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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Meet Zotac's versatile legion of pocket-sized mini-PCs

Zotac was in the mini-PC game before mini-PCs were even a game.

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MSI's lavish, yet functional SLI bridges for Nvidia GPUs are so ludicrous I adore them

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing, as MSI's new 3-way and 4-way SLI bridges for Nvidia graphics cards show.


MSI's tiny Vortex gaming PC takes on Apple's Mac Pro

That's no trashcan. With two GeForce GTX 980 GPUs, this computer can kick your PC's ass.

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HP's powerful, Vive-optimized Envy Phoenix is tailored for virtual reality gaming

HP's Envy Phoenix is tweaked and tuned to perform well with HTC's Vive VR headset.

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New Asus motherboards rock custom EK waterblocks, first-ever Nvidia SLI certification for an AMD 970 board

Asus' trio of new CES 2016 motherboards are loaded with all sorts of goodies, including a potent Aura custom lighting system.

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The rugged Asus Chromebook C202 shrugs off damage (but is easily repaired, just in case)

Hey kids: Asus' Chromebook C202 can take your worst neglect. And if it can't, your school can fix it anyway.

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This $99 Android box streams PC games to your TV with open-source Nvidia Shield tech

Emtec's GEM Box microconsole can stream all sorts of games and media from all sorts of places—even full-blown PC games from Nvidia-equipped computers.

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Tobii's gaze-tracking tech hits top Ubisoft PC games, MSI's GT72 gaming notebook

Feast your eyes on Tobii's new gaze-tracking integrations.

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Corsair's new PC cases range from flashy and angular to sleek and sound-dampened

Corsair's new PC cases revealed at CES 2016 cater to enthusiasts of all sorts.


Uber rival Sidecar hits dead end, will shut down ride and courier service on Dec. 31

Sidecar, a pioneering ride-sharing service that pivoted to deliveries, is shutting down.


Samsung Pay's expanding to cheaper phones and online payments in 2016

Samsung's in-house mobile payment option is spreading its wings beyond flagship Galaxy phones in 2016.

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Lian Li's wild new PC cases mimic cruise ships and double as standing desks

Lian Li's known for crafting wildly ambitious PC cases, and the new designs it has in store for CES 2016 carry on the torch.

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The future is now: 2015's most powerful, portentous PC hardware

If 2014 is when PC hardware makers dreamed big dreams, 2015 is the year those dreams became reality. This is the most powerful new PC hardware revealed in 2015.

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Your new PC needs these 15 free, excellent programs

Start your new computer off right with solid security tools, productivity software, and other programs that every PC needs.