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

Ransomware has exploded onto the PC, including the recent Petya and NotPetya 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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Intel Core i9: Everything we know about Intel's hypercharged PC processor

Intel's Core i9 family will have up to 18 cores and 36 threads, possibly the most powerful consumer PC chips ever made. Here are the details you need to know.

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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017): Everything you need to know

Microsoft's portable Surface Pro is the company's premier two-in-one Windows tablet, now rebranded as a "laptop." Read all about it here.

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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: More power for more money

Microsoft's Surface Pro (2017) is physically near-identical to the Surface Pro 4, but a powerful Kaby Lake processor and graphics chip make a difference.

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Samsung Galaxy Book review: An excellent 2-in-1 for a good price

The Samsung Galaxy Book delivers where it counts in price, performance, and battery life. Despite some weaker points, it's still a good value.

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Why VR was a conspicuous no-show at Microsoft's Xbox One X launch

Microsoft says they're not willing to talk about virtual reality on its upcoming Xbox One X console. Instead, Microsoft is pushing mixed reality on Windows PCs.

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The 11 most intriguing Fall Creators Update features in Windows 10 Build 16215

Microsoft's list of features for its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has grown enormously with Insider Build 16215, which opens up Linux, adds Cortana photo interpretation, desktop emoji, and much more.

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Skype's major redesign prioritizes helpful bots and a smart camera over traditional video chats

Skype's next major upgrade adds an army of smart bots and services that are eager to supplement your chats with your group of best friends.

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Intel's massive 18-core Core i9 chip starts a bloody battle for enthusiast PCs

Intel's answer to AMD's Threadripper are new Core i9 and Core i7 X-series chips with new overclocking capabilities and a brand-new chipset.

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Get real, Microsoft: If the Surface Pro is a laptop, bundle it with a Type Cover

If Microsoft really wants to call the Surface Pro (2017) a laptop, it's going to need to do more than play with words.

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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.