Brad ChacosSenior Editor, Macworld

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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7 technologies killed in Apple's new MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pro continues Apple's tradition of eradicating unwanted technologies. RIP HDMI, SD cards, and more.

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Twitter kills Vine

After Twitter failed to find a buyer, it's killing Vine and laying off 9 percent of its workforce.

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Major DDoS attack on Dyn DNS knocks Spotify, Twitter, Github, PayPal, and more offline

A massive DDoS attack against DNS host Dyn has knocked several prominent websites offline, including Spotify, Twitter, Github, Etsy, and more.

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The runner-focused Apple Watch Nike+ launches on October 28

The Apple Watch Nike+ makes the Apple Watch Series 2 even more fitness-focused.

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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 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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Microsoft delays Sunrise calendar's death to bring more features to Outlook

The beloved Sunrise calendar app received a last-minute stay of execution from Microsoft on August 31.

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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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