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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Surface 3 review: This is the one worth recommending, though it’s no bargain

Microsoft added Windows 8.1 and a surprisingly powerful Intel Atom chip to create the Surface 3, but it still feels expensive for what you get.

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All about PlayReady 3.0, Microsoft's secret plan to lock down 4K movies to your PC

Microsoft's PlayReady 3.0 technology is designed to protect the 4K movies inside your PC, but it could leave older PCs in the lurch.

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Microsoft's Nadella describes his subscription dreams as company reports revenue growth

Microsoft reports a decline in profits as the industry moves past Windows XP.

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Windows 10: The 10 coolest features you should check out first

From Cortana to the fancy new Start menu, you won't want to miss these Windows 10 features.

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Microsoft attacks Chromebooks with new, cheaper Surface 3 for schools

Microsoft says it is developing a new low-end Surface 3 for schools, which it will sell at a 10 percent discount.

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Microsoft Band now shares activity, updating the Health app wth iOS, Android phone data

The Microsoft Band and Health apps will begin comparing your fitness to a cross-section of your peers. And if you don't have a Band, no problem -- the Health app will use your iPhone or Android phone, instead.

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Never miss a word with Microsoft OneNote 2013's synced audio notes

Did he really say that? With Microsoft OneNote's Record Audio feature, you can quickly zoom to the relevant bit of information.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Build 10052 solves phone-bricking problems

Microsoft's new Build 10052 of Windows 10 for phones doesn't add features, but it should solve the problems of Lumia 520 owners who were burned by an earlier build.

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Comcast to bring two-gigabit Internet service to Bay Area, boost existing tiers

Silicon Valley residents won't have to wait for Google Fiber: The cable giant says it will roll out the service in May.

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Microsoft's universal Office apps coming to Windows 10 phone preview in April

Microsoft will replace Office Mobile with its new Office 'universal' apps, but you'll need a Windows 10 phone to receive the new benefits.

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Microsoft showed us the future of Office, and here are the 5 things it must improve

The new universal apps promise a seamless experience, but we're not quite there yet.

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Google could power Yahoo search under new agreement

Although Yahoo has once again agreed to serve Microsoft Bing ads and search results, the deal is non-exclusive.

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Windows 10 finally gets drag-and-drop support for virtual desktops

Microsoft fills in one of the odder holes inside its Windows 10 feature set.

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A revamped Microsoft Delve looks like a corporate mashup of Facebook and LinkedIn

Delve has leaped beyond curating documents to curating everything about you and your job. There's even a blog and mobile apps.

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Revamped Skype for Business rolls out for Office 365, quietly bumping off Lync

Microsoft will debut the Skype for Business client as part of Office 365 this month, rebranding the now-defunct Lync service.