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 CEO Swan says chip shortages will never happen again on his watch

Intel's first quarter barely beats analyst expectations, as CEO Bob Swan pledges to increase capacity and ensure a larger supply of 10nm Ice Lake chips is on store shelves by the holidays.

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Don't erase, overwrite: How to avoid being that person who resells a drive with data on it

A study conducted by Blancco found that about 40 percent of hard drives and SSDs purchased from eBay contain personal information. It's a reminder to simply formatting a drive isn't good enough.

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Microsoft signals that Intel chip shortages could be over

Microsoft reported strong results for its fiscal third quarter. Executives said the recent PC supply problems appear to have eased.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update bug prevents the upgrade unless SD and USB devices are removed

Microsoft has discovered a bug in the May 2019 Update for Windows 10 that prevents an upgrade to the new feature release if an SD card or attached USB drive is present.

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Microsoft Paint has been given another reprieve

Microsoft had planned to turn Paint into a downloadable app. Now, apparently, it will remain within Windows for the near future.

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Intel's 9th-gen mobile Core chips aim for the high end, rocking 8 cores at up to 5GHz speeds

Intel's 9th-gen mobile Core CPUs power a new generation of Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 laptops, with up to 8 cores and a whopping 5GHz boost.

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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.