Brad ChacosSenior Editor, PCWorld

Brad Chacos spends his days digging through desktop PCs and tweeting too much. He covers gaming and graphics for PCWorld, and spends his mornings running the news desk for PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot, and TechHive.

Why you should try Linux today: 6 compelling reasons

There's never been a better time to give Linux a try on your PC. Here's why.

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Amazon Music Unlimited challenges Spotify with steep discounts for Echo, Prime users

Amazon Music Unlimited offers steep discounts and special features to Amazon Echo owners and Amazon Prime subscribers.

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Oculus shuts down the Gear VR app on Galaxy Note7

Oculus disabled the Gear VR app for Samsung's Galaxy Note7, because you don't want your phone blowing up when it's strapped to your face.

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Oculus Rift's new software drops the price of VR-ready PCs to $500

Oculus Rift's new asynchronous spacewarp feature helps lower the cost of entry for VR-ready PC hardware.

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Oculus provides a tantalizing glimpse at social VR's future

At Oculus Connect 3, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg provided a tantalizing glimpse at what social VR could become.

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Tested: Gears of Wars 4 PC benchmarks yield glorious graphics options galore

Gears of War 4 lands on the PC the same day as consoles thanks to Xbox Play Anywhere, and it's clear this port is no second-class citizen.

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Google's Nexus is dead

It's official: Google's Nexus device lineup is no more, usurped by premium Pixel hardware.

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Google Store purges hardware, including Nexus phones, Nvidia's Shield TV, and more

RIP Nexus? The Google Store today gave the ax to several big-name devices, including the Nexus Phones and Nvidia's Shield TV.

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Everything at Google's hardware event: Pixel phones, 4K Chromecast, and more

The hardware came fast and furious at Google's Oct. 4 hardware event, but beneath the Pixel phones and Google Home lay software connecting it all.

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Google's fabric-clad Daydream View headset aims to make mobile VR easy-peasy

Google revealed Daydream View on Tuesday, a mobile VR headset that revolves around a simple, easy user experience. And a lot of fabric.

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The Full Nerd Episode 8: Gaming laptops, 4K gaming, and a $500 PC build showdown

Gordon, Brad, and Alaina show off awesome gaming laptops, talk 4K, and throw down in an epic $500 PC build contest.

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16 useful Windows 10 tools that help you get more done

Microsoft has stuffed Windows 10 full of productivity-enhancing tools and features that streamline common pain points.

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Meet Pixel, a gorgeous, much-needed visual overhaul for Raspberry Pi's main distro

The new Pixel desktop environment for Raspbian gives the Raspberry Pi's operating system a gorgeous new look.

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PSA: Windows 10's Anniversary Update reactivates ads you've already disabled

Ad-related settings you've tweaked are the only settings reset when you upgrade to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.