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 GeForce GTX 1080 launches with limited stock, no custom-cooled variants

The next generation of graphics cards began with a whimper on Friday as the GeForce GTX 1080 launched with only reference models in limited availability.

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The Full Nerd Episode 1: Intel's Skull Canyon NUC and GeForce GTX 1070 vs. GTX 1080

The Full Nerd goes official, with Gordon Mah Ung, Alaina Yee, and Brad Chacos at the mics. Tune in every two weeks for unapologetically nerdy hardware discussion.

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May's mighty new PC hardware: Mammoth graphics champions and freakishly specialized chips

From the GeForce GTX 1080 to Google's mysterious new tensor processor unit, some interesting new PC hardware reared its head in May.

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Twitter introduces 4 big changes that will make tweets much easier to send and read

Twitter's giving you more room to work in 140 characters, and tweaking replies so they're easier to use.

How to go back to Windows 7 or 8 after an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft's pushing Windows 10 onto Windows 7 and 8 PCs even if you didn't consent to it. Here's how to get your computer back to normal.

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How Microsoft's tricky new Windows 10 pop-up deceives you into upgrading

A nasty change to the way Microsoft's "Get Windows 10" pop-up behaves seems designed to trick users into upgrading.

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Total War: Warhammer DirectX 12 performance preview: Radeon reigns supreme

In an early preview benchmark of Total War: Warhammer's DirectX 12 performance, Radeon wins across the board--but mind those caveats.

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AMD is expected to reveal Radeon Polaris GPU updates and Bristol Ridge APUs

AMD hasn't exactly confirmed those rumors, but given the nature of the venue, it's a pretty safe prediction.

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Google I/O's biggest reveals: VR dreams, personalized AI, and chips that blow away Moore's Law

Google I/O 2016 was full of big news, from Android N to Daydream VR to new apps galore.

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Google releases Android N Developer Preview 3 beta

Android N Developer Preview 3 will let you dive into VR Daydream apps and more.

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In pictures: How Google's Daydream VR apes Oculus' hardware and software design

Google's Daydream looks awfully similar to the Oculus Rift, from the headset to the controller to the software itself.

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Google teases Daydream, an ambitious VR plan with dedicated hardware and Android integration

Move over, GearVR. Google's Daydream initiative wants to bring dedicated VR hardware and software to every Android phone.

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Meet Google Assistant, Siri and Google Now's conversational lovechild

Forget about chatbots, Google's baking its digital assistant right into your life.


Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 review highlights: The 6 key things you need to know

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 is real, and it's spectacular. We break down why.

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Official Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 specifications appear

Here are hard details on Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070, the more affordable cousin of the ferocious GTX 1080.