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

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.

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

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.

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