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's intelligent, context-aware search boxes are coming to all of its apps and services

Microsoft Search is being added to all of Microsoft's apps and services, complete with natural language understanding to better know what apps and documents you're working on.

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Microsoft's MyAnalytics work assistant now encourages you to slow down and focus

At Microsoft Build, Microsoft announces that its MyAnalytics business assistant tool will help you figure out ways to better focus and network with colleagues.

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Microsoft Edge's IE Mode will put Internet Explorer in a tab

Microsoft outlines plans to combine Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge with IE Mode in a future version of Edge.

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (2019) review: Good value and sleek looks, but performance suffers

Samsung's Notebook 9 Pro is lightweight, with solid battery life. Performance is a mixed bag, however, as it is for many convertibles.

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Microsoft makes HoloLens 2 available for developers, alongside Unreal Engine support

Microsoft is moving quickly after announcing the HoloLens 2 at MWC, making the developer edition generally available at Microsoft Build.

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Dell Latitude refresh banks on connectivity, battery life

Dell announced a sweeping refresh of its Latitude 3000, 5000, and 7000 series of business notebooks, all aligned around Intel's 8th-gen Core processors.

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AMD upends GPU tradition by launching 'Navi' as a lower-end part

AMD's first-quarter earnings call revealed a surprise: AMD's new Navi GPU architecture won't be a flagship part, at least initially.

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Leaked Intel roadmaps call Intel's 10nm transition into question yet again

Mobile and desktop processor roadmaps obtained by a Netherlands site indicate that a large number of Intel processors still use the ancient 14nm manufacturing process, even through next year.

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Microsoft adds phone notification support, dictation languages to new Windows 10 Insider build

Microsoft' Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18885 adds notification support to the Your Phone app and broadens WIndows' dictation capabilities.

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Intel CEO Swan says chip shortages will never happen again on his watch

Intel's first quarter barely beats analyst expectations, as CEO Bob Swan pledges to increase capacity and ensure a larger supply of 10nm Ice Lake chips is on store shelves by the holidays.

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Don't erase, overwrite: How to avoid being that person who resells a drive with data on it

A study conducted by Blancco found that about 40 percent of hard drives and SSDs purchased from eBay contain personal information. It's a reminder to simply formatting a drive isn't good enough.

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Microsoft signals that Intel chip shortages could be over

Microsoft reported strong results for its fiscal third quarter. Executives said the recent PC supply problems appear to have eased.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update bug prevents the upgrade unless SD and USB devices are removed

Microsoft has discovered a bug in the May 2019 Update for Windows 10 that prevents an upgrade to the new feature release if an SD card or attached USB drive is present.

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Microsoft Paint has been given another reprieve

Microsoft had planned to turn Paint into a downloadable app. Now, apparently, it will remain within Windows for the near future.

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Intel launches 18 9th-gen desktop Core chips, the majority without hyperthreading

Although Intel has begun shipping its mainstream 9th-gen desktop Core chips, the majority of them ship without hyperthreading enabled.