Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Acer's army of new PCs includes laptops, desktops, and a Chromebox

New offerings include a new 11-inch Switch hybrid, Aspire Z all-in-ones and Chrome desktop

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Windows takes early lead over Android in Cherry Trail tablet battle

Acer said it will launch a tablet with Cherry Trail later this year

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Computex focus shifts from PCs to wearables, IoT

PC enthusiasts, however, will hear about CPUs, GPUs, Thunderbolt and other components.

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Researchers claim to boost cell-phone battery life with radio signals

The Ohio State University researchers are working with startup Nikola Labs to commercialize the technology

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Chromebook craze won't abate this year

Chromebooks could however face competition from low-cost Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 devices.

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HP sells majority stake of China server, storage business to Tsinghua Holdings

The companies are forming a joint venture called H3C to sell HP enterprise hardware products

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Fierce smartphone rivalry driving faster chip development, ARM CEO says

New mobile chips are now being developing at a yearly pace to line up with smartphone announcements.

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UNICEF, ARM bet on wearables to help the underprivileged

Their 'Wearables for Good Challenge' is aimed at developing wearables that can help improve the health of mothers and children

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Dell's new printers aim at the cloud to enable easy any-device printing

Dell announces new multifunction printers, adding to its expanding lineup of cloud-computing hardware

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Intel to reveal 'next-generation' Thunderbolt connector at Computex

Intel could put to rest doubts about Thunderbolt's future after Apple did not include the technology in the 12-inch MacBook

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ARM seen making rapid progress on next high-end chip

ARM is in the advanced stages of developing a top-line processor to succeed the Cortex-A72.

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HP's PC group cranks up design, gaming efforts ahead of spin-off

HP's PC group is trying to establish a strong brand identity before it splits into a separate company.

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Intel looking to boost horsepower on server chips with ASIC integration

Intel will integrate ASICs designed by Silicon Valley startup eASIC

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Samsung's Artik boards will be the guts for drones, robots and an army of IoT devices

Samsung's three Artik boards have varying speeds and power consumption, and are meant for different device development

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New IBM chip swaps electronic wires for pulses of light to transfer data at 100Gbps

IBM's new silicon photonics chip will be used in data centers, and competes against a similar Intel technology