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.

Flight Simulator's awesome performance update lands on PCs today

The next Flight Simulator update will finally run on an average gaming PC

The next Flight Simulator update will finally run on an average gaming PC

Developer Asobo Studios has doubled the frame rate and slashed the memory requirements on the upcoming update to Flight Simulator.

Microsoft, partners launch 'Designed for Xbox' 4K displays

Microsoft, partners launch 'Designed for Xbox' 4K displays

If you're looking for a TV or Xbox specifically optimized for Xbox gaming, Microsoft and its partners Phillips, Acer, and Asus have three "Designed for Xbox" 4K displays for you to buy.

Microsoft's Xbox cloud charge continues with smart TVs, Xbox streaming hardware

Microsoft's Xbox cloud charge continues with smart TVs, Xbox streaming hardware

Microsoft is continuing its push into Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming by announcing new low-cost Xbox streaming consoles and plans to push Xbox cloud gaming into smart TVs alongside Netflix.

How to play games on a Chromebook

How to play games on a Chromebook

You can play games on a Chromebook, whether browser- or Android-based, or streamed PC games from the cloud.

Hands on: Xbox Cloud Gaming for the web brings Xbox gaming to your browser

Hands on: Xbox Cloud Gaming for the web brings Xbox gaming to your browser

We tried Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming for the web in early beta. It's somewhat laggy and not the prettiest in places, but it's still a decent option if you can't find an Xbox Series S or X.

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.

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