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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Ossic's amazingly immersive 3D headphones give you an earful of VR audio's glorious future

The Ossic X 3D headphones raised more money on Kickstarter than any other VR campaign, and their sound is utterly transformative.

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Jaw-droppingly gorgeous HDR explodes onto PC monitors at CES 2017

After years of groundwork, HDR display tech finally arrives on your desktop.

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Second-gen Nvidia Shield TV hands-on: All the new killer features Nvidia didn't talk about

The second-gen Shield console is brimming with handy tweaks, updates, and new features that weren't mentioned during Nvidia's CES 2017 keynote.

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Sling TV's leaked AirTV Player could be the ultimate 'cable box' for cord cutters

Sling TV's leaked AirTV Player integrates the service's live TV streams with local broadcasts, Netflix, and more.

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Sling TV reveals much-needed cloud DVR feature as live TV streaming competition heats up

Sling TV's new cloud DVR feature was announced just in time for DirecTV Now's launch.

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4K Netflix videos debut on Windows 10, but you probably can't watch them

4K video streams finally make their debut on PCs thanks to Netflix and Windows 10, but strict software and hardware limitations curb our enthusiasm.

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Amazon Music Unlimited challenges Spotify with steep discounts for Echo, Prime users

Amazon Music Unlimited offers steep discounts and special features to Amazon Echo owners and Amazon Prime subscribers.

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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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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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How Netgear's Orbi plans to eradicate Wi-Fi dead zones

Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi system is more than just router, utilizing two devices to blanket your whole home in Wi-Fi.

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Hulu eliminates free streaming service, goes subscription only

Hulu is pulling the plug on its free streaming service after nearly a decade, to focus on premium subscriptions instead.

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Osram's Lightify smart bulbs suffer from several serious security flaws

Osram's Lightify smart bulbs are vulnerable to several crucial exploits, but most will be fixed soon.

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Hulu's universal Windows app quietly appears on Xbox One

Hulu's promised universal Windows app for Xbox One just showed up on Microsoft's console, but there's a catch.