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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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25 great Linux games available dirt cheap during Steam's Summer Sale

Who says great games can't be found on Linux? This small army of killer Linux-compatible games beg to differ—and they can all be found dirt-cheap during Steam's Summer Sale.

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Linux gaming revolution continues as XCOM: Enemy Unknown hits SteamOS

XCOM is a major addition to Linux's gaming ranks, but it's just the latest in a series of triple-A games to embrace the open-source operating system.

BlackBerry Messenger coming to Windows Phone in July

BlackBerry's popular messaging service will hit Windows Phone this summer, after landing on Android and iOS late last year.

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5 insanely powerful tools you won't believe can fit on a flash drive

Flash drives are good for more than merely shuffling files around these days. They can breathe new life into an ailing or old PC, house an operating system, or even double as full-blown SSDs.

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The future of PC gaming goes portable, with lighter gear and nimbler services 

Once the exclusive realm of hulking, stationary gaming desktops, advances in technology are bringing PC gaming to the couch, bed, bus, and more.

Patch Tuesday disaster breaks Office 2013 for thousands; here's how to fix it

Click-to-Run installations of the popular office suite fall prey to a crippling bug that leaves the software unable to launch whatsoever.

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PC meets PSP: Steamboy Machine project wants to take PC gaming portable

The Steamboy Machine project revealed itself during E3, blending Sony's PlayStation Portable handheld with Valve's Steam Controller.

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GOG.com, GamersGate kick off the PC game deals season with massive Summer Sales

Great games done dirt cheap, courtesy of GOG and GamersGate.

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Linux gaming rising: 7 big-name PC games that now call Linux home

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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Yes, Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul just turned on your Xbox One with an ad

Aaron Paul's 'Xbox On' ad is just the latest is a string of hilarious Kinect voice command miscues.

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How to watch the Bonnaroo Music Festival live online all weekend long

Bonnaroo is one of the biggest music festivals of the year, and you can watch it live on your TV, PC, or mobile device. Here's how.

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The most exciting PC games we saw at E3 2014

E3's ordinarily a console show, but Hayden Dingman and Brad Chacos found plenty of PC gems worth drooling over on the show floor.

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The PC gaming hardware that mattered most at E3 2014

The focus might be on new consoles, but PCs still put in a good showing at this year's gaming extravaganza.

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Amazon launches Prime Music, a free song streaming service for Prime subscribers

Prime Music is no Spotify killer, but it is a nice addition for Prime subscribers.

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Expedia to begin accepting Bitcoin for hotel reservations

Bitcoin's march towards the mainstream continues.