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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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.

7 critical things to do immediately with a new PC

Quick, while it's still pure and unsullied! Set up antivirus, clear out bloatware, and perform other tasks to keep your PC humming well into the future.

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Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

Windows 10 is chock full of handy, hidden new features worth exploring. Check out the best tips and tricks here.

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Neonode's AirBar uses beams of light to turn any laptop into a touchscreen laptop

Neonode's AirBar is the latest PC accessory that wants to make traditional laptops all touchy-feely.

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Video: Our top 5 picks for PC games of the year

From Witcher 3 to Kerbal Space Program, these are the PC games that gave PCWorld editors the biggest smiles in 2015.

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VisionTek's new Pocket SSD delivers PC-sized storage in a flash drive-sized package

VisionTek's new USB 3.0 Pocket SSD slips into your pocket, but it's faster than the hard drive in your PC—and just as spacious.

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The 10 best PC games of 2015

Witchers and Kerbals and rocket cars, oh my!

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'Get Windows 10' prompt adopts malware-like tactics to lure you into upgrading

Microsoft's pushy new Windows 10 upgrade prompt gives users the option to upgrade now, or upgrade now.

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HTC delays the release of its SteamVR-powered Vive virtual reality headset until 2016

This isn't exactly a surprise. HTC’s timeline for the Vive always seemed wildly ambitious, and it stands to profit more from putting out a good VR product than a premature, nausea-inducing VR product.

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No, PCs don't have fewer exclusive games than consoles

The dark days for PC gaming are behind us, but people still keep saying that consoles have more exclusives than PCs. They're wrong.

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Feature-stuffed Fire OS update makes Amazon's tablets even more kid-friendly

Amazon's Fire tablets were already one of the best tablets for children, and a new update adds even more features and parental controls.

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November's hottest PC hardware: $5 PCs, supercomputing desktops, and SSDs to avoid like the plague

PC companies are pushing their final goodies out the door to find a place in your stocking this holiday season. Here's a roundup of the hottest new PC gear from November.

So long, Radeon 5000 and 6000: AMD quietly retires all pre-GCN graphics cards

The introduction of AMD's new Radeon Software Crimson software marks the end of the road for the Radeon 5000 and 6000 series graphics cards.