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.

Intel calls its 5.3GHz 'Comet Lake-H' chip for gaming laptops the 'fastest mobile processor'

Microsoft offers a cool Xbox extension for Microsoft Edge: Xbox New Tab

Microsoft offers a cool Xbox extension for Microsoft Edge: Xbox New Tab

Microsoft has added Xbox New Tab to its list of Microsoft Edge extensions, providing quick links to art and game streams for your favorite Xbox games.

Minecraft transfers some 'Education Edition' content to 'Bedrock Edition' for kids stuck at home

Minecraft transfers some 'Education Edition' content to 'Bedrock Edition' for kids stuck at home

Microsoft has taken some of the greatest hits of its Minecraft: Education Edition and made them available to Minecraft players, for free, until the end of June.

The backbone of the Xbox Series X's ultra-fast storage technology is coming to Windows
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The backbone of the Xbox Series X's ultra-fast storage technology is coming to Windows

Microsoft confirms that DirectStorage, part of the Xbox Series X Velocity Architecture, will arrive on Windows 10 gaming PCs in the future.

AMD talks PC GPU ray tracing as it looks to the future of Ryzen and Radeon

AMD talks PC GPU ray tracing as it looks to the future of Ryzen and Radeon

AMD looks ahead five years as it discusses the future of its Ryzen CPUs, Radeon GPUs, its Epyc server processors, and the underlying technologies it will be using to advance all of them.

AMD plots multicore domination with 64-core Threadripper 3990X processor, coming in 2020

AMD plots multicore domination with 64-core Threadripper 3990X processor, coming in 2020

AMD confirms plans for a whopping 64-core Threadripper processor, which will debut in 2020.

Minecraft Earth goes live in preview for the entire United States

Minecraft Earth goes live in preview for the entire United States

Microsoft's augmented-reality version of Minecraft is now yours to try out for iOS and Android.

Hands on with Microsoft's Project xCloud: Putting cellular cloud gaming to the test

Hands on with Microsoft's Project xCloud: Putting cellular cloud gaming to the test

We've tried Microsoft's Project xCloud, now available in beta, and it's a surprisingly good experience playing Xbox games over a cellular connection.

Xbox console streaming goes live for Xbox Insiders

Xbox console streaming goes live for Xbox Insiders

Microsoft turns on the second phase of its cloud gaming experiment, streaming games from your home Xbox to an Android phone.

Microsoft's Xbox All Access subscription leases you a console, games, and a path to Project Scarlett

Microsoft's Xbox All Access subscription leases you a console, games, and a path to Project Scarlett

Microsoft has launched a monthly Xbox subscription service that allows gamers to lease an Xbox console, controller, game subscription, and trade it in for Project Scarlett next year.

Windows, Xbox now allow parents to set per-game screen time limits for kids

Windows, Xbox now allow parents to set per-game screen time limits for kids

Microsoft has made its Windows and Xbox family settings more granular, allowing parents to place more defined limits on their kids' online activity and screen time.

Hands on with Marvel Dimension of Heroes: Fun, frantic though repetitive AR gameplay

Hands on with Marvel Dimension of Heroes: Fun, frantic though repetitive AR gameplay

Lenovo and Disney team up again with its second AR experience, starring several of the Marvel Avengers. While the augmented-reality gameplay is fun and well-crafted, it's ultimately somewhat repetitive.

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