Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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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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Lenovo's ThinkPad 25 celebrates 25 years of ThinkPads, at a retro $1,899 price

Lenovo launches the ThinkPad 25 Anniversary Edition notebook to celebrate 25 years of ThinkPad notebooks.

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Google's $159 Pixel Buds wireless earbuds can help you speak a language you don't know

Google launched its Google Pixel Buds Bluetooth earbuds on Wednesday as an accessory for its Google Pixel 2 phone. The secret sauce? Wireless translation.

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Microsoft opens preorders for Windows mixed reality headsets

In anticipation of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft opens preorders of mixed-reality devices, including an upgraded HMD from Samsung.

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What Groove users need to do now that Microsoft is killing Groove Music Pass

Microsoft is ending its Groove Music Pass service, discontinuing the music streaming service in favor of Spotify.

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Windows 10 Story Remix's 3D effects roll out to Insiders ahead of the Fall Creators Update

Windows 10's Story Remix promises to add awesome 3D effects to your videos. It's rolling out to Insider beta testers and should be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

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Intel Core i9: Everything we know about Intel's hypercharged PC processor

Intel has filled in the rest of the details on its Intel Core i9 microprocessor family for PCs, and started shipping all of them, too. Now with a review of the 18-core Core i9-7980X and 16-core Core i8-7960XE!

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Microsoft announces Office 2019 for customers who don't want to pay forever for Office 365

Office 2019 will be Microsoft's latest suite of perpetual apps, where users pay once for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and more.

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Microsoft 365 recasts Windows 10 S laptops as inexpensive corporate machines

Microsoft is aiming its Windows 10 S PCs at another big customer—corporate America—with inexpensive laptops that run on Microsoft 365 subscription-based services.

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Loihi is Intel's brainy chip designed to outthink your PC's Core CPU

Intel plans to make its digital brain chip, code-named Loihi, available to researchers in 2018, in a bid to put its hardware into cutting-edge AI applications. Will your PC be next?

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Microsoft plans to own quantum computing like it owns Windows PCs

Microsoft is developing everything from a programming language to the chips themselves to develop quantum computing, the foundation of a computer that runs on qubits.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (2017) review: Competition pushes this competent tablet down

Lenovo's second-generation ThinkPad X1 Tablet is a solid, if slightly anemic, two-in-one PC that changes little. Unfortunately, some of its competition has caught up to it.

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Intel launches 8th-gen Core desktop chips, claims the Core i7-8700K is its best gaming chip ever

Intel has revealed the six new 8th-generation desktop Core chips that will begin shipping October 5, including the six-core Core i7-8700K, which the company calls its best gaming processor ever.

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Intel kills its standalone Project Alloy VR headset, as PC-powered VR wins out

Intel has decided not to go forward with the Project Alloy VR headset it launched with great fanfare in 2016, citing a lack of customer interest.

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Intel may tie future Core CPUs to the VR trend with dedicated features

Intel's virtual-reality chief says that the company is eyeing dedicated logic blocks in its Core PC microprocessors that will be specifically designed to optimize VR for even cheap notebooks.

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Comcast quietly acquires Stringify and will use the IFTTT rival to power its Xfinity Home smart-home platform

Stringify-the automation tool that's more powerful, but less well known than IFTTT-will be incorporated into Comcast's smart-home system.

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