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.

HP Elite x3 review: Yep, this was the last great Windows phone

Acer Liquid Jade Primo review: Acer bets big on a Windows phone as your next PC

Acer Liquid Jade Primo review: Acer bets big on a Windows phone as your next PC

Acer's Liquid Jade Primo smartphone goes all in to replace your PC, bundling a phone, keyboard, mouse, and dock together. We put that daring concept to the test.

Windows 10 Mobile review: Small fixes show this plucky phone OS won’t give up
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Windows 10 Mobile review: Small fixes show this plucky phone OS won’t give up

Windows 10 Mobile's Anniversary Update is a leap of faith for a lonely phone OS, but a new Wallet app and wireless Continuum options prove Microsoft isn't ready to give up.

How to buy the best productivity-focused Android, iOS, or Windows tablet

How to buy the best productivity-focused Android, iOS, or Windows tablet

Avoid the low-cost throwaways. We'll help you find a quality device with the features you'll need day in and day out.

Surface Book vs. Surface Pro 4: Picking the best came down to just one thing

Surface Book vs. Surface Pro 4: Picking the best came down to just one thing

The Surface Book's a great convertible laptop. The Surface Pro 4's a great tablet hybrid. Mark Hachman and Gordon Mah Ung debate which is better, and it's not an easy question.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: It's faster, it's better, and it has more competition

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: It's faster, it's better, and it has more competition

Microsoft re-engineers the Surface Pro 4 tablet for performance, adding a new Intel Skylake processor, an improved Type Cover, and even a better Surface Dock.

New Google Street View Feature Lets You Time-Travel to Images Past

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time for even a few years, Google's Street View has you covered.

Upskirt Photos Ruled Legal in Massachusetts

As if crowded train cars aren't creepy enough, a Massachusetts high court has ruled that so-called "upskirt" photos of a woman on a Boston trolley are legal, according to a strict reading of state law.

Askem Likely to be Windows Phone's Next Social App

Microsoft Ventures said Tuesday that it has invested in Askem, a social quiz app that so far has existed just for the iOS ecosystem.

Microsoft's Xbox One Topped U.S. Console Sales in December

Before it introduced the Xbox One, Microsoft's Xbox 360 topped the U.S. sales charts for 32 straight months. In December, Microsoft returned to its winning ways, as its Xbox One console outsold all others.

Facial Recognition Coming to Google Glass, Sort of

For months, Google has steadfastly maintained that it will not allow facial-recognition apps onto Google Glass. No problem. A third-party developer, Stephen Balaban, will merely offer his own FaceRec app for sideloading onto Glass...

Beyond the Bra: 5 Other Personal Products Microsoft Should Make

Why stop at a bra? Here are five other pieces of 'personal technology' that could benefit from Microsoft's touch.

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