Ian PaulContributor, PCWorld

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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.

Pokemon Go

Nintendo's hotly anticipated Pokémon Go Plus wearable delayed until September

Nintendo says the Pokémon Go Plus wearable won't hit its original July release time frame.

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A cleaner, simpler Google Maps focuses on 'actionable info'

The new Google Maps revamp is all about "actionable information," according to Google.

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Ford commits to Apple CarPlay, offering it with SYNC 3 for all 2017 vehicles

Ford's making a big commitment to connected car platforms, announcing that every 2017 Ford model will run Apple CarPlay if equipped with the company's SYNC 3 infotainment platform.

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Verizon will cut off unlimited data users who use too much unlimited data

Verizon is forcing heavy data users to get off its unlimited plan or get off the carrier's network entirely.

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Firefox will start blocking Flash content next month

Mozilla is joining the other major browser developers by intelligently auto-pausing Flash with more to come in 2017.

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Deezer's music streaming service comes to the U.S., but without a free option

Deezer's small-scale entry into the U.S. market is over. The service is now available to all—though it lacks a free tier.

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T-Mobile offers free Pokémon Go data for a year, but not everyone is happy about it

T-Mobile wants some of that sweet, sweet Pokémon Go marketing opportunity so it came up with free giveaways.

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Nintendo's releasing a miniature NES console packed with 30 classic games

The original NES console is back in miniaturized form with 30 built-in games, a controller that also works with Wii systems, and HDMI out.

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Goodbye, firstborn children: This study shows how wordy terms of service hurt users

Researchers wanted to find out just how little attention users paid to a service's terms of service and privacy policies. Not much.

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Gotta catch 'em all: 5 facts that prove Pokémon Go is eating the world

Pokémon Go is less than a week old, but it's already caught the fascination of Android and iOS smartphone owners the world over.

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Facebook brings end-to-end encryption to Messenger with ‘secret conversations’

Facebook Messenger now has an encrypted messaging tool, but it doesn't come close to covering all your conversations on the messaging platform.

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Amazon teases Prime Day deal bash with free Prime trials

Amazon is promoting a few minor tech deals today, but the big sales are still a few days away.

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Google's baking Chromecast support directly into Chrome

Google is finally adding a built-in option to Cast open tabs to your Chromecast-enabled television. The extension will still work, but it's no longer needed.

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Facebook’s shifted your news feed to put friends and family ahead of published content

Facebook is tweaking the news feed algorithm again to put family and friends first, just like the company's news feed manifesto says it should.

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Unicode 9.0's 72 new emoji threaten to kill the beloved ROFL and Picard face palm pics

Unicode 9.0 is here and it brings with it a side of avocado for your taco emoji moments.