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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Funny Zoom trick: Wear a celebrity's face to your next meeting

Using Zoom with Snap Camera, you can wear a celebrity's face to your next video meeting like Donald Trump, Joe Biden, or Joe Exotic. Create a virtual background to sell it even more!

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The next Windows 10 is the May 2020 update, and Insiders will get it first

Microsoft has taken Windows 10 20H1 or Windows 10 version 2004 and renamed it the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. Here's what this means, how to get it, and what you can expect.

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What to expect in Microsoft's new Windows 10 May 2020 Update release, due soon

Microsoft hasn't yet released the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (also known as 20H1 or version 2004) yet. But we have a preview of what new features you can expect.

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How to use Snap Camera to transform yourself in Zoom, Skype, and Teams calls

Tired of funny Zoom backgrounds? Try changing yourself into a slice of pizza, a videogame character, or a potato with Snap Camera, then talk with your coworkers in Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams and more.

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Report: Sony PlayStation 5 could be sold in limited quantities early on

Bloomberg reports that the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 could be sold in limited quantities, due to its price and economic concerns with the coronavirus.


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How to limit screen time on Xbox and Windows for your kids

Here's how to limit screen time for the Xbox and Windows 10 PCs, using the dashboard within your Windows account.

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How to make a funny Zoom background to entertain your friends and coworkers

A Zoom background hides your clutter and can entertain your friends and coworkers. Here's how to do it, with either a still image or video.

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Microsoft adds new Your Phone features, but just for Samsung devices

Microsoft launches Build 19608, whose most noteworthy improvements are reserved for those users who use Your who own a supported Samsung phone.

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Microsoft slashes Xbox One X bundle prices to $299 (down $100)

Microsoft is readying for the launch of the Xbox Series X this holiday season by discounting the current Xbox One X by $100.


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How to lower your Internet bill: Just ask

If you want to lower your Internet bill, there's an easy way to do it: Ask. We'll tell you what options might be available, give you an idea of how much you'll save, and more.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen review: The 4K display is a splendid liability

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen is an otherwise stellar 14-inch business notebook PC, but with a battery that can't keep up with the rest this notebook has to offer.

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How to use the Microsoft News Bar app to get free, quality news

Microsoft's news apps curate free, unlimited news from over 4,500 sources, including trusted news organizations like The New York Times. Here's how to use News Bar (as well as other Microsoft news) apps to get unlimited news, for free.

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Microsoft Teams finally adds custom background support, just like Zoom

It's a long time coming, but Microsoft Teams users will apparently be able to use AI to use a custom image as their background, just like in Zoom.

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Windows 10X may be the new Windows 10 S after the Surface Neo gets delayed

Microsoft is delaying the Surface Neo and other dual-screen hardware until 2021. That leaves Windows 10X without a home, unless Microsoft targets it as a Chromebook competitor.

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Microsoft adds a News Bar app as part of its latest Windows Insider update

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider build 19603 for the Fast Ring, which includes a Microsoft News Bar beta app, better Linux file support, and new storage recommendations.