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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Worldwide chip shortages shouldn't stop laptops from thriving

An IDC report finds that the chip shortages that have provoked worldwide concern will likely miss the PC industry.

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How to add Linux apps to Windows in just one easy step

We'll show you how to set up Linux apps on your Windows PC in just seconds, as well as how to download, run, and pin new Linux apps alongside the Windows apps you already run.

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Microsoft CEO teases 'significant update' to Windows

At Microsoft Build, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella calls the next version of Windows its most significant in a decade.

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Microsoft is teaching AI to write apps for you

Microsoft has licensed the GPT-3 natural-language AI technology to help you write programs using its PowerApps suite, and will probably adopt the technology across Microsoft 365 apps, too.

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Arm's supercharged Cortex-X2 CPU takes aim at Intel

Arm launched its new lineup of Arm v9 CPUs for PCs and phones, which include the Cortex-X2 and new Mali GPUs. They could end up as part of new Qualcomm Snapdragon chips.

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Google releases new tool to manage blurry photos and its data cap

Google has released a tool for Google Photos that allows you to weed out blurry photos and large videos, all to help you reduce the amount of photos stored against Google's data cap.

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Qualcomm targets low-cost PCs with the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 CPU

Qualcomm has launched a faster Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 for low-cost PCs and Chromebooks, alongside a new development kit and even a native Zoom app.

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Microsoft adds its nifty Math Solver to Microsoft Edge

Microsoft's well-regarded Math Solver service is being integrated into the Microsoft Edge 91 browser update.

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Vertical tabs arrive in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft is adding a vertical tabs feature to the Edge browser. The browser history is also being revamped, as are some Bing search results.

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Microsoft sees a future office with lifesize screens, rotating cameras

Microsoft released a concept video showing its vision for the future of office meetings, hosted by Microsoft Teams.

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RIP Internet Explorer: Microsoft will discontinue support in 2022

Microsoft said Wednesday that it finally plans to end support for the standalone version of Internet Explorer in 2022.

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Android 12, Google Workspace and 5 other big reveals from Google I/O

Here's the best of Google I/O 2021: Android 12, new additions to Google workspace, enhancements to Search and Photos, and more.

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Google's next way of working is 'Smart Canvas'

At Google I/O, Google unveiled the future of Google Workspace, including Sheets and Docs: an all-in-one workspace that can be collaboratively worked upon by a number of coworkers.

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Microsoft kills Windows 10X

Microsoft said that it has discontinued Windows 10X, its simplified version of Windows 10, and would repurpose its technology into Windows 10.

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The next major Windows 10 upgrade, the May 2021 Update, has arrived

Microsoft announces the final build of the Windows 10 May 2021 Update, which will also be known as Windows 10 21H1. The minor update will start rolling out to users in May.