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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Maingear shifts gears to develop a ventilator in addition to PCs

Maingear said it's retooling its manufacturing lines to produce the Maingear LIV, an emergency pulmonary ventilator that could be used in the fight against COVID-19.

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The best alternatives to Amazon for buying tech right now

Here are the best places to shop for home office technology besides Amazon. We'll tell you what's in stock, what's not, and the overall convenience of these alternatives to Amazon.

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Skype Meet Now is Microsoft's effort to make Skype calls as easy as possible

Skype has begun promoting Skype Meet Now, an exceedingly simple way to place a video call to one or more people without the need for a subscription or download.

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HBO is making some of its iconic shows free to watch for everyone stuck at home

Series like The Wire, Veep, Ballers and Barry will join additional movies and documentaries from HBO and Warner Bros., all available for free using HBO GO and the HBO Web site.

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Update: Zoom issues fix for UNC vulnerability that lets hackers steal Windows credentials via chat

A Zoom vulnerability has surfaced, showing how a malicious URL dropped into a Zoom chat. Clicking the link could lead to the theft of your Windows credentials.

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Intel calls its 5.3GHz 'Comet Lake-H' chip for gaming laptops the 'fastest mobile processor'

Intel launches six new 10th-gen "Comet Lake-H" processors for gaming laptops, claiming that their 5GHz clock speeds make them the fastest mobile processor—at least in clock speed.

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Home office tech: Essential tips to maintain your PC, router and more

When you’re working from home, you can't afford downtime. Stay productive with these tips on essential tech maintenance habits.

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How to work from home: Pro tips from PCWorld's editors

Working at home for the first time? PCWorld staffers who've worked from home for years contribute their tips on how to get the most out of your new, temporary home office.

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How to prevent Zoom bombing by being smarter than Boris Johnson

UK prime minister Boris Johnson did something you shouldn't do: He shared his Zoom meeting's personal ID. Here's why that's a bad idea, and what to do to avoid "Zoom bombing" by strangers.

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Microsoft Edge plans to add password monitoring, vertical tabs

Microsoft updates customers on new features due later this spring, including password monitoring and vertical tab layouts.

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Microsoft offers a cool Xbox extension for Microsoft Edge: Xbox New Tab

Microsoft has added Xbox New Tab to its list of Microsoft Edge extensions, providing quick links to art and game streams for your favorite Xbox games.

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Minecraft transfers some 'Education Edition' content to 'Bedrock Edition' for kids stuck at home

Microsoft has taken some of the greatest hits of its Minecraft: Education Edition and made them available to Minecraft players, for free, until the end of June.

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YouTube will default to lower-resolution streams in the U.S. to save bandwidth

YouTube is lowering the default resolution of video streamed in the United States in response to the uptick in network traffic due to the coronavirus. You can still dial up a higher-resolution stream, though.

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Amazon is delaying most tech shipments by about a month, even with Amazon Prime

Amazon is now prioritizing household goods, meaning that tech products like cables, hard drives, and printers are being delayed by up to a month. We'll tell you what's available, what's not, and where else to look.

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Microsoft unveils new Microsoft Teams features, including one that filters out background noise

Microsoft will be rolling out new features to Microsoft Teams over the course of the year to help remote workers, including the ability to filter out background noise and work offline.