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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Intel's Whiskey Lake notebook chips will offer big turbo boosts to get you to upgrade

A leak from HP has revealed that there will be one key difference between Intel's Kaby Lake-R chips and the upcoming Whiskey Lake notebook processors.

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‘Classic’ Skype gets a stay of execution from Microsoft after users protest

Skype 7 was supposed to disappear after Sept. 1. After users protested, Microsoft will leave it in place for some time.

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Microsoft's decision to rejoin Movies Anywhere is a single step toward regaining consumer trust

Movies Anywhere allows you to buy movies on services like Google Play and watch them within Windows 10's Movies & TV app. Microsoft's decision is an overdue one, but a step toward regaining consumer trust.

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Microsoft Surface Go review: This affordable little Windows 10 S tablet is a PC when you need it

The Microsoft Surface Go tablet doesn't impress on paper, but its affordable price makes it worth considering if you want a lightweight option that doesn't break the bank. We've updated our review after switching to the Windows 10 Home operating system.

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Asus NovaGo review: The promise and the problems with the Always Connected PC

The Asus NovaGo is one of the first Always Connected PCs that uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor. But its problems include bugs, app limitations, and the constraints of Windows 10 S.

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Blade's Shadow game-streaming service expands, hitting both coasts and simplifying pricing

Blade's Shadow game streaming service doesn't look as attractive with GPU prices falling once again, but the company has simplified its pricing, rolled out to both coasts and added a mobile app.

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Intel says it will finally have 10nm PC processors by holiday 2019

Intel reported record revenue and even a better-than-expected forecast, but PC builders better get used to the 14nm Whiskey Lake parts.

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How Microsoft will stop autoplay videos in Microsoft Edge

Here's how to stop videos from autoplaying within Microsoft Edge, within the beta version of Edge that should be rolling out to all Windows 10 users this fall.

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Costco's Surface Go bundle offers a better low-end option than Microsoft does

Costco's Surface Go bundle makes a better entry-level option than Microsoft's doubling the storage amount and adding a Type Cover for just $20 more.

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Microsoft's pledge to win back the consumer needs to be more than just words

At the Inspire conference this week, Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi told attendees that it wants to win back consumers. But to do so will require new products and services, not just marketing.

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Virtual reality giants unveil VirtualLink as a standardized cable that may simplify VR rigs

Oculus, Valve, AMD, and Microsoft have backed VirtualLink, a new VR display consortium that will use USB-C as a standardized interface for VR devices.

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The PC market actually grew in Q2 2018, thanks to business PCs

Both IDC and Gartner confirm that the worldwide PC market reported its best quarter in years, driven by sales of commercial PCs and some gaming systems.

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Microsoft challenges Slack with a free version of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has launched a free version of its Microsoft Teams app to compete with Slack. It also unveiled a 'nudge' coaching feature within Outlook, and published its Whiteboard app.

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Want more control over autoplay video? Windows Insider Build 17713 tries that and much more

Windows 10's new Insider build doesn't add that much for consumers, but features like the ability to control autoplaying video on a per-site basis makes up for it.

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Microsoft's $399, 10-inch Surface Go rethinks the Windows tablet for consumers

Microsoft unveils the Surface Go: a 10-inch Surface tablet priced to attract the everyday user at $399, alongside an updated Surface Mobile Mouse and pen. Just don't expect too much in terms of performance.