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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These 240GB SSDs are on sale for only $40

No more excuses for upgrading from that slow hard drive. You can buy 240GB SSDs for just $40, or a 480GB SSD for $65.

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What Chrome's 'Not secure' warning for unencrypted HTTP websites really means

Google Chrome now labels any sites that lack HTTPS encryption as 'not secure,' but that doesn't mean you've been hacked.

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Elgato's Stream Deck Mini is smaller, cheaper, and just as full-featured as the bigger broadcaster tool

The Elgato Stream Deck Mini is a smaller version of the popular Stream Deck, but it can perform all the same actions as the full-fat game broadcasting tool.

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Chrome gobbles much more RAM due to Google's 'Site Isolation' protection for Spectre CPU flaws

The Site Isolation feature that protects Google's Chrome browser against Spectre CPU attacks is live for 99 percent of users, but it drives up RAM usage significantly.

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Anker's fast-chargers and portable batteries are on sale for unheard-of prices for Amazon Prime users

Keep all your devices charged for cheap with Amazon's one-day Anker accessory sale for Prime members only.

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The Humble Store is giving cyberpunk RPG Shadowrun Returns away for free

The Humble Store is giving away Shadowrun Returns through Saturday morning, and selling the sequels for dirt cheap.

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That Russia router malware threat might be worse than feared: What you need to know

The FBI recommends rebooting or even resetting your router to avoid sophisticated "VPNFilter" malware by a group tied to Russia. Here's what you need to know.

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What you need to know about Speculative Store Bypass, the Spectre-like 'Variant 4' CPU flaw

Google and Microsoft discovered a new CPU flaw related to Meltdown and Spectre. Take action, but don't panic too much about Speculative Store Bypass.

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How to turn on Gmail's Smart Compose and let Google AI write your emails

Gmail's AI-infused Smart Compose is live in experimental form. Here's how to activate it.

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How to check if Facebook shared your personal info with Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from 87 million Facebook users. Here's how to tell if you were affected.

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Apple clads the iPhone 8 and iPhone X in (Product)Red to help fight HIV

The iPhone 8 (Product)Red Special Edition and (Product)Red iPhone X Leather Folio drench Apple's phones in red to help a good cause: the fight against HIV and AIDS.

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Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: How the critical CPU flaws affect PCs and Macs

The Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs are very serious, and the fixes can create serious slowdowns in PCs, Macs, and other devices. Here's everything you need to know.

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KRACK Wi-Fi attack threatens all networks: How to stay safe and what you need to know

Researchers have uncovered a Wi-Fi security flaw, dubbed KRACK, that affects nearly any device that uses Wi-Fi, whether or not the network is encrypted. Here's what you can do to stay safe.

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Microsoft brings the Edge browser to iOS and Android, hoping for cross-platform traction

Microsoft's mobile Edge browser and Microsoft Launcher are designed to bolster the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

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3 billion Yahoo accounts hacked: 5 things you should do to stay safe

If you were one of the 3 billion people with a Yahoo account in 2013, it was hacked. Here's how to stay safe.

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