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.

Ryzen sales lead AMD earnings, despite issues with game optimization and mining

Microsoft will save Microsoft Paint, making it a downloadable app

Microsoft will save Microsoft Paint, making it a downloadable app

Microsoft reportedly says that Microsoft Paint will become a downloadable Store app, letting Windows 10 users continue to use the beloved drawing app if they so wish.

Chuwi Hi13 review: A $500 Surface Book clone that skimps too much

Chuwi Hi13 review: A $500 Surface Book clone that skimps too much

Chuwi's Hi13 aims to be an inexpensive knockoff of the Surface Book. But as our review shows, its awkward bulk and underpowered components aren't worth it.

Microsoft may be quietly retiring Paint after 32 years
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Microsoft may be quietly retiring Paint after 32 years

Microsoft is "deprecating" Paint within the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, meaning it won't be developed further and may eventually disappear. If the worst happens, here are your options.

Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: We compare prices, features and more
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Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: We compare prices, features and more

Comparing the specs of Microsoft's new Surface Laptop to its older Surface Pro 4 cousin can tell you a lot. For one thing, Microsoft really needs to update the Surface Pro 4.

Microsoft's Office sales soar and Windows Phone fades in cloud-happy earnings call

Microsoft's Office sales soar and Windows Phone fades in cloud-happy earnings call

Microsoft calls Windows phone sales "immaterial" during its quarterly earnings call on Thursday. Instead, Office and cloud sales carried Microsoft to a strong, profitable quarter.

Confirmed: Windows 10 may cut off devices with older CPUs

Confirmed: Windows 10 may cut off devices with older CPUs

Microsoft has confirmed it won't provide Windows 10 updates such as the Creators Update to hardware that's no longer supported by its manufacturer, a policy that puts all older hardware at risk.

Surface Laptop review: Microsoft's MacBook Air killer nails what students need
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Surface Laptop review: Microsoft's MacBook Air killer nails what students need

Microsoft's Surface Laptop is here to battle the MacBook Air and lead the Windows 10 S charge into education.

Windows 10 Build 16241 gives the best sneak peek yet at the Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 Build 16241 gives the best sneak peek yet at the Fall Creators Update

Windows 10's next release date is nigh, and Insider Preview Build 16241 gives us a sneak peek at the nearly-final Fall Creators Update, which Microsoft has promised for September.

Intel's massive 18-core Core i9 chip starts a bloody battle for enthusiast PCs

Intel's massive 18-core Core i9 chip starts a bloody battle for enthusiast PCs

Intel's answer to AMD's Threadripper are new Core i9 and Core i7 X-series chips with new overclocking capabilities and a brand-new chipset.

Meet the next Windows 10: The Fall Creators Update connects across devices
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Meet the next Windows 10: The Fall Creators Update connects across devices

Windows 10's Fall Creators Update is really about connections: new apps and improvements designed to connect across devices.

HP Spectre x2 review: It beats the Surface Pro on value, if not performance

HP Spectre x2 review: It beats the Surface Pro on value, if not performance

HP's Spectre x2 2-in-1 swings for the fences with its Kaby Lake chip, 2K display and Iris Plus graphics, but it falls short in a few areas.

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