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.

Minecraft Earth goes live in preview for the entire United States

Hands on with Microsoft's Project xCloud: Putting cellular cloud gaming to the test

Hands on with Microsoft's Project xCloud: Putting cellular cloud gaming to the test

We've tried Microsoft's Project xCloud, now available in beta, and it's a surprisingly good experience playing Xbox games over a cellular connection.

Xbox console streaming goes live for Xbox Insiders

Xbox console streaming goes live for Xbox Insiders

Microsoft turns on the second phase of its cloud gaming experiment, streaming games from your home Xbox to an Android phone.

Microsoft's Xbox All Access subscription leases you a console, games, and a path to Project Scarlett

Microsoft's Xbox All Access subscription leases you a console, games, and a path to Project Scarlett

Microsoft has launched a monthly Xbox subscription service that allows gamers to lease an Xbox console, controller, game subscription, and trade it in for Project Scarlett next year.

Windows, Xbox now allow parents to set per-game screen time limits for kids

Windows, Xbox now allow parents to set per-game screen time limits for kids

Microsoft has made its Windows and Xbox family settings more granular, allowing parents to place more defined limits on their kids' online activity and screen time.

Hands on with Marvel Dimension of Heroes: Fun, frantic though repetitive AR gameplay

Hands on with Marvel Dimension of Heroes: Fun, frantic though repetitive AR gameplay

Lenovo and Disney team up again with its second AR experience, starring several of the Marvel Avengers. While the augmented-reality gameplay is fun and well-crafted, it's ultimately somewhat repetitive.

Lenovo's Marvel Dimension of Heroes lets you play Marvel superheroes in AR

Lenovo's Marvel Dimension of Heroes lets you play Marvel superheroes in AR

Lenovo and Disney build on its Star Wars AR game of two years ago. Marvel Dimension of Heroes adds a pair of controllers, so you can play Captain America and five other Marvel heroes in augmented reality.

AMD Ryzen 3900X hits $740 on eBay as AMD struggles to deliver its flagship chip

AMD Ryzen 3900X hits $740 on eBay as AMD struggles to deliver its flagship chip

Major retailers are still sold out of AMD's Ryzen 3900X and 3800X CPUs, two weeks after the chips began to ship. That's caused spot prices to spike to $740 on eBay, almost $250 higher than retail.

Nvidia models the Apollo 11 moon landing using real-time ray tracing

Nvidia models the Apollo 11 moon landing using real-time ray tracing

Nvidia has recreated the Apollo 11 moon landing using its RTX technology, including the lunar lander and Neil Armstrong.

AMD officially hires Alienware's Frank Azor as its new gaming chief

AMD officially hires Alienware's Frank Azor as its new gaming chief

AMD has hired Frank Azor as its chief architect of gaming solutions.

Microsoft is shutting down its online versions of Hearts, Spades, Checkers and more

Microsoft is shutting down its online versions of Hearts, Spades, Checkers and more

Microsoft says that it will discontinue the online versions of many popular games, such as Hearts, Backgammon, and Go.

The PCI Express 6.0 specification is announced and due to arrive in 2021, with products to follow

The PCI Express 6.0 specification is announced and due to arrive in 2021, with products to follow

Though AMD recently announced the first PCIe 4.0 chipset, the PCI SIG has announced PCI Express 6.0, which will arrive in two years.

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