Mark HachmanSenior Editor, TechHive

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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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Sony doubles down on PlayStation, but may sacrifice phones, TVs

It looks increasingly likely that Sony will exit both its TV and smartphone businesses as part of a restructuring plan outlined today by Sony executives in Japan.

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UltraFlix hires 'Star Wars: Despecialized Edition' editor to help oversee 4K conversions

Petr Harmy, the restorer who brought the painstakingly remastered "Star Wars: Despecialized Edition" trilogy of films to Star Wars fans, will now work at NanoTech's 4K Studios, helping its UltraFlix 4K streaming service convert movies to 4K resolution.

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We saw lots of 4K TVs at CES. 4K content? Not so much.

LG, Samsung, Sony,and a host of other manufacturers unveiled their latest 4K TVs at CES last week. But is there anything available to watch on them?

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Ultraflix wants to become the Netflix of the 4K generation

Ultraflix is busy licensing as much 4K content as it can for streaming rental, and even will convert old films in return for the 4K rights.

'Netflix Recommended TV' certification launched for HDTVs that excel at streaming

Netflix begins a recommended television program featuring TVs from LG, Sharp and others.

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Broadcom, Comcast prep for gigabit cable service to begin in 2015

Move over, Google Fiber. Broadcom has begun sampling its first cable modem chip supporting DOCSIS 3.1, the technology that will enable gigabit cable Internet service in 2015. Comcast has already signed on.

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LG's new 4K TVs double down on OLED displays, WebOS refinements

LG moves OLED TV technology into the 4K generation, adding a number of more conventional 4K TVs in the process. Plus: some innovative new washing machines, a gaming display, streaming sound, and an IoT strategy.

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What to expect at CES 2015: 4K TVs, Broadwell chips, and the smart home

Peek into the future of the products we use every day, from thinking thermostats to self-driving cars. It'll all be at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and we've teased out the highlights worth watching for here.

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Hands on: Fuhu's new Square HD kids' action camera uses a smartphone as a viewfinder

Fuhu's new Square HD action cam for kids is an inexpensive, kid-friendly GoPro--and the new version streams live images of what it sees to your phone, allowing you to compose your shots.

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iRobot's latest Roomba robot is designed for hackers

iRobot announces the Create 2 which enthusiasts can either program themselves or use as a foundation for additional hardware.

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Netflix sets ambitious goal for original content, aims for 20 new shows a year by 2019

If you love House of Cards, Lilyhammer, or Bojack Horseman on Netflix, good news: More shows like them are on the way.

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Bop.fm delivers almost ad-free, a la carte music streaming on the go

It may sound too good to be true, but startup Bop.fm says their music aggregation service for Apple iOS can pull in the best of what other paid services have to offer.

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HBO remastered 'The Wire' in 16:9 HD, and it was a lot harder than you'd think

HBO has remastered the crime masterpiece 'The Wire' in 16:9 HD, and will air it later this month. But co-creator David Simon calls it an "alternate version" with different shots.

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Google YouTube Music Key one-ups streaming music services by adding videos

Google now gives you something other streaming music services can't provide: access to music videos and streaming music, even offline. Meet YouTube Music Key, a beta subscription service Google launched Wednesday.