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.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 855 mobile chip as it readies for 5G

Google's $159 Pixel Buds wireless earbuds can help you speak a language you don't know

Google's $159 Pixel Buds wireless earbuds can help you speak a language you don't know

Google launched its Google Pixel Buds Bluetooth earbuds on Wednesday as an accessory for its Google Pixel 2 phone. The secret sauce? Wireless translation.

Skype's major redesign prioritizes helpful bots and a smart camera over traditional video chats

Skype's major redesign prioritizes helpful bots and a smart camera over traditional video chats

Skype's next major upgrade adds an army of smart bots and services that are eager to supplement your chats with your group of best friends.

Google Assistant branches out, supporting third-party hardware and smarter features

Google Assistant branches out, supporting third-party hardware and smarter features

Google unveils its plans to expand Google Assistant by pushing it into more devices, and adding new capabilities like payments, the company said at Google I/O.

Pico Tech brings untethered, movement-sensitive VR to Android with Pico Neo CV

Pico Tech brings untethered, movement-sensitive VR to Android with Pico Neo CV

Pico has adapted its existing VR headset to create an untethered, Android-powered device that can track your movements as you move about a room.

Hands on with the ODG R-8: AR/VR smartglasses that use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835

Hands on with the ODG R-8: AR/VR smartglasses that use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835

Osterhout Design Group allowed reporters to try out the new Android-powered smart glasses—the first design win for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 System-on-Chip.

Qualcomm dishes more details on Snapdragon 835, the brains of your future smartphone

Qualcomm dishes more details on Snapdragon 835, the brains of your future smartphone

Qualcomm officially launches its next smartphone processor, which will begin appearing in products during the first half of 2017, and could offer about two additional hours of battery life.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 details leak, promising big power savings for smartphones

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 details leak, promising big power savings for smartphones

A series of leaked slides appear to reveal the details of Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 835 smartphone processor, which will most likely be formally disclosed at CES.

Facebook Instant Games puts games right smack in the middle of News Feed, Messenger

Facebook Instant Games puts games right smack in the middle of News Feed, Messenger

Facebook has launched Facebook Instant Games, placing social games directly within its News Feed and Messenger app and tacitly discouraging users from turning to other mobile games and third-party chat services.

Google's new Pixel phone includes a dedicated adapter to transfer data from older phones

Google's new Pixel phone includes a dedicated adapter to transfer data from older phones

The Pixel's new Quick Switch Adapter provides a quick and easy way to move data from an older iPhone or Android device to your new Pixel phone.

Google launches two Pixel phones, the showcase for Google Assistant

Google launches two Pixel phones, the showcase for Google Assistant

Google ushered in the next wave of Google smartphones with the Pixel and the Pixel XL, both of which will be powered by Google's new interactive Google Assistant.

Hands-on: Google Assistant's Allo chatbot outdoes Cortana, Siri as your digital pal

Hands-on: Google Assistant's Allo chatbot outdoes Cortana, Siri as your digital pal

First there was Google Now. Next, Google's new Allo app includes Google Assistant, a capable digital personality that is eager to assist.

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