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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.

New database taps LinkedIn to watch the NSA watchers

An advocacy group has figured out a way to study the security state without dependence on leakers. But does it unnecessarily put intelligence workers at risk?

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Home Depot wants to start accepting Apple Pay

The Home Depot is aiming to the largest retailer yet to support Apple Pay, as long as it can cut a deal with Apple.

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Cox brings gigabit Internet to additional cities, with more planned for summer

Gigabit Internet is all the rage in the United States and Cox is the latest company to roll out blazing fast Internet to more markets.

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'Never Settle' trial lets Verizon customers trial T-Mobile's network risk-free

Are you a Verizon customer who dreams about switching to T-Mobile? May as well try switching now.

How to check if extensions are slowing your browser down

If you love extensions as much as I do, the problem may not be your browser but how you're using it.

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Windows 10 will let you flip off your friends with middle finger emoji

It's becoming more important than ever to express yourself online, but only Microsoft's Windows 10 lets you express a full range of emotions with the middle finger emoji.

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Lenovo's new LaVie Z laptops weigh even less than Apple's ultra-light new Macbook

Want the lightest Windows laptop you can possibly get? After being announced in January, the LaVie Z is finally here.

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RIP Windows Media Center: Microsoft's HTPC software won't come to Windows 10

If you rely on Windows Media Center to run your home theater PC then forget about upgrading it to Windows 10.

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Why Microsoft bought Minecraft: To showcase HoloLens' augmented reality

What does $2.5 billion get you? If you're a Microsoft, a really cool augmented reality demo.

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How to personalize your PC's power settings for every situation

Need to make sure your PC never turns off, or you want the most extreme power savings possible? Here's how you can set up your own power plan.

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Android's 'OK Google' voice controls now let you Shazam a song, start your car, and more

Forget about fumbling around with a touchscreen. Now you can just tell your phone what you want to do with a select number of apps.

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Now you can embed classic MS-DOS games in tweets

You already knew the Internet Archive has a catalog of DOS games that are playable in the browser. But did you know you can now play them in Twitter too?

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NBC's experiments with Netflix-like binge watching for Duchovny's new TV show

NBC is taking a page from Netflix for its upcoming new series Aquarius, starring David Duchovny

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Cablevision becomes the first cable company to hawk Hulu subscriptions

You can already get it by signing up at Hulu.com, but Cablevision's Optimum plans to sell Hulu subscriptions directly to its customers.

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70 more apps gain Google Now card integration

Google Now is getting even more useful with a big update that includes third-party app integration from another 70 partners.