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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HP hardens EliteBook protection with Sure Click, a browser secured in virtual hardware

HP will introduce a new security feature called Sure Click, creating a virtualization layer that will protect browsers on its new EliteBook x360 G2 notebook.

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Intel's 8th-gen 'Coffee Lake' chips reuse 14nm process as other Core CPUs ease into new tech

Intel has indicated not one but two new chips—a 14nm chip for desktops, known as Coffee Lake, alongside the 10nm Cannon Lake—will launch sometime before the end of the year.

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How to use Microsoft's Paint 3D: Creating cool 3D scenes has never been so much fun

Microsoft's cool new 3D creation tool, Paint 3D, is headed your way as part of the Windows 10 Creators Update. We'll show you how it works, as well as the easy way to create fun 3D objects and scenes.

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Intel demotes PCs, giving datacenter chips first crack at new technologies

The PC's fall from grace is official. Intel said Thursday that going forward, its Xeon and other server processors will get first crack at the company's latest manufacturing processes, while PCs will have to take a number.

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Windows 10's Cortana adds Suggested Reminders to help you keep your promises

Microsoft pushes Suggested Reminders for Cortana to all Windows 10 users today. Now, Microsoft's digital assistant can proactively remind you to keep promises you may have forgotten.

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AMD: Sorry, there will be no official Ryzen drivers for Windows 7

AMD responds to a report that suggested the company would write drivers for Microsoft's Windows 7, the preferred OS of many PC gamers.


Kim Stevenson's exit from Intel hints at problems in its PC business

The second-in-command of Intel's PC chip business, Kim Stevenson, has left the company unexpectedly.

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Windows 10 Build 15031 slips in handy video and auto-locking features ahead of Creators Update

With Windows 10 Insider Build 15031, Microsoft has added two nice improvements to Windows 10: a feature to auto-lock your PC when you step away, and a capability to strip out video into a small, floating window.

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The best consumer antivirus products of 2016 are Avira and Norton, test labs say

AV-Test and AV-Comparatives have published their end-of-year awards for the best antimalware products of 2016, selecting Symantec's Norton and Avira as the ones to buy.

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If you've ever owned a PC with a DVD drive, you may get a $10 settlement

A proposed class-action settlement will pay you $10 per DVD drive that you purchased, either separately or as part of a PC, between 2003 and 2008.

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Intel packs a tablet chip from yesteryear inside New Balance's new RunIQ smartwatch

Yes, smartwatches like the New Balance RunIQ are growing more powerful every day. But when they start using former phone and tablet processors like the Atom, things can get a little crazy.

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Windows 10's Creators Update bug bash begins, signalling an end to new feature releases

Windows 10's milestone bug bash lets us know that Microsoft's moving into the final, bug-fixing phase of the Windows 10 Creators Update development process.

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AMD confirms its Ryzen CPU will launch in early March, followed by the Vega GPU

AMD confirmed earlier reports that its Ryzen chip would launch in early March, followed by its Vega GPU chip a quarter later.

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Hands-on: HP's Lap Dock helps your Windows Phone feel more like a real PC

HP's Lap Dock is an elegant way to dock your Windows phone to a convenient laptop form factor. For all of its class, however, it hides a few nitpicks and a more serious flaw.

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Microsoft's mysterious 'Windows Cloud' could be the second coming of Windows RT

What could be a new version of Windows has surfaced deep inside recent Insider builds of Windows 10. One report suggests that it could be a UWP-only version of Windows: Windows RT 2.0, in other words.