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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You can finally watch Netflix offline now

Netflix is finally allowing you to download select movie and TV show titles for offline viewing on mobile devices.

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Amazon's next-gen Echo may be a giant speaker with a touchscreen

Amazon's next-gen Echo may be one part high-quality speaker and one part high-quality tablet.

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Vivaldi browser bakes in Philips Hue smart bulb integration to blend the web with the real world

Vivaldi 1.5 features Philips Hue integration allowing your lights to automatically change color based on what's on your computer display.

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RIP AirPort? Apple may abandon wireless routers and Time Capsule

The age of the AirPort line of wireless routers is apparently over as Apple focuses on other projects.

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Alexa offers steep, exclusive deals in Amazon's first 'voice shopping weekend'

Amazon kicks off holiday shopping with an Alexa-powered, shop-by-voice weekend.

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Google Fiber TV app update makes it easier to find shows you actually want to watch

Not sure what to watch? Google Fiber TV app subscribers can now get recommendations on their best viewing options.

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YouTube adds HDR support to make videos more vibrant

YouTube now supports high dynamic range video if you're rocking an HDR-capable TV.

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Google Home shares the Chromecast's guts, teardown reveals

Google Home doesn't quite have a Chromecast inside, but the two devices do have a lot in common.

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Researchers hack Philips Hue smart bulbs from the sky

In a novel approach to hacking, security researchers used a drone to carry out an attack on Philips Hue smart bulbs.

The NFL's making a behind-the-scenes VR video series for YouTube and Google Daydream

Google is using Google's Jump platform to create a nine-episode virtual reality video series.

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PlayStation Vue launches on Android TV, with Windows and Mac support on deck

Android TV users can now get PlayStation Vue on their device of choice.

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Verizon buys Vessel, promptly shuts the YouTube rival down

The non-amateur hour version of YouTube is going away, and current subscribers will get a refund for all of October.

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Amazon adds Dash buttons for 60 more products

Amazon's tap-to-order physical Dash buttons are taking over the world, and more brands in the U.S. are signing up.

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$35 DirecTV Now streaming TV service launches in November with 100 channels

It took eight months after the initial announcement, but DirecTV Now live TV streaming is almost here.

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Vudu starts streaming free, ad-supported 'Movies on Us'

Vudu is offering some free movies for streaming, but don't expect to find any recent releases.