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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Facebook’s Birthday Videos are another attempt to repackage your life for social sharing

First there was Memories, then there was Friends Day, and now there's Facebook's Birthday Videos.

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Osram's Lightify smart bulbs suffer from several serious security flaws

Osram's Lightify smart bulbs are vulnerable to several crucial exploits, but most will be fixed soon.

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The free Windows 10 upgrade: Who should do it, and who should pass

With the end of the free upgrade offer looming, we answer the question everyone's asking: Should you upgrade to Windows 10? (Spoiler: It depends on what you're using now.)

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The Full Nerd Episode 5: Kaby Lake-X, the best new budget graphics card, and one honkin' hard drive

Gordon, Brad, and Alaina run through the latest rumors about Intel's new desktop CPUs, Brad reveals which GPU hits the sweet spot, and Seagate's hard drive sees 10TB.

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Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 review: Polaris rethought and refined

The custom Radeon RX 480 graphics cards are finally here, and Sapphire's Nitro+ RX 480 proves the wait was worthwhile.

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Surprise! Nvidia reveals a new Pascal-powered Titan X and it looks like an utter monster

The new Titan X based on Nvidia's cutting-edge Pascal GPU may be the first graphics card capable of no-compromise 60fps gaming at 4K resolution.

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Hulu's universal Windows app quietly appears on Xbox One

Hulu's promised universal Windows app for Xbox One just showed up on Microsoft's console, but there's a catch.

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GeForce GTX 1060 review: Nvidia battles AMD for PC gaming's next-gen sweet spot

The first head-to-head battle in the next-generation graphics card war is here: Nvidia's $250 GeForce GTX 1060 vs. AMD's $200 Radeon RX 480. We take it to the test bench.

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Microsoft's slimmed-down Xbox One S launches August 2

Microsoft's shrunken Xbox One S console will launch alongside the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2.

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The Full Nerd Episode 4: What the GeForce GTX 1060 and Radeon RX-480 kill, and what Gordon builds on a budget

It's Budget Week for Full Nerd: Alaina, Brad and Gordon discuss the latest low-cost GPUs, and Gordon tried to pinch pennies better than PCPartPicker.

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10 compelling reasons to upgrade to Windows 10

The deadline for Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade looms. Here's why you don't want to let it pass by.

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3DMark Time Spy tested: We pit Radeon vs. GeForce in this major new DX12 benchmark

Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards go head-to-head in the first major DirectX 12 benchmark tool, 3DMark's Time Spy.

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Nvidia's powerful Ansel screenshot tool and amusing VR Funhouse demo go live

Days before the launch of the GeForce GTX 1060, Nvidia's launching software to support it: VR Funhouse and the Ansel screenshot tool.

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AMD and Firaxis join forces to turn Civilization VI into a DirectX 12 showcase

Civilization VI will pack some of DirectX 12's highlight features thanks to a partnership between AMD and Firaxis.

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Doom's new Vulkan patch makes a fast, beautiful game faster and more beautiful

Doom's hotly anticipated update is here, with full support for the Vulkan graphics API.