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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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Microsoft pledges commitment to Surface line and Surface Pro 3 accessories

Hoping to ease the concerns of business customers, Microsoft announced that the Surface line is here to stay, and the Surface Pro 3's accessories will work with the next version of the tablet.

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SSDs could get cheaper with Samsung's cutting-edge TLC V-NAND tech

The second generation of Samsung's innovative vertical-NAND flash memory is built for bulk storage and delivering fantastic yield rates--two signs that Samsung SSDs packing the tech could be much cheaper than today's 850 Pro line.

AMD Radeon graphics card prices slashed after Nvidia's GTX 980 launch

The price cuts for the Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X in particular are nothing to sneeze at, with triple-digit discounts now available.

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These are Windows 10's new keyboard shortcuts

Not all the changes in Windows 10 are overt. New keyboard shortcuts inbound!

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Windows 10 will woo gamers with supercharged DirectX 12 graphics API

DirectX 12 aims to reduce CPU bottlenecks to deliver better performance on the PC hardware you already own, and its coming with Windows 10.

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Windows 10 in pictures: See the Technical Preview's new features

Windows 10's changes are as big as the Start menu and as nitty-gritty as the command prompt, with lots of interesting stuff in between. Let's dig in.

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How to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview: Everything you need to know

Try the Windows 10 beta safely: Here are the hardware requirements, and how-to's for preparing virtual machines and partitioned hard drives.

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Windows 10 Technical Preview is available to download

Brave souls can get a very, very early taste of Windows 10 today.

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Video: Watch 'Continuum,' Windows 10's elegant UI swapping for 2-in-1 devices

Windows 10 can dynamically shift its interface to function with keyboards, then touchscreens, and back again. Here's a video of the Continuum feature in action.

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How to get Windows 10's best new features today

A Start Menu, the ability to run Metro apps in desktop windows, and more are coming to Windows 10, but you can get the best features today thanks to some helpful software.

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How Windows 10 plans to win back PC power users: Bribery and compromise

Windows 10 bends to PC users, rather than bludgeoning them with a stick called Metro.

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Attention enthusiasts: Windows 10 Technical Preview landing Wednesday

It'll be delivered via a new "Windows Insider" program that will let testers discuss issues with Microsoft engineers.

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Safe from Shellshock: How to protect your home computer from the Bash shell bug

The 'Shellshock' Bash shell bug is a big deal, but it's relatively easy to keep your home PC safe.

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Apple's rotten week: Bent phones, broken software, and shattered security

The only magic in Apple land this week is black magic.

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'Bigger than Heartbleed' Shellshock flaw leaves OS X, Linux, more open to attack

The good news: Patches are already rolling out. The bad news: This devastating vulnerability could be around for a long, long time.