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Privacy Watch: Back Up Safely With SpiderOak

The SpiderOak secure online backup service protects you by encrypting your data with keys that only you know.

16 PC Mysteries Solved!

Our digital detectives uncover the truth behind some of tech’s most baffling questions.

Scoring Sanctuary: The Sound Design Of Diablo III

We chat with Andrea Toyias and Joseph Lawrence from Blizzard Entertainment about what went into making every shout, swing and smashing barrel in Diablo III sound just right.

Why Ouya Is Making A Killing On Kickstarter

The open-source Android-powered gaming console Ouya is the fastest-growing Kickstarter campaign in history. Here's why.

Quantum Conundrum PC Review

Looking for a little light-hearted adventure this weekend? Check out Quantum Conundrum, a great PC puzzle game that you can buy on Steam right now for less than twenty bucks.

Microsoft Surface and Windows Phone 8 Events, Youtube Blocks MP3 Transcoding Sites, AMD's New GPU

PCWorld Editors cover all the Microsoft news of the week, plus the new Radeon HD 7970

Privacy Watch: Spotflux Guards Your Privacy for Free

A new startup's free app anonymizes and encrypts your connection, and scans for malware, while you browse.

The Best Indie Games Of E3 2012

There are a bunch of great indie games at E3 that provide a welcome respite from the glut of gritty shoot-em-ups that dominate the show floor. Here are a few you should pay attention to.

5 Games You May Have Missed At E3 2012

This year E3 is all about sequels, but we found a few hidden gems on the show floor that nobody expected to see.

E3 2012: Virtual Violence Fatigue Settles In

Shooter fatigue is a big trend among E3 attendees this year, and may change how games are made and sold in the years to come.

E3 2012: Hands-On With Hawken

This PC free-to-play game puts you into the virtual cockpit of a hulking war machine, and fans of mech combat games are going to love it.

5 Things You Need To Know About The Elder Scrolls Online

We spent some time with Bethesda’s new MMO The Elder Scrolls Online at E3 2012, and here’s what you need to know.

Sony at E3: Games Take Center Stage

In a classic “show, don’t tell” approach, Sony showed off a lot of great games during its E3 conference but failed to back up the flashy demos with cold, hard facts.

TwitchTV, Alienware and SteelSeries Create Scholarship Program For Gamers

Unveiled at E3 2012, the 2012 TwitchTV and Alienware Scholarship can help you pay for college if you're good at games.

Windows 8 Release Preview, Desktop Apps for Android, and the coming E3 Expo on PCWorld Podcast #139

PCWorld editors discuss the just-released Windows 8 Release Preview, some apps to make your desktop or laptop PC work with your Android phone, and what we expect from the E3 Expo next week.