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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Anker's insanely popular SoundCore Bluetooth speaker is just $29 right now

This well-regarded Bluetooth speaker is currently available for an even better price than usual.

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Microsoft's Surface Arc Mouse quietly launches alongside the Surface Laptop

The popular Arc Mouse is joining the Surface family in June, alongside Microsoft's Surface Laptop.

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Windows 10 S laptops won't let you switch from Edge or Bing

Windows 10 S makes Edge and Bing your default browser and search engine—and they can't be changed.

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How to get a shared family calendar with a Microsoft Account

Microsoft is making it easy to create a calendar that everyone in your household can access and edit.

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The Asus Transformer Mini has dropped to $250

This bare-bones 2-in-1 will do well for everyday tasks—just don't ask too much of the processor.

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Nvidia quietly opens 4K Netflix streaming on GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards

Owners of GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards can now stream Netflix in 4K, if they're willing to tolerate beta software.

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Twitter will stream video news from Bloomberg all day, every day

Twitter and Bloomberg are creating an online news channel for cord cutters and social media addicts.

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How to install Linux on a Chromebook

The Crouton project makes it simple to install a full Linux desktop operating system on a Chromebook.

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Meet Windows Defender Security Center, your PC's safety belt in the Creators Update

Microsoft's Windows Defender antivirus has a new job, heading up Windows Defender Security Center and uniting all the OS safety features in one convenient location.

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How to snooze your Wi-Fi in the Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update has a new feature that lets you turn off your Wi-Fi, and then turn it back on automatically after a set time period.

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Newegg has lowered the price of HP's Stream 11 Pro G2 to $180

The HP Stream 11 Pro G2 won't win any awards for innovation or excitement, but it'll do as a travel laptop.

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How to find the Windows 10 Creators Update's hidden desktop themes

The Windows Store has nearly 175 desktop themes for Windows 10 Creators Update users, but don't start by opening the Store to find them.

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AMD updates Ryzen drivers with a new power profile and the promise of better performance

AMD's Balanced Power Plan is packaged with driver 17.10 WHQL for PC users rocking Ryzen on Windows 10 64-bit.

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Nvidia's offering three free VR games if you buy a GTX 10 Series card and an Oculus Rift + Touch

If you're upgrading your PC for virtual reality before mid-June, this promotion gives you three free games to start with.

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Don't install the Windows 10 Creators Update on your own, Microsoft advises

Manually installing the Windows 10 Creators Update could introduce hardware compatibility problems, Microsoft warns.