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.

Intel kills the Compute Card, a small-form-factor modular computing product that didn't stick

Data caps must die: How Google and Microsoft's cloud gaming ambitions could conquer ISP greed

Data caps must die: How Google and Microsoft's cloud gaming ambitions could conquer ISP greed

If Google Stadia, Microsoft XCloud, and Sony PlayStation Now are to succeed, ISP data caps have to die. For once, some big companies might be fighting right alongside consumers against ISP greed.

Facebook passwords for hundreds of millions of users were exposed to Facebook employees

Facebook passwords for hundreds of millions of users were exposed to Facebook employees

Facebook confirms that user passwords were being stored in a readable format on Facebook servers. Hundreds of millions of accounts will be notified accordingly.

Intel promises 9th-gen mobile Core processors will arrive 'very, very soon'

Intel promises 9th-gen mobile Core processors will arrive 'very, very soon'

Intel promises that its 9th-generation mobile Core chips, specifically the H-series parts for premium notebooks, are just around the corner.

Microsoft Teams taps AI to boost new background, whiteboarding features

Microsoft Teams taps AI to boost new background, whiteboarding features

Microsoft Teams turns two this week, and Microsoft is leaning on its investments in artificial intelligence to improve the capabilities of its collaboration package.

Microsoft ports Xbox Live to Android, iOS to extend the reach of Xbox

Microsoft ports Xbox Live to Android, iOS to extend the reach of Xbox

Microsoft announces an initiative tied to the Game Developers Conference to bring games on Android, iOS and Switch to its Xbox Live platform.

HP recalls 78,500 more laptop batteries because of fire concerns

HP recalls 78,500 more laptop batteries because of fire concerns

If you own an HP ProBook, HP x360, or an HP ZBook, the government and HP are warning that batteries sold inside them or as accessories may overheat and are being recalled.

Microsoft ports DirectX 12 to Windows 7, giving some older PC games a performance boost

Microsoft ports DirectX 12 to Windows 7, giving some older PC games a performance boost

Microsoft is porting DirectX 12 to Windows 7 on a game-by-game basis. The first game to deliver will be World of Warcraft, with others to follow.

Android phone mirroring arrives in new Windows 10 preview build 18356

Android phone mirroring arrives in new Windows 10 preview build 18356

Only a small subset of users will be able to take advantage of the new feature, which arrives for Windows 10 Insiders.

Windows 7 will use pop-ups to warn users of the operating system's impending death

Windows 7 will use pop-ups to warn users of the operating system's impending death

By giving advance notice that users may see pop-up warnings, Microsoft hopes to gently steer Windows 7 users into transitioning to Windows 10.

Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Amazon, Facebook, and Google and undo their acquisitions

Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Amazon, Facebook, and Google and undo their acquisitions

Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed breaking up Aamzon, Facebook and Google if elected president, claiming that the three have grown t0o big and are harming competition.

Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?
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Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy?

Should you buy a Chromebook or a Windows laptop? They're similar in some ways, and in others, fundamentally different. We help you decide.

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