Mark Hachman

Senior Editor

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.

Which Internet providers are lifting data caps during the coronavirus, and which aren't

Microsoft offers a cool Xbox extension for Microsoft Edge: Xbox New Tab

Microsoft offers a cool Xbox extension for Microsoft Edge: Xbox New Tab

Microsoft has added Xbox New Tab to its list of Microsoft Edge extensions, providing quick links to art and game streams for your favorite Xbox games.

Minecraft transfers some 'Education Edition' content to 'Bedrock Edition' for kids stuck at home

Minecraft transfers some 'Education Edition' content to 'Bedrock Edition' for kids stuck at home

Microsoft has taken some of the greatest hits of its Minecraft: Education Edition and made them available to Minecraft players, for free, until the end of June.

YouTube will default to lower-resolution streams in the U.S. to save bandwidth

YouTube will default to lower-resolution streams in the U.S. to save bandwidth

YouTube is lowering the default resolution of video streamed in the United States in response to the uptick in network traffic due to the coronavirus. You can still dial up a higher-resolution stream, though.

Amazon is delaying most tech shipments by about a month, even with Amazon Prime

Amazon is delaying most tech shipments by about a month, even with Amazon Prime

Amazon is now prioritizing household goods, meaning that tech products like cables, hard drives, and printers are being delayed by up to a month. We'll tell you what's available, what's not, and where else to look.

How to create custom Zoom backgrounds to entertain your coworkers

How to create custom Zoom backgrounds to entertain your coworkers

A Zoom background hides your clutter and can entertain your friends and coworkers. Here's how to do it, with either a still image or video.

Microsoft unveils new Microsoft Teams features, including one that filters out background noise

Microsoft unveils new Microsoft Teams features, including one that filters out background noise

Microsoft will be rolling out new features to Microsoft Teams over the course of the year to help remote workers, including the ability to filter out background noise and work offline.

Intel's 'Pohoiki Springs' network of brain chips may be asked to help fight coronavirus

Intel's 'Pohoiki Springs' network of brain chips may be asked to help fight coronavirus

Intel has shipped the next iteration of its Loihi neuromorphic systems, which has been combines 768 Lohi chips into a rack with the computational intelligence of a mole rat.

Slack reworks its interface to reorganize the sidebar and emphasize apps

Slack reworks its interface to reorganize the sidebar and emphasize apps

The popular enterprise messaging and collaboration app gets a face-lift to encourage users to use third-party integrated apps and reorganize the navigation sidebar how they'd like.

The backbone of the Xbox Series X's ultra-fast storage technology is coming to Windows
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The backbone of the Xbox Series X's ultra-fast storage technology is coming to Windows

Microsoft confirms that DirectStorage, part of the Xbox Series X Velocity Architecture, will arrive on Windows 10 gaming PCs in the future.

Microsoft finally hits its goal of 1 billion devices running Windows 10

Microsoft finally hits its goal of 1 billion devices running Windows 10

Microsoft originally thought 1 billion PCs, servers, and phones would be running Windows 10 in three years after its launch. Things moved a bit more slowly than planned.

Intel teaches its Loihi brain chip to smell

Intel teaches its Loihi brain chip to smell

Intel says it was worked with Cornell University to help its Loihi neuromorphic chip model how the human brain interprets smells.

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