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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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New CBS All Access joins streaming-service trend, but many strings are attached

The future of a-la-carte TV looks less than rosy. The $6 monthly All Access service omits football games and “The Big Bang Theory” due to licensing issues, and new shows will still have commercials.

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Google's Nexus Player thrusts new Android TV platform into the war for your living room

The Nexus Player certainly looks more appealing than the failed Nexus Q and Google TV projects from years past.

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GOG.com dangles free copies of Aliens Versus Predator game for Galaxy client testers

GOG's getting its new Steam-like PC client ready and it needs your help to make sure the multiplayer's up to snuff.

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Windows 10 Preview stats: Two-thirds of testers live dangerously

Who needs a safety net? A big majority of Windows 10 Technical Preview testers scoff at the safety provided by virtual machines. Here's how to take the proper precautions before dumping the Preview on your hard drive.

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Meet ‘World Beyond Windows,’ the new PCWorld column dedicated to Linux, Chrome OS, and anything but Windows

The PC ecosystem extends far beyond the Microsoft campus. Welcome to the World Beyond Windows.

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Breakthrough batteries last 20 years, charge 70 percent in two minutes

If the breakthrough battery tech hits mainstream it could revolutionize electric cars—and end the forced obsolescence of smartphones.

Samsung's futuristic Wi-Fi tech is five times faster than today's wireless networks

Samsung's developing a new Wi-Fi technology that will let you transfer a 1GB file between devices in under 3 seconds--but don't expect to see it in your Galaxy phone anytime soon.

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Microsoft pledges commitment to Surface line and Surface Pro 3 accessories

Hoping to ease the concerns of business customers, Microsoft announced that the Surface line is here to stay, and the Surface Pro 3's accessories will work with the next version of the tablet.

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SSDs could get cheaper with Samsung's cutting-edge TLC V-NAND tech

The second generation of Samsung's innovative vertical-NAND flash memory is built for bulk storage and delivering fantastic yield rates--two signs that Samsung SSDs packing the tech could be much cheaper than today's 850 Pro line.

AMD Radeon graphics card prices slashed after Nvidia's GTX 980 launch

The price cuts for the Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X in particular are nothing to sneeze at, with triple-digit discounts now available.

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These are Windows 10's new keyboard shortcuts

Not all the changes in Windows 10 are overt. New keyboard shortcuts inbound!

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Windows 10 will woo gamers with supercharged DirectX 12 graphics API

DirectX 12 aims to reduce CPU bottlenecks to deliver better performance on the PC hardware you already own, and its coming with Windows 10.

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Windows 10 in pictures: See the Technical Preview's new features

Windows 10's changes are as big as the Start menu and as nitty-gritty as the command prompt, with lots of interesting stuff in between. Let's dig in.

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How to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview: Everything you need to know

Try the Windows 10 beta safely: Here are the hardware requirements, and how-to's for preparing virtual machines and partitioned hard drives.

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Windows 10 Technical Preview is available to download

Brave souls can get a very, very early taste of Windows 10 today.