Brad Chacos

Senior Editor

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.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti review: The new budget gaming champions

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti review: The new budget gaming champions

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are the best graphics cards for budget gamers and people looking to upgrade a prebuilt "big box" PC.

Why you should try Linux today: 6 compelling reasons

Why you should try Linux today: 6 compelling reasons

There's never been a better time to give Linux a try on your PC. Here's why.

Oculus shuts down the Gear VR app on Galaxy Note7

Oculus shuts down the Gear VR app on Galaxy Note7

Oculus disabled the Gear VR app for Samsung's Galaxy Note7, because you don't want your phone blowing up when it's strapped to your face.

Google's Nexus is dead

Google's Nexus is dead

It's official: Google's Nexus device lineup is no more, usurped by premium Pixel hardware.

Google Store purges hardware, including Nexus phones, Nvidia's Shield TV, and more
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Google Store purges hardware, including Nexus phones, Nvidia's Shield TV, and more

RIP Nexus? The Google Store today gave the ax to several big-name devices, including the Nexus Phones and Nvidia's Shield TV.

Everything at Google's hardware event: Pixel phones, 4K Chromecast, and more

Everything at Google's hardware event: Pixel phones, 4K Chromecast, and more

The hardware came fast and furious at Google's Oct. 4 hardware event, but beneath the Pixel phones and Google Home lay software connecting it all.

Google's fabric-clad Daydream View headset aims to make mobile VR easy-peasy

Google's fabric-clad Daydream View headset aims to make mobile VR easy-peasy

Google revealed Daydream View on Tuesday, a mobile VR headset that revolves around a simple, easy user experience. And a lot of fabric.

10 utterly wonderful technologies you shouldn't buy yet
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10 utterly wonderful technologies you shouldn't buy yet

These are great! But be patient, 'cause they need a bit more time to be fully baked.

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

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.

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

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.

IDF 2016: Powerful chips, robot brains, and super-fast data lasers

IDF 2016: Powerful chips, robot brains, and super-fast data lasers

PCs may not be the sole focus at IDF anymore, but Intel's annual event still highlights the future of technology.

Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 review: Polaris rethought and refined
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Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 review: Polaris rethought and refined

The custom Radeon RX 480 graphics cards are finally here, and Sapphire's Nitro+ RX 480 proves the wait was worthwhile.

10 compelling reasons to upgrade to Windows 10

10 compelling reasons to upgrade to Windows 10

The deadline for Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade looms. Here's why you don't want to let it pass by.

Google I/O's big reveals: VR dreams, personalized AI, and chips that blow away Moore's Law

Google I/O's big reveals: VR dreams, personalized AI, and chips that blow away Moore's Law

Google I/O 2016 was full of big news, from Android N to Daydream VR to new apps galore.

Google releases Android N Developer Preview 3 beta

Google releases Android N Developer Preview 3 beta

Android N Developer Preview 3 will let you dive into VR Daydream apps and more.

Google teases Daydream, an ambitious VR plan with dedicated hardware and Android integration

Google teases Daydream, an ambitious VR plan with dedicated hardware and Android integration

Move over, GearVR. Google's Daydream initiative wants to bring dedicated VR hardware and software to every Android phone.

You will upgrade to Windows 10: Inside Microsoft's strong-arm upgrade tactics
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You will upgrade to Windows 10: Inside Microsoft's strong-arm upgrade tactics

Now that the carrots aren't luring new users to Windows 10, Microsoft's breaking out the sticks

Surfaces, Steam Machines, and 8K screens: October's hottest new PC hardware

Surfaces, Steam Machines, and 8K screens: October's hottest new PC hardware

Surface Books. Skylake laptops. Steam Machines. 8K displays. October's hot new PC hardware is all about the holiday push.

Microsoft's 7 biggest new hardware reveals: Surface Book laptop, Windows 10 Lumias and more

Microsoft's 7 biggest new hardware reveals: Surface Book laptop, Windows 10 Lumias and more

Microsoft's massive device event used stunning new hardware like the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Lumia 950 to sing the song of Windows 10's capabilities.

Meet Snickerdoodle, an affordable, powerfully maker-focused Raspberry Pi rival

Meet Snickerdoodle, an affordable, powerfully maker-focused Raspberry Pi rival

Krtkl's Snickerdoodle wants to become the Raspberry Pi for robots, thanks to the field-programmable gate array that lets it tackle more complex projects, like robots or drones.

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