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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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Windows PCs lose back-to-school sales to Chromebooks, Macs

The Windows PC market is a wounded giant, seemingly on the mend after years of market free-fall. But the explosive growth of Mac and especially Chromebook sales pose a threat to Windows' recovery.

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Sorry, folks: Samsung's curvaceous Galaxy Note Edge is a 'limited edition concept'

Sorry, folks. Even though Samsung announced the Galaxy Note Edge alongside the Note 4, you probably won't be able to snag one for yourself.

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PSA: Amazon's giving over $135 in paid Android apps away for free

There are some gems in there, too, like OfficeSuite Professional 7, Autodesk's SketchBook Pro, and Threes!

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Follow PCWorld's Steam Curator page for great, hand-picked game suggestions

Wondering which PC games are worth your time and money? PCWorld's new curator page on Steam can help.

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Reversible USB Type-C wonder cable will deliver DisplayPort audio and video, too

Is there anything Type-C USB cables WON'T be able to do?

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How to double your free OneDrive storage to 30GB

Microsoft's playing off iOS 8 upgrade woes by offering to double your free OneDrive storage space—but only if you act fast.

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iOS 8 compatibility issue forced Dropbox to temporarily suspend automatic photo backups

Because it's not like Dropbox had months to prepare for iOS 8's launch or anything.

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3 ways Microsoft can ruin Minecraft, and 3 ways it can make Mojang even better

Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang could give it the money to take Minecraft to the next level, or it could shackle it with proprietary restrictions. Let's hope for the former.

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Here's Markus 'Notch' Persson's farewell letter to Minecraft fans

Microsoft is buying Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion, and Notch is saying goodbye.

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Leaked Windows 9 video shows new virtual desktops feature in action

Rejoice, PC power users: It looks like virtual desktops may finally be coming to Windows 9.

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Microsoft is killing the Nokia and Windows Phone names, reports say

In the future, Lumias will just run plain old Windows, according to multiple reports.

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Microsoft may buy Minecraft maker Mojang for $2 billion

A fun twist: The head of Mojang once told Microsoft to "stop trying to ruin the PC as an open platform."

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U2 releases new, full album 'Songs of Innocence' for free exclusively on Apple's iTunes

All half billion-plus iTunes users are getting U2's 'Songs of Innocence' for absolutely nothing.

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Samsung's Gear VR priced at $200 (plus a Galaxy Note 4)

Sure, the Gear VR's $200 price doesn't sound exorbitant on the surface, but being a pioneer in the wire-free world of mobile virtual reality won't be cheap all told.