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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What to expect with Microsoft's Windows 10 'Redstone 5' release this fall

Microsoft has begun rolling out new features as part of its Windows 10 Redstone 5 release, due this fall. Here are the flagship features, from Sets to Timeline to Cloud Clipboard.

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Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 is a Teams-powered giant tablet that creates its own video wall

Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2, its next-generation videoconferencing and collaboration tool that can combine into a massive display or roll away on an easel.

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Intel's Loihi roadmap calls for its brain chips to be as 'smart' as a mouse by 2019

Intel has released a target for how smart it wants its Loihi brain chip systems to be by 2019, measured by the number of synapses it will simulate compared to an animal with a like number of real synapses.

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The new Google One storage subscription wants to pamper paid users with services and deals

Google is using support and free goodies to try to lock you into an ongoing cloud storage subscription, called Google One.


What still isn't clear about the future of Windows after Build 2018

At Build, Microsoft had a chance to reassure Windows users that even after a recent reorganization, this OS still mattered. So why did Microsoft say nothing?


What's new in Windows 10 Insider Build 17666: 'Cloud Clipboard,' Sets improvements and more

Cloud Clipboard, an updated Notepad, improvements to Sets: These are some of the features Microsoft added to Build 17666 of Windows 10.

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Microsoft, Qualcomm ship an SDK to solve the Snapdragon's 64-bit app problem

Microsoft has shipped a preview of Visual Studio that lets developers write 64-bit apps for PCs powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, solving a key challenge for Always Connected PCs.

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How Microsoft's Windows ML machine learning could help apps anticipate your needs

At Microsoft Build, Microsoft developers sketched out the future of inking on Windows.

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Microsoft's mobile strategy: Create Windows-like app 'experiences' for smartphones

Microsoft is unveiling its new plan for mobile devices at Build: Create Windows-like app 'experiences,' using Timeline, a new Your Phone app, and the Microsoft Launcher. There's new news about Sets, too.

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Soon you'll be able to pay bills inside Outlook

Microsoft says users will be able to pay bills with one click, right from their email.

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How Microsoft Edge's hidden WDAG browser lets you surf the web securely

Windows 10 Pro users can use an enterprise-class version of the Edge browser, called Windows Device Application Guard, for secure surfing. Here's how to use it.

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Cortana gets the power of sight in Microsoft's future vision of conference rooms

Microsoft's "conference room of the future" demonstration at Build featured a Cortana-powered device that could both see and hear.

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Microsoft shows Cortana and Amazon's Alexa working together at Build

The integration of Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana will have to wait a little longer, though.

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Microsoft's Project Kinect for Azure sensor will be the eyes of the next-gen HoloLens

Microsoft unveils the specs of its fourth-generation Kinect sensor, known as the Project Kinect sensor for Azure.

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Microsoft's mixed reality isn't dead, it's just moving to where businesses will pay for it

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft is expected to talk about how AI and machine vision will improve the business world, adapting technology from the HoloLens and Kinect sensor as part of the process.