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.


Microsoft kills Mixer streaming service, sending fans to Facebook

Microsoft gives up on its Twitch livestreaming platform and will redirect fans to Facebook Gaming instead, beginning July 22.

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Opera's GX gaming browser integrates Discord, adds 'hot tab' killer

As Opera's Opera GX gaming browser celebrates its one-year birthday, it adds support for the popular chat community, Discord.

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Which Internet providers are lifting data caps during the coronavirus, and which aren't

Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are lifting data caps during the coronavirus and providing discounts to new customers. Others aren't. We break it down.

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Microsoft Edge uses less memory in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update

Microsoft Edge is taking advantage of a new segment heap memory improvement in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update to increase its efficiency.

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Google Meet is now free for everyone, as the pursuit of Zoom continues

Google is moving its Google Meet videoconferencing service out of its paid G Suite tier, and making it free in an effort to lure consumers and enterprise customers alike. It's npw integrated into Gmail for the web, Android and iOS.

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Windows 10's Linux subsystem gets GPU compute and an easier install in new preview

Microsoft's latest Insider Build 20150 allows you to install the Windows Subsystem for Linx 2 via a typed command, and adds GPU compute support via Nvidia's CUDA.

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Windows 10's May 2020 Update borks pooled Storage Spaces

When using Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2020 Update, a pool of shared storage using Storage Spaces may not be accessible.

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The Lenovo Flex 5G is a $1,400 5G laptop with Qualcomm inside

The Lenovo Flex 5G is a $1,400 always-connected laptop with 5G and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor, shipping soon from Verizon.

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Lenovo launches ThinkPads with high-octane Ultra Performance Mode

Lenovo has launched several 15-inch workstations, among them the ThinkPad X1 Extreme 3rd Gen. The X1 and several others boast a new Ultra Performance mode, throwing acoustic limits to the wind.

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Dropbox catches up with a password vault, folder backup, and a family plan

Dropbox on Tuesday announced several features already offered by other services, including PC folder backup and password storage.

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Adobe Creative Cloud updates add more AI and learning tools

Adobe unveils updates to Photoshop, Lightroom, and more, emphasizing AI to improve Smart Select and other features. It's also making a greater effort to show how its tools should be used.

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Microsoft's next Windows 10 20H2 release will be a minor update

Microsoft confirmed that its next Windows 10 feature release, code-named Windows 10 20H2, will be a minor update of bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Microsoft Teams for Education preps for fall with 7x7 speaker grid, deeper analytics

Microsoft is bidding to make Teams the platform for distance learning by adding a new 7x7 gallery view and deeper analytics for online participation.

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Money in Excel imports your live banking data into a spreadsheet

Microsoft's Money in Excel, introduced in April, is now a downloadable Excel template that can import live transactions from your bank, credit cards, and more, and analyze them.

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Five ways the latest Windows 10 update can improve your life

From a FPS counter to better controls over Windows updates, here are five useful ways Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2020 Update can make life easier.