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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Intel's first Skylake chips coming in first week of August

The first Skylake chips will be the high-end gaming chips, according to a source.

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HP aims for quick switch to Windows 10 on PCs, tablets

One of HP's first products to get Windows 10 will be the 8-inch Pro Tablet 608 G1

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Sony wants to bring 4K video capabilities to more digital cameras

Sony has a new Exmor sensor chip that will bring 4K to more of its point-and-shoot and SLR cameras

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Sony brings 4K capabilities to new Cybershot cameras

Sony's first 4K-capable Cybershot cameras include the Cybershot RX100 IV and the RX10 II

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Intel to invest $125 million in startups run by women, minorities

This new Intel Capital investment fund is separate from an existing $300 million diversity plan

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Five new things we know about Skylake

Intel's Skylake chips will be released after Windows 10, and tablets, laptops and desktops will follow in quick succession

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Acer says Predator 8 gaming tablet primed for September launch

Acer's first gaming tablet is not yet ready for prime time as there are some issues to resolve, a company rep said

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Big news in mini-PCs: Asus shows prototypes with Intel Skylake at Computex

Skylake, with its wireless charging and other advances, could be Intel's most important chip in a decade. The Asus mini-PCs offered a peek, but no firm word yet on pricing or release date.

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Next-gen AMD Radeon 'Fiji' GPUs get a launch date: June 16

AMD showed the new HBM (high-bandwidth memory) during a press conference at Computex

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Apple's 12-inch MacBook won't reach Thunderbolt 3 data transfer speeds

Thunderbolt 3 cables will plug into USB Type-C ports of Apple's 12-inch MacBook, but transfer data at USB 3.0 speeds of 5Gbps

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Nantero's radical carbon-nanotube memory could replace SSDs and DRAM

Nantero's new carbon-nanotube chips could replace DRAM, solid-state and hard drives in PCs, and bring more storage to wearables

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Dell warms to AMD processors in new laptops, desktops

Dell's new Inspiron 5000 desktop replacement laptops run on AMD's upcoming Carrizo chips

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Acer sheds more light on mysterious Predator 8 gaming tablet

The Predator 8 gaming tablet has an Intel Cherry Trail chip and the Android OS.

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Intel shows first Skylake tablet

The tablet had a 4K display and was 7.8-millimeters thick

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Qualcomm turns to China's Allwinner to grow in low-cost tablet market

More low-cost Android tablets could get integrated LTE features