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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Surface Pro is Microsoft's long-awaited Surface Pro 4 upgrade, restyled as a laptop

Microsoft's Surface Pro brings better CPUs and battery life to the flagship tablet, which is being restyled as a laptop.

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Microsoft shows the power of its Pen with a new Whiteboard app and other upgrades

Microsoft wants you to use Windows 10's inking talents every day. That's why it's offering a collection of pens that will roam with you, and coming later, the Whiteboard collaborative app.

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Linux is just too powerful for Windows 10 S, so Microsoft blocked it

Though Linux is now a downloadable app within the Microsoft ecosystem, it provides access at too low of a level to work with Windows 10 S, Microsoft says.

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Wanawiki is the WannaCry fix that might save affected PCs—if you work fast

A new tool, calleed wanawiki, helps defeat the WannaCry ransomware on older Windows PCs by reconstructing the unlock key.

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Microsoft redesigns OneNote UI to make it more universally accessible

Microsoft has moved the navigation elements of OneNote to the left-hand rail on most versions, to benefit accessibility tools like screen readers.

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Windows 10 Insider build 16199 fills some holes in the Creators Update

Microsoft's hidden a wealth of information among the Settings menu in the new Windows 10 Insider build 16199, as well as some new My People functionality.

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Google's Standalone Daydream VR and VPS fight the clutter and clumsiness of virtual reality

At Google I/O, Google launched both a new category of cable-free standalone Google Daydream VR devices, as well as a new Visual Positioning System for helping phones navigate via augmented reality.

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Google Assistant branches out, supporting third-party hardware and smarter features

Google unveils its plans to expand Google Assistant by pushing it into more devices, and adding new capabilities like payments, the company said at Google I/O.

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AMD's Ryzen Mobile chips are ready for liftoff, with the new Ryzen Pro not far behind

With the Ryzen desktop chips already launched, AMD's attention is turning to the mobile and commercial PC markets with the upcoming Ryzen Mobile and Ryzen Pro chips.

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Hands on with Microsoft's Story Remix, the new tool to make your photos pop

Microsoft has begun rolling out the new Story Remix app that's part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, allowing you to design amazing photo slideshows. Unfortunately, some flagship features have been delayed.

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How to remove ransomware like WannaCry: Use this battle plan to fight back

Ransomware has exploded onto the PC, including the recent WannaCry outbreak. We'll show you what to do to avoid it, remove it, and—if necessary—even negotiate with its authors.

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Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: We compare prices, features and more

Comparing the specs of Microsoft's new Surface Laptop to its older Surface Pro 4 cousin can tell you a lot. For one thing, Microsoft really needs to update the Surface Pro 4.

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Surface Laptop vs. Surface Book: The prices and features of two premium laptops, compared

Microsoft's Surface Laptop and Surface Book are both beautiful, premium laptops, but we dive deep into their specs to help you decide which one's best for you.

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Hands-on: How Microsoft's mixed-reality devices could learn a lesson from the HoloLens

While $300 mixed-reality headsets appear to be the future, Microsoft's older cousin, the HoloLens has some unique advantages.

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Meet the next Windows 10: The Fall Creators Update connects across devices

Windows 10's Fall Creators Update is really about connections: new apps and improvements designed to connect across devices.