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.

Windows 10 Creators Update could take months to roll out, data suggests

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 reveals Ryzen 5 prices as it sidesteps performance questions

AMD reveals Ryzen 5 prices as it sidesteps performance questions

We now know Ryzen 5's prices (starting at $169) and release date (April 11). What we still don't know is the performance.

Microsoft Teams: What to expect if your company switches
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Microsoft Teams: What to expect if your company switches

Microsoft Teams, the new chat and collaboration software, goes live today for Office 365 customers. Here's what to expect if your company adopts it.

Windows Vista has just 30 days to live

Windows Vista has just 30 days to live

Microsoft's extended support for Windows Vista runs out on April 11, and that's probably a good thing.

How to remove ransomware: Use this battle plan to fight back

How to remove ransomware: Use this battle plan to fight back

Ransomware has exploded onto the PC. We'll show you what to do to avoid it, remove it, and—if necessary—even negotiate with its authors.

Why AMD had to change the Zen name to Ryzen for its new chip

Why AMD had to change the Zen name to Ryzen for its new chip

AMD branded its Zen chip architecture to Ryzen to provide a defensible trademark, crossing a space probe with Japanese Buddhist calligraphy.

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.

Stretchy OLED technology could pave way for new smart fabrics, wearables, even tablets

Stretchy OLED technology could pave way for new smart fabrics, wearables, even tablets

Michigan State University researchers have come up with something new in foldable displays: a foldable, stretchable OLED circuit that can be printed using a conventional inkjet printer.

Microsoft's Email Insights finally adds some useful search smarts to Outlook

Microsoft's Email Insights finally adds some useful search smarts to Outlook

Email Insights, a new app from the Microsoft Garage, brings your most relevant email search results to the top of your Outlook inbox.

Intel's 8th-gen 'Coffee Lake' chips reuse 14nm process as other Core CPUs ease into new tech

Intel's 8th-gen 'Coffee Lake' chips reuse 14nm process as other Core CPUs ease into new tech

Intel has indicated not one but two new chips—a 14nm chip for desktops, known as Coffee Lake, alongside the 10nm Cannon Lake—will launch sometime before the end of the year.

How to use Microsoft's Paint 3D: Creating cool 3D scenes has never been so much fun

How to use Microsoft's Paint 3D: Creating cool 3D scenes has never been so much fun

Microsoft's cool new 3D creation tool, Paint 3D, is headed your way as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update. We'll show you how it works, as well as the easy way to create fun 3D objects and scenes.

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