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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 VPN services of 2018: 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's one-day TP-Link sale offers up some killer deals on plugs, switches, and routers

Get a TP-Link smart plug, Ethernet switch, router, and more on sale today at Amazon.

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Logitech's booming MX Sound 2.0 Bluetooth PC speakers are $70 today, 30 percent off

The bass is a little heavy, but at $70 these Logitech MX Sound 2.0 speakers are totally worth it.

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Upgrade to eye-popping 4K HDR for $268 with this Newegg deal on a 40-inch Samsung TV

Until Monday, you can get a Samsung 40-inch 4K HDR TV for $268 after rebate from Newegg.

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Get a free Apple TV 4K when you prepay for three months of DirecTV Now

The Apple TV 4K normally costs $180, but you can get one free by dropping $105 on three months of DirecTV Now.

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Watch your front door from anywhere with this Ring Video Doorbell Pro bundle for $80 off

You can get the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Ring Chime Pro for $200 at Home Depot.

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Smarten up your dumb devices with this $20, two-for-one smart plug deal

You can get a two-pack of the Keewifi Kisslink smart plug for $20, a 50 percent savings.

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Watch your home for cheap with this deal on a simple, affordable security camera

The Blink XT camera and sync module are available for $100 on Amazon right now.

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Walmart's selling a white Philips Hue lightbulb for $10 today

Walmart has taken 33% off the price of an A19 Philips Hue White bulb.

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Amazon has dropped $50 off the Ring Video Doorbell Pro

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is $199 today on Amazon.

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How to watch international coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics

Whether you lack access to NBC or are just tired of its commentators, you can use one of these VPNs to sample another country's coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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How to play DVDs in Windows 10 for free

Windows 10 doesn't play DVDs by default, but this free program can help.

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Best Buy is selling an 8TB external hard drive for $160 again

Best Buy is selling WD's 8TB easystore drive for $20 less than Amazon right now.

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The Amazon Fire TV 4K is 21% off right now

You can grab Amazon's 4K-capable streaming stick for just $55.

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The Caveasy One wants to take the headache out of managing your wine collection

The Caveasy One system helps wine enthusiasts catalog and manage bottle collections from initial storage to opening at the dinner table.