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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HP's Elite Folio is what happens when you mix the Spectre Folio with the Surface Pro X

HP has taken a page from Microsoft's Surface Pro X and adapted the Spectre Folio into a Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered 2-in-1 PC, complete with a pen cubby.

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Acer debuts its first Ryzen-powered Chromebook, the Spin 514

Meet the Acer Chromebook Spin 514, the first Acer Chromebook to be powered by AMD's new Ryzen C-series chips for Chromebooks.

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The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook2 aims for affordability at $550

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook2, starting at $550, costs less than its predecessor, skipping the fingerprint reader and integrated pen, but upgrading to a QLED display.

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Microsoft unveils a new addition to the Windows taskbar: A news and weather feed

Microsoft's new "news and interests" addition to the Windows 10 taskbar is part of Windows Insider Build 21286, which may offer the first glimpse into the "Sun Valley" redesign.

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What you need to know about Windows Security in Windows 10

If you haven't checked out the Windows Security features within Windows 10, our introductory video will explain the basic features and what you need to maximize your PC's protection.

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Microsoft will shut down Minecraft Earth in June

Microsoft will shut down its AR version of Minecraft, Minecraft Earth, in June. The company is giving players one final, free content update before then.

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CableLabs wants to solve glitchy smartphone Wi-Fi with IWINS

CableLabs is testing something called Intelligent Network Wireless Steering, or IWINS, to smooth out the handoff of Wi-Fi and cellular in your backyard or downtown.

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Report: Windows' Mail, Calendar apps could be replaced by a web-based client

Microsoft may be replacing Windows 10's Mail and Calendar apps -- and eventually the Win32 version of Outlook -- with a new Web-based "Project Monarch" client known as One Outlook.

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Microsoft's wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2020

We've collected all of the best (and worst) moments of Microsoft during 2020, along with the "wha...?!" moments that made us scratch our head.

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Best laptop PC deals for holiday 2020

Here's our curated list of the best holiday discounts and deals on laptops, organized by retailer.

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Intel debuts 'Clover Falls' companion chip for better laptop AI

Intel launches 'Clover Falls,' a companion chip that will help commercial laptops sense and adapt to their surroundings and strengthen Intel's 'Evo' PC platform message.

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Microsoft Edge can now auto-generate passwords, but only via your phone

Microsoft unveils a preview version of its Authenticator app for iOS and Android, which then generates the passwords that can be synced with Edge.


Google buys Neverware to turn old PCs into Chromebooks

Google has bought Neverware, and will make its CloudReady technology to add ChromeOS to older PC hardware part of ChromeOS in the future.

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Is a holiday PowerPoint party the worst or the best idea for 2020?

Is an online PowerPoint presentation shared with family and friends the hottest social outlet of 2020? Should it be? We explore the pros and cons of PowerPoint parties in 2020.

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Xbox Game Pass for PC gets even better in 2021 with tons of free EA games

Microsoft will add EA's FIFA, Madden, UFC, and NHL titles to Xbox Game Pass for PC, in addition to the over 200 games already available. Unfortunately, the launch has been delayed.