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.

AMD reveals Ryzen 5 prices as it sidesteps performance questions

AMD reveals Ryzen 5 prices as it sidesteps performance questions

We now know Ryzen 5's prices (starting at $169) and release date (April 11). What we still don't know is the performance.

Microsoft Teams: What to expect if your company switches

Microsoft Teams: What to expect if your company switches

Microsoft Teams, the new chat and collaboration software, goes live today for Office 365 customers. Here's what to expect if your company adopts it.

Windows Vista has just 30 days to live

Windows Vista has just 30 days to live

Microsoft's extended support for Windows Vista runs out on April 11, and that's probably a good thing.

How to remove ransomware: Use this battle plan to fight back

How to remove ransomware: Use this battle plan to fight back

Ransomware has exploded onto the PC. We'll show you what to do to avoid it, remove it, and—if necessary—even negotiate with its authors.

Beyond lithium-ion: Researchers reveal a safer, longer-lasting, solid-state battery alternative

Beyond lithium-ion: Researchers reveal a safer, longer-lasting, solid-state battery alternative

A pair of UT Austin researchers, including the co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, have developed a solid-state battery that can store more energy and is said to be safer than the batteries used in today's phones and tablets.

Why AMD had to change the Zen name to Ryzen for its new chip architecture

Why AMD had to change the Zen name to Ryzen for its new chip architecture

AMD changed its Zen chip architecture's name to Ryzen to provide a defensible trademark, crossing a space probe with Japanese Buddhist calligraphy.

Stretchy OLED technology could pave way for new smart fabrics, wearables, even tablets

Stretchy OLED technology could pave way for new smart fabrics, wearables, even tablets

Michigan State University researchers have come up with something new in foldable displays: a foldable, stretchable OLED circuit that can be printed using a conventional inkjet printer.

What happens if your thermostat is hacked? Researchers name the top 7 security threats

What happens if your thermostat is hacked? Researchers name the top 7 security threats

Researchers from the SANS Institute outline the top seven threats that security researchers face this year.

Microsoft's Email Insights finally adds some useful search smarts to Outlook

Microsoft's Email Insights finally adds some useful search smarts to Outlook

Email Insights, a new app from the Microsoft Garage, brings your most relevant email search results to the top of your Outlook inbox.

HP hardens EliteBook protection with Sure Click, a browser secured in virtual hardware

HP hardens EliteBook protection with Sure Click, a browser secured in virtual hardware

HP will introduce a new security feature called Sure Click, creating a virtualization layer that will protect browsers on its new EliteBook x360 G2 notebook.

Intel demotes PCs, giving data center chips first crack at new technologies

Intel demotes PCs, giving data center chips first crack at new technologies

The PC's fall from grace is official. Intel said Thursday that going forward, its Xeon and other server processors will get first crack at the company's latest manufacturing processes, while PCs will have to take a number.

Windows 10's Cortana adds Suggested Reminders to help you keep your promises

Windows 10's Cortana adds Suggested Reminders to help you keep your promises

Microsoft pushes Suggested Reminders for Cortana to all Windows 10 users today. Now, Microsoft's digital assistant can proactively remind you to keep promises you may have forgotten.

Kim Stevenson's exit from Intel hints at problems in the PC business

Kim Stevenson's exit from Intel hints at problems in the PC business

The second-in-command of Intel's PC chip business, Kim Stevenson, has left the company unexpectedly.

AMD: Sorry, there will be no official Ryzen drivers for Windows 7

AMD: Sorry, there will be no official Ryzen drivers for Windows 7

AMD responds to a report that suggested the company would write drivers for Microsoft's Windows 7, the preferred OS of many PC gamers.

If you own a PC with a DVD drive, you may get a $10 settlement

If you own a PC with a DVD drive, you may get a $10 settlement

A proposed class-action settlement will pay you $10 per DVD drive that you purchased, either separately or as part of a PC, between 2003 and 2008.

Intel packs a tablet chip from yesteryear inside New Balance's new RunIQ smartwatch

Intel packs a tablet chip from yesteryear inside New Balance's new RunIQ smartwatch

Yes, smartwatches like the New Balance RunIQ are growing more powerful every day. But when they start using former phone and tablet processors like the Atom, things can get a little crazy.

Microsoft's mysterious 'Windows Cloud' could be the second coming of Windows RT

Microsoft's mysterious 'Windows Cloud' could be the second coming of Windows RT

What could be a new version of Windows has surfaced deep inside recent Insider builds of Windows 10. One report suggests that it could be a UWP-only version of Windows: Windows RT 2.0, in other words.

Subscriptions nourish Microsoft while its hardware businesses go hungry

Subscriptions nourish Microsoft while its hardware businesses go hungry

Microsoft and Wall Street are in love with Microsoft's software and services, especially Office 365 and Azure. a closer look at the numbers reveals problems with here problems with Microsoft's hardware business that should be rooted...

Microsoft kills Cache, its note-taking experiment with Evernote-Google Keep aspirations

Microsoft kills Cache, its note-taking experiment with Evernote-Google Keep aspirations

Microsoft will shut down its Microsoft Garage experiment, Cache, which had a chance to compete with market leaders Google Keep and Evernote.

Leaked Windows 10 build shows Microsoft filling a major content hole: Ebooks

Leaked Windows 10 build shows Microsoft filling a major content hole: Ebooks

A leaked build from MSPowerUser shows how Microsoft plans to plug the last remaining hole in its content library: ebooks.

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