Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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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Google Meet extends unlimited meetings until March, possibly without a key feature

Google will allow anyone with a Gmail account to place unlimited Google Meet calls until March, 2021, but possibly without a key feature for schools.

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Microsoft will solve Windows on ARM’s biggest flaw beginning in November

Microsoft will release code to allow Windows on ARM PCs to run 64-bit X86 code via emulation, allowing every Snapdragon PC to run the same code as one powered by AMD and Intel.

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Microsoft says it has resolved its Microsoft 365 service outage

Microsoft suffered an outage of many of its cloud services Monday afternoon, including and Microsoft Teams. Microsoft says that it's been fixed.

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Ouch! Xbox Series X expansion SSDs will cost $220, Seagate says

Seagate will charge $220 for an external Storage Expansion Card for the Xbox Series X and Series S, a necessary add-on if your Series X-optimized games exceed the capacity of the console's internal SSD.


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Amazon rockets into cloud gaming with Amazon Luna

Amazon launches its Luna cloud gaming service in early access for $5.99 per month and $49.99 for a dedicated Luna Controller that Amazon says will connect directly to its cloud servers.


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Microsoft is testing a Skype Meet Now button in the Windows 10 taskbar

Microsoft is testing a simple Skype Meet Now tool for Windows, which appears as an embedded app on the Taskbar in the latest Windows 10 Dev build.

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A Microsoft Teams smart speaker moves Cortana to the conference room

Microsoft shows a Cortana-powered Microsoft Teams speaker a few months after killing Cortana in the Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker for consumers.

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Here's the timeline for new Microsoft Teams features

Microsoft announced new features for Microsoft Teams at Microsoft Ignite, such as custom layouts, while providing more details on "together mode" and breakouts, plus other features it has already announced.

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Razer BlackWidow, DeathAdder, and BlackShark go wireless

Razer launches the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro gaming headset, DeathAdder V2 Pro mouse and the BlackWidow V3 Pro keyboard, all with Razer's HyperSpeed wireless technology connecting them.

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A Cortana-powered Daily Briefing hits your Outlook email this month

Announced at Microsoft Ignite, Cortana AI will improve your business day with Outlook's Daily Briefing and Play My Emails, Microsoft Teams, and the Cortana app for Windows 10.

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Microsoft is enhancing the new Edge's PDF powers, and bringing it to Linux

At Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft is slowly adding to the capabilities of the new Microsoft Edge, which users will receive with the Windows 10 October 2020 Update.

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Microsoft debuts the 85-inch Surface Hub 2S with more collaboration tools

Microsoft announces its largest Surface Hub 2 at Microsoft Ignite, complete with the option between Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise, or the Windows 10 Team 2020 OS, oriented around Microsoft Teams.

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AMD Ryzen is moving into Chromebooks

AMD introduces five new Athlon and Ryzen processors, specifically designed to power Chromebooks for education and home use.

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Microsoft adds remote Xbox streaming to its free Android app

Microsoft said Monday that you can now stream your own games, from your own Xbox console, to your Android phone or tablet via the new, updated Xbox app.

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Reviewed: Windows 10 October 2020 Update inches in the right direction

Microsoft's fall update to Windows 10, the Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2), improves the Alt+Tab functionality, makes the Start menu less attractive, and makes the new Edge browser official.