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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Dell's futuristic Smart Desk PC will challenge Microsoft's Surface Studio

After more than three years of development, Dell will unveil its version of the Surface Studio early next year.

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Password manager LastPass now works on all your devices for free

Now you can get LastPass on your computer and your phone without paying $12 per year.

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Facebook's Steam-like Gameroom may be a Trojan horse for social VR

Facebook's Gameroom for the Windows desktop is now available for hardcore casual gamers.

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How to add a Hibernate option to the Windows 10 Start menu

Windows 10 doesn't include Hibernate in the shut-down options by default, but it's easy enough to add it.

How the White House's social media accounts will transition to the next president

The White House will give up its social media accounts to the next President in just a few months. Here's how it will happen.

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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.