Alex CocilovaAssistant Editor, PCWorld

Alex covers desktops, everything from fancy to practical. He's also an avid (addicted) gamer and loves following the industry.

GOG.com Black Friday deal loads you up with PC games

GOG is kicking off the sale season with a ton of great games for one low price.

Windows 8 deep dive: Get to know the Music app

Rocking hard or hardly rocking? We find out when we plunge deep into Microsoft's Music app.

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Windows 8 deep dive: Get to know the Mail and Calendar apps

We spare no details in our deep-dive look at Windows 8's Mail and Calendar apps.

Windows 8 deep-dive: Get to know the People app

The People app is a contacts database with hooks into social media, but it falls far short of being a full-featured social media client.

Review: Get extraterrestrial in Natural Selection 2

The original Half-Life mod is back with it's own game engine after 10 years. Does it stand the test of time?

11 winning alternatives to Windows 8's built-in apps

Not all of the new Windows 8 apps are 5-star winners. Allow us to suggest some worthy options.

20 must-know Windows 8 tips and tricks

Windows 8 can be somewhat inscrutable, even for long-time PC users. But with just a little hand-holding, the OS suddenly becomes much less mysterious.

Teardown finds Microsoft Surface RT tough to get into, with modular options inside

iFixit took a look inside Microsoft's Surface RT tablet to see if they can determine just how repairable it is.

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13 new Windows machines that aren't Surface RT

There's plenty to get excited for when it comes to Microsoft's new operating system, and here's an easy to digest list of the best hardware to be released.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z review: Multitouch comes to business

It may not be prettiest all-in-one system, but the ThinkCentre M92z makes up for its indifferent looks with efficiency and performance.

Review: Toshiba's LX835-D3230 is a compact all-in-one with strong media capability

The Toshiba LX835-D3230 is a great machine for catching up on your favorite shows or viewing your DVD collection, but it may not be big enough for the living room.

The good, bad and ugly history of Microsoft hardware

With the imminent release of the Surface RT tablet, let's not forget that Microsoft has a rich history in hardware development. We give you the wins, the draws, and the outright failures.

Episode 4 of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead lives

Episode 4 of The Walking Dead game is available to play now.

10 PC products that look like science fiction

A collection of PC peripherals that take inspiration from science fiction.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 review: Powerful—and power hungry, too

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 stands out as packing a punch while remaining economical. It has the on-the-go power for games, programs, and media. If its short battery life and crushing weight don’t dampen your enthusiasm, the IdeaPad Y580 will make you happy.