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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Microsoft rescues disheveled lady Skypers with its TeleBeauty virtual makeup app

Microsoft Japan and Shiseido have teamed up with an app that overlays virtual makeup on your Skype for Business calls.

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Hands on: Netflix via Comcast's Xfinity X1 set-top box is a very good experience

Not ready to cut the cord? Comcast makes switching to Netflix as easy as changing channels,

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Tobii's new eye tracker adds head tracking with an emphasis on PC games

Tobii's Eye Tracker 4C uses less-obtrusive LED lights, increases performance, and adds head tracking. preview page

New Premium offers the '' email you've been pining for

If you've been longing for a custom email address and calendar you can share with a few like-minded friends, Premium is for you.


Intel's revenue soars with help from the PC group

Intel reports high third-quarter revenues, but its fourth-quarter projections will make the tech industry a bit nervous. Intel's PC group, as well as its upcoming 3D Xpoint technology, look like bright spots.

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick benches Microsoft's Surface, says it's undependable

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday that "he's done" with the Microsoft Surface tablets that the NFL uses.

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HP Elite x3 review: This could be the last great Windows phone

HP's Elite x3 combines amazing hardware, tremendous battery life, a stellar Continuum experience, and support for older Win32 apps. Whether that's enough to buoy Microsoft's vision remains to be seen.

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Why Cortana's new boss is obsessed with artificial intelligence

PCWorld interviews Microsoft's new AI Chief Harry Shum, who clearly has plans for newCortana and Bing: "We are infusing AI technology into all Microsoft products," he said.

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Microsoft's new Windows 10 beta build improves touchpads, updates Photos, and stabilizes your PC

Windows 10 Insider build 14942 extends Active Hours, adds an updated Photos app, and offers improved touchpad support, together with a key improvement to increase the overall stability of your PC.

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Microsoft invites reporters to see what's next for Windows 10—and maybe Surface

Microsoft has begun sending out invitations to an Oct. 26 event where it's expected to launch a new Surface all-in-one PC.

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Hands-on: Sony N is a Google Glass for your neck, with an assistant named Nigel

Sony formally unveiled its N wearable on Thursday night, complete with a digital assistant named Nigel. You can't buy it, but you may try it if you sign up for Sony's beta program.

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The Windows weakness no one mentions: Speech recognition

Microsoft has buried dictation capabilities within Windows for a decade. Isn't it time that Microsoft put speech recognition front and center as a productivity assistant for Microsoft Office?

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Surface AIO rumors intensify with FCC filings for Surface-colored mouse, keyboard

Pictures of what appears to be a Surface-themed mouse and keyboard have appeared on the FCC's site, solid circumstantial evidence that a Surface all-in-one may be nearing completion.

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Google's new Pixel phone includes a dedicated adapter to transfer data from older phones

The Pixel's new Quick Switch Adapter provides a quick and easy way to move data from an older iPhone or Android device to your new Pixel phone.

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Google launches two Pixel phones, the showcase for Google Assistant

Google ushered in the next wave of Google smartphones with the Pixel and the Pixel XL, both of which will be powered by Google's new interactive Google Assistant.