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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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.

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Oracle confirms it's a 'technology provider' in the TikTok deal, while Microsoft is out

Database giant Oracle is said to have struck a deal to buy Chinese short-form video company TikTok, though Oracle said only it would be a technology provider. Microsoft confirmed it is definitely not buying Tiktok.

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Nvidia wants its GPUs in your Arm-powered smartphone

Nvidia chief executive Jensen Huang says he wants to use ARM's licensing model to license GPUs. That probably means that your ARM-powered smartphone will feature an Nvidia GPU, someday.

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Nvidia's CEO argues that buying Arm won't threaten CPU neutrality

It looks like Nvidia buying Arm would put too much power in Nvidia's hands. Not so, says chief executive Jensen Huang.

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Intel hides the unannounced Iris Xe Max GPU brand in a promo video

Intel's announcement of its new corporate logo hid an Easter egg: a new "Iris Xe Max" logo that will be formally revealed later, Intel representatives say.

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Nvidia will buy Arm for up to $40 billion, combining smartphone, GPU powerhouses

Nvidia is set to buy Arm for as much as $40 billion, the largest semiconductor deal ever. Nvidia says that it will use Arm's CPUs to bolster its AI technology.

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Gateway PCs return as Walmart exclusives, priced from $200 to $1200

The Gateway PC brand, now owned by Acer, has re-emerged after a decade of silence with a new lineup of Android tablets and Windows PCs, sold exclusively at Walmart.

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Zoho debuts Workplace, a unified cloud workspace for its office apps

Zoho, a low-profile developer of productivity software that competes with Google and Microsoft, has launched a new online integrated workspace that combines nine discrete apps under one unified UI.

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AMD sets October 8 date for next-gen Ryzen 'Zen 3' launch

AMD has set a date to launch the next iteration of its Ryzen processors, likely the Ryzen 4000 series.

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How to let your kids do their homework on paper, not Zoom

Your kids don't have to do all of their distance-learning schoolwork on Zoom calls and Google Classroom. Use the powerful tools within Microsoft's Office app for iOS and Android to help younger kids work on paper.

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Microsoft confirms $299 Xbox Series S as leaks reveal Series X price, too

Leaks claim the new Microsoft Xbox Series X and new Xbox Series S will launch on Nov. 10, for the same retail prices as the current consoles. Microsoft itself confirmed the Series S price.


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Report: Microsoft plans smaller sub-$600 Surface Laptop for students

The 12.5-inch "Sparti" Surface Laptop priced somewhere below $600 will debut as part of a Microsoft Surface refresh this fall.