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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Fight! Custom Radeon Fury, GTX 980 graphics cards brawl for PC gaming supremacy

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury flew past the stock GTX 980 in benchmarks. How does it compare against a similarly priced custom version?

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What Windows 7 holdouts will miss: 11 improvements in Windows 10

You don't know what you're missing: These under-the-hood improvements have graduated from Windows 8 to Windows 10 and could justify an upgrade.

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Killing Cortana: How to disable Windows 10's info-hungry digital assistant

Cortana, Microsoft's supremely useful digital assistant, is a highlight Windows 10 feature—but not everyone will appreciate the amount of personal information she demands to be helpful. Here's how to disable Cortana in Windows 10.

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10 things Windows 10 failed to fix or flat-out broke

Windows 10, you're a great operating system, but...please put these deficiencies on your update list somewhere.

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These graphics cards and processors support Windows 10's DirectX 12 graphics tech

Windows 10's supercharged DirectX 12 graphics tech may revolutionize PC gaming--but only if your hardware supports it.

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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.