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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The Full Nerd Episode 7: GPU buyer's guide, AMD Zen pricing, and a 4K PlayStation

Brad, Gordon and Hayden predict how much Zen will cost, give you expert advice on which GPU to buy and talk PC vs. the 4K PlayStation.

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Twitter's fantastic live NFL stream turned this recluse into a raving football fan

Twitter's first NFL Thursday Night Football stream was a fantastic experience.

Cable continues to crumble: HBO, Cinemax coming to Sony's PlayStation Vue service

HBO and Cinemax are finally embracing standalone streaming subscriptions and coming to Sony's PlayStation Vue serivce.

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Sony's first 4K Blu-ray player reminds you what a steal the Xbox One S truly is

Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports HDR and virtually everything else you can ask for, but it's focused on pricey custom AV installations.

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How to build a cheap but powerful gaming PC for $500

This budget gaming PC might cost only $500 to build, but it'll deliver excellent performance in any PC game you throw at it.

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PSA: Fallout 4's on sale for just $18, its steepest-ever discount

Amazon's selling Fallout 4 for far less than the game's previous steepest discount.

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Twitter's new Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One apps are all about video, not tweets

Twitter's new Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One apps focus on live video—including free NFL games—in a bid to lure new users to the social network.

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GeForce GTX 970 settlement website opens, Nvidia will pay graphics card owners $30

Grab your $30 refunds from Nvidia on the GeForce GTX 970 class-action settlement website.

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Tested: This all-AMD $650 PC proves VR-ready rigs don't have to be expensive

Conventional wisdom says you need to spend $1,000 on a VR-ready PC. This $650 computer powered by AMD's FX-6350 and Radeon RX 480 proves it wrong.

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Nvidia's faster, better GeForce Experience 3.0 launches with mandatory registration

Nvidia's GeForce Experience 3.0 is better than ever before, but you need to sign up to use it.

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These 20 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

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

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Alienware laptops cram a full-blown Radeon RX 470 inside

AMD's Polaris makes its laptop debut by cramming a full-blown Radeon RX 470 inside of Alienware's new laptops.

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The weird, wild, and occasionally practical PC hardware of IFA 2016

Innovative PC hardware showed up in spades at IFA 2016, Europe's largest tech industry trade show.

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EVGA GTX 1060 3GB review: A compelling $200 graphics card with a questionable future

Nvidia's new 3GB version of the GeForce GTX 1060 goes toe-to-toe with the $200 Radeon RX 480—in theory.

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Microsoft delays Sunrise calendar's death to bring more features to Outlook

The beloved Sunrise calendar app received a last-minute stay of execution from Microsoft on August 31.