Mark HachmanSenior Editor, TechHive

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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Nvidia's pricey Shield Android TV adds some value with 4K YouTube and Netflix HDR

Software Upgrade 3.2 to Nvidia's Shield Android TV media streamer will add a number of nifty updates for higher-quality video apps and games. However, it remains pricey compared to a traditional streaming device like Roku.

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Android TV will add new apps and devices as it heads toward Android N

Several key entertainment apps, including ESPN, will arrive on Android TV in the coming months, Google said Wednesday.

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Google announces Google Home, bringing 'OK Google' to your kitchen

Google launches Google Home, an Amazon Echo competitor and a showcase for its new Google Assistant conversational-language search.


New report points to Google's Echo clone being called the 'Google Home'

The New York Times confirms earlier reports that Google will launch a device for the home that will tap into the power of Google's own natural language search.

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Comcast raises trial data caps to a terabyte but won't commit to nationwide rollout

Comcast has increased its broadband data caps to a terabyte per month, the company said Wednesday. But company executives seem to think that everyone will be subject to them before long.

Microsoft kills off its Xbox 360 gaming console, but Xbox 360 games will live on thanks to the Xbox One

Microsoft announces it will cease production of the Xbox 360, but don't despair: all of its services will continue uninterrupted.

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Google's delightful Chrome Music Lab is designed for kids like you

Google has struck a chord with its enthralling new Chrome Music Lab, a number of in-browser experiments featuring sound.

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New search site says it can find that movie where Sean Connery wears red pants

A new site called claims to be able to intelligently find movies based on what they're actually showing on screen -- and it does an okay job, too.

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'Passive Wi-Fi' researchers promise to cut Wi-Fi power by 10,000x

Researchers at the University of Washington say they've discovered passive Wi-Fi: a way to reduce Wi-Fi power to the microwatt level, useful for sensors or the Internet of Things.

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Bing picks Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant to win Oscars

Microsoft's Bing weighs in on the Academy Awards, predicting that Oscar voters will hand Leonardo DiCaprio his first Oscar for best actor in a landslide.

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Microsoft promises less lag in its updated Wireless Display Adapter

Microsoft’s Display Adapter uses the Miracast technology to establish a private wireless connection with your Windows tablet. Because the Wireless Display Adapter had to send what your phone or tablet wanted to display over the air, a bit of lag tended to occur. Microsoft promised it's eliminated or at least mitigated this issue.

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The specter of Comcast as a wireless carrier is more than a little frightening

Comcast says it has registered to bid in the upcoming government wireless auction, suggesting that it is indeed considering offering wireless service.

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Microsoft imagines future NFL games played out on your coffee table, via HoloLens

From an improved sideline Surface experience to an audacious vision for HoloLens, Microsoft is digging deep into its role as an NFL technology partner.

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Screen set-top box and apps enforce the 'screen time' rules you set for your kids

Using software agents and a set-top box, Screen limits the time your kids spent watching TV and using computers, tablets, and phones to what you want.

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Netflix to crack down on proxies as it goes global

If you've used proxy software to access movies in other Netflix regions, it looks like the fun is nearing an end.