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's next CEO Pat Gelsinger promises a return to greatness

Future Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger spoke during the company's fourth-quarter 2020 conference call, outlining his plans to return Intel to greatness.

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Microsoft Edge will open your email from the new tab page

Microsoft is adding a boatload of new fun and productive features to the Edge 88 browser, including new themes, knowledge cards, recipe extraction, and even Outlook email.

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PC market soars, driving Intel's revenue and profits unexpectedly higher

Intel reported strong profits and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, driven by record pandemic-fueled PC sales of 33 percent.

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Microsoft Edge can finally generate new passwords for you

Microsoft adds a password generator and a Password Monitor service to Microsoft Edge version 88, along with some under-the-hood security improvements.

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Otter's transcription service now integrates with Google Meet

After striking an earlier partnership with Zoom, now Google Meet users can automatically caption and transcribe their Meet meetings.

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MediaTek's powerful Dimensity 1200 smartphone CPU will challenge Qualcomm

MediaTek plans to attack mid-range and flagship 5G smartphones with its new Dimensity 1200 and 1100 mobile chips that match up well to what rival Qualcomm offers.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 is a faster 865, but without WiFi 6E

Qualcomm has tweaked its Snapdragon 865 smartphone processor yet again to create the Snapdragon 870, bumping up the CPU speed but eliminating Wi-Fi 6E.

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Video: Intel answers our Rocket Lake S questions

Brandt Guttridge, Intel’s senior director of the Desktop Products Group, appears on The Full Nerd to answer questions about 11th-gen Core, Rocket Lake S, and desktop gaming.

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Windows 10X leaks: Hands-on with Microsoft's new, simplified OS

What's claimed to be a near-final build of Microsoft's Windows 10X has leaked. We go hands on with Microsoft's Chrome OS competitor, now optimized for single screens.

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Qualcomm buys CPU startup Nuvia to beef up PC, smartphone performance

Qualcomm has purchased Nuvia, an Arm CPU startup, and will use the company's technology to beef up its smartphone and PC CPUs.

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Intel unexpectedly names former CTO Pat Gelsinger as its new CEO

Intel has brought back Pat Gelsinger, a 30-year Intel veteran and former chief technology officer before becoming CEO of VMware, to replace Bob Swan as the company's new CEO.

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Three AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile chips you should avoid buying

AMD's new Ryzen 5000 Mobile processor family for laptops hides three processors that are built upon older Zen technology and offer significant performance differences.

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Razer is bringing RGB to N95 masks, because why not?

Razer showed off what it calls Project Hazel, a prototype reusable N95 mask with a clear plastic shell, voice amplification, and of course RGB.

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Overhauled Razer Blade laptops pair Nvidia's new GPUs with blisteringly fast displays

Razer debuts its refreshed Razer Blade 15 and Blade Pro 17 laptops at CES 2021, complete with support for Nvidia's latest mobile 30 series GPUs, and high-refresh-rate displays at 1080p, 1440p and even 4K.

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AMD's laptop resurgence continues with Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors

AMD launches its Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors at CES 2021, complete with the 5900HX, which AMD brags will be the "world's best processor for gamers."