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.

What Microsoft failed to deliver in the Windows 10 Creators Update

AMD reveals Ryzen 5 prices as it sidesteps performance questions

AMD reveals Ryzen 5 prices as it sidesteps performance questions

We now know Ryzen 5's prices (starting at $169) and release date (April 11). What we still don't know is the performance.

Windows Vista has just 30 days to live

Windows Vista has just 30 days to live

Microsoft's extended support for Windows Vista runs out on April 11, and that's probably a good thing.

How to remove ransomware: Use this battle plan to fight back

How to remove ransomware: Use this battle plan to fight back

Ransomware has exploded onto the PC. We'll show you what to do to avoid it, remove it, and—if necessary—even negotiate with its authors.

Why AMD had to change the Zen name to Ryzen for its new chip architecture

Why AMD had to change the Zen name to Ryzen for its new chip architecture

AMD changed its Zen chip architecture's name to Ryzen to provide a defensible trademark, crossing a space probe with Japanese Buddhist calligraphy.

AMD's Ryzen launches March 2, outperforming Intel's Core i7 at a fraction of the price

AMD's Ryzen launches March 2, outperforming Intel's Core i7 at a fraction of the price

With an aggressive mix of price and performance, AMD's Ryzen will charge into the high-end PC processor space next week. Analysts say Intel may be forced onto the defensive.

The 7 security threats to technology that scare experts the most

The 7 security threats to technology that scare experts the most

Researchers from the SANS Institute outline the top seven threats that security researchers dread this year—and ransomware's just the beginning.

Intel demotes PCs, giving datacenter chips first crack at new technologies

Intel demotes PCs, giving datacenter chips first crack at new technologies

The PC's fall from grace is official. Intel said Thursday that going forward, its Xeon and other server processors will get first crack at the company's latest manufacturing processes, while PCs will have to take a number.

Kim Stevenson's exit from Intel hints at problems in the PC business

Kim Stevenson's exit from Intel hints at problems in the PC business

The second-in-command of Intel's PC chip business, Kim Stevenson, has left the company unexpectedly.

Microsoft kills Cache, its note-taking experiment with Evernote-Google Keep aspirations

Microsoft kills Cache, its note-taking experiment with Evernote-Google Keep aspirations

Microsoft will shut down its Microsoft Garage experiment, Cache, which had a chance to compete with market leaders Google Keep and Evernote.

The 22 best changes in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002

The 22 best changes in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 into the wild on January 9, an absolutely massive update that makes changes both large and small to your PC. Here are the most notable improvements.

Microsoft's biggest wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2016

Microsoft's biggest wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2016

Microsoft's 2016 was busy. From the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to Surfacegate and Windows phones' cliff dive, here the company's best, worst, and ugliest moments of the year.

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