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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Vivaldi's Break Mode offers a vacation from the Internet

Vivaldi debuts version 3.3 of its desktop browser, which offers Break Mode, an option to "pause the Internet" and take a break.

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G processor for Windows on Arm

At IFA, Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G chip for Windows PCs, boasting multi-day battery life and optional 5G connectivity.

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Intel launches 11th-gen Tiger Lake CPUs, with blazing-fast clock speeds

Intel reveals seven new 11th-gen Tiger Lake microprocessors for thin-and-light notebook PCs and tablets. Almost all of them boast significantly higher clock speeds than their predecessor, Ice Lake.

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Why Intel's Tiger Lake CPUs will make laptops more confusing to buy

Intel is letting PC vendors run its Tiger Lake chips at a wide range of power and clock speed options, meaning two seemingly identical laptops may differ widely in performance.

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Intel Tiger Lake laptops will begin shipping in October

Intel clarifies that its first Tiger Lake laptops from top PC brands will begin shipping in October.

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Acer's Spin 7 laptop uses Qualcomm's new Snapdragon chip for 5G connectivity

Acer launches the Spin 7, a 14-inch convertible that's the first to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx chip for Windows on ARM.

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Intel piles on the benchmarks to show Tiger Lake is the fastest laptop CPU

As part of its Tiger Lake launch, Intel published reams of test data arguing its 11th-gen Core CPU is the fastest notebook PC processor on the planet.

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Intel's new Evo brand will highlight updated, premium 'Project Athena' notebook PCs

Intel will use a new Evo brand to highlight ultrapremium notebooks it co-designed with laptop makers as part of a second edition of its Project Athena program.

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The Snapdragon 732G gives Qualcomm's midrange phone chip a tiny speed boost, but no 5G

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 732G looks a lot like the Snapdragon 730 and 730G, but with a faster Kryo CPU clock speed and a "bolstered" GPU.

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Dell Latitude 9510 (2-in-1) review: 24-hour battery life, great audio sell this business laptop

The Dell Latitude 9510 2-in-1 delivers great performance, fantastic audio, and nearly all-day battery life inside an otherwise no-nonsense business notebook.

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Windows 95 turns 25: Relive the glory days with this nostalgic app

Windows 95 has been rewritten as a free Electron app for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Try it for yourself!

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7 ways your kids can have 'recess' while distance-learning from home

Distance learning may still be the unfortunate reality this fall, but there are ways for your kids to socialize with their friends and classmates, and get some exercise.

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6 ways your school's Zoom calls will get better this fall

Zoom has outlined its plans for distance learning this fall, making six new important features accessible to its free Zoom for Education plan that many schools use.

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Fight wildfire smoke with this Renpho air filter for 35 percent off

If you live on the West Coast or the Southwest, it's wildfire season. We own several of these Renpho air filters, and today they're 35 percent off.

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Cheap Chromebooks for distance learning: How to pick the best

Is a cheap Chromebook good enough for distance learning? We discuss the most important criteria, and suggest some affordable models you won't regret.