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 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.

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Microsoft's tabbed interface for Windows, known as Sets, appears dead for now

A Microsoft project manager has said that Microsoft has given up on its tabbed interface for Windows 10, also known as Sets.

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Update: Facebook passwords for hundreds of millions of users were exposed to Facebook employees

Facebook confirms that user passwords from Facebook, Facebook Lite, and Instagram were being stored in a readable format on Facebook servers. Hundreds of millions of accounts will be notified accordingly.

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Microsoft launches its Surface Hub 2S collaborative PC for $9,000

Microsoft's massive Surface Hub 2S whiteboarding PC will go on sale to businesses in June, accompanied by an even larger version in 2020 and a standalone monitor.

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HP's EliteBook 800 G6 notebook series adds convenience, privacy features

HP has refreshed its EliteBook business notebook lineup with a hardware privacy shutter, a Sure Sense security agent, as well as new display options that emphasize security on the road.

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Intel announces 8th-gen vPro processors for business notebooks with advanced security

Intel follows AMD's announcement of the Ryzen Pro with a pair of processors that emphasize platform technologies over performance.

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Hackers reportedly abused Microsoft's customer support to read Hotmail, Outlook.com email

Microsoft has begun sending emails warning some users that their Outlook, MSN, or Hotmail email accounts may have been compromised.

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Sophos, Avast warn of Windows machines failing to boot after latest Microsoft patch

Antivirus makers Sophos and Avast are warning users that installing a recent Windows update may cause their PCs to lock up or fail to boot.

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5 Google G Suite changes that will improve your life

Google has made a number of announcements to its G Suite productivity suite (including Docs, Sheets, and Slides) that promise to make it faster and more intelligent. Here are the five we like best.

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You can now use your Android phone as a security dongle for two-factor authentication

Google has implemented a new method of two-factor authentication, using an Android phone as a stand-in for a hardware dongle.

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Opera 60 debuts with a free, faster VPN, and Netflix hasn't blocked it yet

Opera's free, unlimited VPN debuted in 2016, then wallowed in limbo for some of the intervening years. With Opera 60, the browser's upgraded VPN service is fast enough to watch Netflix content that's available to other regions.

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Who needs Windows 10 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade

If you're buying a new Windows 10 PC, chances are you'll receive Windows 10 Home. But should you upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, just to be sure?

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 730G processor was built for kick-ass mobile gaming

Qualcomm has launched a version of its Snapdragon 730 mobile processor with several optimizations specifically for mobile gaming.

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Slack now integrates with Office 365, pushing Office docs and email reminders into your chat

If you'd prefer discussing a critical email within Slack's chat rooms and not within Outlook, then Slack's integration with Office 365 is for you.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2019 Update can be downloaded now: Here's how

Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2019 Update (also known as 19H1) is available for Windows Insiders, and it's simple to join and download the update.