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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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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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.

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Corsair's new Vengeance DDR4 RAM kits crank memory to blistering speeds

Corsair's new Vengeance DDR4 memory kits are more than twice as fast as the RAM in most people's computers.

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Face-melting memory and cutting-edge storage: This week's powerful new PC hardware

The parade of killer new PC hardware didn't miss a beat, even with CES 2016 fading into the rear-view mirror.

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Razer's selling all of its PC peripherals for 50 percent off for 24 hours

If you're looking for a new mouse, keyboard, headset, or any other PC peripheral, you won't want to miss Razer's 24 hour sale.

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G.Skill reveals a massive 128GB DDR4 memory kit clocked at a face-melting 3000MHz

G.Skill's new 128GB DDR4 memory kits are large, in charge, and incredibly fast at 3000MHz.


Smart, liquid-cooled, RGB-lit PC power supplies prove PSU innovation isn't dead

There's room for innovation in power supplies yet, as Thermaltake and Deepcool's wild PSUs at CES 2016 revealed.

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AMD slashes the Radeon R9 Nano graphics card's price by a massive $150

The Radeon Nano's price cut transforms it from a pricey niche option to a much more widely appealing graphics card.

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How VR is finally becoming real, from new hardware to thrilling virtual reality experiences

From new hardware to new software to Oculus Rift preorders, VR finally got real at CES 2016.


The killer case mods and tricked-out PCs of CES 2016

From open-air stunners to friggin' tanks, these were the most badass PCs and case mods of CES 2016.


Asus' ROG XG Station 2 dock wants to up your laptop's game with desktop graphics

The ROG XG Station 2 lets Asus laptops use Asus desktop graphics cards to unlock better gaming performance.

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Naughty America's virtual reality videos made me feel like a real-life porn star

VR porn will blow your... mind (and steam up your VR headset's lenses).