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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Total War: Warhammer DirectX 12 performance preview: Radeon reigns supreme

In an early preview benchmark of Total War: Warhammer's DirectX 12 performance, Radeon wins across the board--but mind those caveats.

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AMD is expected to reveal Radeon Polaris GPU updates and Bristol Ridge APUs

AMD hasn't exactly confirmed those rumors, but given the nature of the venue, it's a pretty safe prediction.

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Google I/O's biggest reveals: VR dreams, personalized AI, and chips that blow away Moore's Law

Google I/O 2016 was full of big news, from Android N to Daydream VR to new apps galore.

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Google releases Android N Developer Preview 3 beta

Android N Developer Preview 3 will let you dive into VR Daydream apps and more.

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In pictures: How Google's Daydream VR apes Oculus' hardware and software design

Google's Daydream looks awfully similar to the Oculus Rift, from the headset to the controller to the software itself.

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Google teases Daydream, an ambitious VR plan with dedicated hardware and Android integration

Move over, GearVR. Google's Daydream initiative wants to bring dedicated VR hardware and software to every Android phone.

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Meet Google Assistant, Siri and Google Now's conversational lovechild

Forget about chatbots, Google's baking its digital assistant right into your life.


Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 review highlights: The 6 key things you need to know

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 is real, and it's spectacular. We break down why.

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Official Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 specifications appear

Here are hard details on Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070, the more affordable cousin of the ferocious GTX 1080.


It's true: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 officially supports only 2-way SLI setups

Adios, ridonkulously overpowered rigs. The GeForce GTX 1080 and Nvidia's new SLI HB bridges officially support only 2-way SLI configurations—though there's a workaround.


Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 review: The most badass graphics card ever created

Hail to the new king of graphics cards, baby. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 proves that the jump to 16nm GPU technology is as mind-blowing as we'd all hoped it would be.

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Waiting for Polaris: AMD's “new” Radeon M400 laptop GPUs aren't new at all—yet

AMD's long-awaited Polaris GPUs may be imminent, but they're not in the "new" Radeon M400 series graphics that just rolled out.

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The Full Nerd Episode 0: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080, Battlefield 1, and 4-core vs. 8-core build

Full Nerd launches with an epic debate between Gordon Mah Ung, Hayden Dingman, and Brad Chacos over the nitty-gritty GeForce GTX 1080 details, and whether you should build a 4-core or 8-core rig. Plus, Battlefield 1 and burning reader questions.

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Evernote and Google team up to show Drive-stored content directly inside your notes

Evernote and Google may be competitors when it comes to notes, but the two companies are burying the hatchet so you can view your Google Drive-stored content directly inside your Evernote notes.

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Google's Gboard is a feature-packed iPhone keyboard with baked-in search capabilities

Google's Gboard virtual keyboard for iPhone is designed to make your life easier with native Google search, GIFs, and emoji support.