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.

Intel kills the Compute Card, a small-form-factor modular computing product that didn't stick

Intel promises 9th-gen mobile Core processors will arrive 'very, very soon'

Intel promises 9th-gen mobile Core processors will arrive 'very, very soon'

Intel promises that its 9th-generation mobile Core chips, specifically the H-series parts for premium notebooks, are just around the corner.

Microsoft Teams taps AI to boost new background, whiteboarding features

Microsoft Teams taps AI to boost new background, whiteboarding features

Microsoft Teams turns two this week, and Microsoft is leaning on its investments in artificial intelligence to improve the capabilities of its collaboration package.

Microsoft ports Xbox Live to Android, iOS to extend the reach of Xbox

Microsoft ports Xbox Live to Android, iOS to extend the reach of Xbox

Microsoft announces an initiative tied to the Game Developers Conference to bring games on Android, iOS and Switch to its Xbox Live platform.

HP recalls 78,500 more laptop batteries because of fire concerns

HP recalls 78,500 more laptop batteries because of fire concerns

If you own an HP ProBook, HP x360, or an HP ZBook, the government and HP are warning that batteries sold inside them or as accessories may overheat and are being recalled.

Microsoft ports DirectX 12 to Windows 7, giving some older PC games a performance boost

Microsoft ports DirectX 12 to Windows 7, giving some older PC games a performance boost

Microsoft is porting DirectX 12 to Windows 7 on a game-by-game basis. The first game to deliver will be World of Warcraft, with others to follow.

Android phone mirroring arrives in new Windows 10 preview build 18356

Android phone mirroring arrives in new Windows 10 preview build 18356

Only a small subset of users will be able to take advantage of the new feature, which arrives for Windows 10 Insiders.

Windows 7 will use pop-ups to warn users of the operating system's impending death

Windows 7 will use pop-ups to warn users of the operating system's impending death

By giving advance notice that users may see pop-up warnings, Microsoft hopes to gently steer Windows 7 users into transitioning to Windows 10.

Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?
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Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?

Should you buy a Chromebook or a Windows laptop? They're similar in some ways, and in others, fundamentally different. We help you decide.

Huawei Matebook X Pro review: A few cut corners diminish this otherwise great laptop's value

Huawei Matebook X Pro review: A few cut corners diminish this otherwise great laptop's value

Average performance and battery life are the two knocks on the Huawei Matebook X Pro, but a great display, audio, discrete graphics and an included USB-C hub elevate it among the top thin-and-light contenders we've tested.

Recent Windows 10 patch brings good, bad performance news for PC gamers

Recent Windows 10 patch brings good, bad performance news for PC gamers

Though Windows 10 patch KB4482887 offers a performance improvement for older Intel Core processors, it also introduces a known issue that may slow down your GPU and mouse.

HP Spectre x360 15 (2019) review: A prettier, more powerful convertible than the last

HP Spectre x360 15 (2019) review: A prettier, more powerful convertible than the last

The HP Spectre x360 15 (2019) earns our Editor's Choice award for its 6-core processor, powerful GeForce discrete GPU, and battery life that improves over its predecessor. Did we mention that it's been redesigned?

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