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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Revealed: How home router manufacturers dropped the ball on security

A study by Fraunhofer shows that router makers are failing at almost all aspects of network security, from providing timely updates to using ancient Linux kernels with known vulnerabilities.

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Microsoft is discontinuing the Xbox One X

Microsoft is halting production of the Xbox One X and the Xbox One S Digital Edition in anticipation of the Xbox Series X launch this holiday.

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Microsoft's Xbox Series S (code name Lockhart): What we know, what we expect

Microsoft is expected to announce a second, cheaper console to complement its Xbox Series X. Could this "Lockhart" console be called the Xbox Series S? Here's what we know about it so far.

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Microsoft Xbox Series X to apply 4K, HDR, and faster frame rates to older games

Microsoft said Thursday that its upcoming Xbox Series X console will automatically apply some visual improvements to Xbox 360 and even original Xbox games. Others, such as frame-rate doubling, will require developer assistance.

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Report: Sony PlayStation 5 could be sold in limited quantities early on

Bloomberg reports that the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 could be sold in limited quantities, due to its price and economic concerns with the coronavirus.

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How to limit screen time on Xbox and Windows for your kids

Here's how to limit screen time for the Xbox and Windows 10 PCs, using the dashboard within your Windows account.

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Microsoft slashes Xbox One X bundle prices to $299 (down $100)

Microsoft is readying for the launch of the Xbox Series X this holiday season by discounting the current Xbox One X by $100.

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How to lower your Internet bill: Just ask

If you want to lower your Internet bill, there's an easy way to do it: Ask. We'll tell you what options might be available, give you an idea of how much you'll save, and more.

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HBO is making some of its iconic shows free to watch for everyone stuck at home

Series like The Wire, Veep, Ballers and Barry will join additional movies and documentaries from HBO and Warner Bros., all available for free using HBO GO and the HBO Web site.

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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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Broadcom ships the first Wi-Fi 6E chip for mobile devices, paving the way for new 6GHz networks

With dedicated 6GHz spectrum expected to open up this year, Wi-Fi 6E will be the next standard in home networking. Broadcom is first to announce its new Wi-Fi 6E chip, the BCM4389.

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Coronavirus is slowing LCD production, and TV and monitor prices are expected to climb as a result

A report by Informa Tech's IHS Markit division says that the quarantines associated by the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, are also slowing down LCD production for TVs and PC displays. Prices are expected to go up as a result.

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How hackable is your smart device? The UL IoT Security Rating and UL Verified Mark will tell you

The UL Verified Mark will indicate the level of IoT device security based on a series of standards, and using a five-tier rating scale. GE is the first company to achieve UL certification.

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Royole, that foldable phone maker, now has an OLED-wrapped Alexa smart speaker

Royole's Mirage takes an 8-inch OLED and wraps it around the most expensive Alexa smart speaker you'll ever buy.

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IOGear's wireless HDMI extender embeds 5GHz technology in a USB-C dongle

IOGear's new GWHDKIT11C is a bit pricey, but uses a convenient dongle format that doesn't require an available HDMI port.

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