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 will bring its powerful cloud dictation and transcription services to Word in 2020

Microsoft's potent cloud-powered dictation and transcription services are coming to Microsoft Word in 2020.

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Why the Surface Neo's keyboard was the best thing at Microsoft's hardware showcase

The dual-display Surface Neo blew people away when Microsoft introduced it at its Surface launch. But its humble keyboard shows again that Microsoft gets the many different ways in which people work.

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Ears on with Microsoft's Surface Earbuds: Tapping the cloud for transcription and more

Microsoft's Surface Earbuds provide superior audio, transcribe your speech, and even, yes, talk to Cortana.

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Hands on with the Microsoft Surface Pro 7: Ice Lake looks promising

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 looks like more of the same, with one exception: a two-generation jump in processor performance.

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Hands on with the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3: Gorgeous reworking, inside and out

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3s feature a new 15-inch option with an AMD chip, as well as the 13-inch version. They're gorgeous and surprisingly light, and they promise sizzling performance.

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Hands on with Microsoft Surface Pro X, a bold new direction for Surface

The Surface Pro X reimagines the 2-in-1 form factor with a streamlined design that adds USB-C but subtracts the headphone jack. A custom Qualcomm chip promises connectivity and all-day battery life.

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Intel launches powerful Core-X series processors at drastically lower prices

Intel's next-gen “Cascade-X” chips will go on sale in November, touted as the ultimate creator’s platform for freelancers and enthusiasts.

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Microsoft Surface wins would be a big deal for AMD, Qualcomm

If Microsoft taps both the AMD mobile Ryzen and a Qualcomm 8cx for its Surface lineup, it will go a long way toward establishing both as viable Intel competitors.

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Leaks reveal Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and Surface on ARM images before Microsoft event

Images discovered and published by Evan Blass reveal what the Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and Surface with ARM look like, ahead of the Microsoft launch.

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Microsoft adds OneDrive Personal Vault to secure your critical files and increases storage options

Microsoft OneDrive Personal Vault provides a more secure locker for storing files in the cloud. New storage options are available, too.

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Ranking the Microsoft Surface launch rumors: What's probable, what's not

Will Microsoft launch a Microsoft Surface with an unannounced AMD chip inside of it? That's just one of the reports floating around in advance of Microsoft's Surface launch next month.

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Redesigned 'Microsoft Surface' could join Surface Pro 7 with AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm CPUs

A French blog reports that a new Surface tablet will appear alongside a Surface Pro tablet next week. PCWorld has been told that one will house a modified, rebranded Qualcomm 8cx chip, plus AMD and Intel processors.

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Hands on with Marvel Dimension of Heroes: Fun, frantic though repetitive AR gameplay

Lenovo and Disney team up again with its second AR experience, starring several of the Marvel Avengers. While the augmented-reality gameplay is fun and well-crafted, it's ultimately somewhat repetitive.

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HP unveils Chromebooks designed for the new Universal Stylus Initiative

HP launches the HP Chromebook x360 12b and 14b, each designed to bring consumer touches to the Chromebook line.

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Your smart device could have Alexa and Cortana and Spotify—and a whole lot more

Amazon, Microsoft, Spotify, and a host of others team up on the Voice Interoperability Initiative to allow multiple assistants, with multiple wake words, to live on a single connected device.