Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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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.

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Leaked Microsoft document confirms Windows 10 Cloud and a Chromebook competitor

Called "Cloudbooks" by industry watchers, a leaked Microsoft document sets minimum specs for cloud-based laptops powered by Windows 10 Cloud.

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Microsoft will cut services to standalone Office users so they’ll subscribe to Office 365

Standalone Office users will start to feel the pinch in a few years, when Microsoft will cut off services unless you subscribe to Office 365. OneDrive and Skype for Business will be the first perks to go.

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Microsoft commits to a permanent schedule for new Windows 10, Office updates

Microsoft reveals when Redstone 3 will ship—as well as every Windows feature update beyond that—as part of its new semiannual schedule for Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus.

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Microsoft Surface Studio review: Creativity is a sublime, pricey experience

Microsoft's Surface Studio is a category-defining product whose gorgeous display and clever Surface Dial change the way we use PCs—for a lofty price.

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Windows 10's power-throttling feature will benefit battery-hungry laptops

A feature available for Windows 10 Insiders could extend your battery life by about 10 percent, Microsoft claims.

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Xbox One Insiders get first crack at player-organized tournaments

Microsoft Insiders get the first taster of user-generated tournaments on Xbox One, along with other improvements including Party Overlay.

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Microsoft will unveil Project Scorpio, the next Xbox, at E3

Microsoft plans a June 11 event before the E3 console gaming show to unveil Project Scorpio and show how it fits into the Xbox One lineup.

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Microsoft's next Surface may be a Chromebook competitor for schools

Microsoft may take aim at Chromebooks' dominance in schools with an inexpensive Surface and cloud-based Windows.

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Griffin's PowerMate is the Surface Dial dead-ringer that's trapped in Mac land

Griffin still won't commit to a date to release Windows 10 support for its PowerMate control knob, which probably inspired Microsoft's Surface Dial.

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What's next for Windows 10's Game Mode: Microsoft drops a few hints

Microsoft's not saying much about the future of Windows 10's Game Mode, but a few hints give us some ideas.

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Windows Vista is dead

Microsoft's extended support for Windows Vista runs out on April 11, and that's probably a good thing.

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Minecraft pulls Pocket users closer to Windows with paid DLC and Paint 3D support

Microsoft's latest Discovery Update, version 1.1, adds an in-app Minecraft Marketplace where creators sell new maps and skins to players.

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Microsoft prepares for Redstone 3's fall release, with Windows 10 Mobile nowhere in sight

Microsoft's moving on from the Windows 10 Creators Update to Redstone 3, its fall update, with a new Insider release. But where's Windows 10 Mobile in all this?

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Netflix offline streaming lands on Windows 10 PCs, delighting travelers and commuters

Business travelers, rejoice: You can now save some Netflix shows to your Windows 10 laptop's hard drive for viewing in the air or in your hotel.

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Hands-on with the Windows 10 Creators Update for the Xbox One: Beam game streaming arrives

The Windows 10 Creators Update for the Xbox One involves a minor redesign of the interface, and the major addition of Beam game streaming.