Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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As PCWorld's senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. He has formerly written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.

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Leaked Windows 10 build shows Microsoft filling a major content hole: Ebooks

A leaked build from MSPowerUser shows how Microsoft plans to plug the last remaining hole in its content library: ebooks.

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A new Microsoft foldable device patent offers more grist for the Surface phone rumor mill

Microsoft's patent for a foldable phone/tablet is approved, suggesting Microsoft still has mobile aspirations. But the patent dates from 2014, a time when the company's mobile fortunes were more favorable than they are now.

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Microsoft improves Cortana, Edge and Mobile in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007, Microsoft's second build in a week, adds improvements both functional (in Edge, Cortana, and Mobile) and aesthetic (a new themes section in the Store).

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Meet Opera Neon, Opera's radical vision for the future of web browsers

After launching versions of its browser with integrated VPN and ad blocking, Opera's tried something different: a "concept browser," Opera Neon.

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The 22 best changes in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 into the wild on January 9, an absolutely massive update that makes changes both large and small to your PC. Here are the most notable improvements.

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Intel's dying Atom chip takes a last gasp in Chuwi's cheap Surface Book clone

Chuwi announces the Hi13, a cheap Windows tablet with a detachable keyboard, powered by Intel's latest Apollo Lake Atom chip.

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Windows 10's privacy settings will be simpler but more limited with Creators' Update

Microsoft said Tuesday that it's launched a simplified privacy dashboard for Windows 10 users. It also plans changes to the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update that will adjust the level of privacy controls, though not always to the benefit of users.

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Pico Tech brings untethered, movement-sensitive VR to Android with Pico Neo CV

Pico has adapted its existing VR headset to create an untethered, Android-powered device that can track your movements as you move about a room.

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Microsoft’s dropped a huge Windows 10 Preview Build 15002 ahead of the Creators Update

Microsoft's Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 contains numerous updates that you'll notice immediately, including new Start folders, Microsoft Edge upgrades, and suggested Cortana commands...and that just scratches the surface.

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Lucid's LucidCam hopes to be your point-and-shoot consumer VR camera

Don't you wish you could shoot VR content as easily as you record a video with your cell phone? Lucid's LucidCam hopes it's the answer.

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AMD says its Zen CPU architecture is expected to last four years

Mark Papermaster, AMD's chief technology officer, tells PCWorld that its new Zen chip architecture is expected to last four years, including derivatives.

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ARM: If other ARM chipmakers want to emulate Intel's x86 chips, that's fine

ARM executives said other ARM licensees could follow Qualcomm's lead and emulate Intel's x86 instructions for Windows 10. For its part, ARM is busy with the connected car.

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Mattel and Microsoft reveal Aristotle, a tabletop digital nanny for kids

Mattel shows us how its new "Amazon Echo for kids" interacts with children and other devices around the home.

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Anker enters the TV space with new 100-inch, 1080p laser-projection Nebula TV

Anker's new consumer-electronics brand takes aim at big-screen LCDs with a short-throw projector that can throw 1080p across 100 inches. There's a portable option, too.

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Xiaomi launches a new media router and an updated Mi TV 4, but just for China

Chinese consumer electronics company Xiaomi launched a new media router and an upgraded modular TV, but just for the Chinese market.