Brad Chacos

Brad Chacos

Former Digital Trends Contributor
When Brad's not busy tinkering with PCs or playing with gadgets, he can often be found loudly braying his (usually) well-researched opinions online. His scribbled words have appeared in Digital Trends, Maximum PC, Laptop Magazine, Wired, Gizmodo, TechnoBuffalo and plenty more.

Opinion: Geeks keep companies honest, even when you’re not looking

Mainstream buyers no longer seem to care about the hard numbers behind gadgets, but you can thank vigilant geeks for ensuring the figurative engine still runs while you’re busy gawking at the moon roof.

Computing

Opinion: I’m sticking with the cloud (and you should, too)

Recent security breaches and ownership issues have skeptics doubting whether the cloud should really be the future of computing, but ultimately, we still control our own online destinies.

Computing

Opinion: Carriers will continue to crush consumers until the FCC gets a bigger hammer

Companies like Verizon, Comcast and Google now brazenly disregard rules designed to protect consumers, because at the end of the day, the FCC is powerless to really hurt them.

Mobile

Opinion: Cutting-edge tech hurts, but somebody needs to take the scuffs

Most consumers don’t need anything close to the power of the latest and greatest gadgets, but without deep-pocketed geeks to blaze the trail by buying it, the rest of us wouldn’t have much to choose from.

Opinion

Opinion: It’s a trap! Beware carriers’ new unlimited talk and text plans

New ‘unlimited talk and text’ plans may sound consumer friendly, but carriers have good reason to force us into paying for them: We barely use them anymore.

Opinion

According to Apple’s bottom line, no EPEAT certification, no problem!

There's been some shock Apple products' loss of EPEAT - but in reality, Apple's decision to throw caution to the wind and manufacture the way it wants makes complete sense.

Apple

Opinion: Don’t hate patent players, hate the patent game

Apple’s latest patent fiasco with Samsung highlights glaring problems with the patent system that are stifling innovation and holding technology back.

Opinion

Opinion: The Nexus Q and Google TV have already lost the war for the living room

Clunky software and an army of fortified challengers will prevent the overpriced Nexus Q from even making a stand in the battle for living rooms.

Opinion

Opinion: MacBook Pro with Retina Display: I wanna love you, but you’re bringing me down

Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display hits every high note in both performance and design, until you open it up, where a monstrosity awaits.

Opinion

Opinion: Why I’ll be going to the movies for the first time in years

After giving up on cinemas for years, the lure of new technology like Dolby Atmos and 48fps films may bring me back – for a taste, at least.

Opinion