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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Ranking the Microsoft Surface launch rumors: What's probable, what's not

Will Microsoft launch a Microsoft Surface with an unannounced AMD chip inside of it? That's just one of the reports floating around in advance of Microsoft's Surface launch next month.

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Redesigned 'Microsoft Surface' could join Surface Pro 7 with AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm CPUs

A French blog reports that a new Surface tablet will appear alongside a Surface Pro tablet next week. PCWorld has been told that one will house a modified, rebranded Qualcomm 8cx chip, plus AMD and Intel processors.

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Hands on with Marvel Dimension of Heroes: Fun, frantic though repetitive AR gameplay

Lenovo and Disney team up again with its second AR experience, starring several of the Marvel Avengers. While the augmented-reality gameplay is fun and well-crafted, it's ultimately somewhat repetitive.

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HP unveils Chromebooks designed for the new Universal Stylus Initiative

HP launches the HP Chromebook x360 12b and 14b, each designed to bring consumer touches to the Chromebook line.

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Your smart device could have Alexa and Cortana and Spotify—and a whole lot more

Amazon, Microsoft, Spotify, and a host of others team up on the Voice Interoperability Initiative to allow multiple assistants, with multiple wake words, to live on a single connected device.

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Windows 10's 19H2 Fall 2019 Update takes possibly its last step before a formal release

Microsoft deploys Windows 10 19H2 to the Release Preview ring at large, meaning that it's just a short time away from a formal release.

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Windows 10: What to expect in the next two releases

Microsoft plans to release a 19H2 "patch" for Windows 10 this fall, and a fuller-featured Windows 10 20H1 release sometime next spring. Here's what Microsoft has publicly said about each.

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Why you can stop paying for antivirus software

Microsoft's Windows Security (formerly Windows Defender) is now on a par with paid solutions such as McAfee and Norton, meaning you could protect your PC for the price of free.

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A new Internet Explorer bug can take over your entire PC, so stop using it

Microsoft and Google warn that a new bug discovered in Internet Explorer for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 can totally take over your PC.

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AMD announces third-gen Threadripper, but confirms supply issues and delays Ryzen 3950X

AMD announces a 3rd-gen Threadripper chip that's smaller than some had expected, and confirms that it's doubling down on producing more high-end Ryzen processors. Unfortunately, that will mean a delay in the Ryzen 9 3950X.

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HP buys Bromium to apply virtualization security to its PCs

HP purchased Bromium, a company whose technology isolates downloaded files and browser tabs within secured virtual machines. HP already licenses Bromium technology, for its Sure Click solution in certain HP laptops.

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Microsoft Windows 10 Insider build 18985 expands its simple Bluetooth pairing

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Insider Build 18985 (20H1), which expands the simplified Bluetooth pairing first launched in the April 2018 Update, and beefs up optional updates and Snip & Sketch.

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Review: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s pairs solid business features with consumer-friendly touches

Lenovo's ThinkBook 13s notebook PC offers substantial value, building off of Lenovo's expertise in business PCs. Consumers will appreciate the excellent audio and solid battery life.

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Microsoft's patch to patch Windows Search now must patch in an audio fix, too

Microsoft said a problematic Windows 10 patch to fix Windows Search has led to another issue: Multichannel audio in PC games isn't being rendered correctly.

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Microsoft's patch to fix Windows Search breaks Windows Search

Microsoft's patch to fix CPU spiking issues within Windows 10's Windows Search function has apparently broken Windows Search entirely for some people.