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.

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.

16 useful Windows 10 tools that help you get more done

16 useful Windows 10 tools that help you get more done

Microsoft has stuffed Windows 10 full of productivity-enhancing tools and features that streamline common pain points.

How to build a budget PC for less than $300

How to build a budget PC for less than $300

This cheap but capable $300 budget desktop PC will outperform any laptop in the same price range.

Lenovo laptops refuse to run Linux due to storage woes, not Microsoft evildoing

Lenovo laptops refuse to run Linux due to storage woes, not Microsoft evildoing

Lenovo's Windows 10 PCs can't run Linux due to RAID storage conflicts, not Microsoft intervention.

The 15 highest-performing PC components you can buy today

The 15 highest-performing PC components you can buy today

Looking to build the ultimate PC? If price is no object, this is the hardware you want.

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

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.

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

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.

10 killer PC upgrades that are shockingly cheap

10 killer PC upgrades that are shockingly cheap

Looking to put more pep in your PC's step? These surprisingly cheap PC upgrades and accessories do the trick without breaking the bank.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update's best new features
Updated

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update's best new features

Windows 10's Anniversary Update is stuffed with new features for casual users and hardcore PC enthusiasts alike. We dig in.

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.

10 reasons why you shouldn't upgrade to Windows 10

10 reasons why you shouldn't upgrade to Windows 10

The end of Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer is right around the corner. But while Windows 10 is great, there are valid reasons to reject it.

47 must-see PC gaming gems revealed at E3 2016: Watch every trailer

47 must-see PC gaming gems revealed at E3 2016: Watch every trailer

You think E3's a console show? Pfah! E3 2016 provided an abundance of riches for PC gamers. Catch up with all the big reveals here.

Windows 10 sees its largest surge ever as Microsoft's forced-upgrade push rolls on

Windows 10 sees its largest surge ever as Microsoft's forced-upgrade push rolls on

Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 upgrades onto users who didn't ask for it, and it appears to be paying off, at least for Microsoft.

Fearing forced Windows 10 upgrades, users are disabling critical updates instead

Fearing forced Windows 10 upgrades, users are disabling critical updates instead

Microsoft's overly aggressive Windows 10 upgrade push is encouraging users to disable Windows Update, leaving their PCs at risk of malware infection.

How to go back to Windows 7 or 8 after an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade

How to go back to Windows 7 or 8 after an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft's pushing Windows 10 onto Windows 7 and 8 PCs even if you didn't consent to it. Here's how to get your computer back to normal.

How Microsoft's tricky new Windows 10 pop-up deceives you into upgrading
Updated

How Microsoft's tricky new Windows 10 pop-up deceives you into upgrading

A nasty change to the way Microsoft's "Get Windows 10" pop-up behaves seems designed to trick users into upgrading.

12 powerful Windows 10 tools that hardcore PC enthusiasts will love

12 powerful Windows 10 tools that hardcore PC enthusiasts will love

Everywhere you look in Windows 10, Microsoft's slipped in powerful tools built to appeal to PC power users.

Microsoft Build's 9 biggest reveals: Super-smart bot butlers and the future of Windows

Microsoft Build's 9 biggest reveals: Super-smart bot butlers and the future of Windows

Microsoft's Build 2016 conference may be for developers, but it was brimming with news about Windows 10, PC gaming, Cortana, and more.

Windows Phone's no-show at Build drives home Microsoft's mobile neglect

Windows Phone's no-show at Build drives home Microsoft's mobile neglect

Is Windows Phone a dead platform walking? Microsoft didn't even mention its mobile OS during the Build 2016 keynote, and sadly, it shouldn't come as a surprise.

Microsoft envisions a future where Cortana and a legion of smart bots act as our butlers

Microsoft envisions a future where Cortana and a legion of smart bots act as our butlers

Microsoft's Conversations as a Platform initiative thinks that machine learning and natural language could revolutionize computing.

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