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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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.

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YouTube Unplugged joins the rush to offer live TV streaming, with projected debut in 2017

Live TV over the Internet is already here, but it's going to get bigger by 2017 judging by the wave of companies working on their own packages including Amazon, Google, and Hulu.

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Hulu may be planning a Sling-style live TV streaming service to take on cable

Hulu is doing a middling job combating Netflix. Now, it wants to try its hand at taking on Sling TV.

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Intel calls for the end of the headphone jack with USB-C replacement

USB-C may not only lead a revolution in PC design, it may also change our smartphones and tablets forever.

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How to uninstall QuickTime for Windows

Apple stopped supporting QuickTime for Windows, but left a couple of major security flaws unpatched. The company recommends you uninstall it, and now would be a good time. Here's how.

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Amazon takes aim at Netflix with standalone Prime Video monthly subscriptions

Amazon's getting serious about rivaling Netflix. Prime Video is now available for $8.99 a month--no annual Prime membership required.

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Uninstall now! Apple abandons QuickTime for Windows despite lingering critical flaws

Apple is giving up on QuickTime for Windows. If you're using the software you'll want to get rid of it as soon as possible.