Brad ChacosSenior Editor, PCWorld

Follow me on Google+

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.

jim keller

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.

windows desktop control panel

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.

sidecar

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.

facebook

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.

schmidt google

Schmidt talking: Google boss suggests Apple Music is 'elitist' and outdated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

plex home theater

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.

Amazon fire phone

Fire Phone's flop may jeopardize Amazon's future hardware endeavors

Amazon's laying off engineers and stopping new products in their tracks after the Fire Phone's epic failure.

twitter play button

How to stop auto-play videos on Facebook and Twitter

Auto-playing videos in Facebook and Twitter are annoying. Here's how to stop them.

rift2

Oculus Rift's consumer model will launch in early 2016, after Valve's VR headset

Oculus has been busy wrapping up ecosystem support for the Oculus Rift, but the delay may cost it the crucial first-to-market status for the fledgling field of VR.

on pcworld.com

google maps pee android

Yep, that's the Android mascot peeing on Apple in Google Maps

Now THAT apple will definitely keep doctors away.

on pcworld.com

grave burial death cross

5 everyday technologies Apple killed in the 12-inch MacBook

Apple's quest for ultra-thin simplicity in the new 12-inch MacBook has left a lot of technology in a shallow grave, replaced by a single Type-C port.

macbook 12 primary

Apple's radical 12-inch MacBook is the slimmest, lightest MacBook ever

The 12-inch MacBook was redesigned from the ground up and uses a single USB Type-C connector in a quest for revolutionary thinness.

This is huge: FCC chairman's strong net neutrality proposal turns the Internet into a public utility

Invoking Title II authority was the FCC's nuclear option in the war for net neutrality, and it just exploded.

google cast for audio

Google reveals Cast for Audio, a Chromecast-like way to beam music to sound gear

First Chromecast took over your TV, and Google Cast for Audio hopes to do the same for speakers and other audio gear.

on techhive.com