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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Major DDoS attack on Dyn DNS knocks Spotify, Twitter, Github, PayPal, and more offline

A massive DDoS attack against DNS host Dyn has knocked several prominent websites offline, including Spotify, Twitter, Github, Etsy, and more.

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The Nintendo Switch is a radical, Nvidia-powered console/handheld mash-up

Nintendo just revealed its new Nintendo Switch console... and handheld. This thing is funky.

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New Windows 10 preview adds an iPhone Live Photos rival, Windows Ink improvements

Windows 10 Insider preview build 14951 adds a slew of Camera app tweaks, new Windows Ink tools, and more.

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10 beloved PC programs Windows 10 renders obsolete

Some of the best third-party PC software around has been usurped by native Windows 10 tools and features.


Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti can give prebuilt PCs a big gaming boost

Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards are downright affordable and don't require any extra power connectors.

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Acer's swanky Swift 7 launches as the thinnest laptop ever

There's never been a notebook slimmer than the Acer Swift 7.

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Tested: Shadow Warrior 2 sees huge performance boosts from Nvidia's multi-res shading

Shadow Warrior 2 is the first traditional PC game to include Nvidia's multi-resolution shading technology, and it's a game changer.

Why you should try Linux today: 6 compelling reasons

There's never been a better time to give Linux a try on your PC. Here's why.


Amazon Music Unlimited challenges Spotify with steep discounts for Echo, Prime users

Amazon Music Unlimited offers steep discounts and special features to Amazon Echo owners and Amazon Prime subscribers.

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Oculus shuts down the Gear VR app on Galaxy Note7

Oculus disabled the Gear VR app for Samsung's Galaxy Note7, because you don't want your phone blowing up when it's strapped to your face.

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Oculus Rift's new software drops the price of VR-ready PCs to $500

Oculus Rift's new asynchronous spacewarp feature helps lower the cost of entry for VR-ready PC hardware.

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Oculus provides a tantalizing glimpse at social VR's future

At Oculus Connect 3, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg provided a tantalizing glimpse at what social VR could become.

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Tested: Gears of Wars 4 PC benchmarks yield glorious graphics options galore

Gears of War 4 lands on the PC the same day as consoles thanks to Xbox Play Anywhere, and it's clear this port is no second-class citizen.

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Google's Nexus is dead

It's official: Google's Nexus device lineup is no more, usurped by premium Pixel hardware.