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PC Building Simulator

Meet PC Building Simulator, a DIY teaching tool that could be the novice's best friend

PC Building Simulator is a game that wants to teach you how to build your own computer. Can it really? PCWorld's experts dig in.

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Switching from Mac to PC, Part 3: The software challenge

When you switch from Mac to PC, you’ll be leaving some software behind. We've found some solid replacements.

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Vifa Oslo portable Bluetooth speaker review: A Danish delight for the deep-pocketed

Vifa's Bluetooth mobile sound system offers a luxurious design and fabulous sound for its fat price.

StarCraft: Remastered

StarCraft Remastered brings 4K graphics, modern audio, and more to the legendary RTS

Blizzard claims the prettied-up StarCraft Remastered will play precisely the same as it did under Brood War’s 1.16 patch.

Heaven's Vault

Inkle's space archaeologist adventure won't tell you if your lost language translations are wrong

Inkle's Heaven's Vault takes inspiration from graphics novels and archaeology.

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This week in games: Mod fixes Nier: Automata PC woes, Up's house floats into Battlefield 1

Plus: Blizzard drops the Battle.net name, Fallout 4 VR is "the most incredible thing you’ve ever seen in your life," Assassin's Creed comes to TV, and Destiny 2 gets a release date. This is gaming news for March 20 to 24.

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Apple: Macs and iPhones are safe from newly revealed CIA exploits

The Mac and iPhone exploits described in new documents attributed to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency were patched years ago, according to Apple.

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Google shuttering Talk, removing SMS support from Hangouts in new messaging shakeup

Google announced that it will be shutting Talk down on June 26 and removing SMS support from Hangouts on May 22 in a continuing attempt to consolidate its many messaging apps.

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Dell's 28-inch 4K monitor is just $300 right now

This 4K UHD monitor usually costs between $450 and $500, but Amazon's currently dropped the price back to its last all-time low.

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Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrations

Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry.

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To punish Symantec, Google may distrust a third of the web's SSL certificates

Google plans to remove the extended validation (EV) status of any such certificates issued by Symantec and to force the company to replace all of its customers' certificates.

Google Play

Google Play faces cat and mouse game with sneaky Android malware

What’s the best way to avoid Android malware? Downloading all your apps from the Google Play store -- where software is vetted – is perhaps the best advice. But that doesn’t mean Google Play is perfect.

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How to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and iCloud account

Protect your data from the Turkish Crime Family demanding ransom from Apple—or from any hackers and creeps, for that matter. It's really quite easy to set up.

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Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking you

The government may soon allow your ISP to sell your browsing data. Here's how to fight back.

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Dell's wild 8K monitor goes on sale with a just-as-stunning price tag

Dell's UP3218K 8K monitor is made for deep-pocketed professionals.