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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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.

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Inside the Windows 10 Creators Update: The 17 best hidden features

Not every feature in Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update is worthy of a headline. But there are a number of new features under the hood that deserve special mention.

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Windows 10 Creators Update rolls ahead with early access and date for phones

Microsoft added two new dates to its Windows 10 Creators Update calendar: early access for "advanced users," and the date when phones will start getting it.

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Windows 10 Creators Update will take months to roll out, Microsoft confirms

Data released by AdDuplex suggests that it took up to three months for most users to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and the same could go for the upcoming Creators Update.

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Missing pieces: What Microsoft failed to deliver in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update is missing key features promised when it was unveiled, including Windows Capture 3D, mixed-reality devices, Xbox Arenas, and more.

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Tested: Microsoft Edge is the only browser to run Netflix in 4K

In 2016, Microsoft Edge was the only major PC browser to run Netflix in 1080p. With the Windows 10 Creators Update, it's now made the jump to 4K.