Alex CocilovaAssistant Editor, PCWorld

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

Samsung denies ditching its desktop PC business

The Korea Times says Samsung is killing its desktop PC business. Samsung says it's not.

Free Game Fridays

Free Game Friday: Get smart

Take a little time our of your day and no money out of your pocket to boost your IQ. These free games require some serious thinking skills that will give your brain the workout it needs.

Microsoft reverses policies on Xbox One rentals, online check-ins, and region restrictions

Microsoft heard the feedback and changed its always-online ways. The Xbox One will be able to play games offline and used games won't be a problem.

Free Game Fridays

Free Game Friday: Master the art of quick reaction times

To be a better gamer you must develop the critical thinking and reaction skills of a sensei.

Seagate introduces a new hard drive designed specifically for NAS installations

Most NAS drives are sold sans drives today. Seeing a wide-open opportunity, Seagate steps in with solutions up to 4TB.

HP gets down to business with new commercial desktops

It's all work and no play for HP on the eve of the world's largest gaming expo as they reveal a couple new lines of business hardware.

Free Game Fridays

Free Game Friday: Making a PC-smartphone love connection

It's time to stop choosing between playing games on your PC and your mobile device—you're only causing a rift. Instead bring them together and enjoy some of these free games that uses both.

Sony announces the Haswell-powered VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo Series Ultrabooks

Latest updates to the VAIO series are supremely light and feature Sony's X-Reality picture engine, carried over from the company's television product line.

Dell's Haswell offerings include a convertible Ultrabook and a 27-inch AiO with a discrete graphics processor

Dell offers something for everyone with the release of Intel's fourth-generation Core processor. Here's a rundown of the hardware to be on the lookout for.

Play This! Podcast

Play This! Podcast: Star Trek blows our mind and we predict Nintendo's smartphone

Alex, Carlos, and Jason discuss the phenomenal new Star Trek and predict how Nintendo will go into smartphones on the cusp of a console flop.

Microsoft breeds new generation of Windows 8-compatible mice

Meet the second generation of rodents optimized for Windows 8: the Sculpt Mobile Mouse and the Sculpt Comfort Mouse.

Major Nelson teases E3 for Xbox One news

Xbox Live developer and community personality Major Nelson answered questions about the upcoming Microsoft game console.

Play This! Podcast

Play This! Podcast: What's going on with the Wii U?

Alex and Carlos discuss the most beleaguered new console to arrive in a long time. Will the Wii U survive?