Ian PaulContributor, TechHive

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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn't like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he's not covering the news he's working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.

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Amazon Echo and Google Home want to replace your home phone

Phone calls could be coming to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, but the companies are currently hung up on several technicalities.

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Caavo wants to cure streaming video headaches by unifying your set-top boxes

Caavo wants to be the one set-top box to rule them all, but will the major video streaming players stand for it?

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Comcast's Xfinity Stream app will bring live TV, Xfinity X1 features to your mobile device

Comcast's new Xfinity Stream app takes its cues from the cable company's impressive X1 set-top box.

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PewDiePie dumped by Disney and YouTube over anti-Semitic stunts

YouTube isn't cancelling PewDiePie's account, but the popular vlogger has lost his YouTube Red series and access to the Google Preferred advertising program.

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Kodi's coming home to Xbox to play your music and movies as a universal Windows app

Kodi began life as the Xbox Media Center, an unofficial app for the original Xbox. Now it's coming to the Xbox One as a Windows Store app.

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How to browse Netflix's hidden categories

Netflix Categories for Chrome is an easy way to browse the video site without searching.

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Plex's new Amazon Echo support lets you control your home theater with your voice

Plex just added Amazon Echo support, letting you use Alexa to control your media server with your voice.

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HMA Pro VPN review: An easy-to-use tool for securing your online privacy

This is a powerful VPN, but expert users might prefer the older version, HMA 2, which has a more conventional desktop software look and feel.

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Comcast's Xfinity app lets your Roku double as your cable box

Comcast Xfinity cable and Internet subscribers can now try getting service through their Roku box with this early access beta app.

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The controversial 'six strikes' Copyright Alert System for piracy warnings is dead

RIP six strikes. After nearly four years of activity, the Copyright Alert System that discourages digital piracy has been shut down.

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Huge update brings the new Nvidia Shield TV's flagship features to the original

Shield Experience 5.0.2 for the first-gen Nvidia Shield adds 4K HDR, a revamped interface, and other features found in the new Shield TV.

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Pioneer reveals the first 4K Blu-ray drives for PCs

Pioneer's 4K Blu-ray drives are the first Ultra HD players available for PCs.

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Google Home gets smarter with Belkin WeMo and Honeywell thermostat support

Google Home now has support for two big names in smart homes, as Pixel waits for its turn to control your thermostat via Google Assistant.

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Amazon Echo's new 'Computer' wake word lets you fulfill your Star Trek fantasies

Amazon's Echo can't make hot Earl Grey, alas, but its new 'Computer' wake word can still make you feel like you're living in Star Trek's bridge.

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How to watch Donald Trump's presidential inauguration live online for free

No cable? No problem. Here's how to watch Donald Trump's presidential inauguration live online for free.