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Add accents, symbols and more with Alt codes for special characters

Pressing the Alt key and a number code gives you access to hundreds of special characters from currency to copyright symbols, to linguistic characters and tiny graphics like snowmen and smiley faces. Here's how they work.

HP Elite x2 review: The Surface Pro 4 gets some seriously solid competition

HP's convertible tablet for business has good performance and is built to take some abuse, though a few other features don't quite measure up.

The Full Nerd Episode 0: GeForce GTX 1080, Battlefield 1, and 4-core vs. 8-core

This week Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Hayden Dingman fawn over the GeForce 1080 and debate whether to build an LGA1151 or LGA2011 v3 rig.

The PCWorld Show Episode 16: Windows 10 upgrade, GeForce GTX 1080, and Facebook's controversial approach to news

Jon, Brad, and Gordon discuss the week's hot tech topics, including the Windows 10 upgrade offer, the GeForce GTX 1080, and the death of VGA.

The truth about Windows 10's hidden drive partition

You may think there's free space in these hidden drive partitions, but think twice before messing with anything in these locations. We use a third-party disk utility to find out what's really in them.

Windows 10 File History offers a simple backup solution anyone can do

The File History feature lets you set up an external drive to back up your files automatically. You don’t need any extra software, and it’s very customizable.

PCWorld Show Episode 15: Dell XPS 15 vs MacBook Pro 13

Is it unfair to put a quad-core PC against a dual-core Mac?

PCWorld Show Episode 15: Phone-cam shoot-out, laptop fight, and Burning Man for the 1 percent

Jon, Flo, and Gordon talk iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy S7 cameras, MacBook Pro vs. XPS 15, and if it's right to have a fully catered Burning Man without dirty hippies.

PCWorld Show Episode 14: Apple tanks, Intel reinvents and web pages bloat

Jon, Mark and Gordon discuss whether the end is nigh for Apple, just how much it hurts for the PC to get tossed under the bus by Intel, and strange-but-true: This web page probably took more space than Doom did.

Hands-on with Microsoft's Windows Ink

We won't get the full Windows Ink experience until Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrives this summer, but Ink features in the Insider Build give us a chance to sample the goods.

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55% off Tripp Lite Rotatable Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Deal Alert

This power strip has a built-in surge protector, 6 rotatable outlets, an extra long 8 foot cord and a USB port for charging portable devices. Currently averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from almost 600 people on Amazon.

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Real Time Deals: Our Picks for Best Tech Discounts Happening Right Now

We scraped the internet for this real-time list of discounts at various online retailers. These are only good for a few days, so check the list right now.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: It's faster, it's better, and it has more competition

Microsoft re-engineers the Surface Pro 4 tablet for performance, adding a new Intel Skylake processor, an improved Type Cover, and even a better Surface Dock.

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Acer shifts to IoT with enterprise focus

Acer has been focusing less on PCs, and more on enterprise and cloud products