Ian PaulContributor, PCWorld

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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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Best Buy is currently selling the HDHomeRun Connect for $70

If you want a TV tuner for cord cutting, today's a good day to pick one up.

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Newegg is offering a four-port USB hub for free today (after rebate)

Newegg has slashed prices on some of its Rosewill accessories down to $0. That is, if you file the rebates.

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Best VPN services of 2017: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

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Amazon has unveiled an early peek of Prime Day deals

Amazon is chumming the waters with a sneak peek at deals starting tonight, like a $90 Amazon Echo and $50 off the August Smart Lock.

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How—and why—you should use a VPN any time you hop on the internet

Surfing the web through a virtual private network ensures that your online activities are both private and secure.

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NordVPN review: A great choice for Netflix fans, but who's running the show?

NordVPN has good performance, great features, and suits novices and power users alike. But who is running the show down there?

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The Nest Thermostat is $50 off at multiple retailers right now

Amazon, Best Buy, Google, and B&H are selling the Nest at a sub-$200 price.

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How to play DVDs in Windows 10 for free

Regretting the loss of DVD playback on your fancy new Windows 10 upgrade? Here's how to get that capability back for free.

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Amazon Prime Day returns with longer sales and even more deals

For its third year, Amazon Prime Day begins the evening of Monday, July 10 and lasts through July 11th. The retailer will also offer special deals during the lead up to its summer shopping blowout.

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Amazon's Echo has dropped to an all-time low of $130

You can pick-up a black or white Amazon Echo for $50 off on Amazon and Best Buy today.

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Mullvad review: The VPN that doesn't want to get to know you

Mullvad VPN is an excellent VPN service, but it won't win any awards for interface design.

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SaferVPN review: This newcomer is off to a good start

SaferVPN has some great European connection speeds and is very easy to use.

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Private Internet Access review: A solid VPN with a reputation for protecting user data

Private Internet Access doesn't have a pretty interface, but this no-frills VPN gets the job done at a good price.

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Amazon is offering two free months of Music Unlimited to new subscribers

Music streaming services are great. If you'd like to try one, Amazon is offering two months for free right now.

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Newegg is selling a pure sine wave UPS for just $125 right now

The CyberPower GX1325U should protect your devices and keep them on when the power goes out—yes, even desktop systems with a finicky PSU.