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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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BitTorrent's Bundle paywall is part Kickstarter, part iTunes

You've used the BitTorrent protocol to grab Linux distributions and pirated movies. Now the company behind the protocol hopes you'll pay for your next torrent download.

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New Raspberry Pi model B+ doubles up on USB ports, adds microSD and more

A new model of the Raspberry Pi is out, but it's not Raspberry Pi 2. Instead, it's the final revision to the old board packed with four USB ports.

on pcworld.com

Verizon and Netflix continue battle over slow, stuttering streaming speeds

Netflix and Verizon reached an interconnection deal in April. But while the companies put their plan into action, many subscribers are still complaining about poor streaming speeds.

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Elon Musk donates $1 million to help build Nikola Tesla Museum

The creator of SpaceX and Tesla Motors didn't fully fund the project, but Elon Musk has donated $1 million to the future Tesla Science Center.

Aereo wants to be a cable company after devastating Supreme Court loss

Aereo said it would fight on and now it's hoping to join the ranks of Comcast and Time Warner to continue operating.

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Google Play Edition devices whittled down to three (but really two) options

After weeks of being out of inventory devices from HTC, LG, and Sony were recently pulled from Google Play. Are new devices coming or is Android Silver on the horizon?

on greenbot.com

U.K. follows TSA's lead, bans uncharged electronic devices from some flights

If you're flying to, or even through, the U.K. this summer make sure your devices have a full battery before you land.

on pcworld.com

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Rough voice controls for music playback start appearing in Google Now

You can now control audio playback apps with your voice thanks to Google Now.

on greenbot.com

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Android Wear bug prevents installation of apps that cost money

If you've already got an Android Wear device, you may have some problems getting paid apps onto the device.

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Commandr turns Google Now 'note to self' into a hardware controlling hub

Want to toggle your Wi-Fi only with your voice? Commandr for Android will help you get the job done.

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Linux Foundation introduces Linux for cars

Automotive Grade Linux aims to be an open source platform that car companies can build on to create in-car embedded systems.

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This robot from Zuta Labs may change the way you print

The future of portable printing may be contained in Zuta's Pocket Printer, a four-wheeled robot that's a little smaller than a CD case. But that's only if its makers can improve on a crowd-funded prototype.

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Google's Smarty Pins turns Maps into a game that tests your trivia and geography skills

Think you know your way around the world? Find out if you've got smarty pins with Google's new game.

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Samsung's introduces the shrunk-down (but still sensor-packed) Galaxy S5 mini

There's no U.S. date yet, but the S5 mini is rolling out in global markets to the coming weeks.

on greenbot.com

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Security-focused Blackphone ships, stuffed with encryption and anonymity tools

The creators of the Blackphone are bringing an end-to-end encrypted smartphone to anyone with $629 in their wallet.

on greenbot.com