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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Nvidia Shield TV levels up to full-featured PC gaming with free GeForce Now beta

The era of confusing, dueling GeForce Now services is over. Nvidia's Shield TV now streams PC games from the cloud, cementing its reign as the king of streamers for geeks.

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AMD's game-smoothing FreeSync tech makes its living room debut in Samsung QLED TVs

AMD's gameplay-smoothing Radeon FreeSync technology now works on select Samsung QLED TVs as PC gaming continues its march towards living rooms.

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HDMI 2.1 released: 10K resolution, dynamic HDR, and FreeSync-like game smoothing

HDMI 2.1 adds support for 10K resolution, dynamic HDR metadata, variable refresh rates, and more.

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The Google Home Max takes aim at Sonos speakers with big sound and dynamic AI smarts

The $399 Google Home Max will launch in December with Smart Sound technology. Here's everything you need to know.

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Nvidia's new $179 Shield TV bundle battles Apple TV 4K

Nvidia's $179 Shield TV bundle sheds the game controller to match the price of the new Apple TV 4K.

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Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa are going to work together

Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa team up to battle Siri and Google Assistant.

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Apple's iTunes is coming to the Windows Store

Apple's iTunes is joining Spotify in Microsoft's Windows Store.

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Xbox Project Scorpio specs revealed: Microsoft's next console is a Radeon-infused monster

Microsoft's Xbox Project Scorpio's hardware could actually power 4K gaming well, unlike the PS4 Pro. But sorry, PC enthusiasts: AMD's Ryzen isn't inside.

Thursday night NFL games now stream on Amazon Prime, and that sucks for cord-cutters

Thursday Night Football games are dumping Twitter for Amazon Prime, and that sucks for cord-cutters.

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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.