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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DirecTV Now is giving away a free Amazon Fire TV Stick with a one-month prepaid subscription

However, you'll need to be a new customer to get the free Fire TV Stick.

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Opera 45 goes social with sidebars for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram

Opera 45 lets you easily share content with friends thanks to built-in messaging features.

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Nvidia GeForce Experience adds OpenGL, Vulkan support to make you a Minecraft superstar

Nvidia's GeForce Experiences video and image capture features now support Vulkan and OpenGL, which is good news for fans of Minecraft, Doom, and No Man's Sky.

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How to use your Windows 10 PC as a mobile hotspot

Even your PC can share its Internet connection with other devices when necessary.

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Best Buy is offering $70 off the Apple Watch Series 2, and $200 off the MacBook Air

Best Buy's got some good deals on Apple products this week.

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Amazon's Echo Show marries Alexa's smarts with a touchscreen

The rumors were true, and it looks like the Echo Show will keep Amazon a step ahead of rival smart speakers.

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T-Mobile quietly kills 'Free Data for Life' giveaway for new tablets

T-Mobile's free data for life program gives tablet users 200MB of free data every month, but it's coming to an end after 3.5 years.

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The Radeon RX 460 has temporarily dropped to a reasonable $115

The 4GB XFX Radeon RX 460 was too much money at $150, but Newegg has fixed that problem for the moment. Today it's $115—or an even cheaper $90 if you mail in the rebate form.

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How to manage family options in Windows 10

The Creators Update made it easier to manage your family in Windows 10. Here's how to do it.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 5 won't appear before a 'meaningful change'

A Surface Pro 5 launch this month is looking less likely.

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Ecobee's popular smart thermostat is on sale for $187 right now

Amazon's increased discount on the Ecobee3 makes it even cheaper to own a smart thermostat.

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How to back up your Steam games

Steam lets you re-download your purchased games, but sometimes it's easier to keep a local back up.

Most U.S. households have ditched landlines for mobile phones

The CDC says a majority of American adults are dumping their landlines.

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How to activate Game Mode in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Game Mode is a great choice for budget gamers or anyone else who needs to dedicate as many system resources as possible to their game.

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GOG and Steam are offering major discounts on classic Star Wars games

Celebrate May the Fourth with some classic Star Wars games for PC and Mac.