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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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Dodgy USB Type-C cable fries vigilante engineer's $1,000 laptop

If you don't do your research, buying a third-party Type C adapter is a little like playing Russian roulette with your gadgets.


YouTube may get live 360-degree videos

The next time you watch a concert or other live event online, it could give you a 360-degree view.

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T-Mobile ties Verizon for LTE speed supremacy in latest OpenSignal report

T-Mobile may be having fun with the competition in public, but the company is deadly serious about improving its infrastructure--and it's paying off.


Irate Comcast subscriber turns Raspberry Pi into a watchdog for slow Internet speeds

One Comcast customer has a Raspberry Pi complain to the company every time his fast connection becomes too slow.

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Safari's now the only major browser supporting Do Not Track on iOS

Due to the limitations Apple puts on third-party web browsers for iOS, Chrome and Firefox effectively can't offer Do Not Track on the mobile platform.


HP and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi team up on a crystal-laden smartwatch for women

It won't run apps, but you'll look very stylish receiving incoming call alerts.


GoPro integrates with Periscope to live stream videos of your crazy stunts

GoPro now integrates with Twitter's Periscope for iPhone app to allow you to broadcast live action to the world.

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Twitter's stopped showing ads to its favorite users

If Twitter values your presence on the social network more than the rest of us schlubs you don't have to look at advertising.

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Verizon's FreeBee Data 360 program lets companies pay for your mobile Internet usage

There were rumblings about it in late 2015 and now it's here. Verizon wants Internet companies to pay for some of your mobile data usage.

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These are the 25 worst passwords of 2015

SplashID recently published its round-up of the worst passwords of 2015. '123456' and 'password' still reign supreme

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Amazon Prime price slashed 25% this weekend to celebrate Golden Globe win

If you want to get a Prime subscription, a good time to buy will be Friday starting at 9 p.m. Pacific.

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AT&T brings back unlimited wireless data plans, but only for TV subscribers

If you use DirecTV or U-Verse, you can get unlimited data for the smartphones and tablets in your house.


Biz Stone's Q&A app Jelly to be reborn as Q&A app, only better

If at first you don't succeed, try an un-pivot. That's Jelly co-founder Biz Stone's approach in the hopes his team can rejuvenate the Q&A service.

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Apple touts App Store's holiday season, impact on job creation

Apple says the App Store recently had its biggest holiday season ever and iOS development is now responsible for 1.4 million jobs in the U.S.

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How to track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve from any device

You can track Santa's annual journey on your PC, mobile device, or even social networks and search engines.