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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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New CBS All Access joins streaming-service trend, but many strings are attached

The future of a-la-carte TV looks less than rosy. The $6 monthly All Access service omits football games and “The Big Bang Theory” due to licensing issues, and new shows will still have commercials.

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Breakthrough batteries last 20 years, charge 70 percent in two minutes

If the breakthrough battery tech hits mainstream it could revolutionize electric cars—and end the forced obsolescence of smartphones.

Samsung's futuristic Wi-Fi tech is five times faster than today's wireless networks

Samsung's developing a new Wi-Fi technology that will let you transfer a 1GB file between devices in under 3 seconds--but don't expect to see it in your Galaxy phone anytime soon.

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Apple says most Mac users are safe from 'Shellshock' Bash bug, promises quick fix

Don't panic! Your Mac is very, very unlikely to be affected by the 'Shellshock' Bash bug.

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Safe from Shellshock: How to protect your home computer from the Bash shell bug

The 'Shellshock' Bash shell bug is a big deal, but it's relatively easy to keep your home PC safe.

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'Bigger than Heartbleed' Shellshock flaw leaves OS X, Linux, more open to attack

The good news: Patches are already rolling out. The bad news: This devastating vulnerability could be around for a long, long time.

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Reversible USB Type-C wonder cable will deliver DisplayPort audio and video, too

Is there anything Type-C USB cables WON'T be able to do?

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How to double your free OneDrive storage to 30GB

Microsoft's playing off iOS 8 upgrade woes by offering to double your free OneDrive storage space—but only if you act fast.

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iOS 8 compatibility issue forced Dropbox to temporarily suspend automatic photo backups

Because it's not like Dropbox had months to prepare for iOS 8's launch or anything.

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U2 releases new, full album 'Songs of Innocence' for free exclusively on Apple's iTunes

All half billion-plus iTunes users are getting U2's 'Songs of Innocence' for absolutely nothing.

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10 hilarious, brutally devious ways game developers punish pirates

The Sims 4's encroaching pixelization is the latest in a long line of hilarious anti-piracy efforts.

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How to hide games in your Steam library

After years of begging from PC gamers, you can now hide games from your Steam library—though the secretive feature is hard to find. Here's how to do it.

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Touch+ transforms any surface into a multitouch gesture controller for your PC or Mac

Sure, the idea of controlling your PC with a book or dinner plate sounds cool, but the makers of Touch+ say it has some very real productivity benefits.

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12 powerful websites that can replace your desktop software

These days, even brawny tasks like video editing can take place solely in your browser. Check out these great sites for productivity, creativity, security and more.

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Amazon testing Netflix-style $9.99 'Kindle Unlimited' subscription for ebooks

But remember: All-you-can-eat subscriptions are only appetizing if there's delicious stuff in the buffet.

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