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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New material could lead to longer-lasting batteries

Researchers have stabilized the higher-density lithium-air batteries with a new material.

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Google to build Play-like hardware store for Project Ara

Hardware makers will be able sell swappable modules

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New Microsoft adapter lets Xbox One's Kinect play nice with PCs

Microsoft releases a $49.99 adapter to allow an Xbox One's Kinect sensors to plug into the Xbox One gaming console.

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ARM speeds data flow in the cloud with new, zippy interconnects

The faster CoreLink interconnects will help servers react faster to the glut of data from mobile and IoT

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Intel venture capital funds target Chinese startups in wearables, IoT

Intel is investing in companies that develop smartwatches, iris readers and communication equipment

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First Apple-IBM enterprise products coming next month

The initial offerings will target banking, government, retail and three other sectors.

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IPhones dial in larger Apple profit in fourth quarter

But iPad shipments continue to decline

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With chip fabs gone, IBM's hardware future will be in high-end design

After selling chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries, IBM will focus on designing faster chips and Watson-like computers

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Apple's iPad Air 2 chip paves the way for new devices

Apple's A8X chip could be used in the next Apple TV, 4K TV, gaming devices or even Macs, analysts said.

Chipmaker AMD will cut staff by 7 percent

AMD's layoff news comes just a week after Lisa Su took over as CEO.

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Whoops! Apple leaks iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 details ahead of Thursday's event

Some information about the new gear was posted on iTunes

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Intel preps new technology to secure credit card transactions

Intel's Data Protection Technology for Transactions works with Apple Pay

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Asus Padfone X Mini brings its compact smartphone-tablet combo to the U.S.

Why decide between a smartphone and a small tablet? The Asus Padfone X Mini lets you enjoy both. It'll ship on October 23 through AT&T for $199 with a two-year contract.

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Dell appoints server chief in leadership shuffle

Dell veteran Ashley Gorakhpurwalla will run the company's server business following the departure of Forrest Norrod

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Dell pushes Alienware 18's CPU to a face-meltingly fast 4.4GHz

The 4.4GHz chip Core i7-4940MX is Intel's fastest mobile processor ever.