Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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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A Cortana-powered Daily Briefing hits your Outlook email this month

Announced at Microsoft Ignite, Cortana AI will improve your business day with Outlook's Daily Briefing and Play My Emails, Microsoft Teams, and the Cortana app for Windows 10.

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Microsoft debuts the 85-inch Surface Hub 2S with more collaboration tools

Microsoft announces its largest Surface Hub 2 at Microsoft Ignite, complete with the option between Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise, or the Windows 10 Team 2020 OS, oriented around Microsoft Teams.

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Razer BlackWidow, DeathAdder, and BlackShark go wireless

Razer launches the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro gaming headset, DeathAdder V2 Pro mouse and the BlackWidow V3 Pro keyboard, all with Razer's HyperSpeed wireless technology connecting them.

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Microsoft is enhancing the new Edge's PDF powers, and bringing it to Linux

At Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft is slowly adding to the capabilities of the new Microsoft Edge, which users will receive with the Windows 10 October 2020 Update.

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AMD Ryzen is moving into Chromebooks

AMD introduces five new Athlon and Ryzen processors, specifically designed to power Chromebooks for education and home use.

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Microsoft adds remote Xbox streaming to its free Android app

Microsoft said Monday that you can now stream your own games, from your own Xbox console, to your Android phone or tablet via the new, updated Xbox app.

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Trump reportedly approves TikTok sale to Oracle, Walmart

President Donald Trump has reportedly approved a deal that would allow Chinese video app TikTok to be sold to a group of U.S. investors led by Oracle and Walmart.

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Windows 10's October 2020 Update is ready to download

Microsoft said Friday that its next feature release, the Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2) is finalized and ready to download by beta testers.

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Mozilla's RegretsReporter browser extension will try to learn why YouTube is awful

The RegretsReporter browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome will allow you to report objectionable videos, and use your anonymous YouTube history to figure out why YouTube's recommendation algorithm is suggesting them.

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How to use Microsoft Rewards to get Xbox Game Pass for PC (and more!) for free

Our Microsoft Rewards tutorial shows you how to use Microsoft Rewards to earn Amazon gift cards, Xbox games, and more , all for browsing the web and playing games.

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Report: Microsoft is readying a new Surface Pro X, maybe with 64-bit support

Microsoft is reportedly working on a refresh of the Surface Pro X, with a new SQ2 chip based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx. The real news may be 64-bit app compatibility.

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Oculus plans to kill off PC-only VR in 2021

Facebook and Oculus revealed plans to move away from PC-powered VR like the Oculus Rift S, focusing on the Oculus Quest 2 and other standalone, untethered devices.

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Oculus Quest 2 VR headset launches for $299, with 2K/90Hz performance

Facebook launched the second iteration of its Oculus Quest standalone VR headset, the Quest 2, at Facebook Connect. It features more powerful, high-resolution displays at at lower $299 price point.

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Facebook will bring multiple displays into VR with 'Infinite Office'

Facebook and its Oculus subsidiary plan to introduce Infinite Office, a way to surround yourself with multiple, virtual displays for working in VR. There's even a Logitech keyboard.

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Microsoft's cloud gaming service isn't finished until there's a Windows 10 app

Microsot's cloud gaming service comes out of beta on Tuesday. But its mobile-first vision neglects the many users at home with older PCs.