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Brad Bourque

Brad Bourque

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Brad Bourque is a native Portlander, devout nerd, and craft beer enthusiast. He studied creative writing at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon before returning home to Portland. Now Brad resides in North Portland, surrounded by breweries, local music, and fellow members of the Timbers Army. Say hi to him on Twitter or Instagram, and maybe you'll run across him in a game of Heroes of the Storm.

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What’s the difference between Windows 8 and 10?

If you're still on Windows 8, you should give Windows 10 a look and compare their core differences. Don't wait too long -- support for Windows 8 ends in 2023.
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How to make a Minecraft server

Want to make a Minecraft server so you can play with your friends? It's easier than you'd think, thanks to numerous options that allow tons of flexibility.
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How to reinstall Windows 7

If your Windows 7 PC's performance has degraded over time, reinstalling the OS can help. However, other Windows options offer official support from Microsoft.
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The best Futurama episodes of all time

Good news, everyone! We're revisiting the animated sci-fi comedy, Futurama, and picking out the 20 best episodes!
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The untold story of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Brendan Greene, the creator of the game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, sat down with Digital Trends to talk about how he helped turn a mod to a video game sensation. PUBG propelled the battle royale game genre into the mainstream, inspiring the likes of Fortnite and Apex Legends.
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Samsung Chromebook Pro review

Before the Pixelbook hit the market, the Samsung Chromebook Pro was the first premium 2-in-1 Chromebook of its kind. It's portable, stylus and touchscreen-enabled, and came with the Google Play Store installed right out of the box. When it came out, $600 seemed too steep for a Chromebook, but how does it hold up today?
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LG 38UC99 38-inch ultrawide monitor review

LG's 38-inch ultrawide was the first monitor of this size to hit the market. But now that competitors have caught up, does it still hold up? We weigh up its size, connectivity options, and energy efficiency, to see how it stands up to the competition in the increasingly dense ultrawide monitor market.
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Dell S2716DG review

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LG 34UC89G review

Our LG 34UC89G review shows just how hard it is to balance features in a gaming monitor, as LG falls prey to a common trap.
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Close to the Metal Ep. 52: AMD’s return to form with Vega and Ryzen

AMD's return to greatness has been marked by steady growth, and Threadripper and Vega are the crowning achievement of that climb.
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 review

AMD’s march back into relevance continues with the long-awaited Vega-powered gaming GPUs, but as our AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 review shows, it’s a battle.
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 review

AMD’s march back into relevance continues with the long-awaited Vega-powered gaming GPUs, but as our AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 review shows, it’s a battle.
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X and 1950X Review

Our AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X and 1950X review goes deep on the company’s duo of flagship processors. Do they cement the company’s comeback?
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Origin EON15-S gaming laptop review

Budget-friendly gaming laptops have come a long way, but as our Origin EON15-S review demonstrates, they still have a long way to go.
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AMD unveils Vega 64 and 56 starting at $400, available on August 14

AMD's consumer Vega 64 and Vega 56 GPUs are finally here. We have the details on pricing and availability for the red team's new video cards.
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AMD rips the veil off Threadripper, surprises with entry-level option for $550

AMD's massive Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are ready for their big debut at Siggraph. Here's the details on their pricing and availability.
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Microsoft says Cortana has 145 million users, reveals new hardware partners

Microsoft is opening up the capabilities that Cortana has to other developers in the form of Skills, including a recent Fitbit integration.
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Join us as we struggle to stay alive in Epic Games’ Fortnite on Facebook Live

Epic Games' Fortnite is finally here, and we're going to struggle through our first few rounds live on the Digital Trends Facebook page.
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Asus ROG Strix GD30CI gaming desktop review

Our Asus ROG Strix GD30CI review reveals a PC with plenty of performance, but there’s more to it than the right GPU. The Asus GD30CI falls behind on details
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Close to the Metal Ep. 50: How well does your system run ‘Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’?

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds may have sold a ton of copies, but it still has a ways to go toward smooth frame rates and optimization.
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These 4K ‘The Witness’ screenshots are a masterclass in elegant simplicity

Carefully crafted by Braid's Jonathan Blow, our 4K The Witness screenshots demonstrate the masterful artistic quality and elegant simplicity.
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Join us as we take on the Destiny 2 beta live right here

Join us at 4:00 PM PST on Facebook Live as Brad coaches Hanif through the Destiny 2 beta on Playstation 4.
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How to make Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds run silky smooth on any PC

A little edge could make a difference in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, and this performance guide will help smooth out framerate issues.
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Close to the Metal Ep. 49: Build your own gaming desktop, or let someone else do it?

On this week's Close to the Metal, we're breaking down the pros and cons to building your own gaming desktop, or buying one.
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Reader Poll: Build your own gaming desktop, or let someone else take care of it?

While there's no wrong way to build a gaming desktop, there are some that are better than others. We want to know which method you prefer.
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See Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’ famous Erangel Island in 4K glory

This week, we're exploring Erangel Island, the setting of surprise hit Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, to snap some 4K screenshots.
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We’re taking our Car of the Year for a spin in Forza 6 live!

We didn't have $100k sitting around for the R8, so instead we'll be streaming our digital hands-on live from Forza Motorsport 6 at 4 PM PST.
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Close to the Metal Ep. 48: A breaking point for Bitcoin

On this week's Close to the Metal, we're talking cryptocurrency mining, Ethereum's power, and the potential Bitcoin split.
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Reader poll: Ready to try your hand at cryptocurrency mining?

In this week's reader poll, we want to know whether you're a cryptocurrency millionaire, or if you're still learning to mine.
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Take a weekend flight over ‘Grand Theft Auto V’s’ Los Santos with these 4K screenshots

GTA V may have been on the market a few years, but our 4K GTA V screenshots show it still has a lot to offer in terms of visual fidelity.
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Origin Neuron review

As our Origin Neuron review shows, the right builder and the right case can elevate off-the-shelf parts into an amazing gaming desktop.
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Watch us try out Rocket League’s Anniversary Update live at 4 p.m. PT

Two years on, the Rocket League Anniversary Update implements a new audio engine, new engine audio, and a lot more.
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Reader poll: How are you keeping your gaming PC cool?

We have some tricks when the weather heats up, but we'd really like to know how you keep your PC cool during the summer months.
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We’re over the moon for these 5K Overwatch screenshots

We went to the moon for these 5K Overwatch screenshots of Winston's previous home, thanks to the in-game screenshot utility.