Brad ChacosSenior Editor, PCWorld

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Brad Chacos spends the days jamming to Spotify and digging through desktop PCs. He covers the gaming, graphics cards, and how-to beats for PCWorld, and spends his mornings running the news desk for PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot, and TechHive.

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Meet Pixel, a gorgeous, much-needed visual overhaul for Raspberry Pi's main distro

The new Pixel desktop environment for Raspbian gives the Raspberry Pi's operating system a gorgeous new look.

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PSA: Windows 10's Anniversary Update reactivates ads you've already disabled

Ad-related settings you've tweaked are the only settings reset when you upgrade to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

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10 utterly wonderful technologies you shouldn't buy yet

These are great! But be patient, 'cause they need a bit more time to be fully baked.

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Cheap, but good: How to build a budget PC for less than $300

This cheap but capable $300 budget desktop PC will outperform any laptop in the same price range.

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Lenovo laptops refuse to run Linux due to storage woes, not Microsoft evildoing

Lenovo's Windows 10 PCs can't run Linux due to RAID storage conflicts, not Microsoft intervention.

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The state of 4K gaming: What you need to know, from pricing to performance needs

4K monitor prices are starting to reach affordable levels, but is 4K gaming really within reach for most PC gamers? We dig in.

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Nvidia bundles Gears of War 4 free with GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards

Gears of War 4, Microsoft's first flagship Xbox Play Anywhere game, is being bundled for free with Nvidia GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards as well as laptops with GTX 10-series graphics.

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The Full Nerd Episode 7: GPU buyer's guide, AMD Zen pricing, and a 4K PlayStation

Brad, Gordon and Hayden predict how much Zen will cost, give you expert advice on which GPU to buy and talk PC vs. the 4K PlayStation.

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Twitter's fantastic live NFL stream turned this recluse into a raving football fan

Twitter's first NFL Thursday Night Football stream was a fantastic experience.

Cable continues to crumble: HBO, Cinemax coming to Sony's PlayStation Vue service

HBO and Cinemax are finally embracing standalone streaming subscriptions and coming to Sony's PlayStation Vue serivce.

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Sony's first 4K Blu-ray player reminds you what a steal the Xbox One S truly is

Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports HDR and virtually everything else you can ask for, but it's focused on pricey custom AV installations.

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How to build a cheap but powerful gaming PC for $500

This budget gaming PC might cost only $500 to build, but it'll deliver excellent performance in any PC game you throw at it.

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PSA: Fallout 4's on sale for just $18, its steepest-ever discount

Amazon's selling Fallout 4 for far less than the game's previous steepest discount.

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Twitter's new Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One apps are all about video, not tweets

Twitter's new Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One apps focus on live video—including free NFL games—in a bid to lure new users to the social network.

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GeForce GTX 970 settlement website opens, Nvidia will pay graphics card owners $30

Grab your $30 refunds from Nvidia on the GeForce GTX 970 class-action settlement website.