Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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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DOJ sues Google: Let's break down the government's case

The U.S. Department of Justice and several states have sued Google, alleging that the search provider uses its dominant position on the desktop and on mobile to preserve its market share to the detriment of competitors.

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Government warns of remote attack against Windows PCs editing iPhone video

The U.S. government is warning users that a vulnerability in how Windows PCs handle an HEVC video codec used by Apple iPhones could be used to take over their PCs.

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Amazon rockets into cloud gaming with Amazon Luna

Amazon launches its Luna cloud gaming service in early access for $5.99 per month and $49.99 for a dedicated Luna Controller that Amazon says will connect directly to its cloud servers.

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Qualcomm expects phone sales to dip by 15 percent because of COVID

Qualcomm reports its fiscal third-quarter results, noting that the coronavirus pandemic will have an effect on smartphone sales.

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YouTube will default to lower-resolution streams in the U.S. to save bandwidth

YouTube is lowering the default resolution of video streamed in the United States in response to the uptick in network traffic due to the coronavirus. You can still dial up a higher-resolution stream, though.

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Intel's new 'Thunderbolt 4' spec quickly turns into a confusing mess

Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake chip includes a new feature called Thunderbolt 4, which almost immediately has become bogged down by vague terminology.

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Brave 1.0 review: This excellent, privacy-focused browser can make you money, too

Brave Software releases its privacy-minded Brave browser for general use. It's an excellent, streamlined browser that commits itself to your privacy, and with the potential to make you some money, too.

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Dark mode is coming to Office on the web, plus Outlook for iOS and Android

Dark mode arrives in the mobile version of Outlook today, Microsoft said, and will be extended to other Office apps for iOS once iOS 13 drops.

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Update: Facebook passwords for hundreds of millions of users were exposed to Facebook employees

Facebook confirms that user passwords from Facebook, Facebook Lite, and Instagram were being stored in a readable format on Facebook servers. Hundreds of millions of accounts will be notified accordingly.

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Slack now integrates with Office 365, pushing Office docs and email reminders into your chat

If you'd prefer discussing a critical email within Slack's chat rooms and not within Outlook, then Slack's integration with Office 365 is for you.

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Vivaldi 2.4 enhances the browser's tab wizardry

Vivaldi has a reputation for being an extremely configurable browser, and it's even more flexible with release 2.4 and its icon and tab rearranging.

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Zuckerberg, Facebook commit to building 'privacy focused platform,' dodging ads and fake news

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg outlined how a commitment to privacy will affect the future of Facebook apps like Instagram and WhatsApp, but generally ignored the broader problems facing the platform.

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The new USB4 spec promises a lot: Thunderbolt 3 support, 40Gbps bandwidth, and less confusion

Meet USB4, which promises to simply the USB naming schemeĀ and integrate the high-bandwidth Thunderbolt 3 specification.

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Skype's cool, useful background-blurring feature goes live for the PC and Mac

Skype's new background-blurring feature draws attention away from the clutter and puts it back on you. It's easy and it's free.

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Battlestation alert! This Targus USB-C dock connects four monitors

Who wouldn't want to plug their USB-C notebook into four monitors? This Targus dock is tailor-made for that.