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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Microsoft launches Kids Mode for Edge: Here's how to use it

The new Microsoft Edge Kids Mode provides a whitelisted web for your kids to browse, complete with some fun, custom themes.

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Chip shortages will continue until 2023, superfoundry TSMC says

TSMC makes the chips that Nvidia, Qualcomm, Apple, and others design. And it has bad news: The chip shortage will continue for another couple of years.

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Surface Laptop 4: Should you buy the AMD or Intel version?

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 is available with either an Intel 11th-gen Tiger Lake Core or an AMD Ryzen Surface Edition chip inside. Which should you buy? Microsoft has some fairly specific advice.

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Why doesn't the Surface Laptop 4 have the latest Ryzen processors?

Microsoft said that it's continuing to develop Surface Edition processors for its Surface Laptop 4, and that being a generation behind is justified by the improvements the chips add versus the current AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile.

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Microsoft didn't lie: The Surface Laptop 4 really is twice as fast

We put the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 and its Ryzen 7 4980U Surface Edition chip through a battery of early tests. How fast is it? Is it worth your money? Check out our benchmarks and decide.

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Microsoft's Modern peripherals include a 1080p webcam, headsets and a speaker

Microsoft's Modern lineup of PC peripherals include a webcam, two headsets, the Surface Headphones 2+, and a USB-C speaker.

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Microsoft launches Surface Laptop 4 with huge performance, battery life claims

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 promises performance and battery life improvements over a range of Intel Core and AMD Ryzen Surface Edition chips.

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Should you buy a Thunderbolt display? Pros, cons, and what to buy

The Thunderbolt port is appearing more and more on laptops, docks, and displays. But should you buy a Thunderbolt display? We'll go over the pros and cons.

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How to pick the perfect password

What's the best password? We'll show you the rules and strategies we'd recommend to pick a safe, strong password that will keep your data secure.

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Windows 10: Guides, tips, tricks, and everything you need to know about Microsoft’s OS

Here's our latest coverage on Microsoft's Windows 10, with a roundup of what's new in the OS, what's headed your way, along with tips, tricks and other helpful advice.

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How to clean up your Outlook inbox and manage your email

We'll show you how to limit the size of your Microsoft Outlook inbox by using folders, rules, Focused Inbox and deleting old email to keep your inbox heading toward inbox zero.

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Intel Rocket Lake-S vs AMD Ryzen 5000: Which should you buy?

We compare Intel's new 11th-gen Core i9-11900K desktop processor, the first in its Rocket Lake-S family, versus AMD's Ryzen 5900X, part of its new Ryzen 5000 family. Which should you buy?

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Arm v9 promises ray tracing for smartphones and a big performance boost

Arm unveiled Armv9, the architecture for the next decade of Arm smartphones and PCs. The v9 architecture will bring with it ray tracing and variable rate shading, plus support for improved virtual machines called Realms.

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10nm? 7nm? Who cares? Intel may be trying to ditch chip technology definitions

Sources close to Intel back up a report that Intel may try to move away from describing its chips as 10nm, 7nm, or something similar.

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HP Envy 14 (2021) review: This budget content-creation laptop does it all

The 2021 edition of HP's Envy 14 laptop offers an 11th-gen Tiger Lake CPU and an Nvidia GTX GPU, all within a well-designed laptop that's priced just north of $1,000.