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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Microsoft rolls out music controls for the Your Phone app in Windows 10

Microsoft is rolling out to the general public the music controls it introduced in an April Windows 10 Insider release for its Your Phone app.

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Intel announces its first new 'Lakefield' chips for the thinnest, lightest PCs

The low-power Intel Core processors with Intel Hybrid Technology, code-named Lakefield, will be used in thin-and-light PCs like the Samsung Galaxy Book S and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold.

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Video: Google Meet's 'denoiser' noise filtering is shockingly good

Google Meet showed off how easily it can eliminate distracting noise in Google Meet, including rustling potato-chip bags, clapping, and clinking glasses.

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Intel confirms issues with Optane Memory and the Windows 10 May 2020 Update

Intel confirms reports that the Microsoft Windows 10 May 2020 Update is causing compatibility issues with certain types of Optane Memory. Intel published a support document that details steps to fix the issue.

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Microsoft begins pushing the 'new' Microsoft Edge browser to all Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft has begun replacing what it calls the "legacy" Microsoft Edge browser with its Chromium-based "new" Edge browser, via a Windows Update.

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The best USB-C hubs for your laptop or tablet

Tested and approved: We'll tell you which USB-C hub to buy for your laptop or tablet, based on our hands-on evaluation of more than a dozen products.

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Facebook's Manage Activity lets you easily delete or archive posts and photos

Facebook's Manage Activity feature provides filters for you to go back and delete or just hide older posts and photos, by date, person, or category.

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Even Microsoft Surface devices are waiting for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update

Some of Microsoft's premium Surface devices can't get the latest Windows 10 May 2020 Update, which was released last week.

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Microsoft releases the Windows 10 May 2020 Update

Microsoft has pushed the Windows 10 May 2020 Update to its stable release channel, though you'll still have to manually request the update for now. Updated with issues associated with upgrading to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update.

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Windows 10 May 2020 Update review: Microsoft boosts Linux and Your Phone, but Cortana slips hard

Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2020 Update, aka Windows 10 20H1 or version 2004, pumps up Linux and the Your Phone integration to Android phones. But Microsoft also fumbles Cortana's transition to a standalone app.

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Microsoft Xbox Series X to apply 4K, HDR, and faster frame rates to older games

Microsoft said Thursday that its upcoming Xbox Series X console will automatically apply some visual improvements to Xbox 360 and even original Xbox games. Others, such as frame-rate doubling, will require developer assistance.


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ARM just showed 2021's smartphone CPUs, led by the powerful Cortex-X1

ARM, whose underlying CPU architecture is at the heart of virtually every smartphone, has announced its new Cortex-A78 generation of CPUs, GPUS, and network processors, including the new supercharged Cortex-X1.

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Intel has big plans to optimize Bluetooth and create all-wireless PCs

We asked Intel's connectivity chief Eric McLaughlin what's next after Intel bought Rivet Networks and its Killer Networking brand. It turns out the future is wide open.

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Updated: Intel buys Rivet Networks and its Killer Networking brand to beef up its Wi-Fi tech

Intel has bought Rivet Networks and its Killer Networking brand to supplement its own Wi-Fi capabilities and build a stronger platform to support its gaming CPUs.

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Windows 10 gets its own package manager

Microsoft launches its own automated package manager for Windows, App Installer, for people who like installing software via the command line.