Brad ChacosSenior Editor, TechHive

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Brad Chacos spends the days jamming to Spotify and digging through desktop PCs. He covers the gaming, graphics cards, and how-to beats for PCWorld, and spends his mornings running the news desk for PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot, and TechHive.

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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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Ad blockers circumvent Facebook's unblockable ads

It didn't take long for Adblock Plus to skirt Facebook's ad blocker-blocking force field.

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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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Facebook’s Birthday Videos are another attempt to repackage your life for social sharing

First there was Memories, then there was Friends Day, and now there's Facebook's Birthday Videos.

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Amazon's redesigned Kindle is whiter, thinner, and still $80

The new $80 Amazon Kindle also makes it easier for visually impaired users to read e-books.

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Twitter introduces 4 big changes that will make tweets much easier to send and read

Twitter's giving you more room to work in 140 characters, and tweaking replies so they're easier to use.

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Google's Gboard is a feature-packed iPhone keyboard with baked-in search capabilities

Google's Gboard virtual keyboard for iPhone is designed to make your life easier with native Google search, GIFs, and emoji support.

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12 hilarious, brutally devious ways game developers punish pirates

The ways that game developers punish thieves in-game can be downright hilarious, like Quantum Break slapping an eye-patch with a Jolly Roger on pirates.

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Guru behind Apple's A-series, AMD's Zen chips takes over Tesla's Autopilot hardware

Legendary CPU architect Jim Keller is heading up Tesla's Autopilot group.

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Backblaze will send you a hard drive with your backup data for free, if you return it after

Backblaze has long offered a pricey option for its online backup subscribers to restore their data via physical drives. But now it's free—if you send the drive back.

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Uber rival Sidecar hits dead end, will shut down ride and courier service on Dec. 31

Sidecar, a pioneering ride-sharing service that pivoted to deliveries, is shutting down.

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Facebook is finally building a Dislike button

But you won't be able to use Facebook's Dislike button to let your uncle know his racist posts are unwelcome.

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Schmidt talking: Google boss suggests Apple Music is 'elitist' and outdated

Eric Schmidt says human music curation is elitist, but apparently forgot that Google Play Music relies on it, too.

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Plex's powerful media streaming is finally coming to Apple TV

The new Apple TV's App Store has opened the door for Plex to land on Apple's media streamer.