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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Buy a year of Microsoft Office 365 Home, and get a $50 gift card from Amazon

If you subscribe to Office 365, you can add a year to your subscription for the same $99 you'd normally pay, plus a $50 Amazon gift card.

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AMD has a loaner program for third-gen Ryzen PCs that won't boot

If you're trying to use AMD's latest Ryzen 3000-series processors with a legacy AM4 motherboard and it won't boot, AMD may be able to loan you a chip until it does.

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The best Prime Day laptop deals that you won't find on Amazon

While Amazon Prime Day may have some great sales, we've begun looking at competing sites like Dell, Newegg, and others for the best laptop PC deals that you won't find on Amazon. Now featuring Newegg's Fantestech sale!

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Amazon's Alexa might be the first thing you see in a future version of Windows 10

Microsoft announces a new build in which third-party assistants like Amazon Alexa could be enabled on the Windows 10 lock screen. Sorry, Cortana.

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Microsoft blocks Windows 10 May 2019 Update on the Surface Book 2

Microsoft puts the Windows 10 May 2019 Update on hold for Surface Book 2 owners until it can work out a GPU issue.

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AMD officially hires Alienware's Frank Azor as its new gaming chief

AMD has hired Frank Azor as its chief architect of gaming solutions.

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Intel connects 64 Loihi 'brain chips' together and hands them off to researchers

Intel has connected 64 Loihi neuromorphic processors together in its Nahuku board, and provided them to researchers for their own simulations. A network consisting of 100 million simulated neurons will debut later this year.

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Acer Swift 7 (July 2019) review: The ultimate thin-and-light laptop's flaw is still performance

Acer's Swift 7 (July 2019) is a fantastically thin and light PC that performs well enough for everyday use. But if you demand more, look elsewhere.

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Microsoft is shutting down its online versions of Hearts, Spades, Checkers and more

Microsoft says that it will discontinue the online versions of many popular games, such as Hearts, Backgammon, and Go.

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The PC market grows unexpectedly, thanks to tariff fears and the Windows 7 transition

The PC market grew by almost 5 percent in the second quarter, helped by Microsoft's Windows 7 transition and a greater supply of Intel chips.

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Microsoft brings new ways to pester your coworkers to Microsoft Teams

Cross-posting, repeated notifications, the ability for your employer to physically know where you are: These are some of the annoying, er, productive features that Microsoft is adding to Teams.

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Windows 10 Insider Build 18936 lets you skip the password on your PC

With Windows 10 Insider Build 18936, Microsoft lets you skip using a password, among other features being tested for the 20H1 (April 2020) release.

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As Microsoft kills off Remix3D, it's time to save another important Paint 3D feature: Magic Select

Microsoft has begun telling users that its digital archive of Paint 3D content, Remix 3D, will be discontinued. But while Paint3D has Microsoft's attention, it's time to highlight a better feature that needs saving.

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Intel takes the chiplet concept to the next level with co-EMIB, ODI connections

Intel's EMIB allowed chiplets to expand in two dimensions. The Foveros technology allows for chip logic to be stacked. Intel's new co-EMIB and ODI combine the two.

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Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 review: A nearly perfect combination of power and battery life

Dell's new Latitude 7400 2-in-1 PC combines the all-day battery life of a Snapdragon PC plus the performance of an Intel chip, all within a compact 14-inch form factor. The downside? The price.