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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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Supercharging your router with third-party Wi-Fi firmware is just fine, says FCC

The Federal Communications Commission is okay with Wi-Fi router hacking as long as you can't change the radio frequency parameters.

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Circle with Disney is a $99 device that watches your kids' online activity when you can't

A new hardware device wants to make it easy to make sure you kids aren't overloading on Internet content. But the digital nanny's methods may not sit well with some.

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Amazon Prime Music lands on Sonos speakers

Amazon Prime subscribers can now pipe the online retailer's music streaming service via Sonos home speakers.

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So-called 'Popcorn Time of music' Aurous sued mere days after launch

Aurous is a new streaming service that dubs itself the 'player of players' and is about to get hauled into court on charges of copyright infringement.

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Second-gen Chromecast tipped with faster Wi-Fi, Spotify support, and more

Two new Nexus phones are on tap for later in September and it looks like a new Chromecast is too.

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Signs hint at next-gen 4K Amazon Fire TV

The FCC database is a great place to uncover upcoming hardware. The latest device to be revealed thanks to public documents could be an upcoming Amazon Fire TV refresh.


Pandora's One Day Pass offers 1 day of ad-free music for $1

Streaming might kill the Internet radio star, but Pandora won't give up without a fight.

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Samsung reveals world's first UltraHD '4K' Blu-ray player

Samsung's the first manufacturer out of the gate with a 4K Blu-ray player, but it won't be the last.


Epix's big-name movies are leaving Netflix for Hulu

Epix is leaving Netflix by the end of September for the greener shores of Hulu land.


Rdio gets live radio from partner Cumulus Media, catching it up to competition

A struggling Rdio needs all the features it can get, but adding traditional radio stations might not be enough.

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HBO Now rolls out support for Google's Chromecast

Now it's really easy to beam your HBO Now subscription to your TV without an Apple set-top box.


Google's Nest smart thermostat yanked from the Apple Store

HomeKit-enabled devices are slowly rolling into Apple's world, and Google's Nest Learning Thermostat is rolling out.


Comcast reveals Stream, a $15 online TV package for Internet-only subscribers

Comcast offers several packages that include online streaming, but Stream could be the company's first truly cord-cutter friendly service.

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5 free Wi-Fi tools that help maximize your home network

Wi-Fi is wonderful, and even more so when you use these free tools.


AC/DC finally embraces streaming music with Spotify, Apple Music, and Rdio

Finally, you can make a comprehensive playlist of late 70's and 80's rock thanks to AC/DC landing on streaming services like Rdio and Spotify.