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.

Microsoft's augmented reality Minecraft tease is a reminder of its world-shattering HoloLens demo

AMD upends GPU tradition by launching 'Navi' as a lower-end part

AMD upends GPU tradition by launching 'Navi' as a lower-end part

AMD's first-quarter earnings call revealed a surprise: AMD's new Navi GPU architecture won't be a flagship part, at least initially.

5G could be the foundation of next-gen 'cloud VR'

5G could be the foundation of next-gen 'cloud VR'

AT&T, Ericsson, and a number of companies showed off streamed VR to headsets, using 5G to minimize nausea-inducing latencies while keeping the resolutions high.

Microsoft ports Xbox Live to Android, iOS to extend the reach of Xbox

Microsoft ports Xbox Live to Android, iOS to extend the reach of Xbox

Microsoft announces an initiative tied to the Game Developers Conference to bring games on Android, iOS and Switch to its Xbox Live platform.

Microsoft ports DirectX 12 to Windows 7, giving some older PC games a performance boost

Microsoft ports DirectX 12 to Windows 7, giving some older PC games a performance boost

Microsoft is porting DirectX 12 to Windows 7 on a game-by-game basis. The first game to deliver will be World of Warcraft, with others to follow.

Recent Windows 10 patch brings good, bad performance news for PC gamers

Recent Windows 10 patch brings good, bad performance news for PC gamers

Though Windows 10 patch KB4482887 offers a performance improvement for older Intel Core processors, it also introduces a known issue that may slow down your GPU and mouse.

Logitech brings back its MX518 gaming mouse with an updated version for 2019

Logitech brings back its MX518 gaming mouse with an updated version for 2019

Game like it's 2005 again with an updated version of the Logitech MX518 gaming mouse.

AMD and Nvidia's unsettled earnings suggest lower GPU prices could hang on

AMD and Nvidia's unsettled earnings suggest lower GPU prices could hang on

Though AMD reported healthy fourth-quarter profits and revenue, it pointed to a continued oversupply in the GPU market that implies that Nvidia and AMD graphics cards will remain cheap for for a month or two.

Lisa Su on the record: AMD's CEO talks Ryzen, Vega, ray tracing, and lots more at CES

Lisa Su on the record: AMD's CEO talks Ryzen, Vega, ray tracing, and lots more at CES

AMD chief executive Lisa Su talks candidly about ray tracing hardware, 3rd-gen Ryzen, clock speeds and cores, and a number of other topics following her CES 2019 keynote. Here's the full transcript.

AMD's CEO Lisa Su confirms ray tracing GPU development, hints at more 3rd-gen Ryzen cores

AMD's CEO Lisa Su confirms ray tracing GPU development, hints at more 3rd-gen Ryzen cores

AMD's chief executive builds off her CES introduction of Radeon VII and the 3rd-generation Ryzen with disclosures about ray tracing plans, more cores for its Ryzen chips, and more.

AMD announces 3rd-gen Ryzen and Radeon VII, beating Intel and Nvidia to 7nm

AMD announces 3rd-gen Ryzen and Radeon VII, beating Intel and Nvidia to 7nm

AMD CEO Lisa Su took the stage for the first time at CES, giving details about AMD's next-gen Ryzen CPU and its 7nm Vega GPU, now branded Radeon VII.

Intel publishes its first Modern Windows Driver for PCs, and there's no going back

Intel publishes its first Modern Windows Driver for PCs, and there's no going back

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update brings with it the first Modern Windows Driver for PCs by Intel. It's a sharp break, as there's no going back to the "legacy" driver model without a support call.

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