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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Xbox boss shoots down Xbox One mini rumors

Hope you weren't holding your breath for a Blu-ray-less Xbox One, because Phil Spencer says it ain't happening.

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Launch of Valve and HTC's Vive VR headset (mostly) delayed until 2016

After saying the Vive would launch in time for the holidays, HTC and Valve now say availability for the headset will be very limited until 2016.

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From AMD Nano to Skylake, 11 reasons why August was awesome for hardware

It's been a great summer to be a PC hardware enthusiast. Here's everything August brought, from AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and even Google.

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AMD quietly launches new Radeon R9 370X graphics card, but not in the U.S—yet

The AMD Radeon R9 370X could help Team Red gain the entry-level performance crown back from Nvidia's GeForce GTX 950 graphics card.

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Fire Phone's flop may jeopardize Amazon's future hardware endeavors

Amazon's laying off engineers and stopping new products in their tracks after the Fire Phone's epic failure.

Google Chrome's notifications won't support Windows 10's Action Center

Google has valid reasons for Chrome to not support Action Center, but it's still the latest blow in a longstanding feud with Microsoft.

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Big power, puny package: Full AMD Radeon R9 Nano tech specs and details revealed

AMD's new Radeon R9 Nano graphics card packs more performance than a Radeon R9 290X, but measures a mere 6 inches long. Here's a look under the hood.

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How to stop Windows 10's annoying Microsoft Office ads

Rather than upgrading to Office to stop Windows 10 from bleating about it all the time, take these steps instead.

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How to stop auto-play videos on Facebook and Twitter

Auto-playing videos in Facebook and Twitter are annoying. Here's how to stop them.

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Windows turns 30: A visual tour of Windows through the ages

Thirty years later, we look back at Microsoft's popular operating system.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 review: Bringing more oomph to budget gaming PCs

Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 950 delivers a better-than-consoles gaming experience for just $150.

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How to disable Bing web results in Windows 10's search

Windows 10 has the annoying habit of favoring Bing web search results over local file searches. Here's how to stop it.

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How to boot into Windows 10's Tablet Mode every time you start your PC

Whether you're rocking a small Windows tablet or just plain love Live Tiles, here's how to configure Windows 10 to automatically boot into Tablet Mode.

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How to disable Windows 10 File Explorer's new Quick Access view

The Windows 10 File Explorer's new Quick Access view can be handy indeed, but here's how to disable it and bring back the This PC view if you're so inclined.