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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The PC market actually grew in Q2 2018, thanks to business PCs

Both IDC and Gartner confirm that the worldwide PC market reported its best quarter in years, driven by sales of commercial PCs and some gaming systems.

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Microsoft challenges Slack with a free version of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has launched a free version of its Microsoft Teams app to compete with Slack. It also unveiled a 'nudge' coaching feature within Outlook, and published its Whiteboard app.

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Want more control over autoplay video? Windows Insider Build 17713 tries that and much more

Windows 10's new Insider build doesn't add that much for consumers, but features like the ability to control autoplaying video on a per-site basis makes up for it.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review: Smart upgrades make this a worthy, pricey choice

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd Gen) makes a very good tablet even better with the latest 8th-gen processors, a 3K display, a better keyboard and more.

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Let Windows 10's Cortana Show Me be your family's tech support

The Cortana Show Me app within Windows 10 walks you through common tasks within Windows and actually performs them. It's a great tool to help family members who can't quite figure out something on their own.

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Windows 10's big Insider build showcases Skype, a font maker and Task Manager tweaks

Microsoft's Windows 10 Insider Build 17704 features an updated Skype, a new Font Maker, and some cool new utilities. But there's one thing missing: Sets.

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Microsoft's Classic Intellimouse updates 2003's iconic mouse for the modern era

Microsoft's Classic Intellimouse is based on the Intellimouse 3.0, one of the first mice to be optimized for gamers and professionals. Now, it's received an under-the-hood tune-up with modern sensors.

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Microsoft's $80 Surface USB-C dongle suggests there'll be no new Surface Dock

In just a few days, Microsoft will ship a pricey USB-C dongle for its Surface lineup. But what does this mean for the Surface Connector and Surface Dock?

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich unexpectedly steps down at a critical point in Intel's evolution

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich stepped down after it was disclosed that he had a consensual relationship with an employee, which is against Intel policy. We consider his legacy and whether his replacement will follow the path he set, in AI, communications, and memory.

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Adobe, Microsoft join to put PDF document creation into the Office ribbon

Only business users or consumers willing to pay for two subscriptions will benefit from this partnership, though. But an upgrade to the free Adobe Scan app is worth your time,

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S5Mark is a 'VPN' that is actually a rootkit in disguise, BitDefender says

A new rootkit, Zacinlo, that attacks United States users of Windows 10 has re-surfaced. It's hidden inside a "VPN" that promises to secure your PC.

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Intel explains how 1-watt panels will add hours to your laptop's battery life

At Computex, Intel showed off its Low Power Display Technology, whose 1-watt panels will allow notebook battery life to push into a 20-hour lifespan while using a Core processor.

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Intel shows how Movidius AI chips and Windows ML will let PCs anticipate your needs

Intel is quietly building a future via its Movidius machine-learning subsidiary where your PC becomes smarter, thanks to Microsoft's Windows ML.

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AMD's new graphics engineer pledges yearly GPU releases to make PCs fun again

One year, one product. The head of AMD's Radeon engineering team says AMD got distracted by tangential products, and that that will change.

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AMD tops Intel with its 32-core Threadripper 2, which will ship this year

AMD didn't have too much to say at Computex, but its announcement of a 32-core Threadripper 2 PC processor was enough. It also opened up its graphics roadmap with 7nm Vega GPUs.