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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Google Home shares the Chromecast's guts, teardown reveals

Google Home doesn't quite have a Chromecast inside, but the two devices do have a lot in common.

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How to make Chrome warn you before closing

Chrome on Windows doesn't have a built-in warning dialog box before closing the browser. This workaround can help.

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Polls, stats and parodies: The 10 must-follow websites of the 2016 presidential election

Don't miss a single, gory detail of the presidential election and beyond. These sites offer a wealth of graphs, fact-checks, funny takes, and more.

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Researchers hack Philips Hue smart bulbs from the sky

In a novel approach to hacking, security researchers used a drone to carry out an attack on Philips Hue smart bulbs.

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Adobe's wild 'Photoshop for audio' experiment can change what you said

Adobe's Project VoCo lets you edit and change an audio recording as easily as you'd edit text.

The NFL's making a behind-the-scenes VR video series for YouTube and Google Daydream

Google is using Google's Jump platform to create a nine-episode virtual reality video series.

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Zotac crams AMD's Radeon RX 480 into a tiny gaming mini-PC that's built for VR

Zotac's new ERX480 is the first mini PC to come with the Polaris-based Radeon RX 480 GPU.

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Can your PC run virtual reality? The free new VRMark benchmark can tell you

Futuremark's new VRMark benchmark can tell you if your PC's capable of running virtual reality experiences.

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Dell's futuristic Smart Desk PC will challenge Microsoft's Surface Studio

After more than three years of development, Dell will unveil its version of the Surface Studio early next year.

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Password manager LastPass now works on all your devices for free

Now you can get LastPass on your computer and your phone without paying $12 per year.

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Facebook's Steam-like Gameroom may be a Trojan horse for social VR

Facebook's Gameroom for the Windows desktop is now available for hardcore casual gamers.

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How to add a Hibernate option to the Windows 10 Start menu

Windows 10 doesn't include Hibernate in the shut-down options by default, but it's easy enough to add it.

How the White House's social media accounts will transition to the next president

The White House will give up its social media accounts to the next President in just a few months. Here's how it will happen.

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Google Drive dumps Windows XP and Vista, now what?

Google Drive is dumping official support for Windows XP and Vista. Here are some options for anyone running those systems.

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The Surface Dial will work with these apps

The Surface Dial starts shipping in less than two weeks. Here are the apps and desktop programs it will work with at launch.