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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Windows 10: Insider Build 17035 gives the first peeks at the next major Redstone 4 update

One of the first builds of the Redstone 4 update cycle to Windows 10 adds several interesting features, including the ability to "Near Share" files to people sitting next to you.

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Confirmed: Windows 10 may cut off devices with older CPUs

Microsoft has confirmed it won't provide Windows 10 updates such as the Fall Creators Update to hardware that's no longer supported by its manufacturer, a policy that puts all older hardware at risk.

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Intel and AMD team up: A future Core chip will have Radeon graphics inside

In a blockbuster deal, Intel and AMD have jointly designed a chip module combining Intel's CPU, AMD's Radeon GPU, and high-bandwidth memory that will ship next year.


Microsoft hopes to push its HoloLens AI chip into other devices

Microsoft's device chief says the company hopes to see the AI chipset it's developing for the HoloLens in other devices, presumably PCs and smart speakers.

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Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: We compare prices, features and more

Comparing the specs of Microsoft's new Surface Laptop to its older Surface Pro 4 cousin can tell you a lot. For one thing, Microsoft really needs to update the Surface Pro 4.


The last free Windows 10 upgrade path for consumers will shut down by December 31

There's still one way consumers can upgrade to Windows 10 for freeā€”if they use assistive technologies. Microsoft will shut down this loophole on December 31.

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Microsoft adds Surface Pro with LTE for connectivity on the go, as promised

Microsoft says two Surface Pro tablets with LTE connectivity will ship in December, at prices that are slightly lower than expected.

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How Intel Core chips and Lenovo PCs could take over two-factor authentication from your phone

Intel's 8th-generation Core chips include the capability to provide a two-factor authentication right from a PC, without a phone. Lenovo now has several PCs that support this feature.

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How Windows 10 dictation works

Within the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft makes dictation as easy as tapping a key. Why use your keyboard when you can write with your voice?

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Windows 10 digital ink: All the improvements within the Fall Creators Update

You can use your Windows tablet's digital pen to ink notes into Windows 10, saving them as editable digital text. And with the Fall Creators Update, it's even easier to do so.

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How to type emoji on your PC using Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Soon in Windows 10, adding an emoji smiley-face will be almost as easy as a keyboard shortcut. Here's how to it will work in the Fall Creators Update.

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How Microsoft Edge will beat Chrome as the best PDF reader with the Fall Creators Update

Microsoft Edge will get some powerful tools for viewing, marking up, and even signing PDF documents when the Fall Creators Update ships. Here's a rundown of what's new.

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3 ways Windows 10 connects to your Android and iOS phones to make a better PC

With a connected Android phone or iPhone, your Windows 10 PC gains powers that it didn't have before.

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Windows 10's My People: Microsoft makes it easy to just wave hello

With Windows 10's new My People app, Microsoft provides an easy way to connect to your best friends, right from your desktop. Here's how to use it.

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Windows 10's TruePlay gaming tech starts sniffing out cheaters

Microsoft has added TruePlay, an optional anti-cheating technology for PC gaming, to Windows 10. But how optional will it really be?