Ian PaulContributor, PCWorld

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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Treat yourself to a visual upgrade with these 3 awesome monitor deals

Newegg and Dell have some great deals on monitors, including a 29-inch ultrawide gaming monitor under $200.

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Microsoft's 1TB Xbox One X, the most powerful gaming console, is $100 off

The 1TB Xbox One X is $400 at Amazon and other retailers.

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Amazon and Newegg have slashed prices on some of our favorite graphics cards today

Grab a Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 for $400 at Newegg today, or the RX Vega 56 for $410 at Amazon.

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Back up all the things with this massive 10TB WB external drive for $200, a $100 discount

The WD Elements 10TB external hard drive is $200 today at Amazon.

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The 3 best deals in Amazon's huge one-day PC gaming hardware sale

Amazon's one-day sale on PC gaming gear has great deals on graphics cards, gaming mice, external storage, and more.

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Best VPN services of 2018: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

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SaferVPN review: This newcomer is off to a good start

SaferVPN has some great European connection speeds and is very easy to use.

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Snag extremely useful Windows software for cheap in the Best of Stardock Humble Bundle

Get close to $90 worth of Stardock utility software for $15 including Fences, Groupy, Multiplicity, and more.

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Ivacy VPN review: A competent VPN that doesn't mind cryptocurrencies

Ivacy offers average speeds, a cleanly designed app, and a few helpful features like split tunneling, but it's also a company that doesn't want to reveal who's running the show.

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Ridiculous! This $165 8GB Radeon RX 580 is one of the best graphics card deals in a long time

A single-fan MSI Radeon RX 580 is just $165 after checkout code and $20 mail-in rebate at Newegg.

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HideIPVPN review: Great if you need a speedy connection via Germany

HideIPVPN is easy to use, but its performance leaves a lot to be desired.

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Don't miss these 3 killer graphics card deals for any budget

These killer deals on the Radeon RX 560, RX 580, and Nvidia 1070 Ti should make gamers happy no matter their budget.

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Get two Google Home Mini speakers and two WeMo smart plugs for $58—a $100 discount

Target's offering an incredible smart home bundle that can save you $100 on a pair of Google Home Minis and two WeMo smart plugs.

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Black Friday deals: Best smart-home discounts

Upgrade your home with these deals on speakers, thermostats, light bulbs, security cameras, and more.

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Black Friday deals: PC and PC component steals

Laptops, processors, and video cards are on sale almost everywhere, but these particular deals will actually save you some real cash.