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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Hands on with the next Microsoft Edge, Microsoft's revamped Chromium-based browser

Microsoft recently issued a beta of the new Microsoft Edge, which is built on Chromium, the engine behind Google's Chrome. Here's what we found when we dug in.

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Microsoft signals probable Surface launch event for Oct. 2

Microsoft has notified reporters to save the date for an Oct,. 2 event in New York City, almost certainly setting the stage for new Surface hardware plus an update to Microsoft's Windows 10 strategy.

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How the lack of pay-as-you-go SIMs are thwarting the always-connected PC

PC makers have begun adding SIM slots to some laptops. But a lack of flexible, affordable pricing plans is killing the always-connected PC before it has a chance to flourish.

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Intel announces Comet Lake, a faster, 10th-gen Whiskey Lake chip for mainstream laptops

Intel's new Comet Lake processor is essentially a faster version of Whiskey Lake with some 10th-gen features added to it, forming the foundation of business notebook PCs and some mainstream laptops.

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Intel reveals more about its Lakefield stacked CPU, due to ship in late 2019

Intel pegged late 2019 to ship its Lakefield technology, which stacks Sunny Cove and Atom CPUs to share the processing load. We expect it to be used for thin-and-light laptops.

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Microsoft Edge in Chromium goes beta, and Microsoft says it's ready for everyday use

Microsoft unveils a beta channel for everyday users to try Microsoft Edge, built on its new Chromium foundation.

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Cerebras Systems' new deep-learning chip is as big as your keyboard, and the largest ever

Cerebras Systems announces the largest chip ever made: its trillion-transistor chip is a neural-network processor that measures inches on a side and requires water cooling.

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AMD: Next-gen Threadripper is coming, next-gen CrossFire probably isn't

AMD chief executive Lisa Su says that improving performance is becoming more complex, before reassuring customers again that the company hasn't given up on Threadripper.

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New Windows 10 build adds GPU temp monitoring, desktop renaming, and Settings updates

Microsoft announces Windows 10 build 18963 in the 20H1 feature track, adding small but notable improvements to the Task Manager, Windows Search, Settings, and virtual desktops.

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Microsoft's privacy policy admits contractors listen to Cortana, Skype recordings

Microsoft's updated privacy policy now discloses that contractors are allowed access to recordings of speech captured by Windows, without user permission.

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Windows Sandbox: How to use Microsoft's simple virtual Windows PC to secure your digital life

Microsoft's Windows Sandbox creates a safe space where you can try suspicious software or sites without risking your 'real' PC. Here's how to use it.

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Intel launches 10th-gen 'Ice Lake' chips, pushing hard on graphics for notebook PCs

Intel announces eleven new 10th-gen Core 'Ice Lake' microprocessors for notebooks and 2-in-1 PCs, claiming that its new graphics engine could rival low-end discrete GPUs. (Updated with prices.)

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Google's Chrome 76 arrives, blocking Flash in its entirety and stealthing incognito mode

Google's Chrome 76 begins shipping to users, taking the next step toward killing Flash and allowing incognito mode to be even stealthier.

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Microsoft signals the end for Skype for Business Online, asking Teams to take over

While consumer Skype users are unaffected, Microsoft is pushing those who used the Skype for Business Online service to Microsoft Teams.

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How Microsoft could make Windows 10 Pro the OS for PC enthusiasts

With virtualization, Microsoft has an opportunity to refashion Windows 10 Pro for PC enthusiasts. Here are other enterprise features that could appeal to pro-level consumers.