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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HP Spectre x360 15 (2018) hands on: HP's convertible notebook leaps to six cores

HP's updated Spectre x360 15 convertible notebook for 2018 boasts up to six cores of processing power; a new, faceted design; and a Webcam kill switch for privacy's sake.

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HP Spectre x360 13 (2018) hands on: 'Whiskey Lake' power sits alongside 22 hours of battery life

HP's latest 13-inch Spectre X360 convertible notebook PC includes a boatload of changes: Intel "Whiskey Lake" power, LTE, nearly a full day of battery life, and a new, faceted design that puts the USB-C port at an offset angle.

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How to manage Windows 10 updates to prevent them from ruining your life

While you shouldn't block Windows 10 updates, you can manage them in Settings. Buying Windows 10 Pro, may be the best solution, though.

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Microsoft offers to kill more (of its own) bloatware with a new Windows 10 build

An Insider build of Windows 10 for next year's "19H1" update includes a way for Windows users to get rid of more Windows apps that they may never use.

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Qualcomm begins shipping 802.11ay silicon for mobile devices and applications, including VR and UHD video

Qualcomm begins shipping 802.11ay silicon, a multi-gigabit derivative of Wi-Fi that you may see in specialized applications like untethered VR gear.

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Chrome 70 fixes Google's controversial sneaky sign-in policy, kind of

Here's how to turn off Google Chrome 70's ability to sneakily log you in to various Google services.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: Microsoft adds quad-core power to its tried-and-true tablet

Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 6 tablet looks the same as its predecessors, though a new 8th-generation Core chip adds enough of a punch to consider upgrading.

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Microsoft cracks the top 5 U.S. PC vendors, but Intel CPU shortages could bring more change

Microsoft and its Surface lineup unexpectedly cracked the top five U.S. PC vendors. But what impact will Intel's CPU shortages bring?

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update rereleased to Insiders, data loss blamed on misdirected folders

Microsoft has restarted the Windows 10 October 2018 Update to Windows Insiders, ascribing the reports of data loss to folders that had been misdirected between a user's PC and another drive.

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Microsoft has added $20 to the price of Windows 10 Home, but there are sales elsewhere

Microsoft has quietly raised the price of Windows 10 Home by $20, from $119 to $139, on its own site. Fortunately, there are cheaper (and reputable) options available elsewhere.

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The best day-to-day improvements you'll find in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update offers new ways to secure your PC from ransomware, Bluetooth battery gauges, and automatic Storage Sense cloud cleanup, to name a few handy improvements.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update review: Many small improvements make a better experience

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update includes a few nifty tricks, such as the PC-to-PC cut and paste, and the Your Phone app to grab photos from your phone. But there's more under the hood than on the surface.

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Intel debuts 9th-generation Core chips, including Core i9 and X-series parts, with a few twists

Intel unveiled its 9th-gen Core family on Monday morning, with a twist: Intel's Hyper-Threading features are now generally reserved for the new Core X-series parts.

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The $999 Surface Laptop 2 is available, but good luck finding it

Microsoft said the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 would be priced starting at $899 and $999. That's true, but finding those lowest prices gets confusing very quickly.

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Microsoft warns that overstuffed hard drives could stall the Windows 10 October 2018 update

Microsoft recommends that you take a few minutes to prep your PC for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, as Windows Update won't run correctly if your PC's hard drive is too full.