Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service Follow me on Google+

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips, and semiconductors for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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Kevlar could keep lithium-ion batteries from catching fire

Researchers have found that Kevlar extracts in batteries could prevent batteries from shorting

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Get ready for the 24-hour laptop: Battery life hits new highs

Panasonic's new Toughbook 31 offers 18 hours of battery life.

Microsoft runs out of Surface 2 tablets online: Is Windows RT dead?

With Surface 2 not getting an upgrade to Windows 10, it could be a sign that the tablet is ready to be discontinued

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Microsoft's HoloLens uses unreleased Intel Atom chip

The holographic headset computer has the Cherry Trail chip, which will also be in tablets and low-end PCs

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Intel's WiGig-powered dock bring laptops closer to a wire-free life

Intel's Wireless Gigabit is a stepping stone into the chip maker's plan to free laptops of wires

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Lenovo puts AMD chip in ThinkPad 11e laptop

Lenovo's new ThinkPad Yoga 11e and ThinkPad 11e can also be bought with Intel's chips based on Broadwell architecture

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AMD looks to Carrizo chips for PC rebound

AMD plans to release Carrizo chips in the second quarter this year

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HP wants augmented reality and 3D imaging to set apart its PCs, tablets and laptops

With innovations like the Sprout, the company is staking its hardware future on machines that do more than your average PC.

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HP teases wire-free computing with Elite X2 1011 hybrid

HP's tablet-first Elite X2 1011 will be able to transfer data to a wireless display through a WiGig dock

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HP Pro Slate 12 tablet boasts Concore Glass, Duet Pen tech

The stylus for HP's new 12-inch Android tablet can be used to take notes on the tablet and paper

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PC prices will stay low this year, Intel says

Intel's fourth-quarter earnings benefitted from a rebound in PC shipments

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Intel's bought a foothold in tablets, but now it wants to cut its losses

Intel shipped 46 million tablet chips in 2014, exceeding its goal of 40 million

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Google cooks up a food-truck model to sell Project Ara smartphones

The first Project Ara trucks will be deployed in Puerto Rico

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Report: Samsung makes $7.5 billion buyout bid for BlackBerry

A Reuters story citing a possible deal has sent Blackberry shares soaring.

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Memory prices to fall this year after stabilizing in 2014

Gartner cuts its revenue growth forecast for DRAM from 5.8 percent to 5.4 percent.