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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Microsoft may release a tiny $400 Surface tablet to challenge the iPad

Microsoft's working on a $400 Surface tablet with USB-C and Intel inside to take on Apple's iPad, Bloomberg reports.

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EVGA's powerful SC15 gaming laptop is loaded with enthusiast features and $900 off

The EVGA SC15 got glowing reviews at $1,900 thanks to its powerful hardware and luxurious features. Now it's on sale for $999.

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Intel 8th-gen motherboards explained: Z390 vs. Z370 vs. H370 vs. B360 vs. H310

A wide variety of 300-series chipsets support Intel's 8th-generation "Coffee Lake" CPUs. Here's how Z390, Z370, H370, B360, and H310 motherboards compare.

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Intel Z390 chipset specs revealed: Meet Coffee Lake's new high-end motherboards

Intel quietly published details about an upcoming Z390 motherboard chipset that plugs the glaring holes in Z370's capabilities.

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How to turn on Gmail's Smart Compose and let Google AI write your emails

Gmail's AI-infused Smart Compose is live in experimental form. Here's how to activate it.

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Microsoft lets you gift digital PC games now, but the Xbox experience still sucks on computers

You can now gift PC games, DLC, and Xbox One games in the Microsoft Store, a feature Steam has had since before the Microsoft Store launched five years ago.

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You can actually afford Nvidia GeForce graphics cards now

Graphics card prices haven't quite returned to pre-crisis levels, but Nvidia's GeForce GPUs are at or near MSRP.

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Everything revealed at Google I/O 2018: Android P beta, huge Maps overhaul, Google Assistant gets personal

Googled leaned heavily into machine learning and personalization during its I/O 2018 keynote. Here's everything it revealed, from Android P to Gmail tweaks.

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Google reveals a more personal Maps, and a wild augmented reality vision

A redesigned Explore interface and a new For You tab make Google Maps better at being your local guide.

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Google Assistant wants to talk to you like a friend—and call in your dinner reservation

At the I/O 2018 keynote, Google revealed a flurry of features that make Google Assistant smarter, more personal, and predictive no matter what device you use.

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Samsung 970 Pro and 970 EVO NVMe SSDs launch at much lower prices than announced

The Samsung 970 Pro and 970 EVO launched on May 7 with suggested prices far lower than originally announced to put the heat on rival NVMe drives.

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Nvidia kills controversial GeForce Partner Program due to 'conjecture and mistruths'

Nvidia is pulling the plug on its GeForce Partner Program, which reportedly required graphics card makers to sell GeForce-exclusive brands.

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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.