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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Huawei refreshes the Matebook X Pro and adds a larger Matebook 14

Huawei has refreshed its laptop line, updating the Matebook X Pro flagship and turning its Matebook 13 into a bigger Matebook 14.

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Microsoft HoloLens retro review: What made it great, and what a new HoloLens needs to succeed

In anticipation of the debut of Microsoft's HoloLens 2, we've unearthed the first-generation HoloLens and "retroreviewed" it, with an eye toward how Microsoft could improve its next-generation augmented reality headset.

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Logitech brings back its MX518 gaming mouse with an updated version for 2019

Game like it's 2005 again with an updated version of the Logitech MX518 gaming mouse.

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Windows 7's support deadline may expire in July, if you don't apply this patch

Microsoft's shift to an updated, more secure hashing algorithm for delivering its patches means that Windows 7 support may expire sooner than expected.

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Microsoft skips way, way ahead in new Windows 10 build

Microsoft is offering '20H1' builds of Windows 10 for testing. Yes, that's the build due in early 2020.

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Zoho Office Suite taps AI to provide a free, powerful alternative to Office 365

Zoho has integrated its Zia AI into the latest version of the Zoho Office Suite, which provides sophisticated yet free alternatives to Microsoft's own Office apps.

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Skype's cool, useful background-blurring feature goes live for the PC and Mac

Skype's new background-blurring feature draws attention away from the clutter and puts it back on you. It's easy and it's free.

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Microsoft dismisses Office 2019 as old and dumb in videos promoting Office 365 subscriptions

Microsoft has come right out and said it: It would rather Office 2019 just went away, so that everyone would buy Office 365 subscriptions instead.

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Acer Swift 7 (2018) review: This spectacularly thin and light PC is a pain to actually use

Acer's Swift 7 (2018) sets the standard for thin-and-light notebooks, but a frankly awful typing experience and tablet-class performance make it a tough sell.

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Google's Password Checkup plugin for Chrome can warn you if your password was stolen

When you log into a site, Google's Password Checkup plugin for Chrome will check whether your credentials have been compromised.

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Microsoft uses AI to bring the Met's art collection to the web—and your Instagram

Micosoft's Azure services, including AI, have been applied to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection in five hackathon projects.

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A second, massive Collections leak of 2.2 billion email addresses probably has your information

Remember the Collections #1 data breach about a week ago? Well, there's more: Collections #2 to #5 have leaked, bringing the estimated total of stolen email addresses online to 2.19 billion.

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Intel makes Bob Swan its permanent CEO, maintaining a slow, steady course away from the PC

Intel's seventh chief executive is something of a closed book. From what he's said, however, it appears that Bob Swan is choosing to stay the course.

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Huawei Matebook 13 review: a powerful GPU and Whiskey Lake chip propel this compact notebook

Huawei's Matebook 13 combines Intel's latest Whiskey Lake Core chip and the power of a discrete GPU to deliver a high-performance yet compact 13-inch notebook that's priced right, too.

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Microsoft's Surface sales soar to nearly $2 billion, though chip shortages are hurting

Microsoft reported healthy profits and revenue for its second fiscal quarter, fueled by unexpectedly high Surface demand that is pushing Windows to the side. But Windows could rebound if chipmakers would just make enough processors, execs said.