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.

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Chip shortages will continue until 2023, superfoundry TSMC says

Chip shortages will continue until 2023, superfoundry TSMC says

TSMC makes the chips that Nvidia, Qualcomm, Apple, and others design. And it has bad news: The chip shortage will continue for another couple of years.

Microsoft is testing Auto HDR to improve non-HDR Windows PC games

Microsoft is testing Auto HDR to improve non-HDR Windows PC games

Microsoft is bringing the Auto HDR technology of the Xbox Series X/S to Windows PCs via a new Windows Insider build.

More than 60 EA games are headed to Xbox Game Pass for PC tomorrow

More than 60 EA games are headed to Xbox Game Pass for PC tomorrow

Microsoft and Electronic Arts are finally launching the EA Play experience for PC on Thursday, bringing more than 60 games via Game Pass for PC and Game Pass Ultimate.

New Chromebooks will ship with Google's Stadia pre-installed

New Chromebooks will ship with Google's Stadia pre-installed

Google has confirmed that it will ship Chromebooks with the Stadia service pre-installed, which reports say is a web app.

Xbox, PCs and gaming drive AMD and Microsoft's revenues
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Xbox, PCs and gaming drive AMD and Microsoft's revenues

Microsoft and AMD both reported strong earnings for the fourth quarter of 2020, driven by consumers who worked and played at home with their PC and Xbox game consoles.

Video: Intel answers our Rocket Lake S questions

Video: Intel answers our Rocket Lake S questions

Brandt Guttridge, Intel’s senior director of the Desktop Products Group, appears on The Full Nerd to answer questions about 11th-gen Core, Rocket Lake S, and desktop gaming.

Intel takes on Ryzen with Rocket Lake S and the Core i9-11900K
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Intel takes on Ryzen with Rocket Lake S and the Core i9-11900K

Intel launches its 11th-gen Core chip for the desktop, code-named Rocket Lake S, at CES 2021. The flagship Core i9-11900K offers gaming performance that competes that tops AMD's Ryzen 5900X.

Meet Tiger Lake H35, Intel's new bid for ultraportable gaming laptops
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Meet Tiger Lake H35, Intel's new bid for ultraportable gaming laptops

Intel believes that the world is ready for ultraportable laptops that can be used for both work and mainstream gaming, and its new 11th-gen Tiger Lake Core chip, the H35, is just the thing.

Microsoft will shut down Minecraft Earth in June

Microsoft will shut down Minecraft Earth in June

Microsoft will shut down its AR version of Minecraft, Minecraft Earth, in June. The company is giving players one final, free content update before then.

Microsoft's wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2020

Microsoft's wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2020

We've collected all of the best (and worst) moments of Microsoft during 2020, along with the "wha...?!" moments that made us scratch our head.

Xbox Game Pass for PC gets even better in 2021 with tons of free EA games

Xbox Game Pass for PC gets even better in 2021 with tons of free EA games

Microsoft will add EA's FIFA, Madden, UFC, and NHL titles to Xbox Game Pass for PC, in addition to the over 200 games already available. Unfortunately, the launch has been delayed.

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