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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10 time-saving Windows tips and tricks that help you get stuff done faster

Every second spent fiddling with menus is a second wasted. These time-saving Windows tips and tricks can help streamline your workflow and get your time back.

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Thermaltake reveals a monstrous, RGB-laden $1,200 motorized desk for gamers

Thermaltake's Level 20 RGB Battlestation Gaming Desk takes customizable lighting to (adjustable) new levels.

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How Windows and Chrome quietly made 2019 the year of Linux on the desktop

With Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, a full Linux kernel running in Windows, and Google's pledge that all future Chromebooks will be able to run Linux apps, 2019 is the year of Linux on the desktop.

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Microsoft revives PowerToys with open-source tools for Windows 10 power users

Microsoft's bringing back PowerToys as an open-source project on GitHub.

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Google's next-gen Assistant blows past Siri with 10x speeds and deeper awareness of your life

The next-gen Google Assistant revealed at Google I/O gains all sorts of new tricks, from much faster speech recognition to Personal References to a new driving mode.

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Nvidia hotfix curbs aggressive CPU usage by latest GeForce driver

Nvidia's latest Game Ready driver added support for the GeForce GTX 1650 and new mobile GPUs, but also caused CPU spikes in some systems. A new hotfix corrects the issue.

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AMD celebrates its 50th anniversary with blinged-out Ryzen 7 2700X and Radeon VII Gold Editions

The Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition and Radeon VII Gold Edition come with free goodies, special designs, and plenty of nostalgia for AMD's 50th anniversary.

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10 truly helpful Windows 10 tools you might not know about

Enthusiast-friendly power tools lurk in every corner of Windows 10. Let's shine a light on some of the more obscure ones.

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Nvidia's mobile GeForce GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 Ti give affordable gaming laptops more firepower

Mere months after launching mobile RTX GPUs, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 Ti are coming to gaming laptops.

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1650 is a $150 graphics card built to plug-and-play in any PC

Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 1650 is an affordable graphics card that doesn't require any extra power connections.

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The latest Windows patch is breaking even more PCs with antivirus installed

If you have antivirus software from McAfee, Avast, Sophos, Avira, or ArcaBit installed on your PC, it might not boot correctly after the latest Windows patch.

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Nvidia's next Game Ready driver will add 7 new G-Sync Compatible displays

Nvidia's embrace of AMD FreeSync displays continues with a fresh batch of G-Sync Compatible certifications.

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Why Sony's PlayStation 5 specs matter to PC gamers: Ryzen, Radeon, SSDs, and ray tracing

System architect Mark Cerny gives us our first taste of the Sony PlayStation 5's capabilities, and it's more PC-like than ever.

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Microsoft could challenge Apple's AirPods with wireless Surface earbuds

Microsoft is working on Surface-branded earbuds to accompany its Surface Headphones, according to a Thurrott.com report.

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RTX on GTX: Nvidia's latest driver unlocks ray tracing on GeForce GTX graphics cards

Nvidia released new Game Ready drivers that enable some GeForce GTX graphics cards to run real-time ray tracing tasks previously exclusive to pricey RTX GPUs.