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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.

Project Ara

Google's modular Project Ara phone could go on sale in early 2015 for $50

A Project Ara developer conference will set the stage for launch this April.

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U.S. House passes bill to allow mobile phone unlocking, but details worry advocates

Because yes, it's 2013 and still illegal to unlock your cell phone without your carrier's permission.

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You've got a call on Line, too: Line announces voice calls to traditional phones

The popular messaging service is taking on the likes of Skype and Viber with its new VoIP service.

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WinZip's ZipShare service wants to help you manage your cloud storage accounts

A classic name from the traditional desktop is remaking itself for the post-PC era.

AT&T adds free international texting to Mobile Share plans

And cheap international calls are coming for people without a contract.

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Moviefone's hanging up its phone service to focus on website and apps

After 25 years, Moviefone is calling it quits for its phone service, turning attention solely to its website and apps.

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WhatsApp to roll out voice calls this spring

Voice calls are coming to WhatsApp in the spring, bringing the recent Facebook acquisition in line with competing platforms such as BBM and Viber.

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Samsung teases Galaxy S5 in adjective-filled video

Judging by Samsung's latest teaser, the Galaxy S5 is all about adjectives.

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Google kills Currents, redirects users to Play Newsstand

In November, Google said it would happen and now it has: Google Currents is gone.

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Meet Office Online, Microsoft's slightly tweaked Office Web Apps replacement

Microsoft's Office Web Apps have a new name, a new site, and a new app bar.

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netflix at home

Customers suffer slow streams while Netflix and ISPs battle over video delivery, says WSJ

ISPs like Verizon want Netflix to pay for the massive amount of video traffic flowing across its networks. But Netflix is reluctant to do so.

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Data-saving Opera Max for Android enters public beta

Opera's data compression app for Android is now available to anyone in the U.S. that wants to try it, but you may have to wait to start using it.

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Report: Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint sensor unlocks more than mere lock screens

Forget about eye scans, Samsung's next Galaxy S smartphone could offer a number of different ways to use your fingerprints.

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bitcoin

First Bitcoin ATMs heading to the U.S. in February

After a successful launch in Canada, Robocoin plans on bringing Bitcoin ATMs to Austin and Seattle.

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PlayStation 4 sales hit 5.3 million before Japanese debut

Sony appears to be pulling ahead in the popularity horse race for next-generation gaming consoles.