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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Windows 11 Start menu: How to make it look like Windows 10

By creating a new registry entry and adjusting the Windows 11 taskbar settings, you can get the Windows 10 Start menu in Windows 11 and shift the taskbar icons to give you a Windows 10-like experience.

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7 big ways Windows 11 changes Windows 10

How will your PC experience change once it's running Windows 11? We've rounded up all the big updates in Windows 11.

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Windows 11 screenshots appear to have leaked

A pair of supposed Windows 11 screenshots posted to the Internet suggest that Windows 11 could be heavily influenced by Windows 10X.

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Windows 11 rumors flare anew with Windows 10 'retirement' set for 2025

Microsoft says Windows 10's 'retirement' will take place in October, 2025, lending credence to rumors of an upcoming Windows 11.

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Google opens up Workspace to consumers, announces new Spaces chat

Google is opening up Google Workspace and its new collaborative UI to consumers who have a free Gmail account. It's also announcing the next step in its evolution, Spaces.

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Microsoft's Xbox cloud charge continues with smart TVs, Xbox streaming hardware

Microsoft is continuing its push into Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming by announcing new low-cost Xbox streaming consoles and plans to push Xbox cloud gaming into smart TVs alongside Netflix.


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The best Thunderbolt docks you can buy for your laptop PC

We've tested a bunch of Thunderbolt docks—from budget-priced to full-featured—to help you find the right one for your laptop PC. Our buyer's guide will tell you what to look for.

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How to play games on a Chromebook

You can play games on a Chromebook, whether browser- or Android-based, or streamed PC games from the cloud.

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Microsoft teases 'what's next for Windows' event in June

Microsoft could reveal what's in Windows 10 21H2 at the livestreamed event, following up on what CEO Satya Nadella already called the most significant release of Windows in a decade. Windows 11?

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The biggest PC news from Computex 2021

AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and others made major announcements at the Computex 2021 trade show over the weekend. Here's the roundup of the most important news and how it will affect your next PC.

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How AMD's 3D V-Cache can increase Ryzen performance by up to 25 percent

AMD's 3D V-Cache is what the company calls 3D chiplets, and a prototype Ryzen processor already shows significant performance advantages.

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Intel adds 5GHz and 5G to its Tiger Lake notebook processors

Intel announced two new 11th-gen Core "Tiger Lake" processors on Sunday night at Computex, along with its first 5G module.

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If you hate the Microsoft Store, Windows 10's package manager can bypass it

Microsoft has released its Windows Package Manager, also known as winget, which bypasses the Microsoft Store by simply downloading and installing the apps you want.

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Gaming notebooks should get their own USB-C chargers soon

The USB-IF has widened the power capabilities of the USB-C connector and cables, which should allow gaming notebooks to get their own USB-C chargers.

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Worldwide chip shortages shouldn't stop laptops from thriving

An IDC report finds that the chip shortages that have provoked worldwide concern will likely miss the PC industry.