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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Solving Spectre and Meltdown may ultimately require an entirely new type of processor

Panelists at the Hot Chips conference debate short- and long-term solutions to Spectre and Meltdown, the two side-channel attacks that leveraged the speculative execution techniques of many modern microprocessors.

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Searching for Bing: How Microsoft's search engine has lost its way

Though Microsoft Bing continues to gain share in search, here are several reasons for choosing Google instead as your preferred search engine.

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ARM challenges Intel in PCs with Deimos and Hercules chips

ARM unveils an early look at its roadmap through 2020 for PC processors, which the company claims could challenge Intel in performance.

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Foreshadow attacks Intel CPUs with Spectre-like tactics (but you're probably safe)

Intel introduces L1TF or Foreshadow, a new speculative execution attack like Spectre and Meltdown, which targets SGX instructions on Intel's Core chips.

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Alexa, Cortana officially become BFFs as Amazon and Microsoft integrate the two assistants

You can now access Amazon Alexa from Windows 10's Cortana, and Microsoft Cortana from Alexa devices such as the Amazon Echo. We'll show you how to use Alexa within Cortana, too.

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Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?

Should you buy a Chromebook or a Windows laptop? They're similar in some ways, and in others, fundamentally different. We help you decide.

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The Campfire caveat: Why cheap Chromebooks running Windows will benefit Google, not you

Google's Campfire would reportedly allow Chromebooks to dual-boot with Windows. But only Google will benefit from demonstrating how poorly Windows runs on low-end hardware.

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Intel's Whiskey Lake notebook chips will offer big turbo boosts to get you to upgrade

A leak from HP has revealed that there will be one key difference between Intel's Kaby Lake-R chips and the upcoming Whiskey Lake notebook processors.

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‘Classic’ Skype gets a stay of execution from Microsoft after users protest

Skype 7 was supposed to disappear after Sept. 1. After users protested, Microsoft will leave it in place for some time.

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Microsoft's decision to rejoin Movies Anywhere is a single step toward regaining consumer trust

Movies Anywhere allows you to buy movies on services like Google Play and watch them within Windows 10's Movies & TV app. Microsoft's decision is an overdue one, but a step toward regaining consumer trust.

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Microsoft Surface Go review: This affordable little Windows 10 S tablet is a PC when you need it

The Microsoft Surface Go tablet doesn't impress on paper, but its affordable price makes it worth considering if you want a lightweight option that doesn't break the bank. We've updated our review after switching to the Windows 10 Home operating system.

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Asus NovaGo review: The promise and the problems with the Always Connected PC

The Asus NovaGo is one of the first Always Connected PCs that uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor. But its problems include bugs, app limitations, and the constraints of Windows 10 S.

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Blade's Shadow game-streaming service expands, hitting both coasts and simplifying pricing

Blade's Shadow game streaming service doesn't look as attractive with GPU prices falling once again, but the company has simplified its pricing, rolled out to both coasts and added a mobile app.

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Intel says it will finally have 10nm PC processors by holiday 2019

Intel reported record revenue and even a better-than-expected forecast, but PC builders better get used to the 14nm Whiskey Lake parts.

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How Microsoft will stop autoplay videos in Microsoft Edge

Here's how to stop videos from autoplaying within Microsoft Edge, within the beta version of Edge that should be rolling out to all Windows 10 users this fall.