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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Chrome starts throttling background tabs to prolong battery life

Google Chrome's going to throttle background tabs in the quest for longer laptop battery life.

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Netgear's Arlo Pro security camera starter pack has dropped to $600

If you need a solid wireless security camera set-up, this Arlo Pro four pack won't be getting much cheaper right now.

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Spotify, Waze invade each other to seamlessly keep the music jamming on your commute

Now you can get at your Spotify playlists inside Waze, and driving directions inside Spotify.

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Dungeons and Dragons ditches pen and paper with D&D Beyond

Dungeons and Dragons is coming to your smartphone and other devices with D&D Beyond.

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How to jazz up your Firefox new-tab page with the upcoming Activity Stream feature

Try Activity Stream before it's built in to Firefox later in the year.

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Staples dropped the price of this HP 15-inch Notebook to $500

This 15-inch notebook from HP has ho-hum display resolution, but the Kaby Lake processor and sizable hard drive make up for it.

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Pandora's new Premium streaming service leans on personal playlists to compete with Spotify

For $10 a month, Pandora Premium users get access to Pandora's popular radio services and a new on-demand catalog.

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Intel buys Mobileye for $15 billion to challenge Nvidia for the future of self-driving cars

Intel is absorbing its autonomous driving partner, Mobileye, as the chip maker takes on Nvidia and others for the future of self-driving cars.

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Micro Center is selling the Core i5-7600K for $200

It's about $40 cheaper than you'll find elsewhere for this budget-friendly processor.

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Viber's Secret Chats sets a time limit on entire conversations

Viber's got a new feature for those who don't want their secret conversations uncovered by losing their phone.

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Plex Cloud is now open to all paid users

Anyone with a Plex Pass subscription can now get at their media libraries from Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive (personal) with Plex Cloud.

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Skype like a boss with these hidden chat commands

Skype has several powerful slash commands you should know about.

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Intel's Core i3 NUC has dropped to $220 today

Newegg's sale on Intel's Skylake Core i3 makes for a good, affordable HTPC—or just a simple, easy way to get your feet wet with PC building.

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Microsoft ads invade Windows 10's File Explorer

Windows 10 is now selling Office 365 subscriptions with an ad in File Explorer.

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This 1080p 27-inch curved monitor just dropped to $190 on CDW

Samsung's C27F390FHN curved 1080p display is on sale at CDW for $190, and it's got AMD FreeSync too.