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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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Nintendo's releasing a miniature NES console packed with 30 classic games

The original NES console is back in miniaturized form with 30 built-in games, a controller that also works with Wii systems, and HDMI out.

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Beloved VLC media player releases a robust universal Windows 10 app

VLC now has a Windows 10-friendly version that works with nearly every major Windows 10 platform.

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'Dozens' of new Amazon Dash buttons are coming this week

Amazon's Dash buttons may one day be replaced by bots and smart home appliances, but for now the retail giant is widening its push-button lineup.

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Roku's new universal Windows 10 app avoids Windows Phones

Another big app goes UWP and another big app ignores mobile completely. Wasn't it supposed to be easy to port these apps to mobile?

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Kodi dives into hardware with a Raspberry Pi 3 case perfect for low-cost HTPCs

Kodi's new Raspberry Pi case looks like it belongs in the living room and provides a little cooling too.

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Sony's PlayStation Vue live TV streaming expands to Roku, with Android on deck

You can now get PlayStation Vue broadcast TV streaming on your Roku, and next week you can watch on your Nexus or Galaxy phone as well.

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Amazon Echo may soon know when you're sad or irritated

Amazon reportedly wants to give Alexa some new features including a hint of emotional intelligence and the ability to hold a conversation.

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Google builds Chromecast support into Fiber TV cable boxes

Forget the Chromecast dongle, if you have Fiber TV your set-top box will do the same thing--almost.

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The fantastic $35 Raspberry Pi 3 mini-PC may soon get official Android support

Google appears to be developing a version of Android for the Raspberry Pi 3, but nobody knows what it will be for.

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Google quietly kills its Nexus Player as Chromecast overshadows Android TV

Google is far from finished with its attempt to invade the living room, but the Nexus Player's time as part of that strategy is done.

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Spotify's family plan goes toe-to-toe with Apple and Google

Spotify's family plan now offers six premium memberships for $15 per month, equaling those of Apple Music and Google Play Music.

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Netflix's Fast.com download tester takes its war against slow ISPs directly to the user

Netflix’s war against poor speeds from Internet service providers (ISPs) has a new weapon: The company's Fast.com utility can tell you the download speed between your home and Netflix's servers.

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Nearly 100 classic NFL games headed to YouTube

The NFL and YouTube have a new agreement that brings classic NFL games in full to Google's video site, as well as more NFL content in Google search.

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Microsoft's killing Windows 10's controversial Wi-Fi Sense password sharing feature

Wi-Fi Sense is gone from the latest Windows 10 Insider build and will probably disappear from your Windows 10 machines this summer.

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Apple Music to offer 50 percent discount to students

If you're headed to university in the fall, you may be able to get Apple Music for $5 a month.