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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How to upgrade to Windows 10: What you need to know

If you're trying to sneak in under the gun and upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 before the free assistive technologies upgrade loophole expires, we can walk you through the process.

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How Windows 10's Near Share feature wirelessly beams files to nearby PCs

The new Windows 10 Near Share feature in the April 2018 Update provides a convenient way to wirelessly beam URLs and files to nearby PC, but a lack of consistent speed severely lessens its utility.

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Windows 10 Timeline: How to use Microsoft's new organizational tool

Timeline, found within Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update, creates a history within Windows of what you worked on and when.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update ships April 30 with a mission: Saving you time

The next Windows 10 is finally here: Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update will begin shipping April 30, with features like Timeline and Focus Assist to help you work faster.

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Intel earnings call reveals strong revenue despite delays in 10nm chips

Intel confirms a change in plans: High-volume production of 10-nm Core chips will take place in 2019, rather than in 2018. Still, Intel reports record revenues for the first quarter.

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Intel hires Jim Keller, AMD's former Zen chief, as the company beefs up its talent pool

Jim Keller, the former architect of AMD's K8 and Zen architectures, has joined rival Intel as the head of silicon engineering, as the company beefs up its talent pool.

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Ryzen boosts AMD profits, as mobile chips promise further growth

Sales in AMD's computing and graphics segment nearly doubled compared to a a year ago, evidence that AMD's Ryzen is a bona fide success. Next up: the lucrative mobile market.

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Microsoft's 'April Xbox Update' debuts, pushing Xbox One gamers toward PC monitors

Microsoft continues to push the Xbox One closer to the PC with planned support for PC-style 120Hz displays.

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Switching between Windows 10 S, Home, and Pro may get more flexible

Windows users may gain the ability to switch or upgrade between two modes of Windows 10 S and two versions of Windows 10, leaked slides by the normally reputable WalkingCat account suggest.

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Microsoft will stop developing OneNote 2016 in favor of the Windows 10 OneNote app

Microsoft's simplified OneNote app for Windows 10 will receive pride of place, replacing the current Office version of OneNote in Office 2019.

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Intel offloads virus scanning to the GPU for better battery life and performance

Intel announced a new capability of its Core chips, called Accelerated Memory Scanning, that will offload the CPU requirements of virus threat detection to an Intel GPU. Microsoft is the first to take advantage.

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Microsoft's chip push continues with Azure Sphere: Securing gadgets with chips and Linux

Microsoft's new Azure Sphere security package for billions of IoT devices includes two surprises: a new chip that Microsoft will license, plus its own Linux kernel.

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Intel technical documents fuel rumors of an 8-core Coffee Lake chip

Could an 8-core Intel Coffee Lake S chip be waiting to challenge AMD's 2nd-gen Ryzen chips?

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Report: Google's Gmail will soon include a time-limited Confidential Mode, UI redesign

Google appears to be preparing to unveil a new version of Gmail with a new look and feel, as well as protections for user email.

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Microsoft plans to bring native 64-bit apps to Qualcomm-powered PCs, but it'll take time

Microsoft confirms that it will make an announcement regarding 64-bit app support for Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered ACPCs at its Microsoft Build conference, but that's all.