Brad ChacosSenior Editor, PCWorld

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

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Why Microsoft needs an Xbox gaming laptop

Xbox isn't just for consoles anymore. A dedicated Xbox gaming laptop would let Microsoft flex its muscles and showcase the PC gaming innovations it's helping to drive forward.

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How to check your PC's CPU temperature

Is your PC's processor too hot? Here's how to monitor your computer's CPU temperature, and lower it if needed.

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Go get Alien: Isolation and Hand of Fate 2 for free on the Epic Games Store

Alien: Isolation and Hand of Fate 2 are two very good, very different games with one thing in common: You can score both for free on the Epic Games Store this week.

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Why PlayStation Now's new 1080p streaming is great for PC gamers

PlayStation Now is the best way for PC gamers to play exclusive Sony classics, and it's finally adding support for 1080p resolution.

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Call of Duty: Warzone adds Nvidia DLSS for a massive speed boost

The latest Call of Duty: Warzone patch finally adds DLSS support for Nvidia's GeForce RTX GPUs, promising up to 70% faster performance.

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The purple iPhone is meaningless in a world where every iPhone is in a case

The new purple iPhone 12 sure does look cool, but you wouldn't even see it in a case.

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Windows 10's terrible Store app might finally get a much-needed overhaul

Windows 10's Microsoft Store app has been a disaster for nearly a decade, but hope might be on the horizon.

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AMD's huge Radeon Software update is designed to make your life easier

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 21.4.1 adds a slew of helpful features, from major AMD Link upgrades to the addition of Ryzen performance metrics.

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Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming launches on PCs, iPad, and iPhone this week

No graphics card? No problem. Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming expands to PCs and iOS devices as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on April 20.

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Microsoft is killing my favorite Windows 10 feature

Windows 10's Timeline is losing its cross-device sync, a killer productivity feature, and I'm crushed.

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A perfect storm: Why graphics cards cost so much now

You can't find a graphics card for anywhere near suggested pricing right now. Why? It's complicated. We explain.

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Nvidia GeForce Experience Studio drivers optimize creative apps with one click

The April update for Nvidia's Studio drivers add an auto-optimization option for 34 creative applications like Adobe Lightroom and DaVinci Resolve, swiping a trick from GeForce's gaming side.

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The Full Nerd ep. 173: Ryzen 5000G APUs look great, Nvidia's GPU crunch continues

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we discuss AMD's long-awaited Ryzen 5000G APUs with Radeon graphics, and gloomy graphics card news from Nvidia.

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This versatile robot vacuum mops floors too, and today it's 30% off

This Amazon daily deal on the Proscenic M6 Pro robot vacuum/mop hybrid can take some of the hassle out of spring cleaning.

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Oculus Quest 2 boosts PC VR with wireless streaming and virtual office upgrades

The next big software upgrade for Oculus Quest 2 includes key enhancements, particularly for people who pair their VR headset with their PC.