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.

Microsoft offers to kill more (of its own) bloatware with a new Windows 10 build

Qualcomm begins shipping 802.11ay silicon for mobile devices and applications, including VR and UHD video

Qualcomm begins shipping 802.11ay silicon for mobile devices and applications, including VR and UHD video

Qualcomm begins shipping 802.11ay silicon, a multi-gigabit derivative of Wi-Fi that you may see in specialized applications like untethered VR gear.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: Microsoft adds quad-core power to its tried-and-true tablet

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: Microsoft adds quad-core power to its tried-and-true tablet

Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 6 tablet looks the same as its predecessors, though a new 8th-generation Core chip adds enough of a punch to consider upgrading.

Microsoft cracks the top 5 U.S. PC vendors, but Intel CPU shortages could bring more change

Microsoft cracks the top 5 U.S. PC vendors, but Intel CPU shortages could bring more change

Microsoft and its Surface lineup unexpectedly cracked the top five U.S. PC vendors. But what impact will Intel's CPU shortages bring?

Windows 10 October 2018 Update rereleased to Insiders, data loss blamed on misdirected folders

Windows 10 October 2018 Update rereleased to Insiders, data loss blamed on misdirected folders

Microsoft has restarted the Windows 10 October 2018 Update to Windows Insiders, ascribing the reports of data loss to folders that had been misdirected between a user's PC and another drive.

Microsoft has added $20 to the price of Windows 10 Home, but there are sales elsewhere

Microsoft has added $20 to the price of Windows 10 Home, but there are sales elsewhere

Microsoft has quietly raised the price of Windows 10 Home by $20, from $119 to $139, on its own site. Fortunately, there are cheaper (and reputable) options available elsewhere.

The best day-to-day improvements you'll find in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update
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The best day-to-day improvements you'll find in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update offers new ways to secure your PC from ransomware, Bluetooth battery gauges, and automatic Storage Sense cloud cleanup, to name a few handy improvements.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update review: Many small improvements make a better experience
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Windows 10 October 2018 Update review: Many small improvements make a better experience

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update includes a few nifty tricks, such as the PC-to-PC cut and paste, and the Your Phone app to grab photos from your phone. But there's more under the hood than on the surface.

Intel debuts 9th-generation Core chips, including Core i9 and X-series parts, with a few twists
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Intel debuts 9th-generation Core chips, including Core i9 and X-series parts, with a few twists

Intel unveiled its 9th-gen Core family on Monday morning, with a twist: Intel's Hyper-Threading features are now generally reserved for the new Core X-series parts.

The $999 Surface Laptop 2 is available, but good luck finding it
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The $999 Surface Laptop 2 is available, but good luck finding it

Microsoft said the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 would be priced starting at $899 and $999. That's true, but finding those lowest prices gets confusing very quickly.

Microsoft warns that overstuffed hard drives could stall the Windows 10 October 2018 update
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Microsoft warns that overstuffed hard drives could stall the Windows 10 October 2018 update

Microsoft recommends that you take a few minutes to prep your PC for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, as Windows Update won't run correctly if your PC's hard drive is too full.

Hands on with the Microsoft Surface Studio 2: Still the PC you desire but can't afford

Hands on with the Microsoft Surface Studio 2: Still the PC you desire but can't afford

We go hands-on with the Microsoft Surface Studio 2 all-in-one PC, the most powerful Surface Microsoft has ever made.

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