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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Windows 11 superguide: News, tips, reviews and more

Windows 11 is the name of Microsoft's next operating system. We've listed our Windows 11 news, hands-on, reviews, tips, FAQs and guides on this page.

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Want Windows 11? Your PC better have these specs

Windows 11 comes with new, stricter hardware requirements: more memory, more storage, and a Trusted Platform Module, or TPM. What does all this mean? We explain.

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Windows 11's dark mode has its own dark sounds

Windows 11 and its dark mode contains new sounds that differ from what you'll hear in its normal light mode.

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When will Windows 11 ship? Here's what we know

When will Microsoft ship Windows 11? A recent tease suggests that Windows 11 PCs may ship October 20, but we know Windows 11 upgrades won't occur until 2022.

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Microsoft adds another Start to Windows

The personalized news feed in Windows is now called Microsoft Start, providing you with a curated collection of news from top publishers.

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Best Windows tablet 2021: Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ vs. tablets from Dell, HP, and Lenovo

We've picked the best Windows tablet from a field that includes the Microsoft Surface Pro 7+, the Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable, the HP Elite Folio, and the Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1.

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5 Microsoft Edge (and Chrome) extensions everyone should use

Browser plugins for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge add functionality and features that the browser itself lacks. Here are five of our favorites.

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Microsoft backs down: Older PCs will be able to run Windows 11, unofficially

Older PCs will be able to install Windows 11 in some way, but conflicting reports have only muddied the water further.

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The gotcha: Installing Windows 11 on an unsupported PC may disable updates

Users who try and upgrade their "unsupported" PC to Windows 11 without meeting the necessary hardware requirements won't receive Windows updates.

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Report: Chip prices could go up 10 percent or more as TSMC imposes price hikes

A report by the Wall Street Journal says that TSMC plans to significantly raise prices for chips it manufactures, which could have a ripple effect on the price you pay for graphics cards, notebook PCs, smartphones, and more.

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This massive AI chip has the compute power of a human brain

Cerebras Systems says that it its Cerebras CS-2 AI system is now capable of the equivalent compute power of the human brain.

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Razer's mouse hack highlights a problem: Hardware that pushes apps to your PC

A researcher has shown how merely connecting a Razer mouse to your PC downloads the Razer installer utility, which can then be used to take over a PC.

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Intel Alder Lake explained: How it enables a new generation of PCs

Intel explains its "Alder Lake" Core processor, its new performance and efficiency cores, performance estimates. and a tentative ship date for what could be the 12th-gen Core chip.

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The Full Nerd ep. 188: Intel's 12th-gen Alder Lake and Arc GPU

Intel's Alder Lake CPU and Arc GPU revealed!

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How to get the Windows 11 beta

Microsoft has released the first official beta of Windows 11. Here's how to get it, either via Windows Update or a downloadable ISO file.