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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Acer's Swift 5 aims to be the lightest laptop to include Intel's new Whiskey Lake chips

At IFA 2018, Acer announces a 14-inch and a 15-inch Swift 5 laptop that marries Intel's leading-edge Whiskey Lake chips with the extremely light weight that Acer's Swift series is known for.

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Microsoft adds video transcription to Microsoft 365 OneDrive to keep corporate content off YouTube

OneDrive corporate users will gain new features by the end of the year, as part of keeping business content within Microsoft's walled garden, Office.

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Intel's Whiskey Lake notebook chip launches, emphasizing connectivity this time around

Intel's latest Core chips, Whiskey Lake for laptops and Amber Lake for two-in-ones and tablets, will highlight Intel's Gigabit Wi-Fi as part of custom branding for its 8th-gen parts.

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Microsoft shines a 'spotlight' on Bing news searches to add more context

Certain searches using Microsoft's Bing search engine will generate a spotlight that includes a timeline and multiple perspectives from web-based sources.

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AMD loses another key executive, Jim Anderson, as it shifts manufacturing to TSMC

AMD said Monday that it lost a key executive in its processor group, Jim Anderson, and that it would migrate its leading-edge manufacturing to TSMC.

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Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?

Should you buy a Chromebook or a Windows laptop? They're similar in some ways, and in others, fundamentally different. We help you decide.

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Windows 95 is now downloadable as a 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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Searching for Bing: How Microsoft's search engine has lost its way

Though Microsoft Bing continues to gain share in search, here are several reasons for choosing Google instead as your preferred search engine. Microsoft, of course, has other ideas.

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AMD's 'Raven Ridge' APU designer points to power as its next advantage

PCWorld sits down with Dan Bouvier, the architect behind its Raven Ridge integrated CPU, to find out what's coming next.

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Huawei Matebook X Pro review: A few cut corners diminish this otherwise great laptop's value

Average performance and battery life are the two knocks on the Huawei Matebook X Pro, but a great display, audio, discrete graphics and an included USB-C hub elevate it among the top thin-and-light contenders we've tested.

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Solving Spectre and Meltdown may ultimately require an entirely new type of processor

Panelists at the Hot Chips conference debate short- and long-term solutions to Spectre and Meltdown, the two side-channel attacks that leveraged the speculative execution techniques of many modern microprocessors.

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ARM challenges Intel in PCs with Deimos and Hercules chips

ARM unveils an early look at its roadmap through 2020 for PC processors, which the company claims could challenge Intel in performance.

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Foreshadow attacks Intel CPUs with Spectre-like tactics (but you're probably safe)

Intel introduces L1TF or Foreshadow, a new speculative execution attack like Spectre and Meltdown, which targets SGX instructions on Intel's Core chips.

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Alexa, Cortana officially become BFFs as Amazon and Microsoft integrate the two assistants

You can now access Amazon Alexa from Windows 10's Cortana, and Microsoft Cortana from Alexa devices such as the Amazon Echo. We'll show you how to use Alexa within Cortana, too.

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The Campfire caveat: Why cheap Chromebooks running Windows will benefit Google, not you

Google's Campfire would reportedly allow Chromebooks to dual-boot with Windows. But only Google will benefit from demonstrating how poorly Windows runs on low-end hardware.