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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Inside the Snapdragon 888: The features you'll find in 2021's premium phones

Qualcomm has released detailed information about the Snapdragon 888 mobile processor, including the features you'll find in premium Android smartphones beginning in 2021.

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Notebook PC sales balloon, with 26-percent growth expected in Q4

IDC reports that notebook PC sales are expected to grow an incredible 26 percent in the 4th quarter of 2020, as the spike in demand due to the pandemic combines with the usual holiday surge.

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Microsoft tweaks its Productivity Score, removing employee names to preserve privacy

When users saw a Microsoft tool marked "Productivity Score" that was tied to their names, they freaked out. So Microsoft made changes.

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Where is the Qualcomm Snapdragon that will challenge Apple's M1 Macs?

Qualcomm could have announced its plans to take on Apple's M1 with an upcoming Snapdragon Compute chip for Windows on Arm. Instead, the topic was barely mentioned at the company's Snapdragon Technology Summit.

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Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 888 5G, its next smartphone processor

Qualcomm kicked off its Snapdragon Tech Summit by announcing the Snapdragon 888 5G, a smartphone processor with significantly improved graphics and AI capabilities.

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The Windows Feature Experience Pack is a curated collection for beta testers

Microsoft has introduced the Windows Feature Experience Pack to test ideas separately from the Windows 10 build releases. You have to sign up as an Insider to get it.

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Best Cyber Monday laptop PC deals

Here's our curated list of the best holiday discounts and deals on laptops, organized by retailer.

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Why a 1080p webcam is a great stocking stuffer for 2020: Buying guide

1080p webcams are now cheap and plentiful. Our buying guide will show you the best webcam deals we've found, plus tips on the best features and how to buy. Updated with Black Friday pricing.

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The best Thunderbolt docks you can buy for your laptop PC

We've tested a bunch of Thunderbolt docks—from budget-priced to full-featured—to help you find the right one for your laptop PC. Our buyer's guide will tell you what to look for.

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The best USB-C hubs for your laptop or tablet

Tested and approved: We'll tell you which USB-C hub to buy for your laptop or tablet, based on our hands-on evaluation of more than a dozen products.

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Gateway GWTN156-3BK review: A gaming laptop that lives a bit too loud

Gateway's GWTN156-3BK squeezes advanced 10th-gen Core CPU and RTX GPU parts into its $999 shell, but the noisy fans and meager storage detract from the experience.

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Microsoft Pluton will build Xbox security into AMD, Intel, Qualcomm CPUs

Microsoft is migrating the Pluton security technology it used to secure the Xbox One into Windows PCs, where it will be integrated into microprocessors from AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm.

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How Google's new policy affects your free storage in Photos and Drive

Google announced changes to its storage policy for Photos and Drive, which could push users to pay for a Google One cloud storage subscription.

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Microsoft's Xbox All Access subscription now supports the Xbox Series X

Microsoft's monthly Xbox subscription service now allows gamers to lease an Xbox Series X or Series S console, controller, and Game Pass Ultimate game subscription.

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Xbox Game Pass for PC gets even better next month with tons of free EA games

Microsoft will add EA's FIFA, Madden, UFC, and NHL titles to Xbox Game Pass for PC, in addition to the over 200 games already available.