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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Belkin resolves issue that prevented some routers from connecting to the Internet

The company was initially flummoxed by the balky routers, but it's now issued a fix. Here's what to do.

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Desktop PCs aren't bad, but Americans love TVs (and Apple!) the most

The latest American Customer Satisfaction Index report finds that U.S. consumers overwhelmingly love their TVs, Apple, and yes, their comfy old desktop PCs. But America's fascination with computing devices in general is waning a bit.

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AT&T shanghais cord-cutters with $40 deal that has plenty of strings attached

AT&T's new U-verse bundle lures you in with basic cable, Amazon Prime, and HBO Go, all for $40 per month. But if you read the fine print, that price will change dramatically in a year's time.

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Microsoft shuts down Xbox Entertainment Studios video team as part of layoffs

One of the first to fall as part of Microsoft's layoffs is its Xbox Entertainment Studios, although some of the company's flagship media offerings will remain unscathed.

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Skype group calls now free on Surface, Windows tablets

Users can make group calls for free on Windows PCs, so why not tablets, too? Microsoft has solved that problem.

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To Xfinity WiFi we're all hotspots, but you don't have to be

As Xfinity WiFi spreads west, so do concerns about the use of customers’ modems as both private and public Wi-Fi connections. Luckily, you have choices for opting out of the program.

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Google launches Android TV -- and here's what it looks like

Google launches Android TV, with shupport from Sharp, Sony, Asus, and others. It will debut this fal, replacing the forgotten Google TV technology.

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Google's Nest buys Dropcam to connect the home further

Google confirmed the deal in a blog post, while reports say the sale price was above $500 million.

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Researchers embed transparent sensors in Corning Gorilla Glass

Researchers have successfully created a transparent temperature sensor that is embedded inside the Corning Gorilla Glass used by most smartphones. It could be in phones within a year, they said.

Google warns ads may come to Nest, Google Glass, and more

Right now it's a possibility, rather than a reality.. oh, who are we kidding?

AT&T to take on Gogo with in-flight Wi-Fi

AT&T plans to tap into its nationwide network with a service that will provide in-flight Wi-Fi using its LTE service to connect to the plane.

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Internet via lasers, drones: How Zuckerberg will bring the 'Net to all

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg introduces the Connectivity Lab, which will develop the tech to bring the Internet (and Facebook) to the rest of the world.

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Even after settlement, YouTube remains a pirate's paradise

Don't think that the Viacom-YouTube piracy settlement means all the free Hollywood movies have disappeared from YouTube. Far from it.

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Popcorn Time is over as streaming site shuts down

Just days after launching, Popcorn Time shuts down for vaguely worded reasons.