Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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.

microsoft mesh alex kipman fishtank

Microsoft Mesh: Why you should be skeptical about this new VR platform

Microsoft announced Microsoft Mesh on Tuesday, a VR platform that the company hopes will eventually be used for holographic meetings and other uses.

mtr and intelligent speaker

Microsoft Teams hardware will join new presenter modes later this year

At Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft certifies Microsoft Teams displays, updates its Teams speaker timeline, and unveils new presenter modes.

Microsoft Azure Percept ai devkit

Microsoft still loves smart devices, rolling out Azure Percept camera, mic and services

Microsoft has announced Microsoft Azure Percept, consisting of its Percept Vision camera module and Percept Audio smart mic. They'll form the foundation for intelligent devices built by partners.

google meet and max

Google beefs up Workspace with new apps, and Google Assistant

Google said Monday that it's adding capabilities to its Workspace offering, including new apps, calendar improvements, and Google Assistant support.

Conceptual image of a password amid hexadecimal code.

How to create strong, secure passwords by learning how to crack them

Learn why strong, secure paswords matter by seeing how easy it is to crack passwords with a common tool. Longer, more complex passwords are best, and you'll see why.

Windows XP Bliss 2014

The story of the Windows XP 'Bliss' desktop theme—and what it looks like today

Like Windows XP itself, Microsoft's 'Bliss' image of rolling green hills has aged, and evolved. Here's its story— and what the real-world site looks like today.

zoom video filters 3

How to use Zoom's Video Filters to spice up your next Zoom call

Zoom's new Video Filters and Studio Effects give you fun effects without having to search for third-party images online.

android schedule send google

Send texts on your own time with Android's new Schedule Send feature

Google is adding a new feature to Android, called Schedule Send, that allows you to send texts to other people on your own time.

password checkup android google

Google adds Password Checkup to Android

Google already checks your passwords to see if they've been compromised on your PC's Chrome browser. Now your Android phone will add the same Password Checker feature.

windows 10 logo onscreen

Windows 10: Guides, tips, tricks, and everything you need to know about Microsoft’s OS

Here's our latest coverage on Microsoft's Windows 10, with a roundup of what's new in the OS, what's headed your way, along with tips, tricks and other helpful advice.

microsoft word logo

Microsoft will add predictive typing to Word in March

Microsoft plans to add predictive typing, also called text prediction, to Microsoft Word beginning in March, 2021.

Microsoft Office 2019 - New chart types include funnel charts and 2d maps

Microsoft won't raise prices for Office 2021, which may ship with Teams

Microsoft has announced Office 2021 for the PC and Mac, at the same price as its predecessor, Office 2019.

Microsoft journal primary

Meet Microsoft's new ink-first app, Journal

Microsoft has launched Journal, a note-taking , journaling app designed to use a Surface Pen or other stylus from the get-go.

google meet emoji response

Google Meet, Classroom changes will add muting, end meeting functions for kids

Google is adjusting its Google Meet and Google Classroom online learning platforms with new mute and end meeting features, an end to unlimited storage, and more.

windows 10 logo onscreen

Microsoft's next Windows 10 21H1 has essentially one new feature

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 21H1, the next feature update, and made it available to test via its Insider channels. But there's really only one feature of note.