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

Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: We compare prices, features and more

Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: We compare prices, features and more

Comparing the specs of Microsoft's new Surface Laptop to its older Surface Pro 4 cousin can tell you a lot. For one thing, Microsoft really needs to update the Surface Pro 4.

Surface Laptop vs. Surface Book: The prices and features of two premium laptops, compared

Surface Laptop vs. Surface Book: The prices and features of two premium laptops, compared

Microsoft's Surface Laptop and Surface Book are both beautiful, premium laptops, but we dive deep into their specs to help you decide which one's best for you.

Hands-on: How Microsoft's mixed-reality devices could learn a lesson from the HoloLens

Hands-on: How Microsoft's mixed-reality devices could learn a lesson from the HoloLens

While $300 mixed-reality headsets appear to be the future, Microsoft's older cousin, the HoloLens has some unique advantages.

Meet the next Windows 10: The Fall Creators Update connects across devices

Meet the next Windows 10: The Fall Creators Update connects across devices

Windows 10's Fall Creators Update is really about connections: new apps and improvements designed to connect across devices.

Microsoft's mixed-reality devices undercut the Rift and Vive with lower prices

Microsoft's mixed-reality devices undercut the Rift and Vive with lower prices

Microsoft and its partners will debut new mixed-reality controllers to help users navigate through the virtual worlds it's trying to create via Windows 10.

Windows 10's 500 million devices snub Cortana, impacting Microsoft's AI push

Windows 10's 500 million devices snub Cortana, impacting Microsoft's AI push

Windows 10 is now installed on about 500 million devices, but only a fraction of those have tried Cortana. This doesn't bode well for Microsoft's push into artificial intelligence.

Microsoft's big data solves golf's mysteries in the Arccos Caddie app

Microsoft's big data solves golf's mysteries in the Arccos Caddie app

Microsoft showed the Arccos Caddie app at build to demonstrate the data-crunching powers of its Azure cloud service—in this case, collecting data to help you play better golf.

Cortana's coming to your living room via HP, Intel partnerships

Cortana's coming to your living room via HP, Intel partnerships

While Google Home and Amazon Alexa devices are manufactured by a single supplier, Microsoft appears to be using a PC-like strategy to create Cortana devices.

Harman Kardon teases the Invoke speaker, a Cortana-powered Echo competitor

Harman Kardon teases the Invoke speaker, a Cortana-powered Echo competitor

Harman Kardon unveils the first images and description of Invoke, the first smart speaker to be powered by Microsoft's Cortana.

Microsoft teases a Surface event to 'show the world what's next.' Is it mixed reality?

Microsoft teases a Surface event to 'show the world what's next.' Is it mixed reality?

Microsoft appears to have more hardware to announce on May 23, possibly the first low-cost mixed reality headsets and maybe even the first Windows on ARM devices.

How upgrading from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro could cost you

How upgrading from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro could cost you

What it will cost (if anything) to move from Microsoft's Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro depends on what you buy and where you bought it.

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