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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Steam launches massive Linux game sale to celebrate Steam Machine unveiling

Get them while they're cheap, as Valve launches a Steam sale to coincide with the launch of Steam Machines.

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Intel, Raptr join forces to give modest PCs a headache-free boost in gaming performance

Raptr is bringing its automatic game optimizations and driver updates to Intel systems to help you squeeze every ounce of performance out of your PC.

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Sony's pixel-packed Xperia Z4 Tablet aims for mobile entertainment dominance

Sony's svelte, high-resolution Xperia Z4 Tablet is packed with features designed to make it the go-to slate for jamming tunes, watching videos, and even playing PlayStation games.

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Move over, Oculus: HTC announces SteamVR-powered Vive VR headset

HTC's Vive VR headset is powered by one of the biggest names in PC gaming: Valve.

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Bloatware: Why computer makers fill your PC with junk, and how to get rid of it

Lenovo's Superfish debacle has thrust bloatware back into the limelight. Here's why PC makers intentionally make your PC experience worse, and how to blast the crap off your computer.

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It's a feature, not a flaw: Nvidia CEO addresses GeForce GTX 970's memory spec fiasco

The GTX 970's bizarre memory setup was designed to be a benefit, not a flaw, says Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.

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Watch out! Gmail's autocomplete is suggesting the wrong email addresses

You'd better check that recipient field twice before you click Send, because Gmail's autocomplete is having some issues.

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Amazon, Newegg, apparently offering refunds due to Nvidia GTX 970 memory issue

After it was revealed that Nvidia's GeForce GTX 970 uses an unconventional memory design and erroneously reported specs, some disgruntled buyers appear to be getting refunds from Amazon and Newegg.

Samsung promises yet another fix for slowed 840 EVO SSDs

Months after releasing an initial fix, some users are seeing performance of their Samsung 840 EVO SSDs slow down yet again.

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Security's disastrous week, from Superfish to unstoppable, hard drive-killing malware

Superfish. Untrustworthy hardware. Easily hacked cars. FreeBSD's random number generator. This week was an utter disaster for security.

Bravo! Windows Defender, McAfee updates fully remove Lenovo's dangerous Superfish adware

The update to Windows Defender that eliminates the Superfish adware AND its rogue certificate came down in almost record time. And now McAfee's antivirus has been added to the list.

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How to remove the dangerous Superfish adware preinstalled on Lenovo PCs

Lenovo has been preloading new consumer PCs with Superfish adware that injects ads and hijacks the secure HTTPS encryption of every site you visit. Eradicating the threat isn't easy, but here's how, complete with a new automated tool.

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CEO says Superfish is safe as US issues alert to remove Superfish from Lenovo PCs

Superfish's CEO is splitting hairs while Lenovo PC users remain vulnerable.

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Raspberry Pi 2 review: The revolutionary $35 micro-PC, supercharged

The Raspberry Pi 2 bears a strong resemblance to its forefathers, but with fewer design headaches and dramatically improved performance.

PSA: Grab an easy 200GB of free OneDrive cloud storage

Even if you sign up for Bing Rewards right now only to claim the free OneDrive storage, you can get it. You can also grab a separate free 100GB for one year if you use Dropbox, too.