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 roadmap confirms 10nm 'Tiger Lake' chip with Xe graphics, more Ice Lake and Lakefield details

As part of its investor day conference, Intel disclosed the existence of the 10nm Tiger Lake chip, as well as more performance details on Ice Lake and Lakefield.

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Intel commits to shipping 7nm chips by 2021, an aggressive change of pace

After being forced to extend its 14nm Core processors by several years, Intel now says it can launch both 10nm and 7nm products within two years.

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Intel unveils Project Athena Open Labs to develop next-gen thin, light, always-connected laptops

As Intel's partners ready Project Athena thin-and-light notebooks for shipment later this year, Intel's Open Labs will provide engineering guidance to work out any manufacturing kinks.

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Google and Chrome pledge to crack down on snooping third-party web cookies

Google says its Chrome browser will allow you to purge third-party advertising cookies. Google will also publish a browser extension revealing the source of web ads you see.

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Here's how Microsoft Collections, Edge's new research tool, will work

Microsoft introduces Collections, a way to collect images, text, and webpages from the Internet to create your own little research archive for planning a trip or just collecting information. Here's how it will work.

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Microsoft launches 'Fluid Framework' to transform the traditional Office document

Microsoft will describe Fluid Framework, a way to break down the barriers of the traditional document as we know it and replace it with web-based collaboration.

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Amazon's Alexa app for Windows now listens for wake words, just like an Echo Dot

Amazon has upgraded its Alexa Windows 10 app to always listen for your commands via a wake word.

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Word integrates Microsoft's 'Ideas' to improve your writing with AI smarts

Microsoft's Ideas looks deeply into your writing to suggest improvements like gender-neutral language and more focused words, and includes more collaborative features.

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Microsoft's Cortana concept demo portrays her as a smart, competent AI assistant for the office

In advance of Microsoft Build, Microsoft shows off what the company hopes its Cortana digital assistant will achieve. In Microsoft's vision, Cortana's all business.

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Microsoft's augmented reality Minecraft tease is a reminder of its world-shattering HoloLens demo

Microsooft ends its Build keynote with a teaser of what looks like an augmented reality version of Minecraft. In a sense, we've already seen it, as part of Microsoft's killer HoloLens demo a few years ago.

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Microsoft debuts new Terminal app, next-gen Windows Subsystem for Linux for power users

At Microsoft Build, Microsoft unveils a tabbed Terminal app and a Windows Subsystem for Linux that's built on a new, custom-built Linux 4.19 kernel.

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Microsoft's Cortana AI gives programmable bots listening and decisionmaking skills

Cortana was just the beginning. Microsoft's busy building up third-party AI bots that can do even more, thanks to Azure-powered Cognitive Services.

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Microsoft Edge's IE Mode will put Internet Explorer in a tab

Microsoft outlines plans to combine Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge with IE Mode in a future version of Edge.

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Microsoft's intelligent, context-aware search boxes are coming to all of its apps and services

Microsoft Search is being added to all of Microsoft's apps and services, complete with natural language understanding to better know what apps and documents you're working on.

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Microsoft's MyAnalytics work assistant now encourages you to slow down and focus

At Microsoft Build, Microsoft announces that its MyAnalytics business assistant tool will help you figure out ways to better focus and network with colleagues.