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 teases 'Performance Maximizer' one-click overclocking tool, with insurance to back it up

Intel shows off a Performance Maximizer overclocking tool for Windows PCs, pairing it with an insurance plan that will replace Core processors damaged by overclocking.

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Microsoft OS exec puts Windows 10 Home Ultra rumors to rest

When Dell said that its 2-in-1 was powered by Windows 10 Home Ultra, the Internet began wondering if Microsoft planned a new version of Windows 10. A top Microsoft exec says that it isn't true.

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Microsoft's Pro Intellimouse for gaming puts a sassy taillight on an otherwise sober design

Microsoft has begun selling the Pro Intellimouse mouse with report rates up to 1,000 times per second. But it comes with an odd throwback USB 2.0 interface, too.

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Intel's 'Ice Lake' 10th-gen Core CPUs boost graphics and Wi-Fi, tap AI to offset slower turbo speeds

Intel's 10th-gen Core processor, Ice Lake, balances upgrades to AI performance, graphics, Wi-Fi, and more with slower turbo speeds and a core count that remains unchanged from the prior generation.

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How the Intel Ice Lake processor's new AI powers will improve your PC

Intel's Ice Lake includes optimizations for AI, which in Intel's world are not digital assistants like Cortana and Alexa. Here's what AI is, and what it can do for you.

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AMD's Lisa Su at Computex, on the record: Threadripper, Huawei, ray tracing and more

AMD chief executive Lisa Su sits down with reporters following her keynote address at Computex. Here is our transcript of the conversation.

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Qualcomm's benchmarks show Snapdragon 8cx running as fast as Intel's Core i5

Qualcomm announces "Project Limitless," a design win with Lenovo that uses its Snapdragon 8cx chip. Qualcomm also releases benchmarks to prove that the 8cx outperforms an older Intel Core i5.

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AMD CEO confirms Threadripper is alive, well, and 'moving up'

In a question-and-answer session with reporters following her Computex keynote, AMD CEO Lisa Su addresses questions concerning Threadripper, Huawei, and ray tracing.

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ARM's Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU will give your next phone a major performance boost

ARM announces its new Cortex-A77 processor and Mali-G77 GPU at Computex, together with a new Machine Learning core designed for object detection by smartphone cameras.

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Intel boldly claims its 'Ice Lake' integrated graphics are as good as AMD's

Intel supplies benchmarks to prove that the upcoming Gen11 graphics integrated in Ice Lake chip are worth buying for their gaming performance.

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Intel reveals the beastly Core i9-9900KS, likely its fastest gaming chip (for real)

Intel announces the Core i9-990KS, which will vie for the crown of best gaming processor with its ability to scale to 5GHz across all cores.

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How to type kaomoji on your PC in Windows 10

Here's how to type kaomoji using the emoji keyboard within Microsoft's Windows 10.

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Huawei devices disappear from Microsoft Store and Best Buy, but remain on Amazon, Newegg

Retailers like Microsoft and Best Buy appear to be following the edict of the Trump administration and are removing Huawei-branded phones and PCs from store shelves. Amazon, though, has yet to follow suit.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2019 Update is liveā€”here's how to get it

Microsoft has made the Windows 10 May 2019 Update available for those who wish to update manually via Windows Update. It will roll out slowly to everyone else.

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Firefox 67 arrives with faster performance and enhanced Private Browsing features

Mozilla's Firefox 67 debuts today, with a renewed emphasis on faster page loads and new privacy enhancements, some of which reproduce features in other browsers.