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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Intel issues Meltdown/Spectre fixes for Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge as patch effort winds down

Intel has issued patches for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities to PCs using its Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge families of Core microprocessors, leaving just a few niche chips left to patch.

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Microsoft expects the 'majority of customers' to use Windows 10's S mode

Though just a few devices use Windows 10 S today, a senior Windows executive has made the bold claim that the majority of Microsoft customers will use Windows 10's new S mode—but if they don't like it, they'll be allowed to upgrade for free.

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Windows 10's Sets will reappear in the fall Insider builds, with support for legacy apps

Microsoft said Wednesday that its tabbed interface for Windows 10, known as Sets, is returning in the upcoming Windows 10 Redstone 5 release. New improvements include support for legacy Win32 apps.

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Windows ML will tap your PC hardware to smarten up Windows 10 apps with AI

Microsoft announced Windows ML, an API that third-party Windows app developers will be able to use to make their own Windows apps smarter and increase the overall intelligence of Windows.

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Confirmed: Windows 10 S will evolve into a 'mode' of Windows 10 in 2019

Joe Belfiore, a senior executive within Microsoft's Windows group, confirms that Windows 10 S will be folded in as a "mode" of Windows 10 in 2019, rather than a separate version.

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Microsoft will host Intel's Spectre and Meltdown patches on its own site

If you've built a PC using a motherboard from a smaller vendor who doesn't patch regularly, you may not have received a Spectre or Meltdown patch. Microsoft's here to help.

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Hands on: How one mouse can control multiple PCs with Microsoft's Mouse Without Borders app

Microsoft's free Mouse without Borders app lets your mouse and keyboard control multiple PCs. That's a capability that Logitech's excellent Flow software offers, too—but its solution is far more expensive.

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Logitech MX Master 2S vs. Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse: Which $100 mouse is worth it

We pit the Logitech MX Master 2S against the Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse to determine which is the best mouse to buy, in terms of comfort, ergonomics, features, and software support.

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Huawei's Matebook X Pro is a svelte Surface Book with a hidden webcam for the paranoid

Huawei launched its new Matebook X Pro slim notebook at Mobile World Congress, boasting discrete graphics, a high-res 3,000x2,000 display, and even a webcam in a secret compartment.

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Logitech Craft review: This $200 keyboard can do two things its competitors can't

The very useful Logitech Craft keyboard takes the concept behind the Surface Dial, a rotating controller, and pairs it with some preconfigured settings for popular apps.

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Intel expects PCs with fast 5G wireless to ship in late 2019

Intel and PC partners including Dell, Lenovo, and Microsoft have begun talking up PCs with integrated 5G connectivity, scheduled to ship late next year.

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Hands on: Blade's Shadow cloud gaming service can be a bumpy ride

Blade's Shadow service offers an acceptable cloud gaming service, but just setting it up and connecting peripherals is part of the challenge.

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Intel ships new Spectre patches: Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake now, Sandy Bridge next

Intel has shipped revised patches for Spectre and Meltdown for its most recent CPU families, including Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake, with a roadmap for what's next.

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Intel says it's been hit with 32 separate lawsuits over Spectre, Meltdown

Intel's annual report claims that both customers and shareholders have filed numerous suits claiming they've been harmed by what Intel has or hasn't done regarding Spectre and Meltdown.

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Cortana's smart-home powers grow with IFTTT, Honeywell, Ecobee support

Microsoft's Cortana has added support for the IFTTT conditional platform plus a number of smart services, both helping bring Cortana more in line with competing services from Amazon and Google Home.

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