Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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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.

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Switching between Windows 10 S, Home, and Pro may get more flexible

Windows users may gain the ability to switch or upgrade between two modes of Windows 10 S and two versions of Windows 10, leaked slides by the normally reputable WalkingCat account suggest.

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Microsoft nudges Xbox One towards PC monitors with 120Hz display support

Microsoft continues to push the Xbox One closer to the PC with planned support for PC-style 120Hz displays.

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How to automatically mute a website within Google Chrome, forever

Google's Chrome 64 browser allowed you to manually mute websites, but the new Google Chrome 66 version may just automatically mute that website for you, automatically.

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Microsoft will stop developing OneNote 2016 in favor of the Windows 10 OneNote app

Microsoft's simplified OneNote app for Windows 10 will receive pride of place, replacing the current Office version of OneNote in Office 2019.

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Intel offloads virus scanning to the GPU for better battery life and performance

Intel announced a new capability of its Core chips, called Accelerated Memory Scanning, that will offload the CPU requirements of virus threat detection to an Intel GPU. Microsoft is the first to take advantage.

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Microsoft's chip push continues with Azure Sphere: Securing gadgets with chips and Linux

Microsoft's new Azure Sphere security package for billions of IoT devices includes two surprises: a new chip that Microsoft will license, plus its own Linux kernel.

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Intel technical documents fuel rumors of an 8-core Coffee Lake chip

Could an 8-core Intel Coffee Lake S chip be waiting to challenge AMD's 2nd-gen Ryzen chips?

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Report: Google's Gmail will soon include a time-limited Confidential Mode, UI redesign

Google appears to be preparing to unveil a new version of Gmail with a new look and feel, as well as protections for user email.

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Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: The best hidden features

Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade, code-named Redstone 4 and informally known as the Spring Creators Update and possibly Windows 10 Version Next, offers many smaller additions and changes you might miss. We've highlighted them here.

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Microsoft plans to bring native 64-bit apps to Qualcomm-powered PCs, but it'll take time

Microsoft confirms that it will make an announcement regarding 64-bit app support for Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered ACPCs at its Microsoft Build conference, but that's all.

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Microsoft's new Cortana chief plans to put her smarts in more places

PCWorld sits down with Javier Soltero, who is now responsible for the Cortana digital assistant within Microsoft, to explain Microsoft's new strategy.

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Microsoft adds ransomware protections to make OneDrive and Outlook.com safer

Microsoft has made to several cloud-based protections available to Office 365 users to help fight the spread of malware.

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How Zuckerberg will prevent future Cambridge Analytica scandals at Facebook: Rein in third-party apps

Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed the data privacy scandals involving Cambridge Analytica, outlining nine ways it will restrict your information to third-party developers. Only one will have any immediate impact.

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Intel ushers responsive Optane memory into laptops with Core i5+, i7+, and i9+ brands

Intel is showing off "Optane Inside" notebooks and desktops with a new "plus" brand, such as "Core i7+".

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Intel's debut 6-core Core i9 CPUs could push gaming laptops past 5GHz speeds

Intel's first Core i9 laptop chip is a 6-core, 12-thread powerhouse that spearheads a new line of H-series Core CPUs. New U-series chips for longer battery life were also announced.