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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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx for PCs aims to overcome the performance gap

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx is working hard to convince PC customers that the chip can offer great performance as well as outstanding battery life.

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Watch the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855's best new features in action

We go inside Qualcomm's demo room to show you some of the flagship features of the Snapdragon 855, from intelligent audio filtering to 4K HDR video capture.

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Meet Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855: AI boosts, a smarter camera, mobile gaming—and bye-bye, JPEG

Qualcomm delivers a deep dive on Snapdragon 855, the chip powering most major smartphones. Expect improvements that make phones smarter, with improvements to the camera and video capabilities.

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 855 mobile chip as it readies for 5G

Qualcomm executives gathered AT&T, Verizon, and Samsung to promote 5G, the wireless backbone that will connect its next-generation Snapdragon 855 processor for smartphones.

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Do we need another stripped-down version of Windows? Microsoft apparently thinks so

Lite appears to be Microsoft's latest attempt to slim down Windows, with the likely goal of taking on Chromebooks.

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Intel publishes its first Modern Windows Driver for PCs, and there's no going back

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update brings with it the first Modern Windows Driver for PCs by Intel. It's a sharp break, as there's no going back to the "legacy" driver model without a support call.

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Samsung Galaxy Book 2 tablet review: Performance takes a back seat to battery life

Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 includes the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chip, which enables this Windows tablet to achieve industry-leading battery life at the cost of some performance.

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Microsoft's Cyber Monday laptop deals are going fast—here are the best we found

Microsoft's Cyber Monday deals on third-party laptops include $400 off a good Samsung laptop and some nicely discounted MSI gaming notebooks. It's worth checking out.

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Microsoft Bing's Black Friday research tools are hit-and-miss

Microsoft's Bing search engine adds phone-versus-phone research tools and comparison shopping, but its deals archive doesn't quite live up to what it promises, yet.

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Windows 10 preview build 18282 finally supports smarter Windows Updates, new light theme

Microsoft Windows 10 Insider build 18282 adds several new conveniences, including a long-awaited intelligent Windows Update that won't unexpectedly download and install updates. There's a light theme, too.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update review: Many small improvements make a better experience

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update includes a few nifty tricks, such as the PC-to-PC cut and paste, and the Your Phone app to grab photos from your phone. But there's more under the hood than on the surface.

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Microsoft re-releases the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, admitting its testing needs to improve

Microsoft has re-released the Windows 10 October 2018 update after more than a month's delay, saying it's upgraded its bug-testing procedures.

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Microsoft adds LTE options to the Surface Go, making it the always-connected PC it should be

Microsoft announces three versions of the new Surface Go with LTE Advanced, though always-on connectivity will set you back at least $679.

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Mouse and keyboard support coming to Microsoft's Xbox next week

Microsoft confirms that mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox game console is due next week, and that battle-royale hit Fortnite will be among the first games.

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If your Windows 10 PC says it's having activation problems today, here's why

Problems with Microsoft's activation servers have caused Windows 10 Pro PCs to report themselves as Windows 10 Home, and caused other PCs to pop up an error message claiming that they require activation.