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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Microsoft's Project Kinect for Azure sensor will be the eyes of the next-gen HoloLens

Microsoft unveils the specs of its fourth-generation Kinect sensor, known as the Project Kinect sensor for Azure.

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Microsoft's mixed reality isn't dead, it's just moving to where businesses will pay for it

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft is expected to talk about how AI and machine vision will improve the business world, adapting technology from the HoloLens and Kinect sensor as part of the process.

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How to automatically mute a website within Google Chrome, either manually or by default

Google's Chrome 64 browser allowed you to manually mute websites, but the new Google Chrome 66 version may just automatically mute that website for you, automatically, or block it from autoplaying.

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Windows 10's April Update is making Chrome and Cortana freeze PCs

Google Chrome, Cortana, Visual Studio, and other programs are locking up in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

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8 big changes coming to Facebook: Dating, Clear History, Instagram AR, and more

A cowed Facebook promised more respect for your privacy at its f8 developer conference, then launched several new features designed for you to engage with the platform and its millions of users.

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The 5 best new features arriving on Outlook

Microsoft is adding numerous features, including bill pay and RSVP tracking, to Outlook on your PC and phone throughout May. We've picked the five best.

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update: The best hidden features

Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade, now known as the April 2018 Update, offers many smaller additions and changes you might miss. We've highlighted them here.

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update review: Small fixes now hint at better things for later

The Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update offers innovations such as Timeline and Nearby Sharing, but most of the improvements are more modest.

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Who needs Windows 10 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade

If you're buying a new Windows 10 PC, chances are you'll receive Windows 10 Home. But should you upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, just to be sure?

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How to upgrade to Windows 10: What you need to know

If you're trying to sneak in under the gun and upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 before the free assistive technologies upgrade loophole expires, we can walk you through the process.

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How Windows 10's Near Share feature wirelessly beams files to nearby PCs

The new Windows 10 Near Share feature in the April 2018 Update provides a convenient way to wirelessly beam URLs and files to nearby PC, but a lack of consistent speed severely lessens its utility.

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Windows 10 Timeline: How to use Microsoft's new organizational tool

Timeline, found within Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update, creates a history within Windows of what you worked on and when.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update ships April 30 with a mission: Saving you time

The next Windows 10 is finally here: Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update will begin shipping April 30, with features like Timeline and Focus Assist to help you work faster.

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Intel earnings call reveals strong revenue despite delays in 10nm chips

Intel confirms a change in plans: High-volume production of 10-nm Core chips will take place in 2019, rather than in 2018. Still, Intel reports record revenues for the first quarter.

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Intel hires Jim Keller, AMD's former Zen chief, as the company beefs up its talent pool

Jim Keller, the former architect of AMD's K8 and Zen architectures, has joined rival Intel as the head of silicon engineering, as the company beefs up its talent pool.