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How to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview: Everything you need to know

Try the Windows 10 beta safely: Here are the hardware requirements, and how-to's for preparing virtual machines and partitioned hard drives.

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Windows 10 Technical Preview is available to download

Brave souls can get a very, very early taste of Windows 10 today.

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Video: Watch 'Continuum,' Windows 10's elegant UI swapping for 2-in-1 devices

Windows 10 can dynamically shift its interface to function with keyboards, then touchscreens, and back again. Here's a video of the Continuum feature in action.

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How to get Windows 10's best new features today

A Start Menu, the ability to run Metro apps in desktop windows, and more are coming to Windows 10, but you can get the best features today thanks to some helpful software.

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How Windows 10 plans to win back PC power users: Bribery and compromise

Windows 10 bends to PC users, rather than bludgeoning them with a stick called Metro.

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Attention enthusiasts: Windows 10 Technical Preview landing Wednesday

It'll be delivered via a new "Windows Insider" program that will let testers discuss issues with Microsoft engineers.

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Safe from Shellshock: How to protect your home computer from the Bash shell bug

The 'Shellshock' Bash shell bug is a big deal, but it's relatively easy to keep your home PC safe.

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Apple's rotten week: Bent phones, broken software, and shattered security

The only magic in Apple land this week is black magic.

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'Bigger than Heartbleed' Shellshock flaw leaves OS X, Linux, more open to attack

The good news: Patches are already rolling out. The bad news: This devastating vulnerability could be around for a long, long time.

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Windows PCs lose back-to-school sales to Chromebooks, Macs

The Windows PC market is a wounded giant, seemingly on the mend after years of market free-fall. But the explosive growth of Mac and especially Chromebook sales pose a threat to Windows' recovery.

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Sorry, folks: Samsung's curvaceous Galaxy Note Edge is a 'limited edition concept'

Sorry, folks. Even though Samsung announced the Galaxy Note Edge alongside the Note 4, you probably won't be able to snag one for yourself.

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PSA: Amazon's giving over $135 in paid Android apps away for free

There are some gems in there, too, like OfficeSuite Professional 7, Autodesk's SketchBook Pro, and Threes!

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Follow PCWorld's Steam Curator page for great, hand-picked game suggestions

Wondering which PC games are worth your time and money? PCWorld's new curator page on Steam can help.

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Reversible USB Type-C wonder cable will deliver DisplayPort audio and video, too

Is there anything Type-C USB cables WON'T be able to do?