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.

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

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.

Mouse and keyboard support coming to Microsoft's Xbox next week
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Mouse and keyboard support coming to Microsoft's Xbox next week

Microsoft confirms that mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox game console is due next week, and that battle-royale hit Fortnite will be among the first games.

I played Shadow of the Tomb Raider over 5G, and it didn't suck

I played Shadow of the Tomb Raider over 5G, and it didn't suck

Cloud gaming can be a questionable experience over Ethernet, but on AT&T's 5G service, it was surprisingly decent. Will we someday be playing Fortnite on 5G-enabled laptops?

Microsoft's Xbox Skill grants Alexa and Cortana-powered smart speakers the ability to control an Xbox

Microsoft's Xbox Skill grants Alexa and Cortana-powered smart speakers the ability to control an Xbox

Microsoft is rolling out an Xbox Skill that will allow PCs and smart speakers that use Amazon Alexa or Microsoft Cortana to communicate with and control the Xbox game console.

Blade's Shadow game-streaming service expands, hitting both coasts and simplifying pricing

Blade's Shadow game-streaming service expands, hitting both coasts and simplifying pricing

Blade's Shadow game streaming service doesn't look as attractive with GPU prices falling once again, but the company has simplified its pricing, rolled out to both coasts and added a mobile app.

Microsoft's pledge to win back the consumer needs to be more than just words

Microsoft's pledge to win back the consumer needs to be more than just words

At the Inspire conference this week, Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi told attendees that it wants to win back consumers. But to do so will require new products and services, not just marketing.

AMD tops Intel with its 32-core Threadripper 2, which will ship this year

AMD tops Intel with its 32-core Threadripper 2, which will ship this year

AMD didn't have too much to say at Computex, but its announcement of a 32-core Threadripper 2 PC processor was enough. It also opened up its graphics roadmap with 7nm Vega GPUs.

Microsoft's 'April Xbox Update' debuts, pushing Xbox One gamers toward PC monitors
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Microsoft's 'April Xbox Update' debuts, pushing Xbox One gamers toward PC monitors

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

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

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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