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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Gateway PCs return as Walmart exclusives, priced from $200 to $1200

The Gateway PC brand, now owned by Acer, has re-emerged after a decade of silence with a new lineup of Android tablets and Windows PCs, sold exclusively at Walmart.

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Zoho debuts Workplace, a unified cloud workspace for its office apps

Zoho, a low-profile developer of productivity software that competes with Google and Microsoft, has launched a new online integrated workspace that combines nine discrete apps under one unified UI.

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AMD sets October 8 date for next-gen Ryzen 'Zen 3' launch

AMD has set a date to launch the next iteration of its Ryzen processors, likely the Ryzen 4000 series.

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How to let your kids do their homework on paper, not Zoom

Your kids don't have to do all of their distance-learning schoolwork on Zoom calls and Google Classroom. Use the powerful tools within Microsoft's Office app for iOS and Android to help younger kids work on paper.

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Microsoft confirms $299 Xbox Series S as leaks reveal Series X price, too

Leaks claim the new Microsoft Xbox Series X and new Xbox Series S will launch on Nov. 10, for the same retail prices as the current consoles. Microsoft itself confirmed the Series S price.


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Report: Microsoft plans smaller sub-$600 Surface Laptop for students

The 12.5-inch "Sparti" Surface Laptop priced somewhere below $600 will debut as part of a Microsoft Surface refresh this fall.

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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.