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Adding a user account in Windows 10

Adding a user account in Windows 10 is a little more complicated, because you need a Microsoft account. Here's how to set it up.

Setting up a local user account in Windows 10

You can set up a local user account on a Windows 10 PC so you don't have to bother with a Microsoft account. Here's how to do it.

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Strong Taiwan quake appears to have little effect on chip industry

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck close to a major chip manufacturing hub in Tainan, Taiwan on Saturday morning local time. Some damage was reported to TSMC, a major chip manufacturer.

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PCWorld's February Digital Edition: The Best PC Hardware of CES

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Enhanced Edition for Android, iOS, and Kindle, or in a PDF Replica Edition.

Bypassing the Windows 10 password with a PIN

There's an easier way to get into Windows: setting up a numerical PIN, just like you'd use with a bank ATM. Here's how to do it.

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Instagram might soon let you switch between multiple accounts

Instagram is testing an easier way to switch between multiple accounts without having to log out and log in every time.

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This week in games: Doom release date revealed, Shadowrun Hong Kong grows

Plus: new trailers for Mirror's Edge, Far Cry Primal, Hitman, and more. This is gaming news for February 1 - 5.

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Modular cellphone kit can be used for IoT and wearables

You can assemble a rudimentary 2G cell-phone at home with the RePhone Kit Create, which can also be used to make wearables and IoT devices.

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Apple relaxing its iPhone trade-in rules to accept phones with cracked screens

Cupertino is also planning to roll out screen protector installation machines at Apple Stores to keep your iPhone display pristine.

on macworld.com

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Now that AI has mastered 'Go,' are all our jobs next?

One by one, artificial intelligence has overcome the obstacles set before it. Is this all part of an inevitable trend leading to humanity's obsolescence -- or, at least, unemployment?

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Five to Try: Lost in Harmony is a rhythmic adventure, and Jukely puts you on the guest list

Load up on the week's most intriguing new Android apps and games.

on greenbot.com

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You're so vein: Samsung files a patent for a vein-scanning smartwatch

It's actually not that weird. Rather than using your fingerprint, this technology merely recognizes you by your vein structure.

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PSA: Android app video promos take center stage in the Google Play Store

Google's new trick for more app installs is a nudge to watch an app's promotional video right from the Play Store's main page.

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Make a $40 Linux or Android PC with this tiny new Raspberry Pi 2 rival

If you want to build a powerful $40 Linux or Android PC with 4K video support, consider Hardkernel's Odroid-C2 computer.

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Valve launches surprise Steam Lunar New Year Sale

It's like the Winter Sale, time-shifted two months into the future.

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XCOM 2 only supports one gamepad, and it’s Valve’s Steam Controller

XCOM 2’s Steam Controller support goes far beyond what a traditional gamepad can do.

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Apple confirms iPhone-killing “Error 53,” says it’s about security

The iPhone’s mysterious "Error 53" bug is tied to Touch ID tampering, at least according to Apple.

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These amazing gaming PCs come with custom Lego cases

Mike Schropp's latest Lego PC is a gaming rig that even the most serious gamer can love.