Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Agam Shah covers machine learning, virtual reality, PCs, servers and chips for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Intel booth at NRF 2016

Shopping goes high tech and hassle-free with new Intel technology

Poking into your shopping habits and recognizing your face may sound too invasive, but retailers are trying to make the shopping experience better. It starts with products like Intel's Responsive Retail Platform, which can track store inventory and respond to customer needs in real time.

Toughbook FZ A2

Back from dead: Intel's Atom chip, in Panasonic's $2,189 Android tablet

Intel is phasing out Atom chips from mobile devices and has scaled back Android development for such devices. But Panasonic has released a Toughbook with the chip and the OS anyways.

Apple MacBook Pro

New MacBook Pros stop Apple's skid in worldwide PC shipments

Apple's new MacBook Pros have put the brakes on a free-fall of Mac shipments globally, though they haven't provided the boost the company was looking for.

Intel's Joule 550x development board

Intel Joule shipments blocked in key countries, pending certification

If you can't find Intel's Joule developer boards in your country, it's because shipments have been held up.

Adafruit 1782 Temperature Sensor breakout board

Vintage data-transfer tech gets upgrade after 35 years

Tech artifacts like old Mac computers are finding their way to museums, but some still hang on, serving requirements important to computing.

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CyberPowerPC's all-AMD gaming PC is Oculus-ready for just $500—if you buy a Rift

CyberPowerPC's $499.99 Gamer Ultra VR is the first desktop ready for the Oculus Rift headset that is priced under $500, but there's a caveat. You'll need to buy it with the Oculus Rift headset, which costs more than the PC at $599.99.

Dell Latitude 7285 2-in-1

Dell: Mainstream laptops with wireless charging are still years away

Back in 2014, Intel declared it wanted laptops to be free of wires, and a centerpiece of that plan was wireless charging. But the technology has been slow to mature, and it may be years before the technology takes off.

Intel wafer

As Trump presidency approaches, US warns China on semiconductors

The U.S. has accused China of rigging the steel, aluminum, and green technology markets, the semiconductor industry is the latest in the crosshairs.

Intel Optane

Intel's Optane: What users can expect in PCs and when it will ship

Intel is known for cranking up PC speeds to new highs, and now it's doing the same for storage with Optane.

Dell's UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD

8K matures at CES, but your PC may not be ready

In 2020, 4K will be passe. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be broadcast in the 8K resolution, which is four times deeper than 4K.

intel compute card

Intel’s Compute Card mini-computer is so small that you may lose it

You’ve perhaps never seen a full-blown computer smaller than Intel’s amazingly thin Compute Card, which was shown for the first time at CES.

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Dell will ship the first 32-inch 8K display, the UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD

Dell is heralding an era beyond 4K with its new 32-inch UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K monitor, which is a sight to behold. But there's a caveat: PCs may not be ready for this cool display.

Nvidia's BB8 self-driving car

Xavier and BB8: Nvidia heroes drive ambitious autonomous car plans

The race between two key chip makers to put self-driving cars on the streets is getting heated.

Nvidia Shield TV

Nvidia packs new Shield TV console with 4K, HDR, and Google Assistant

Nvidia rolled out a Shield TV console, arming it with 4K and HDR capabilities for vastly improved gaming and video streaming.

Chromebook

Battle lines drawn as Chromebooks, Windows PCs renew rivalry at CES

Microsoft wants a go-to Chromebook competitor, and it may be getting a few in upcoming Windows 10 PCs with ARM chips.