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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.

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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In anticipation of the Oscars: Stream these 12 great films

Some of these great movies will be available online for only a limited time, so check 'em out while you have the chance.

A huge X-ray system is scanning entire trucks at Super Bowl 50

A massive truck-based X-ray system and 32-mile ban on drones are two of the security measures in place for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara.

PCWorld Show Episode 2: VAIO's New Windows Phone

PCWorld's Gordon Mah Ung, Florence Ion and Jon Phillips discuss the significance of the new Windows Phone release from VAIO.

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Spotify gives Amazon Echo a dose of on-demand music

Amazon Echo gets millions more songs with Spotify, but only with a $10 per month Premium subscription.

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How to watch the Super Bowl on your Android device

If you want to stream the big game to your Android phone, tablet, TV, or Chromecast, here's what you need to do.

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Security camera riddled with flaws that let attackers hack your video and your network

An in-depth analysis of yet another Internet-connected security camera has revealed a host of software problems.

The 3 technologies retailers need to succeed

Retailers looking to grow in a fast-changing industry need to focus on three main technologies. Computerworld's Sharon Gaudin -- just back from the National Retail Federation's Big Show -- and Executive News Editor Ken Mingis have the details.

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Char-Broil Simple Smoker review: Better than any barbecue (but the app sucks)

It doesn’t entirely live up to its promise to take the guesswork out of smoking your food, but the results are delectable nonetheless.

Mingis on Tech: Mac guy becomes a Dell dude; wireless charging and the iPhone

Dell's XPS 15 9550 Touch laptop wins kudos from Computerworld Editor in Chief Scot Finnie. And what about those reports that Apple's iPhone may soon get wireless charging capabilities?

What Is Social Engineering?

CSO presents an animated explainer on how data criminals exploit human psychology to gain access to a company's data, rather than by hacking or technical measures.

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The specter of Comcast as a wireless carrier is more than a little frightening

Comcast says it has registered to bid in the upcoming government wireless auction, suggesting that it is indeed considering offering wireless service.

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Domino’s Pizza announces ordering via Amazon Echo, painstakingly avoids mentioning the Super Bowl

Amazon Echo and Domino’s: Finally, your $180 talking cylinder lets you order a cheap pizza.

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YouTube may get live 360-degree videos

The next time you watch a concert or other live event online, it could give you a 360-degree view.

The struggle to create fusion energy at MIT

MIT's Dennis Whyte talks about the efforts to build a prototype fusion reactor.

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The cord-cutter’s guide to watching Super Bowl 50

Watching the Super Bowl without cable TV will be easier and better than ever in 2016.

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Microsoft imagines future NFL games played out on your coffee table, via HoloLens

From an improved sideline Surface experience to an audacious vision for HoloLens, Microsoft is digging deep into its role as an NFL technology partner.

The MIT C-MOD Fusion Reactor Project

MIT has been developing a small fusion reactor prototype, three of which could power the City of Boston if they were fully built.

PCWorld Show Episode II: Tanking tablets, the SwiftKey acquisition, and the new Windows phone

In this week's episode of the PCWorld Show, we ponder why PCs are killing tablets, why Microsoft would buy SwiftKey, why anyone would make a new Windows phone, and why we love (or hate) USB-C.

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Google’s OnHub Wi-Fi routers take a novel approach to guest networks

With Guest Wi-Fi, Google OnHub users can control exactly which devices visitors may access.

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Screen set-top box and apps enforce the 'screen time' rules you set for your kids

Using software agents and a set-top box, Screen limits the time your kids spent watching TV and using computers, tablets, and phones to what you want.

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Dish Hopper 3 caters to TV enthusiasts with split-screen 4K viewing, 16-channel DVR

Dish has just launched its Hopper 3 set-top box for serious DVR junkies.

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Rachio launches its second-generation smart sprinkler controller

The new product boasts some design improvements, but not a lot in the way of new features.

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Sunbrite SB-4670HD review: In snow, rain, or heat; you can watch the Super Bowl from anywhere on this outdoor TV

This thoroughly weatherized display proved tough enough to survive a rare California hailstorm and tornado warning, too.