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.

Facebook headquarters

How to see what Facebook knows about you, and download your data

Facebook stores a lot of data on its users, but the social media service makes it easy to see the information it has on you, and even lets you download a copy of its records.

nvidia geforce rtx graphics card generic image ces 2021

There will be no GeForce RTX 3060 Founders Edition, Nvidia confirms

Nvidia won't release a Founders Edition model of its upcoming $329 GeForce RTX 3060, while custom graphics card makers are warning about price hikes.

grave angel stock

RIP old-school Internet: Chrome 88 lays Flash and FTP to rest

In addition to some new features, Chrome 88 ends support for Adobe Flash, the File Transfer Protocol, and Apple's OS X Yosemite.

nvme ssd primary intel optane ssd 905p

Intel quietly kills its face-melting Optane desktop SSDs

Intel issues a discontinuation notice for all consumer Optane SSDs in desktops, bringing a radical experiment to an end, but the technology lives on in laptops and servers.

asus laptop

5 innovations that pushed laptops forward at CES 2021

CES 2021 may be virtual, but the drumbeat of innovation continued with these 5 laptop trends revealed at the show.

evga rtx 3080 ftw3 ultra 1

More graphics card makers roll out significant price hikes

A week after Asus warned of impending price increases for its graphics cards, EVGA and Zotac are following suit.

radeon rdna 2 su

New Radeon GPUs were barely seen at CES, but they cast a long shadow

AMD only briefly teased new Radeon RX 6000-series laptop and desktop graphics chips at CES 2021, but its design decisions influenced Nvidia's hardware as well.

nvidia geforce rtx graphics card generic image ces 2021

Nvidia woos mainstream gamers with the $329 GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 30-series laptops

Nvidia courted mainstream gamers during its CES 2021 'Game On' event, unveiling mobile RTX 30-series GPUs, the desktop GeForce RTX 3060, new Reflex Latency Analyzer monitors, and more.

cpu socket gordon

CES 2021 preview: Brace yourself for a deluge of new PC hardware

CES may be virtual in 2021, but we expect to see plenty of new hardware from the likes of Intel, AMD, Nvidia, HP, Dell, Asus, MSI, and more.

acer xb3 xb273u nx monitor

Acer's swanky new gaming monitors marry high resolutions with ultra-fast speeds

Fast refresh rates? Tons of pixels? Buttery-smooth adaptive sync capabilities? Acer's trio of new gaming monitors offer it all.

geforce rtx 3060 ti asus tuf 4

Graphics cards are about to get a lot more expensive, Asus warns

Graphics card prices were bad in 2020. In 2021, Asus says they'll rise even higher, thanks to tariffs, increased shipping costs, and more.

install cpu paste 2

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.

dsc01148

How to install a graphics card

Installing a new graphics card can give your PC a major performance boost. Here's how to do it.

xbox series x with box primary

Xbox Series X vs. gaming PCs: Fight!

The Xbox Series X delivers exceptional value for the hardware inside, but the battle against gaming PCs isn't as cut-and-dry as you may think.

free sign gettyimages 1056445318

The best free software for your PC

These are the best free programs that any PC needs: solid security tools, productivity software, and more.