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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Microsoft's retro Windows teasers emerge as a Stranger Things promo: the Windows 1.11 app

Microsoft has released a tie-in with the new season of Stranger Things on Netflix: Windows 1.11, an app that wonders what would happen if Windows were corrupted by the Upside Down.

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New Windows 10 feature build improves notifications, eye tracking and Your Phone app

Windows 10 Insider build 18932 adds many more controls to notifications, overhauls the Eye Control user interface and now supports Android notifications within Your Phone.

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Microsoft's fall release of Windows 10 will be deliberately anticlimactic

Microsoft's taking a deliberately low-key approach to the so-called 19H2 release of Windows 10 due this September, focusing more on performance improvements than actual new features.

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Tobii lands former Intel PC chip VP to push eye tracking mainstream

Eye-tracking company Tobii Technology names former Intel VP Anand Srivatsa as its new CEO.

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Why your laptop's always-listening microphone should be as easy to block as your webcam

If we're going to talk seriously about privacy issues and PCs, we can't worry just about webcams. We need to address the issue of always-on laptop mics, too.

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DisplayPort 2.0 launches, promising 8K video support by late 2020

VESA has announced its next-generation DisplayPort 2.0 spec, with support for over 8K video either over traditional DP cables or via the existing USB-C connector.

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Report: Upcoming Microsoft Surface devices may use AMD or Qualcomm chips

Microsoft is reportedly seeking ties to AMD and Qualcomm as it diversifies its processor offerings into what may be the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3.

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Microsoft adds OneDrive Personal Vault to secure your critical files and increases storage options

Microsoft OneDrive Personal Vault provides a more secure locker for storing files in the cloud. New storage options are available, too.

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Microsoft's rumored dual-display Surface could emulate Android apps, which isn't a bad idea

A new report from IHS Markit suggests that Microsoft may include an Android emulator in an upcoming dual-display Surface. That might make sense in a Surface designed for content consumption.

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Microsoft's new Windows Terminal app is now live in preview

Microsoft has made its revamped Windows Terminal app available in preview for you to download, though many features will be added along the way to a more formal release this winter.

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The U.S. blacklists five Chinese supercomputer firms, including AMD joint venture THATIC

The U.S. Department of Commerce has added several of China's top supercomputer and chipmakers to its "entity list," including the THATIC joint venture between AMD and the Chinese government.

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Trump tariffs on Chinese goods could cost you $120 more for notebook PCs, say Dell, HP and CTA

The Consumer Technology Association said this week that Trump tariffs levied on Chinese goods could force consumers to pay significantly more for laptops, cell phones, and other technologies. Dell, Intel, Microsoft, and Apple all sent letters.

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The $300 Kano PC is designed to teach your kids what goes into a computer

Microsoft and Kano have developed the Kano PC, a $300 tablet that's designed to teach kids how computers are made and how they work.

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These four 'Eyes First' Windows games could do for eye tracking what Solitaire did for the PC's mouse

Microsoft Research has made available four 'Eyes First' games for Windows 10, simple games designed to show off how eye tracking can be used for both fun and accessibility.

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Microsoft floats the concept of a dedicated Office key in a closed survey

Would you buy a keyboard with a dedicated Microsoft Office key? A Microsoft survey hints that it might be thinking about it.