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 Sandbox: How to use Microsoft's simple virtual Windows PC to secure your digital life

The best Prime Day laptop deals that you won't find on Amazon
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The best Prime Day laptop deals that you won't find on Amazon

While Amazon Prime Day may have some great sales, we've begun looking at competing sites like Dell, Newegg, and others for the best laptop PC deals that you won't find on Amazon. Now featuring Newegg's Fantestech sale!

Trump tariffs on Chinese goods could cost you $120 more for notebook PCs, say Dell, HP and CTA
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Trump tariffs on Chinese goods could cost you $120 more for notebook PCs, say Dell, HP and CTA

The Consumer Technology Association said this week that Trump tariffs levied on Chinese goods could force consumers to pay significantly more for laptops, cell phones, and other technologies. Dell, Intel, Microsoft, and Apple all...

The $300 Kano PC is designed to teach your kids what goes into a computer

The $300 Kano PC is designed to teach your kids what goes into a computer

Microsoft and Kano have developed the Kano PC, a $300 tablet that's designed to teach kids how computers are made and how they work.

These four 'Eyes First' Windows games could do for eye tracking what Solitaire did for the PC's mouse

These four 'Eyes First' Windows games could do for eye tracking what Solitaire did for the PC's mouse

Microsoft Research has made available four 'Eyes First' games for Windows 10, simple games designed to show off how eye tracking can be used for both fun and accessibility.

Microsoft floats the concept of a dedicated Office key in a closed survey

Microsoft floats the concept of a dedicated Office key in a closed survey

Would you buy a keyboard with a dedicated Microsoft Office key? A Microsoft survey hints that it might be thinking about it.

The PCI Express 6.0 specification is announced and due to arrive in 2021, with products to follow

The PCI Express 6.0 specification is announced and due to arrive in 2021, with products to follow

Though AMD recently announced the first PCIe 4.0 chipset, the PCI SIG has announced PCI Express 6.0, which will arrive in two years.

PowerPoint's Presenter Coach will flag your filthy language and other gaffes

PowerPoint's Presenter Coach will flag your filthy language and other gaffes

Microsoft's June updates to its Office 365 suite include Presenter Coach, an AI-driven tool that monitors your practice presentations and offers suggestions, such as not to swear.

Huawei laptops quietly return to the Microsoft Store, though the federal ban remains in place
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Huawei laptops quietly return to the Microsoft Store, though the federal ban remains in place

Three Huawei laptops have returned to the Microsoft Store as quietly and mysteriously as they vanished last month.

Microsoft's E3 sales include $800 off an MSI gaming laptop, $500 off the ROG Strix Hero II

Microsoft's E3 sales include $800 off an MSI gaming laptop, $500 off the ROG Strix Hero II

If you're in the market for a gaming laptop, Microsoft's E3 sale is offering substantial discounts on Asus ROG, MSI, and other gaming notebooks.

IOGear's wireless HDMI extender embeds 5GHz technology in a USB-C dongle

IOGear's wireless HDMI extender embeds 5GHz technology in a USB-C dongle

IOGear's new GWHDKIT11C is a bit pricey, but uses a convenient dongle format that doesn't require an available HDMI port.

NSA warns that 'BlueKeep' vulnerability in Windows XP and Windows 7 is especially dangerous

NSA warns that 'BlueKeep' vulnerability in Windows XP and Windows 7 is especially dangerous

The National Security Agency has joined Microsoft in warning that a recent vulnerability for Windows 7 and Windows XP is "wormable" and can be exploited by malware without user intervention.

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