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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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AT&T brings back unlimited wireless data plans, but only for TV subscribers

If you use DirecTV or U-Verse, you can get unlimited data for the smartphones and tablets in your house.

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The Beatles start streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and more on Christmas Eve

The Beatles join the streaming revolution on December 24 with the group's catalog coming to nine different services.

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How Netflix plans to curb its massive thirst for bandwidth

Netflix takes a huge chunk of bandwidth in North American during peak periods. A new approach to its encoding could change that.

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Microsoft gives Windows 10 users 10 free, full music albums for the holidays

Microsoft wants you to get into the Windows 10 Groove app groove for the holidays with 10 full, free albums.

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How to use Microsoft Edge's casting feature to beam media to your TV

Microsoft's Windows 10 November update included a great feature to send media from one device to another.

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Video, audio streaming gobble up 70% of peak Internet traffic in North America

Regular internet usage is taking up more bandwidth, but usage caps are staying the same.

Light-based 'Li-Fi' beams data 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

A so-called Li-Fi network can transmit data 100 times faster than regular Wi-Fi, as long as nothing gets in its way.

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Supercharging your router with third-party Wi-Fi firmware is just fine, says FCC

The Federal Communications Commission is okay with Wi-Fi router hacking as long as you can't change the radio frequency parameters.

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Circle with Disney is a $99 device that watches your kids' online activity when you can't

A new hardware device wants to make it easy to make sure you kids aren't overloading on Internet content. But the digital nanny's methods may not sit well with some.

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Amazon Prime Music lands on Sonos speakers

Amazon Prime subscribers can now pipe the online retailer's music streaming service via Sonos home speakers.

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So-called 'Popcorn Time of music' Aurous sued mere days after launch

Aurous is a new streaming service that dubs itself the 'player of players' and is about to get hauled into court on charges of copyright infringement.

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Second-gen Chromecast tipped with faster Wi-Fi, Spotify support, and more

Two new Nexus phones are on tap for later in September and it looks like a new Chromecast is too.

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Signs hint at next-gen 4K Amazon Fire TV

The FCC database is a great place to uncover upcoming hardware. The latest device to be revealed thanks to public documents could be an upcoming Amazon Fire TV refresh.

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Pandora's One Day Pass offers 1 day of ad-free music for $1

Streaming might kill the Internet radio star, but Pandora won't give up without a fight.

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Samsung reveals world's first UltraHD '4K' Blu-ray player

Samsung's the first manufacturer out of the gate with a 4K Blu-ray player, but it won't be the last.