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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HTC's new in-game Vive ads know if you're looking at them

Soon you'll be seeing ads in glorious VR if you download free apps from the Viveport store.

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A Seagate 4TB external hard drive is just $130 today

Retailers are acknowledging World Backup Day with cheap prices on storage.

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Intel's speed-boosting Optane Memory won't work with Celeron and Pentium PCs

Intel's new Optane Memory is aimed at non-enthusiast users, but only those with at least a Core i3. Celeron- and Pentium-based PCs are out.

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Facebook challenges GoFundMe with personal fundraising features

Now anyone can use Facebook as a donation platform for their classroom, an ill loved one, and other worthy causes, similar to GoFundMe.

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The three laws of smart PC backups

Creating a solid backup strategy is easier than you think. Here's how to back up your PC the right way.

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Razer gear is available at a steep discount today, including $100 off a Razer Blade Stealth

Amazon is offering the Razer Blade Stealth with a Kaby Lake Core i5 for $800. Some Razer peripherals are on sale, too.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition is infused with Microsoft apps

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition is available for pre-order now at Microsoft Store locations in the U.S.

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Samsung's Connect Home mesh Wi-Fi router comes with a SmartThings Hub built-in

The Samsung Connect Home is a mesh router system and a SmartThings Hub in one.

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Newegg has dropped the price of a G.Skill 32GB RAM kit to $174

RAM is priced at a premium these days, but this sale brings the cost back down to what it used to be.

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Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking you

The government may soon allow your ISP to sell your browsing data. Here's how to fight back.

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Waze lets you order coffee and a donut from Dunkin' before you get there

Waze's new order ahead feature only works with Dunkin' Dontus for now, but the company has plans to add more partners in the future.

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PowerColor's Radeon RX 470 graphics card is down to $120

Newegg's sale also includes an Asus RX 470 graphics card for $130.

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Comcast's live TV streaming service may only be for Xfinity Internet customers

Comcast's Stream is going away in favor of a new service called Xfinity Instant TV, according to reports.

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Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro finally adds 4K video support for local files

You can't use the PlayStation 4 Pro to play UHD Blu-ray, but if you have any locally saved 4K files you can watch them on Sony's console.

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How to keep a private stash of bookmarks in Chrome

Hush for Chrome lets you stash some bookmarks that can only be used in incognito mode.