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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The Radeon RX 460 has temporarily dropped to a reasonable $115

The 4GB XFX Radeon RX 460 was too much money at $150, but Newegg has fixed that problem for the moment. Today it's $115—or an even cheaper $90 if you mail in the rebate form.

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How to manage family options in Windows 10

The Creators Update made it easier to manage your family in Windows 10. Here's how to do it.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 5 won't appear before a 'meaningful change'

A Surface Pro 5 launch this month is looking less likely.

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Ecobee's popular smart thermostat is on sale for $187 right now

Amazon's increased discount on the Ecobee3 makes it even cheaper to own a smart thermostat.

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How to back up your Steam games

Steam lets you re-download your purchased games, but sometimes it's easier to keep a local back up.

Most U.S. households have ditched landlines for mobile phones

The CDC says a majority of American adults are dumping their landlines.

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How to activate Game Mode in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Game Mode is a great choice for budget gamers or anyone else who needs to dedicate as many system resources as possible to their game.

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GOG and Steam are offering major discounts on classic Star Wars games

Celebrate May the Fourth with some classic Star Wars games for PC and Mac.

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How to change where Steam installs your PC games

C:// isn't your only choice for storing Steam games if you have multiple drives attached to your PC.

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Google Chrome will automatically upgrade to 64-bit if your PC can handle it

It's a 64-bit world but many users haven't bothered to make the switch. Google is helping out those Chrome users who really should've gone to 64-bit a long time ago.

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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.