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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Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft's board to pursue charity work

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has stepped down from Microsoft's board of directors to pursue his work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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How the Linux kernel will work in Windows 10's next big update

The Linux kernel and any updates to it within Windows 10's Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 will now be handled via Windows Update, Microsoft said Friday.

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Samsung Galaxy Book S review: Incredible battery life, WWAN options sell this on-the-go PC

Samsung's Galaxy Book S laptop uses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chip, trading middling performance for a number of features that make on-the-go computing a snap.

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Update: Google and Microsoft are scaring consumers over Edge extensions, and for what?

The new Edge browser can use Chrome extensions, but users risk being scared away by security warnings from both Google and Microsoft.

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AMD talks PC GPU ray tracing as it looks to the future of Ryzen and Radeon

AMD looks ahead five years as it discusses the future of its Ryzen CPUs, Radeon GPUs, its Epyc server processors, and the underlying technologies it will be using to advance all of them.

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Microsoft's solution for COVID-19 is a free Teams subscription for six months

Microsoft is adding a new six-month trial of Office 365 that includes premium features of Microsoft Teams, as a way for employees to remain productive during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Microsoft shows a future Windows 10's Start menu based on icons, not Live Tiles

Microsoft showed off a possible future Start menu for Windows 10 that's based on the Windows 10X icons Microsoft plans to roll out this holiday season with the Surface Neo.

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Microsoft's new Cortana app doesn't know the answer to 2+2

Microsoft acknowledged Friday what we've already confirmed in testing: the new app can only use one account at a time, can't control apps like Spotify or Alexa, and can't even perform basic math.

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Dell punts on coronavirus impact, but confirms CPU shortages still exist

Dell declined to factor in the coronavirus into its upcoming earnings guidance, but said that CPU shortages still haven't totally alleviated.

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Microsoft begins blocking 'unwanted applications' like adware and cryptominers, using Edge

The current version of Microsoft Edge adds a new feature that can block PUAs—Potentialy Unwanted Applications—like cryptominers and adware that come bundled with apps that you're trying to download.

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Microsoft's Surface Duo may have a 'Peek' interface for glancing at calls

Unauthorized video published by WalkingCat on Twitter appears to reveal "Peek," a feature of the upcoming Surface Duo Android phone from Microsoft that shows a narrow strip of information when the phone is slightly opened.

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How to use Windows' Your Phone app to connect your phone to your PC

We'll walk you through how to use Windows 10's Your Phone app, from basic setup to its ability to show texts and notifications, remotely interact with your Android phone's screen, and even place calls.

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Lenovo announces a major ThinkPad refresh, including AMD's mobile Ryzen 4000 chips

Lenovo ushers in the Ryzen 4000 Mobile generation with a top-to-bottom refresh of its ThinkPad laptop line.

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Microsoft tasks its Defender antimalware with securing corporate Android and iOS phones

Microsoft plans to offer its Microsoft Defender security services to Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems for smartphones. A version for Linux is in preview, too.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 screens are cracking, some users say

Some users say that the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 has begun spontaneously developing cracks in the screen, leading them to call upon Microsoft to look into it.