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.


Comcast suspends data caps for certain states, and that's unfair

The Pennsylvania attorney general strikes a deal with Comcast to delay broadband data caps until July, and suddenly a chunk of the country gets special treatment.

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The mobile Microsoft Lens app can now read your handwriting

Microsoft's Office Lens app, now Microsoft Lens, can take your handwritten notes and turn them into text for Word or any other app.


AMD's CPU share skyrocketed in 2020 along with low-end PC sales

A more detailed report from Mercury Research found that AMD gained 6 points of market share from Intel in 2020, across the mobile, desktop, and server sectors.

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Intel regains market share from AMD in notebook, desktop PCs

Mercury Research confirmed that Intel took back a small amount of market share in the desktop and mobile PC space during the fourth quarter of 2020.

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Google updates Chrome OS with security, smart display and personalization features

Google's latest Chrome OS 88 adds a cool way of turning your lock screen into a smart display, with images and controls. WebAuthn support also allows you to log in to websites using just your Chromebook's PIN.

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Xbox, PCs and gaming drive AMD and Microsoft's revenues

Microsoft and AMD both reported strong earnings for the fourth quarter of 2020, driven by consumers who worked and played at home with their PC and Xbox game consoles.

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Find gorgeous PC background images every day with Bing Wallpaper

The free Bing Wallpaper app lets you refresh your PC's background image every day with a new image curated by Microsoft.

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Report: Surface Laptop 4's major change will just be its Tiger Lake, Ryzen processors

Microsoft is sticking to its tried-and-true formula with the Surface Laptop 4, according to a report: updating the Laptop with Intel's Tiger Lake and Ryzen processors, and not much else.

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Intel's next CEO Pat Gelsinger promises a return to greatness

Future Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger spoke during the company's fourth-quarter 2020 conference call, outlining his plans to return Intel to greatness.

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Microsoft Edge will open your email from the new tab page

Microsoft is adding a boatload of new fun and productive features to the Edge 88 browser, including new themes, knowledge cards, recipe extraction, and even Outlook email.

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PC market soars, driving Intel's revenue and profits unexpectedly higher

Intel reported strong profits and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, driven by record pandemic-fueled PC sales of 33 percent.

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Microsoft Edge can finally generate new passwords for you

Microsoft adds a password generator and a Password Monitor service to Microsoft Edge version 88, along with some under-the-hood security improvements.

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Otter's transcription service now integrates with Google Meet

After striking an earlier partnership with Zoom, now Google Meet users can automatically caption and transcribe their Meet meetings.

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MediaTek's powerful Dimensity 1200 smartphone CPU will challenge Qualcomm

MediaTek plans to attack mid-range and flagship 5G smartphones with its new Dimensity 1200 and 1100 mobile chips that match up well to what rival Qualcomm offers.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 is a faster 865, but without WiFi 6E

Qualcomm has tweaked its Snapdragon 865 smartphone processor yet again to create the Snapdragon 870, bumping up the CPU speed but eliminating Wi-Fi 6E.