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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Avira Phantom VPN Pro review: A homegrown service that's pretty good

Avira's Phantom VPN Pro offers serviceable speeds in key locations, an easy-to-use service, and the right privacy promises.

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Get a five-port wall charger with a USB-C connection for $20 with this code

Amazon's got a RavPower five-port charging station for $20 if you use a $10 discount code.

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This 8GB Radeon RX 580 is just $230 and comes with a $25 Amazon gift card

MSI's RX 580 8G V1 is $230 after a $30 rebate at Amazon, plus you get a $25 gift card.

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These are the best PC deals in the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale

The Xbox Ultimate Game Sale is on now, and there are quite a few good PC gaming deals to be had including Forza Motorsport 7, Gears of War 4, Everspace, Tacoma, and Resident Evil 7.

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What's in the hidden Windows AppData Folder, and how to find it if you need it

You know about Documents and other libraries. But some important data files are stored in the difficult-to-access AppData folder. Here's what you need to know.

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Chase away the post-Prime Day blues with these two awesome smart home deals

B&H Photo is selling a two-pack of TP-Link smart plugs for $27 and Amazon's got the Lutron Caseta Smart Switch starter kit for $120.

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Forget Amazon Prime Day, Newegg's got two great deals on FreeSync displays right now

If you haven't found any Prime Day deals worth buying, check out these deals on Newegg: the Alienware AW2518HF FreeSync monitor is $200 and an Acer FreeSync Ultrawide is $300.

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4 non-Amazon Prime Day deals: A $450 GTX 1080, a $95 SSD and more

Amazon Prime Day is just for Prime members. For the rest of us, there are deals to be had from Best Buy, Newegg, Dell, and even Amazon.

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Is the GPU pricing crisis ending? Amazon's selling a Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 for $210

A Radeon RX 580 is selling for roughly MSRP for the first time in a long, long time.

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How to get Amazon Prime for free for Prime Day

Prime Day starts on Monday, July 16. If you're not a Prime member already, here's how to become one without paying a cent before the big day.

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Alienware's monster 34-inch curved G-Sync display is $500 off in Dell's 'Black Friday in July' blowout

The Alienware AW3418DW is still expensive at $1,000, but it's cheaper than you'll find elsewhere right now.

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ASRock's bundling an 8GB Radeon RX 580 graphics card with a B350 Ryzen motherboard for $300

If you buy an ASRock 8GB RX 580 graphics card from Newegg today, you'll get an AMD Ryzen B350 motherboard for free.

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BolehVPN review: A capable service that's not for novices

BolehVPN has an overly complex interface, and its logging policies will concern some, but its speeds are good, and it loves cryptocurrency payments.

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If you forgot your Windows admin password, try this

That Windows admin password is pretty important. If you lose track of it, though, all is not lost. You just have to wiggle in through the virtual back door.

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Samsung's fan-cooled Qi wireless charger is $30 off for Amazon Prime members and works with iPhones

Get the 2018 version of the Samsung Qi wireless charger for $40 at Amazon today, if you're a Prime member.