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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Best VPN services: 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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Make your own gaming bundle with a $1,050 Ryzen-based PC and $110 FreeSync display

Walmart's got a good deal on a Ryzen-based PC, while Newegg's got a budget FreeSync monitor to complement it.

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Disconnect Premium review: A worthy VPN that won't blow your mind

Disconnect Premium is a usable VPN available at a great price with the right privacy promises, but location options are limited.

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Amazon has slashed the price of Anker's newest USB-C hub and chargers to all-time lows

Amazon and Anker are running a one-day sale on mobile charging accessories today.

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Corsair's superb K70 MK.2 mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches is $60 off

Grab the Corsair K70 MK.2 at Amazon today for just $100. That's a great price if you don't mind the quiet tactile simplicity of Cherry MX Brown switches.

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The best game capture software

If you want to make a video of your PC games, there's a slew of freeware that can help you do it. We compare the best game recording software around.

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Nvidia ShadowPlay review: The best gameplay recording option for GeForce graphics card owners

Nvidia's ShadowPlay is a great way to record your gameplay or broadcast it live to the world if you're running a GeForce graphics card.

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Plays review: Game capture made easy, and easily shareable

Plays is all about creating short clips and sharing them online, and the Plays desktop software makes that fun to do.

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AMD ReLive review: A stylish video capture tool for Radeon graphics cards

Performance between Nvidia's ShadowPlay and AMD ReLive is about the same, but AMD's tool is a little easier to use and has an overall sleeker look.

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Game Bar for Windows 10 review: A top gameplay capture performer, when you can see it

The Windows 10 Game Bar is a solid gameplay recording option with excellent performance, but its UI is flaky.

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Fraps Review: You could pay to capture gameplay videos, but why?

Fraps is a popular program for tracking framerates and benchmarking, but for video capture there are better options available for free.

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OBS Studio Review: The most powerful screen capture tool money can't buy

OBS Studio is a fantastic tool for capturing gameplay videos, but it's not for novices.

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MSI Afterburner video capture review: You can do better

Game capture on MSI's Afterburner has always been an afterthought, and it still shows.

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The 3 best deals in Amazon's big one-day Logitech PC accessory sale

Amazon's selling the spectacular C922x webcam for $50 as part of its latest one-day Logitech peripherals sale.

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This powerful gaming PC packs an 8-core Ryzen CPU and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070 for just $800

The ABS Battlebox Essential Eclipse is $600 off right now despite packing a powerful Ryzen 7 2700 processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070.