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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AMD Threadripper vs. Intel Core i9: The best CPU for enthusiasts

Intel's Core i9 and AMD's Threadripper are duking it out to be best enthusiast CPU. We dive deep into the specs and performance to see which will prevail.

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4 reasons why I switched from Google to Bing

If you're still using Google as your search engine, you may not know that Microsoft Bing is a great search engine, too. Here's why to switch from Google to Bing in search.

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Intel releases final Core i9 specs and release dates—and Threadripper is faster (sometimes)

Intel has released the final clock speeds and ship dates of its Core i9 microprocessors, in its ongoing war with AMD's Threadripper chips.

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Windows 10 S laptops will be tardy for the first weeks of school, Microsoft says

The Windows 10 S laptops designed by Asus, Dell, HP, and other hardware makers to be sold to schools this fall won't ship in time for the beginning of classes, Microsoft acknowledged.

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AMD ships Ryzen 3, facing Intel's Core i3 with more performance for less money

AMD is shipping its Ryzen 3 chip for low-end PCs, taking aim at Intel's Core i3 with slight price discounts.

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Microsoft slips four more features into the Fall Creators Update with Build 16251

Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 16251 to Insiders on Thursday, connecting your phone to your PC and adding new abilities to Cortana.

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Ryzen sales lead AMD earnings, despite issues with game optimization and mining

AMD reported a sharp increase in revenue for the second quarter, with executives taking the time to address some of its key customer concerns from Ryzen and Vega buyers.

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Adobe Flash will die by 2020, Adobe and browser makers say

Adobe plans to phase out its venerable Flash Player by 2020, and browser makers will act even faster to get rid of it.

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Microsoft will save Microsoft Paint, making it a downloadable app

Microsoft reportedly says that Microsoft Paint will become a downloadable Store app, letting Windows 10 users continue to use the beloved drawing app if they so wish.

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Chuwi Hi13 review: A $500 Surface Book clone that skimps too much

Chuwi's Hi13 aims to be an inexpensive knockoff of the Surface Book. But as our review shows, its awkward bulk and underpowered components aren't worth it.

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Microsoft is building a better HoloLens with a new chip focused on machine learning

Microsoft's next-generation Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) within the HoloLens will focus on machine learning, Microsoft revealed. This new direction could help HoloLens interact more intelligently with its environment.

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Microsoft may be quietly retiring Paint after 32 years

Microsoft is "deprecating" Paint within the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, meaning it won't be developed further and may eventually disappear. If the worst happens, here are your options.

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Surface Laptop vs. Surface Book: The prices and features of two premium laptops, compared

Microsoft's Surface Laptop and Surface Book are both beautiful, premium laptops, and we dive deep into their specs to help you decide which one's best for you.

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Microsoft's Office sales soar and Windows Phone fades in cloud-happy earnings call

Microsoft calls Windows phone sales "immaterial" during its quarterly earnings call on Thursday. Instead, Office and cloud sales carried Microsoft to a strong, profitable quarter.

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Surface Laptop review: Microsoft's MacBook Air killer nails what students need

Microsoft's Surface Laptop is a brilliant laptop for college students and even professionals on the go. Consider using the built-in tool to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, though.