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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Your PC boots, gets to the Windows desktop, then freezes. Now what?

It might take some sleuthing to find out what's freezing up your computer, but these tips will help.

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Snag Arlo home security gear at deep discounts in Amazon's big one-day sale

Today only you can get the Arlo Pro security system for $270 off.

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Get great graphics cards for cheap in Newegg's GPU sales blitz

Get a GTX 1080 or 1070 for under $450, an RX 580 for less than $250, or an RX 560 for $100 at Newegg right now.

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The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 with radical iCX cooling tech is $130 off at B&H

B&H Photo is selling the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 for $460.

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Best antivirus: Keep your Windows PC safe from spyware, Trojans, malware, and more

Your PC needs virus protection, full stop. No matter how careful you are, some threats can't be avoided without the aid of antivirus software. Our top picks will keep you protected.

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The 500GB WD Blue SSD, one of our favorite SSDs, is on sale for its lowest price yet

The 500GB WD Blue 3D NAND SSD is $90 today on Amazon.

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Grab an Acer 2-in-1 laptop with an SSD and a modern Core i3 for $460 at Staples

The Acer Aspire 3 with a 14-inch 1080p screen, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD is just $460 at Staples right now.

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16 simple, yet powerful Excel functions you need to know

Want a better grasp of Excel, but not sure where to start? This list will help.

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Dashlane 6: What are the new features, and should you pay the higher price?

Dashlane 6 is out with new features, and the next time you pay for your premium subscription, it will cost a whole lot more than. Is the extra cost worth it?

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Get Adobe's Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements for $70 off on Amazon

A boxed Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements bundle is $80 on Amazon right now.

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Use Windows 10's individual display scaling to perfect your multi-monitor setup

Want to boost the scaling on your 1080p monitor by a little and your 4K display by a lot? With Windows 10 that's an easy fix.

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Get Conan Exiles and a platformer we love with many more games in the $12 Humble Monthly Bundle

The August Humble Monthly subscription bundle features Conan Exiles, The Escapists 2, A Hat in Time, and more for just $12.

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G Data Total Security review: The best antivirus app you've never heard of

Germany-based G Data's Total Security premium suite has all the features you need in a well-organized app, with relatively fair pricing.

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Newegg's selling a 43-inch 1080p TV for just $100

You'll have to pay $180 up front, but after an $80 rebate you'll have a 43-inch 1080p Avera TV at a very cheap price.

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OVPN review: An ideal VPN except for one big drawback

OVPN gets so many things right, but the service's performance makes us nervous about recommending it.