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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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Why Steve Ballmer wrote Windows' classic Crtl+Alt+Delete text himself

Windows 3.x's Crtl+Alt+Delete menu was a blue screen, but not THE blue screen.

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10 hilarious, brutally devious ways game developers punish pirates

The Sims 4's encroaching pixelization is the latest in a long line of hilarious anti-piracy efforts.

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Final Oculus Rift pricing, hardware teased as Gear VR reveals Oculus-ready interface

And even better: The final hardware design for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift is already locked in.

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Dell's 27-inch 5K monitor packs almost twice the pixels of 4K displays

Dell's 5K monitor is just as pixel dense as Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display laptops, but much, much bigger.

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Best of IFA: The eye-catching new gear you need to see, from dirt-cheap PCs to smartwatches galore

The annual IFA trade show in Berlin was home to a slew of big-name gadget reveals. Here's a rundown of the devices you need to know about.

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At IFA, Microsoft counters Chromebooks, Android with dirt-cheap Windows devices

The new era of dirt-cheap Windows PCs and tablets is here after months of preparation.

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Samsung teams with Oculus for Gear VR, a wire-free mobile VR headset (with a catch)

Now you can walk in other worlds when you're walking through the real world... if you have a Galaxy Note 4.

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Asus outs svelte, aluminum Zenbook UX305 and the EeeBook, a $199 Chromebook killer

The two new laptops unveiled at Asus' IFA event couldn't be more different.

Microsoft begins dropping OneDrive's 2GB file size limit

Microsoft's following in the footsteps of Dropbox and Google Drive by removing OneDrive's 2GB file size limit, albeit with little fanfare.

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10 obscure Steam features that can power up your PC gaming

Steam can do a whole lot more than let you buy and play games. Buckle up and get ready to dive deep into Steam's hidden features.

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What Verizon exclusive? HTC's Windows Phone-powered One M8 is coming to AT&T and T-Mobile

Turns out the Verizon exclusive for the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 isn't so exclusive after all.

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USB Condom promises to protect your dongle from infected ports

The cutely named device is designed to protect against juice-jacking.

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15 simple, secret Windows tips and tricks designed to save you time

These small, yet obscure Windows tips and tricks can make a big difference in your workflow—and save you tons of time in the process.