Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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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.

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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.

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The 7 worst tech gifts you absolutely shouldn't buy this holiday

Any site can tell you the best tech gifts to buy. But before you get too creative (or too cheap), read this list to find out what not to buy.

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Microsoft debuts new Office 365 app for bartenders, burger flippers

Microsoft's new Office 365 app helps hourly workers to manage their shift work, which should please the millions of Americans who work as waiters, busboys, retail employees, and more.

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'Fastest smartphone chip ever,' the A10 Fusion, powers Apple's new iPhone 7

Apple's A10 Fusion at the heart of the iPhone 7 is the most powerful chip ever to appear in a smartphone, the company claimed. Apple's new ARM processor allocates low-effort jobs to special low-powered cores, then ramps up the performance when needed. The upshot: better battery life.

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Pokémon Go is coming to Apple Watch to get you outside and on the go

Apple and Pokémon Go developer Niantic Labs said Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch, together with a new egg monitor that will spur you to go just a bit further.

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New Pokémon Go maps show you where to catch 'em all

Where can I find Pikachu? More than one Pokémon Go map promises to help you find rare Pokémon—and they need your help. Here's our list of the best Pokémon Go maps, now updated with the latest maps.

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Nuance taps into deep learning to improve Dragon speech recognition by 24 percent

Nuance will ship new Dragon dictation software at the end of August, with improved recognition capabilities and new support for pre-recorded notes.

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Sick of NBC's vapid Olympics coverage? Use Opera's built-in VPN and you can watch the BBC's coverage instead

A free, unlimited VPN feature within Opera's latest developer browser makes watching the Olympics through the eyes of foreign broadcasters a snap.

on techhive.com

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Some Pokémon Go maps in jeopardy as Niantic admits to blocking 'scrapers'

Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go, has said that it has blocked "scraper" Pokémon Go maps from accessing its APIs and determining the location of Pokémon outside of the real world.

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The best Pokémon Go map grabs data directly from the Pokémon Go servers

Pokévision may be the best Pokémon Go map, as it apparently taps the Niantic API itself to provide a real-time feed of what Pokémon are spawning in Pokémon Go, and exactly where.

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Microsoft Word gains powerful Editor, Researcher tools to help you write more good

Microsoft's beefing up Office 365 with new Editor and Researcher features in Word to improve the quality and depth of your writing.

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The T-Mobile Tuesdays #getthanked app gets tanked, depriving customers of their freebies

T-Mobile's Uncarrier 11 promo fails to deliver and the company says high demand for the app is the problem.

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T-Mobile offers free stock, pizza, movie rentals, and more in latest Uncarrier promotion

T-Mobile's Uncarrier 11 promotion thanks its customers with free Dominos, free frosties, even a free ticket to Warcraft—some of which will happen every Tuesday.

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Google announces Duo, a video-calling app that's simpler than Hangouts

Duo is Google's new encrypted video-chatting app, which will be available on Android and iOS devices.

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As tablet sales take a dive, analysts expect smartphone vendors to launch convertibles

A new report from IDC tracks the tablet's ongoing decline, while detachable tablets like Microsoft's Surface rise in popularity. Now smartphone vendors are getting into the act, applying their mobile acumen to compete with PC vendors.