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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Acer's $500 AMD FreeSync monitor drastically undercuts Nvidia G-Sync pricing

Let the adaptive refresh standards war begin: Acer's new $500 FreeSync monitor costs hundreds of dollars less than G-Sync counterparts.

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Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users

You read that right: Current Windows users will be able to snag Windows 10 for the low, low price of absolutely nothing.

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Tested: Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards for every budget

Which graphics card is best for your money? We test over a dozen AMD and Nvidia GPUs to help find the answer.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X review: Hail to the new GPU king

Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan X houses an utter monster of a GPU. It's the first single-GPU graphics card capable of playing PC games at 4K resolution.

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards start seeing 4GB memory options

Concerned about the GeForce GTX 960's 2GB of onboard memory? Worry no more, as 4GB variants are staring to trickle out.

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5 everyday technologies Apple killed in the 12-inch MacBook

Apple's quest for ultra-thin simplicity in the new 12-inch MacBook has left a lot of technology in a shallow grave, replaced by a single Type-C port.

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Apple's radical 12-inch MacBook is the slimmest, lightest MacBook ever

The 12-inch MacBook was redesigned from the ground up and uses a single USB Type-C connector in a quest for revolutionary thinness.

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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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Linux gaming rising: 25 killer games for Steam Machines and Linux

It's taken a long time and the promise of SteamOS, but more and more big-name games are finally becoming Linux natives. Here's a sampling.

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Steam Machines revealed: Full details and pictures for every model

Valve's Steam Machine lineup is as varied in hardware as it is in price. Here's everything we know about all 15 models announced thus far.

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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.