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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Microsoft Build's biggest reveals: The future of Windows, Windows Phone's slumber, and super-smart bots

Microsoft's Build 2016 conference may be for developers, but it was brimming with news about Windows 10, PC gaming, Cortana, and more.

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March's mighty new PC hardware: Radical PCs and revolutionary components

March came in like a lamb and went out like a lion, with a smorgasbord of gaming PCs, gorgeous laptops, and the most powerful graphics card in the world.

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Windows Phone's no-show at Build drives home Microsoft's mobile neglect

Is Windows Phone a dead platform walking? Microsoft didn't even mention its mobile OS during the Build 2016 keynote, and sadly, it shouldn't come as a surprise.

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Microsoft envisions a future where Cortana and a legion of smart bots act as our butlers

Microsoft's Conversations as a Platform initiative thinks that machine learning and natural language could revolutionize computing.

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Hell freezes over: Microsoft and Ubuntu bring Linux's Bash shell to Windows 10

You read that right: The popular Bash shell command is coming to Windows 10, with Ubuntu's help.

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Pornhub's wild, free VR porn channel will blow your mind

Pornhub has teamed up with BadoinkVR to bring free VR porn to the masses.

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Deflating Apple's hubris: Why 600 million people using 5-year-old PCs is a great thing

Phil Schiller's disdain towards the 600 million 5-year-old PCs still in use ignores the fact that most people don't spend money unless they HAVE to, and that's a good thing.

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GDC 2016's biggest reveals: Tiny gaming PCs, VR launch games, and the most powerful graphics card ever

There was something for every gamer at GDC 2016. Catch up on all the biggest PC gaming news here.

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The Sulon Q is a wireless, AMD-powered VR headset with a full-blown PC inside

Forget wires and choosing between VR and AR. The AMD APU-powered Sulon Q packs a full-blown PC inside for wire-free virtual reality.

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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.