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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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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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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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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.

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6 E3 'Day Zero' revelations guaranteed to make PC gamers smile

A deluge of computer-focused announcements at E3 promise that PC gaming will enjoy more of the limelight than ever before.

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New Doom game inbound: Check out the dark and scary first trailer

Doom is being rebooted, and its hellish first trailer will have your trigger finger itching for a BFG.

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Windows 8.1 users won't receive any more patches unless spring update is installed

As promised, Microsoft will no longer let Windows 8.1 users install patches and updates unless they upgrade to the Windows 8.1 Update released this spring.

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'Designed by Razer' brings Razer's enthusiast aesthetic to top PC cases

Razer's teaming up with top case manufacturers to release enthusiast-ready PC cases clad in Razer's trademark aggressive design.

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Sony's cute little PlayStation TV microconsole is coming to the U.S. for $99

It may be called PlayStation TV, but this itty-bitty console is all about playing games.

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23 PC gaming gems hidden among the consoles at E3 2014

There were a ton of PC games on display at E3 2014's press day, if you realized that the "exclusive" in "Xbox exclusive" or "PlayStation exclusive" doesn't apply to PC games.

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Meet Alienware's Alpha console, a Steam Machine without SteamOS (for now)

Even though Valve's SteamOS has been delayed, Alienware's Steam Machine hasn't. Here's all the details about Alienware's $550 Alpha console.

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Gaming gear onslaught: 6 major pre-E3 hardware announcements

E3 hasn't even started and big gaming hardware news is already flowing.

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HP's keyboard with integrated Leap Motion gesture controls to start selling separately

Previously sold only with select HP computers, the company's Leap Motion keyboard will be available to buy as a standalone keyboard later this June.

How Steam in-home streaming can turn your old laptop or Windows tablet into a PC gaming force

If your gaming rig and home network are up to snuff, you can stream Steam games to another PC (including Macs and Linux machines) or Windows tablet and play in other parts of your abode. Here's how to set it up.

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Reset the Net: How the web is fighting back on the anniversary of Snowden's revelations

One year to the day after Snowden's first NSA revelation broke, the web is aflutter in rebellion. Here's the details, and tools you can use to protect your privacy.