Mark Hachman

Senior Editor

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.

Hands on with Windows 10's Story Remix, the new tool to make your photos pop

The 11 most intriguing Fall Creators Update features in Windows 10 Build 16215

The 11 most intriguing Fall Creators Update features in Windows 10 Build 16215

Microsoft's list of features for its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has grown enormously with Insider Build 16215, which opens up Linux, adds Cortana photo interpretation, desktop emoji, and much more.

Meet the Latitude 11 EDU, Dell's Windows 10 S answer to the Chromebook

Meet the Latitude 11 EDU, Dell's Windows 10 S answer to the Chromebook

Dell's Latitude 11 EDU is one of the low-cost Windows 10 S laptops designed to help Microsoft's take back the classroom from Chromebooks.

Hands-on: Surface Laptop is Microsoft's MacBook Air

Hands-on: Surface Laptop is Microsoft's MacBook Air

Microsoft's Surface Laptop boasts the expected amazing Surface display plus all-day battery life in a sturdy laptop for students, although it's priced beyond the budget for many.

Missing pieces: What Microsoft failed to deliver in the Windows 10 Creators Update
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Missing pieces: What Microsoft failed to deliver in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update is missing key features promised when it was unveiled, including Windows Capture 3D, mixed-reality devices, Xbox Arenas, and more.

Windows 10 Creators Update review: Microsoft adds fun to its flagship OS

Windows 10 Creators Update review: Microsoft adds fun to its flagship OS

With the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft has rediscovered its sense of fun, building in everything from 3D content to 4K Netflix capabilties as it launches tools for creators and consumers alike.

Microsoft says it's blocking Windows 7, 8 patches on latest AMD, Intel chips
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Microsoft says it's blocking Windows 7, 8 patches on latest AMD, Intel chips

Microsoft takes the rather harsh step of blocking Windows updates to those who try to run Windows 7 or Windows 8 on Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen chips.

AMD's Ryzen launches March 2, outperforming Intel's Core i7 at a fraction of the price

AMD's Ryzen launches March 2, outperforming Intel's Core i7 at a fraction of the price

With an aggressive mix of price and performance, AMD's Ryzen will charge into the high-end PC processor space next week. Analysts say Intel may be forced onto the defensive.

The best consumer antivirus products of 2016 are Avira and Norton, test labs say

The best consumer antivirus products of 2016 are Avira and Norton, test labs say

AV-Test and AV-Comparatives have published their end-of-year awards for the best antimalware products of 2016, selecting Symantec's Norton and Avira as the ones to buy.

Pico Tech brings untethered, movement-sensitive VR to Android with Pico Neo CV

Pico Tech brings untethered, movement-sensitive VR to Android with Pico Neo CV

Pico has adapted its existing VR headset to create an untethered, Android-powered device that can track your movements as you move about a room.

Qualcomm dishes more details on Snapdragon 835, the brains of your future smartphone

Qualcomm dishes more details on Snapdragon 835, the brains of your future smartphone

Qualcomm officially launches its next smartphone processor, which will begin appearing in products during the first half of 2017, and could offer about two additional hours of battery life.

The 7 worst tech gifts you absolutely shouldn't buy this holiday

The 7 worst tech gifts you absolutely shouldn't buy this holiday

Any site can tell you the best tech gifts to buy. But before you get too creative (or too cheap), read this list to find out what not to buy.

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