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.

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

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.

Intel dreams of the PC's future: 'Ambient PCs,' fancy fabrics, and a monster dual-display gaming rig
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Intel dreams of the PC's future: 'Ambient PCs,' fancy fabrics, and a monster dual-display gaming rig

Meet the Intel Ambient PC, along with a new pair of dual-display concept PCs.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update review: Sandbox and a better Windows Update improve your PC
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Windows 10 May 2019 Update review: Sandbox and a better Windows Update improve your PC

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 May 2019 Update (aka 19H1) offers one key feature, Windows Sandbox, plus a number of minor improvements, including changes in Windows Update.

Microsoft is reportedly prepping a dual-screen Surface tablet

Microsoft is reportedly prepping a dual-screen Surface tablet

Microsoft is reportedly developing a dual-screen Surface tablet, code-named Centaurus, that sounds something like the "Intel" Twin Rivers concept we saw last week.

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