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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6 ways your school's Zoom calls will get better this fall

Zoom has outlined its plans for distance learning this fall, making six new important features accessible to its free Zoom for Education plan that many schools use.

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Fight wildfire smoke with this Renpho air filter for 35 percent off

If you live on the West Coast or the Southwest, it's wildfire season. We own several of these Renpho air filters, and today they're 35 percent off.

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Cheap Chromebooks for distance learning: How to pick the best

Is a cheap Chromebook good enough for distance learning? We discuss the most important criteria, and suggest some affordable models you won't regret.

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Flight Simulator: Hands on with Microsoft's breathtaking virtual, real world

Microsoft launches its rebooted Flight Simulator this week. We go hands on and take to the skies in this gorgeous recreation of the real world.

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Razer launches left-handed Naga gaming mouse for Left-Handers Day

Razer said last year that it would bring back the Naga gaming mouse for lefties, and it's finally arrived.

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Epic is giving away A Total War Saga: Troy for free, but just for 24 hours today

The latest chapter in the Total War series, A Total War Saga: Troy, is being given away for free today. Grab it now!

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Intel promises 'dramatic' clock speed increases in Tiger Lake CPU

Intel reveals some of the technical details behind its upcoming Tiger Lake processor, including memory, PCI Express 4.0, and unexpected transistor improvements that could boost clock speeds dramatically.

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Intel's Alder Lake chip pushes performance, then battery life, for laptops

The new Alder Lake chip from Intel builds upon its Lakefield predecessor by emphasizing performance first, then battery life, for thin-and-light laptops and other compact devices.

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Trump ban of Tencent Holdings could affect Fortnite, League of Legends and other games

President Trump unexpectedly ordered a ban on transactions with Tencent and its subsidiaries after 45 days. We don't know how far the ban will stretch into Tencent's interests, which encompass the games League of Legends, Fortnite, PubG, Path of Exile, and more.

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What remote learning will look like this fall in Meet, Teams, and Zoom

As American kids prepare to go back to school, we look at what's changed between March and August in the virtual classrooms hosted by Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.

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Minecraft: Education Edition can now run on Chromebooks

Microsoft has ported Minecraft: Education Edition to Chromebooks, though administrators and users will need an Office 365 for Education account to play it without restrictions.

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AMD's notebook PC share climbs to an all-time high of nearly 20 percent

AMD said late on Tuesday that a report from Mercury Research, which Mercury confirmed, shows that AMD has reached an all-time high in notebook PC share of just under 20 percent.

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Microsoft, Samsung show how you'll pin Android apps to your Windows taskbar

A close relationship between Microsoft and Samsung will soon allow you to run multiple Android apps from your Windows PC, and even pin them to your taskbar.

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Microsoft provides details on Project xCloud's games, and its controllers

If you're a Game Pass Ultimate member, you'll be able to play remotely-streamed games via Microsoft's Project xCloud for free.

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Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?

Should you buy a Chromebook or a Windows laptop? They're similar in some ways, but fundamentally different in others. This guide will help you decide.