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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Google Assistant can now control GE, iRobot, LG, and D-Link devices

More devices are integrating with Google Assistant, and thus Google Home, as the battle for the smart home continues.

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Amazon Echo's Alexa is getting push notifications, but they won't annoy you

A pulsing green light on your Amazon Echo device could soon mean there's breaking news—or your pizza's here.

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Amazon's Echo speaker is $80 cheaper right now when you buy two

If you buy two Amazon Echo smart speakers from either Amazon or Best Buy, you can snag a $80 discount.

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Amazon reveals affordable 4K TVs that double as a Fire TV stick and Amazon Echo

Your new Amazon Fire television set can pause live TV and turn off your smart home lighting.

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YouTube TV fills out its live television lineup with AMC, BBC America, and more

YouTube promised these channels were coming during YouTube TV's launch in early April, and now they're here.

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Anker's wireless Qi charger is on sale for a ridiculous $8

It was already well below $20. Now the Anker PowerTouch 5 is under $10 at Amazon.

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MP3 audio quietly fades into history

You can still play your old MP3 files, but the format that owned the early days of digital audio is done.

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DirecTV Now is giving away a free Amazon Fire TV Stick with a one-month prepaid subscription

However, you'll need to be a new customer to get the free Fire TV Stick.

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Amazon's Echo Show marries Alexa's smarts with a touchscreen

The rumors were true, and it looks like the Echo Show will keep Amazon a step ahead of rival smart speakers.

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Ecobee's popular smart thermostat is on sale for $187 right now

Amazon's increased discount on the Ecobee3 makes it even cheaper to own a smart thermostat.

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Anker's insanely popular SoundCore Bluetooth speaker is just $29 right now

This well-regarded Bluetooth speaker is currently available for an even better price than usual.

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Nvidia quietly opens 4K Netflix streaming on GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards

Owners of GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards can now stream Netflix in 4K, if they're willing to tolerate beta software.

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Twitter will stream video news from Bloomberg all day, every day

Twitter and Bloomberg are creating an online news channel for cord cutters and social media addicts.

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How to snooze your Wi-Fi in the Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update has a new feature that lets you turn off your Wi-Fi, and then turn it back on automatically after a set time period.

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New Chrome feature lets you watch Chromecast holdouts like Amazon Video on your TV

Services like Amazon Video that don't support the Chromecast are now watchable thanks to this experimental Chrome browser feature.