Brad ChacosExecutive editor, PCWorld

Brad Chacos spends his days digging through desktop PCs and tweeting too much.

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How to check your graphics card's GPU temperature

Knowing your graphics card's GPU temperature is vital when your PC keeps overheating, or when you try your hand at overclocking. Here's how to check your GPU temperature.

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Why use virtual desktops? 5 practical reasons from real-world users

Windows 10's virtual desktops can supercharge your productivity, but figuring out why and how to use them can be tricky. Luckily, several Reddit users recently shared their use cases.

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Best Buy slashes $360 off the Surface Pro 7 with a refresh in sight

New Surface models are coming soon, so Best Buy is selling the entry-level Surface Pro 7 with a Type Cover for just $599—a massive $360 in savings.

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Razer just made gamer thimbles

Razer's new gaming finger sleeves are like thimbles for gamers. Or maybe yoga pants for your thumbs?

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AMD Radeon Software can overclock your Ryzen CPU now, too

AMD's latest Radeon Software release blurs the lines with Ryzen Master, following in the footsteps of other recent synergies.

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The best PCIe 4.0 SSD: If you have this cutting-edge interface, this drive is ready for it

Samsung's 980 Pro is the best PCIe 4.0 SSD you can buy right now. We explain why, and what you need to know about ultra-fast PCIe 4.0 drives in general.

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5 easy tasks that supercharge your security

Protect your PC and your online accounts with these 5 simple tasks that supercharge your security.

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The best free PC games

The best free PC games will give you a good time even if you don't have a dime to spare.

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The best SSDs of 2021

The best solid-state drives can supercharge your PC. Here are our picks for the best SSDs, and what you should know before a purchase.

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These 25 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

These long PC games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

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The best graphics cards for PC gaming: A third contender appears

These are the best graphics cards that PC gamers can buy today from Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon.

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Microsoft boots older PCs out of Windows 11 preview testing

Microsoft always said unsupported Insider PCs will be kicked out of Windows 11 previews eventually, but the timing sure is interesting.

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Windows 11 won't support Android apps at launch

Android app support is a key feature for Windows 11, but it won't be ready in time for the operating system's October 5 launch.

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Windows 11 will launch on October 5

Windows 11 will bring exciting new features—and confusing hardware requirements—to the world on October 5.

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This dead-simple keyboard shortcut will change the way you use Slack

How did it take me so long to discover Slack's instant-editing keyboard shortcut?