beam media to your TV

Microsoft's Windows 10 November update included a great feature to send media from one device to another.