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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Acer Swift 7 (July 2019) review: The ultimate thin-and-light laptop's flaw is still performance

Acer's Swift 7 (July 2019) is a fantastically thin and light PC that performs well enough for everyday use. But if you demand more, look elsewhere.

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Microsoft is shutting down its online versions of Hearts, Spades, Checkers and more

Microsoft says that it will discontinue the online versions of many popular games, such as Hearts, Backgammon, and Go.

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The PC market grows unexpectedly, thanks to tariff fears and the Windows 7 transition

The PC market grew by almost 5 percent in the second quarter, helped by Microsoft's Windows 7 transition and a greater supply of Intel chips.

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Microsoft brings new ways to pester your coworkers to Microsoft Teams

Cross-posting, repeated notifications, the ability for your employer to physically know where you are: These are some of the annoying, er, productive features that Microsoft is adding to Teams.

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Windows 10 Insider Build 18936 lets you skip the password on your PC

With Windows 10 Insider Build 18936, Microsoft lets you skip using a password, among other features being tested for the 20H1 (April 2020) release.

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Intel takes the chiplet concept to the next level with co-EMIB, ODI connections

Intel's EMIB allowed chiplets to expand in two dimensions. The Foveros technology allows for chip logic to be stacked. Intel's new co-EMIB and ODI combine the two.

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Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 review: A nearly perfect combination of power and battery life

Dell's new Latitude 7400 2-in-1 PC combines the all-day battery life of a Snapdragon PC plus the performance of an Intel chip, all within a compact 14-inch form factor. The downside? The price.

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Microsoft's retro Windows teasers emerge as a Stranger Things promo: the Windows 1.11 app

Microsoft has released a tie-in with the new season of Stranger Things on Netflix: Windows 1.11, an app that wonders what would happen if Windows were corrupted by the Upside Down.

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New Windows 10 feature build improves notifications, eye tracking and Your Phone app

Windows 10 Insider build 18932 adds many more controls to notifications, overhauls the Eye Control user interface and now supports Android notifications within Your Phone.

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Microsoft's fall release of Windows 10 will be deliberately anticlimactic

Microsoft's taking a deliberately low-key approach to the so-called 19H2 release of Windows 10 due this September, focusing more on performance improvements than actual new features.

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Tobii lands former Intel PC chip VP to push eye tracking mainstream

Eye-tracking company Tobii Technology names former Intel VP Anand Srivatsa as its new CEO.

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Why your laptop's always-listening microphone should be as easy to block as your webcam

If we're going to talk seriously about privacy issues and PCs, we can't worry just about webcams. We need to address the issue of always-on laptop mics, too.


DisplayPort 2.0 launches, promising 8K video support by late 2020

VESA has announced its next-generation DisplayPort 2.0 spec, with support for over 8K video either over traditional DP cables or via the existing USB-C connector.

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Report: Upcoming Microsoft Surface devices may use AMD or Qualcomm chips

Microsoft is reportedly seeking ties to AMD and Qualcomm as it diversifies its processor offerings into what may be the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3.

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Microsoft's rumored dual-display Surface could emulate Android apps, which isn't a bad idea

A new report from IHS Markit suggests that Microsoft may include an Android emulator in an upcoming dual-display Surface. That might make sense in a Surface designed for content consumption.