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.

Windows 10's Xbox Game Bar adds a widget store and much-needed transparency controls

Microsoft's Xbox Series S (code name Lockhart): What we know, what we expect

Microsoft's Xbox Series S (code name Lockhart): What we know, what we expect

Microsoft is expected to announce a second, cheaper console to complement its Xbox Series X. Could this "Lockhart" console be called the Xbox Series S? Here's what we know about it so far.

Microsoft kills Mixer streaming service, sending fans to Facebook

Microsoft kills Mixer streaming service, sending fans to Facebook

Microsoft gives up on its Twitch livestreaming platform and will redirect fans to Facebook Gaming instead, beginning July 22.

Opera's GX gaming browser integrates Discord, adds 'hot tab' killer

Opera's GX gaming browser integrates Discord, adds 'hot tab' killer

As Opera's Opera GX gaming browser celebrates its one-year birthday, it adds support for the popular chat community, Discord.

Microsoft's Xbox app for Windows finally supports easy-to-find mods for PC gaming

Microsoft's Xbox app for Windows finally supports easy-to-find mods for PC gaming

Microsoft has made some grudging concessions to the PC gaming mods scene by adding support for mods to select games via its Xbox app for Windows 10.

Microsoft Xbox Series X to apply 4K, HDR, and faster frame rates to older games

Microsoft Xbox Series X to apply 4K, HDR, and faster frame rates to older games

Microsoft said Thursday that its upcoming Xbox Series X console will automatically apply some visual improvements to Xbox 360 and even original Xbox games. Others, such as frame-rate doubling, will require developer assistance.

Updated: Intel buys Rivet Networks and its Killer Networking brand to beef up its Wi-Fi tech
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Updated: Intel buys Rivet Networks and its Killer Networking brand to beef up its Wi-Fi tech

Intel has bought Rivet Networks and its Killer Networking brand to supplement its own Wi-Fi capabilities and build a stronger platform to support its gaming CPUs.

Intel's 'Comet Lake-S' 10th-gen Core CPUs hit 10 cores and 5.3GHz speeds

Intel's 'Comet Lake-S' 10th-gen Core CPUs hit 10 cores and 5.3GHz speeds

The Intel Comet Lake S desktop chips push clock speeds up to 5.3GHz. Intel claims its Core i9-10900K is the world's fastest gaming processor, relying on a basket of gaming benchmarks to prove the point.

Report: Sony PlayStation 5 could be sold in limited quantities early on

Report: Sony PlayStation 5 could be sold in limited quantities early on

Bloomberg reports that the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 could be sold in limited quantities, due to its price and economic concerns with the coronavirus.

How to limit screen time on Xbox and Windows for your kids
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How to limit screen time on Xbox and Windows for your kids

Here's how to limit screen time for the Xbox and Windows 10 PCs, using the dashboard within your Windows account.

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

Intel launches six new 10th-gen "Comet Lake-H" processors for gaming laptops, claiming that their 5GHz clock speeds make them the fastest mobile processor—at least in clock speed.

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.

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