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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North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un hates freedom, loves his Macs

Walled gardens abound in North Korea.

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6 reasons why I love being a PC gamer

Consoles have their advantages but, from cheap games to flexible hardware, PC gaming has won my heart.

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First Oculus Ready PCs and bundles revealed, but you may want to BYO Rift rig

The first batch of Oculus Ready PCs have been revealed, and you can get a discount if you buy them bundled with the Rift. Consider building your own PC, though.

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Linux gaming rising: 35 great games for Steam Machines and Linux

It's taken a long time and the promise of SteamOS, but more and more big-name games are finally becoming Linux natives. Here's a sampling.

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AMD launches first ever Excavator desktop CPU, whisper-quiet Wraith cooler

AMD continues its push for affordable computing supremacy with two new processors and the launch of new, near-silent coolers.

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You will upgrade to Windows 10: Inside Microsoft's strong-arm upgrade tactics

Now that the carrots aren't luring new users to Windows 10, Microsoft's breaking out the sticks

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Motherboard makers race out BIOS updates to squash show-stopping Skylake bug

ASRock and Gigabyte already have fixes available to stop Skylake systems from crashing while running complex workloads

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Guru behind Apple's A-series, AMD's Zen chips takes over Tesla's Autopilot hardware

Legendary CPU architect Jim Keller is heading up Tesla's Autopilot group.

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10 games that look gorgeous even on entry-level gaming PCs

These beautiful games look wonderful even on entry-level graphics cards.

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Radical PCs and cutting-edge components: January's most powerful new PC hardware

January was chock full of radical new PC hardware of every shape, size, and price point.

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Backblaze will send you a hard drive with your backup data for free, if you return it after

Backblaze has long offered a pricey option for its online backup subscribers to restore their data via physical drives. But now it's free—if you send the drive back.

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Nvidia, AMD tease secretive new hardware at VR event

At VRLA, Nvidia showed off a refined version of its Light Field Display prototype, while AMD drove experiences with a dual-Fiji GPU Radeon card.

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These 20 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

These majestic, long PC games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

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New high-end Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 models crank up the firepower

Microsoft's new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 configurations offer top-of-the-line memory, storage, and processor options—all at once.

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Mini PC invasion: These radically tiny computers fit in the palm of your hand

Some of today's 'desktop' mini PCs make laptops seem downright bulky in comparison.