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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Nvidia's GameWorks 3.1 SDK adds striking new games tech; PhysX bodies gets 6x boost

Nvidia's fleshing out its GameWorks middleware with a host of new technologies that first appeared in The Division, Fallout 4, and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

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10 surprisingly practical Raspberry Pi projects anybody can do

Streaming. Gaming. Networking. Even printing! These projects prove the Raspberry Pi is far more than a toy. Here are 10 surprisingly useful projects anybody can do.

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7 ways Windows 10 pushes ads at you, and how to stop them

Regardless of whether you upgrade from Windows 7 or pay $100 for a new license, Windows 10 bombards you with ads. Here's how to make them stop.

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Holographic storage and Lego computers: February's most powerful new PC hardware

From "Superman crystals" to a mini-PC invasion, February's onslaught on new PC hardware was ferocious indeed.

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Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury graphics card review: Fast, furious, and ridiculously quiet

Sapphire's impeccably designed Nitro R9 Fury will handle high-end games without breaking a sweat or raising its proverbial voice.

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Sapphire Nitro R9 380 ITX Compact review: Tiny graphics card, big-time power

The Sapphire Nitro R9 380 ITX Compact delivers great 1080p gaming performance in a mini-ITX form factor with surprisingly little compromise.

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AMD, Nvidia graphics cards come bundled with March's hottest games

Hitman and Tom Clancy's The Division sweeten the deal on AMD and Nvidia GPUs, and highlight each brand's graphics tech.

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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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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.