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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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Google Fiber's bringing highly targeted, trackable ads to your TV set

Google is looking to do for advertising on TV what it did for advertising on the web.

It took until 2014, surprisingly, but music streaming services have finally outsold CDs

CDs may be dying, but very slowly. They were still a more popular choice than streaming music services...until now.

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God Mode bookmarklet makes it easy to sort through Netflix recommendations on a PC

Do you hate scroling through Netflix's Carousel-style interface on a PC? This bookmarklet can help make the site friendlier for mouse-and-keyboard PCs.

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Rhapsody's 30 million songs can now be streamed inside Twitter

Rhapsody is hoping that sharing music on Twitter will help bring in new subscribers to the growing service.

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The Google Store is Google's new hardware home online

Google-flavored hardware is saying sayonara to the Play Store and hello to the Google Store.

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Cable-free HBO Now streaming service may debut in April for $15 per month

HBO's streaming service is just about ready to go and will reportedly be called HBO Now.

The FCC's net neutrality rules: 5 things you need to know

The FCC voted in favor of net neutrality on Thursday, but what does it all mean?

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VLC update adds in-app extensions, resume playback, Android TV support, more

The latest version of VLC is ready for prime time and it has some nice features users will appreciate.

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Spotify adds song lyrics, gets more social on PCs

Spotify is now its own karaoke machine on the desktop just without the bouncing ball.

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Hands-on: Child-friendly YouTube Kids app launches on Android and iOS

YouTube Kids is here and it's pretty good.

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Microsoft's Bing predicted the Academy Awards' top Oscar winners

Microsoft loves to use Bing to predict major events. The Oscars were no different and Microsoft's number crunching algorithms did really, really well.

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Google Play Music finally works on iPads

Play Music has been on iOS for 15 months and finally Google rolls out an iPad version.

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BitTorrent starts producing original TV shows in a quest to reform its image

BitTorrent is getting serious about transforming the BitTorrent protocol into a serious distribution method for legal media.

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Sling TV's web-based live television opens to all cord cutters, adds AMC to lineup

Cable cutters rejoice! Anyone can subscribe to the live TV streaming service Sling.

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The next Toshiba TV you buy won't be made by Toshiba

Toshiba says the U.S. TV market just isn't worth it anymore. You'll still see the Toshiba brand on TVs although those sets won't come from the company itself.