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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Alexa gets Prime Now integration

Need those AA batteries in a hurry, but can't leave the house? Alexa's Prime Now rapid delivery service can help.

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Apple's new Clips app is like a simplified iMovie for viral videos

Apple's new Clips app helps you make and share short, multi-clip videos.

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How to create an icon-only bookmarks bar in your browser

Maximize the space on you bookmarks bar by removing the text.

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Netgear's feature-packed 802.11ad router has dropped to $350

For today only, Amazon's offering Netgear's Nighthawk X10 router at an all-time low.

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Star Citizen dumps DirectX 12 plans to focus on Vulkan-powered graphics

Star Citizen only plans support the Vulkan graphics API on all platforms, rather than adding DirectX 12 to Windows 10 alone.

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LG's 4K HDR monitor gets a price and release date, heralding a new era for PC displays

LG's 4K HDR monitor now has pricing info and a general release date. The future of PC displays is almost here.

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Best Buy is selling the base model of the Lenovo Yoga 710 for $430

If you need a basic laptop that looks good and works for everyday tasks, this Yoga 710 is worth a look.

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Windows 10's Creators Update tweaks a workaround for mandatory updates

Windows 10's Creators update may force critical patches over metered connections.

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Netflix is dropping star ratings for a simple thumbs up or down

Siskel and Ebert would be proud. Netflix is adopting a simple like/dislike format for user ratings and dumping the stars.

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How to use the Skype Chrome extension to quickly add Skype call links to calendar entries

The Skype extension for Chrome lets you add call links to your calendar entries on Google and Outlook.com.

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How to use a Chromebook: 10 must-know tips, tricks, and tools for beginners

Chromebooks are dead-simple to use, but just like any PC a little tweaking makes your experience that much better.

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Amazon is selling a 7-button gaming mouse for less than $15

This mouse is a good alternative to a generic 2-button clicker for your PC.

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Netflix wants to be awesome on phones, with HDR support and mobile-specific video cuts

Netflix will bring HDR content to phones, and it's looking at creating phone-specific cuts of its videos.

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Microsoft adds in-game chat transcription for Windows 10 and Xbox One

Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One can now transcribe speech-to-text or text-to-speech in Halo Wars 2.

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Newegg is giving away a free graphics card with the HTC Vive

Virtual reality requires upgrading your hardware. If the Vive is your VR headset of choice, this deal can save you close to $200 on an AMD Radeon RX 480.