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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Google Drive dumps Windows XP and Vista, now what?

Google Drive is dumping official support for Windows XP and Vista. Here are some options for anyone running those systems.

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The Surface Dial will work with these apps

The Surface Dial starts shipping in less than two weeks. Here are the apps and desktop programs it will work with at launch.

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AMD tosses in free Doom copies to spice up AM3+ motherboards and systems

It's deal time! With its next-gen Zen chips just around the corner, AMD wants to unload AM3+ motherboards, and PCs that use them.

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PlayStation Vue launches on Android TV, with Windows and Mac support on deck

Android TV users can now get PlayStation Vue on their device of choice.

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Min Vid Test Pilot experiment gives Firefox a YouTube picture-in-picture mode

Min Vid for Firefox puts your YouTube videos in a mini-player that runs on your desktop.

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Verizon buys Vessel, promptly shuts the YouTube rival down

The non-amateur hour version of YouTube is going away, and current subscribers will get a refund for all of October.

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A Paint 3D preview is already available for Windows Insiders

Microsoft is making a preview edition of the new Paint 3D available for download right now if you're a Windows Insider.

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The free Windows 10 Creators Update will have all these upgrades

Windows 10's Creators Update is almost all about 3D creation, from good ol' Paint to HoloLens, but people matter, too. Check out all the new features here.

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Amazon adds Dash buttons for 60 more products

Amazon's tap-to-order physical Dash buttons are taking over the world, and more brands in the U.S. are signing up.

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$35 DirecTV Now streaming TV service launches in November with 100 channels

It took eight months after the initial announcement, but DirecTV Now live TV streaming is almost here.

Opera 41 speeds up start times for tab addicts

Opera 41 doesn't have any stellar new features, but it does improve performance for start-up times, battery life, and CPU usage.

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How to pin the Recent Items folder to File Explorer in Windows 10

File Explorer already has a recent-items section in the Quick Access section. But this one's better.

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Google's Pixel XL is much easier to repair than the Nexus 6P

When it comes to ease of repair, Google's first in-house smartphone is much easier to deal with than its predecessor.

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Nvidia rushes hotfix after bad GeForce driver broke Windows 10's Start menu, apps

The Game Ready 375.57 driver Nvidia released on Friday broke some Windows 10 features, but it was quickly replaced.

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3 handy image tools you can use in File Explorer

File Explorer's Manage tab for photos has some quick-and-easy photo-management tools for Windows 8 and Windows 10 users.