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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How to create a single-column Start menu in the Windows 10 Creators Update

There's a new setting in the Creators Update that lets you simplify the Start menu.

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Radeon RX 480 owners are transforming their graphics cards into the Radeon RX 580

Adding the RX 580 BIOS to an RX 480 gives you the performance of the new graphics card, but that swap doesn't come without risks.

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Newegg is selling this slim 23-inch 1080p monitor for $115

This Asus monitor sports a thin border, a slim profile, and a low price, but it also features a short journey through the history of display inputs.

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Dell's luscious new 4K monitor is bold, bright, and HDR-infused

Dell's UltraSharp UP2718Q HDR monitor comes with 1,000 nits brightness, a huge color spectrum, and a big ol' price tag of $2,000.

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User-created patch lets Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs receive Windows 7 updates

A new user-created patch lets Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs get updates on Windows 7 or 8—but it may be more trouble than it's worth.

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A Western Digital 4TB external hard drive is $90 right now

A sub-$100 price for this amount of storage is a great deal.

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Move over, NES Classic? A tiny retro Super Nintendo may be coming this year

The NES Classic's sudden demise might be to clear the deck for a miniaturized Super Nintendo.

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You can now sign into your Microsoft Account without a password

Signing into your Microsoft Account with Microsoft's Authenticator isn't necessarily faster than entering a password, but it is easier.

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Amazon has knocked $30 off the sticker price of AMD's Ryzen 7 1800X processor

Anyone building a new PC should take a look at this deal on the Ryzen 7 1800X.

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How to defer future updates in the Windows 10 Creators Update

The Creators Update makes it much easier to delay feature and security updates than previous versions of Windows 10.

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How to enable Windows Sonic virtual surround sound in the Windows 10 Creators Update

The Creators Update's built-in Windows Sonic spatial sound feature is supposed to improve your headphone audio experience

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How to use Night Light in the Windows 10 Creators Update

The Creators Update brings a built-in way to adjust your screen's color temperature and make it easier to sleep after a late-night computer session.

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New Google Wifi spotted at the FCC

We might be seeing a new Google Wifi mesh router in the coming months.

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Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, and Halo Wars 2 are all on sale at the Windows Store

Today is your last chance to get a great deal on these Xbox Play Anywhere games.

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The Internet Archive brings Apple's classic Macintosh to your browser

The Internet Archive's newest collection lets you try classic Macintosh desktop systems, as well as software like MacPaint and MacWrite.