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.

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Windows 10's busted HDR display support got a whole lot better in the April 2018 Update

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update added an SDR brightness slider that partially fixes the biggest problem with HDR monitors.

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Steam adds Nintendo Switch Pro controller support, here's how to enable it

Here's how to use your Nintendo Switch Pro controller in Steam.

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Intel kills Kaby Lake-X, the bizarre enthusiast CPUs that nobody wanted

Intel has quietly discontinued the Core i5-7640X and Core i7-7740X 'Kaby Lake-X' enthusiast CPUs that made no sense and were immediately rendered obsolete.

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Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

Windows 10 is chock-full of handy, hidden new features worth exploring, especially after the recent April 2018 Update. Check out the best tips and tricks here.

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How to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update right now

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update starts rolling out today, but not all PCs will be part of the first wave. Here's how to install it today anyway.

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AMD 'boot kits' loan chips to help update motherboards for 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs

No, AMD won't give you a free chip, but it it will loan you one to help update your BIOS to support its new 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs and APUs.

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Samsung's glorious CHG70 FreeSync 2 display shows the wonder (and wonkiness) of PC HDR

The Samsung CHG70 is FreeSync 2's vanguard and the best monitor we've used, but HDR is still bleeding-edge on PCs.

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Water-cooling specialist EKWB starts selling complete custom gaming PCs

EKWB's Fluid Gaming Systems offer a limited selection of powerful hardware and nifty enthusiast-class extras like custom liquid-cooling and sleeved power cables.

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Acer and Dell gaming laptops drop to ludicrously low prices to clear way for Intel 8th-gen CPUs

The arrival of 8th-gen Intel CPUs is dropping gaming laptops with 7th-gen processors to new lows.

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AMD vows 'freedom' for new Radeon brands amidst GeForce Partner Program controversy

The Asus Arez lineup won't be the only new Radeon-exclusive graphics card brand, AMD says.

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AMD's Radeon RX 500X graphics cards are just RX 500-series GPUs with a new name

The Radeon RX 500X graphics cards are a vendor-only rebrand to help PC makers sell more computers.

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AMD rolls out CPU firmware and Windows 10 patches to protect against Spectre exploits

AMD's CPU microcode updates join forces with a new Windows 10 patch to protect against Spectre variant 2—if you can get them.

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How to check if Facebook shared your personal info with Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from 87 million Facebook users. Here's how to tell if you were affected.

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Nvidia drops GeForce driver support for 32-bit operating systems, Fermi graphics cards

GeForce drivers will no longer be Game Ready for 32-bit operating systems or older Fermi GPU hardware.

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Apple clads the iPhone 8 and iPhone X in (Product)Red to help fight HIV

The iPhone 8 (Product)Red Special Edition and (Product)Red iPhone X Leather Folio drench Apple's phones in red to help a good cause: the fight against HIV and AIDS.

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