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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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The 10 best PC games of 2014

From puzzlers to old-school RPGs and a whole lot more, these titles were the cream of the PC gaming crop in 2014.

7 critical things to do immediately with a new PC

Quick, while it's still pure and unsullied! Set up antivirus, clear out bloatware, and perform other tasks to keep your PC humming well into the future.

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Your new PC needs these 22 free, excellent programs

Start off right with solid security tools, productivity software, and other programs that every PC needs.

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What the Sony hack can teach us about protecting our email

Any electronic communication, no matter how private, could eventually be made public.

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Clean up your Wordpress plugins to avoid SoakSoak and other malware threats

More than 100,000 Wordpress websites have been compromised as a result of unused or insecure plugins.

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Box's Box Trust and Box EMM offer better BYOD security

Box's corporate customers need help managing the relentless growth of online storage and applications, let alone the mobile devices that access them.

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Trying a leaked Windows 10 build? Microsoft ain't mad

"How could we be upset about lots of people wanting to try our new stuff?"

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Report: iOS users care more about privacy and data security than Android users

Okay, but why? Data collected by cloud storage provider iDrive demonstrates that iOS users are more likely to back up data and use available privacy controls than their Android-using peers.

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The future is now: The 10 biggest tech innovations of 2014

A hoverboard. A virtual reality headset. A PC with a drawing board and 3D imaging capabilities. Believe it or not, all these things are real today. See them for yourself right here.

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Microsoft's giving 100 more insanely great music albums away for free

And once you've claimed the albums you want, you can download them as DRM-free MP3s.

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Feature-stuffed Catalyst Omega reinvents AMD's approach to graphics drivers

Catalyst Omega kicks off AMD's new plan to release a massive, feature-stuffed driver once per year, and with downsampling, FreeSync support, video enhancements, and more, it doesn't disappoint.

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Beware this online shopping scam: Fake order confirmations

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the holiday shopping frenzy to trick you into clicking a link you'll regret later.

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PC gaming's 10 biggest surprises of 2014

Walk with us through a year of unexpectedly momentous, disastrous, and sometimes downright bewildering events in the world of gaming.

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Data breach trends for 2015: Credit cards, healthcare records will be vulnerable

Ironically, a safer kind of credit card could spur a last-ditch wave of exploits for older cards. And who's watching your electronic medical records?

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Psy's 'Gangnam Style' finally broke YouTube

The viral video was viewed so many times that it broke the code behind YouTube's view counter.