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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Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users

You read that right: Current Windows users will be able to snag Windows 10 for the low, low price of absolutely nothing.

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5 must-know Windows 10 tips and tricks

Dive right into some of Windows 10's coolest new features with these tips for the Start menu, Cortana, virtual desktops and more.

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10 things Windows 10 does better than Windows 8

Fixing the Start menu is just the beginning. Windows 10 brings many other good changes, and we show you the best ones here.

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Meet Cortana: The ultimate guide to Windows 10's helpful digital assistant

Windows 10's Cortana digital assistant is pretty darn easy to use, but she becomes even more powerful with some tinkering.

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How to disable Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense password sharing

Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 takes the headache out of managing Wi-Fi networks, but some people have security and privacy concerns. Here's how to disable it.

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The Windows 10 upgrade: Who should do it, who could wait

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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Microsoft's upgrade app won't let GeForce GTX 980 Ti owners reserve Windows 10

If you're living on the bleeding edge with a GeForce GTX 980 Ti, you aren't currently able to live on the bleeding edge with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system.


Windows 10: What to expect on July 29

If you're not a Windows Insider, you may have to wait past launch day as Microsoft rolls out the upgrade in waves.

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DirectX 12 FAQ: All about Windows 10's supercharged graphics tech

DirectX 12 is real. Is it amazing? Read on.

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Planning to pass on Windows 10? We want to hear why

If Windows 10 isn't your thing, we want to hear why.


Here's what Windows 10 won't change: Windows 8's plans to tie you to Microsoft services

Live Tiles and full-screen apps are gone, but Windows 10 will still try to keep you inside its ecosystem.

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AMD's incredibly small, yet insanely powerful Radeon R9 Nano is launching in August

The Radeon R9 Nano video card uses high-bandwidth memory and AMD's powerful Fiji GPU to offer flagship-level graphics performance in a six-inch form factor.

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Asus Strix Radeon R9 390X review: Keeping up with the high-performing Joneses

Sure, the Radeon R9 390X still uses the same GPU as the older R9 290X, but this supercharged version admirably takes the fight to the GTX 980.