Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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As PCWorld's senior staff writer, 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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Intel packs Skylake CPU with innovations as PC industry hopes to reboot

Skylake is “the best processor we’ve ever done,” said Intel's Kirk Skaugen. Move over, Broadwell: this is what the PC industry wants you to buy, starting with dozens of new Skylake PCs showing at IFA in Berlin.

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Intel Skylake: All the speeds, feeds, and prices, and which one is right for you

Take a deep dive into Skylake's 48 new CPUs, from energy-sipping mobile versions to beefy overclockers.

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Western Digital My Cloud update adds phone backup, shared albums with friends

Western Digital has updated the My Cloud OS that its backup devices use, and bumped up the capabilities of its My Cloud Mirror NAS drives, too.

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Xbox One Elite bundle moves consoles closer to SSDs

The latest version of the console comes straight outta Redmond with a blinged out controller and a hybrid disk drive -- not quite an SSD, but close.

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Windows 10 build 10532 is here, with revamped menus and a few big bugs

Hope you weren't using Windows Hello. Or 64-bit Chrome. Both of those are broken in this build. But at least you can send your feedback straight to Twitter.

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Acer founder Shih says company would 'welcome' a takeover

Acer honorary chairman Stan Shih said that the company would welcome a corporate takeover, but buyers wouldn't be getting much.

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Facebook 'M' deploys army of virtual assistants to help fix your life

Facebook has begun trials of M, a virtual assistant service of sorts that lives on the Messenger app.

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PC sales plummet, thanks to free Windows 10 and a dearth of must-have hardware

IDC predicts the PC market will see five straight years of declining sales. Business PCs could recover in 2017, but consumer PCs will likely continue to suffer through 2019.

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AMIDuOS lets you run Android apps on your Windows PC, now

The latest version of the app from BIOS maker American Megatrends adds Android 5.0 Lollipop capabilities, but you'll need a PC with built-in virtualization.

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AMD reveals Radeon Nano gameplay benchmarks

At the Hot Chips conference this morning in San Jose, AMD executives revealed how well its upcoming Radeon Nano chip will perform.

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Comcast plans for nationwide 1-gigabit cable service by 2018

Trials of the DOCSIS 3.1 service, which establishes a minimum of 1-gigabit-per-second downloads, will be launched later this year, according to a report.

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Microsoft's MobileFusion app makes 3D scans, but it may never come to market

The MobileFusion app lets you scan 3D objects with your phone, but it's more a promise than reality.

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 820's new Hexagon DSP for always-on sensors, image processing

Qualcomm's drip-drip of Snapdragon 820 details rolls on with the Hexagon 680 DSP, which will be the chipmaker's way of monitoring step tracking and improving low-light photos.

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Hands-on with Smart's Kapp IQ: This digital whiteboard keeps it super simple

What's makes a whiteboard smart, you may wonder? That would be two pens, a 4K screen, and the ability for anyone in or outside the room to collaborate.

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The best web browser of 2015: Firefox, Chrome, Edge, IE, and Opera compared

We've tested the top browsers—Google Chrome, Microsoft’s Edge and Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera—against a variety of simulated and real-world tests, and picked a winner.