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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Microsoft slips user-tracking tools into Windows 7, 8 amidst Windows 10 privacy storm

Worried about Windows 10's deep-reaching user tracking? Some of it's coming to Windows 7 and 8, too.


Sling TV's live television streaming lands on Amazon's Fire tablets

Dish Network's revolutionary Sling TV video service keeps expanding its wings.

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Dell's first gaming display doesn't really pack G-Sync Gen II, but it still looks nice

Dell said its first-ever gaming monitor packs a previously unannounced second-generation implementation of G-Sync. Nvidia says nope.

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The glaring issue the Windows Store needs to fix if Fable Legends isn't coming to Steam

Microsoft making Microsoft-published games like Fable Legends exclusive to Microsoft's digital storefront isn't an issue. Storage space is.

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Xbox boss shoots down Xbox One mini rumors

Hope you weren't holding your breath for a Blu-ray-less Xbox One, because Phil Spencer says it ain't happening.

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Launch of Valve and HTC's Vive VR headset (mostly) delayed until 2016

After saying the Vive would launch in time for the holidays, HTC and Valve now say availability for the headset will be very limited until 2016.

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From AMD Nano to Skylake, 11 reasons why August was awesome for hardware

It's been a great summer to be a PC hardware enthusiast. Here's everything August brought, from AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and even Google.

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AMD quietly launches new Radeon R9 370X graphics card, but not in the U.S—yet

The AMD Radeon R9 370X could help Team Red gain the entry-level performance crown back from Nvidia's GeForce GTX 950 graphics card.

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Fire Phone's flop may jeopardize Amazon's future hardware endeavors

Amazon's laying off engineers and stopping new products in their tracks after the Fire Phone's epic failure.

Google Chrome's notifications won't support Windows 10's Action Center

Google has valid reasons for Chrome to not support Action Center, but it's still the latest blow in a longstanding feud with Microsoft.

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Big power, puny package: Full AMD Radeon R9 Nano tech specs and details revealed

AMD's new Radeon R9 Nano graphics card packs more performance than a Radeon R9 290X, but measures a mere 6 inches long. Here's a look under the hood.

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How to stop Windows 10's annoying Microsoft Office ads

Rather than upgrading to Office to stop Windows 10 from bleating about it all the time, take these steps instead.

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How to stop auto-play videos on Facebook and Twitter

Auto-playing videos in Facebook and Twitter are annoying. Here's how to stop them.

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Windows turns 30: A visual tour of Windows through the ages

Thirty years later, we look back at Microsoft's popular operating system.