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.


Microsoft delays Sunrise calendar's death to bring more features to Outlook

The beloved Sunrise calendar app received a last-minute stay of execution from Microsoft on August 31.

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Nvidia's first-ever PC mod lures Fallout 4 players to Vault 1080

Nvidia's getting into PC mods with Vault 1080 for Fallout 4, a spooky side quest rife with GameWorks visual technologies.

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Exclusive no more: Sony's PlayStation Now brings hundreds of PS3 games to PCs

A flood of former PlayStation 3 exclusives are making their PC debut when the PlayStation Now game streaming service comes to computers later this year.

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LG's enormous new ultrawide displays pack FreeSync, USB-C, Google Cast, and more

LG's trio of huge new ultrawide displays are brimming with features like FreeSync, USB-C, and Google Cast support—though you can't get all the goodies in a single monitor.

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AMD rockets past 100 FreeSync displays as Lenovo jumps on board

AMD's stutter-killing FreeSync displays launched long after G-Sync monitors, but 101 different models are already available.


35 great games for Linux PCs and Steam Machines

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.

AMD sweetens its 6- and 8-core FX chips with free Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Bundling Deus Ex: Mankind Divided with 6- and 8-core chips makes AMD's affordable FX series processors even more appealing. But hurry--the deal's good only through November 14.


HoloLens secrets revealed: Microsoft details its 24-core 'holographic processor'

Microsoft just revealed the secret sauce behind the HoloLens' innovative holographic processor unit at the annual Hot Chips conference.


Sapphire Nitro RX 460 OC review: A classy, capable low-cost graphics card

Sapphire's Nitro Radeon RX 460 OC delivers thoughtful touches you don't normally find in budget graphics cards, but that drives up the price.

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How Netgear's Orbi plans to eradicate Wi-Fi dead zones

Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi system is more than just router, utilizing two devices to blanket your whole home in Wi-Fi.

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IDF 2016: Powerful chips, robot brains, and super-fast data lasers

PCs may not be the sole focus at IDF anymore, but Intel's annual event still highlights the future of technology.

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Ad blockers circumvent Facebook's unblockable ads

It didn't take long for Adblock Plus to skirt Facebook's ad blocker-blocking force field.

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Corsair and MSI team up on a liquid-cooled, overclocked GeForce GTX 1080

The Hydro GFX GTX 1080 blends Corsair's cooling expertise with MSI's graphics prowess.


Behold the blazing-fast future of storage: 60TB SSDs, 3D chips, and more

The annual Flash Media Summit gives PC enthusiasts a glimpse into the future of storage.

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Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

Windows 10 is chock-full of handy, hidden new features worth exploring, especially after the massive Anniversary Update. Check out the best tips and tricks here.