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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Tablet craze cools down as iPad shipments decline

Tablet shipments will increase by just 7.2 percent this year, compared to 52.5 percent in 2013.

Intel and McAfee plan to kill PC passwords with new biometric authentication

McAfee software to log into Windows and websites will be available for download by year end

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AMD tablet chip development stalls as priorities shift

AMD is assigning more resources to products with larger profit margins.

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Low cost, high resolution: Prices for 4K displays sink below $500

4k displays aren't just for video pros or designers any more: Dell, AOC and Planar all offer super-high-resolution displays at increasingly affordable prices.

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Intel's got a 'Chromecast,' too

The thumb PC devices will plug into smart TVs and monitors, Intel executives said.

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As Moore's Law approaches 50, Intel's battling to keep up

Intel is facing more challenges to keep up with Moore's Law, which manifested in the 14-nanometer process

Intel says its supercomputing chips won't suffer Larrabee's fate

Meet Intel's latest accelerator for supercomputers, code-named Knights Hill. It's the latest generation of the Xeon Phi line, which Intel says it's committed to.

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Mobile 4K video getting wired to TVs through USB 3.1, MHL

USB 3.1 will support the MHL 3 specification, which can stream 4K mobile video transfers from mobile devices.

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Meet the Tesla K80: Nvidia's most powerful graphics card yet has an insane 24GB of RAM

Nvidia's in 2016 will release graphics products with the NV-Link interconnect, which is five times faster than PCI-Express 3.0

Intel turns to light beams to speed up supercomputers

Intel's optical technology will light up supercomputers next year

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US funds effort to regain supercomputing crown from China

Department of Energy is ordering up supercomputers that are five to seven times faster than existing systems in the country

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IBM shares plans for supercomputing future

IBM is placing more accelerators, CPUs and FPGAs at multiple layers in supercomputers

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Nvidia's GRID cloud PC game-streaming service takes on Sony's PlayStation Now

Nvidia's GRID cloud gaming service will be available free, but only to Shield tablet and handheld game console users in the US.

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Ingenic's Newton2 allows DIY smartwatches, smartglasses

The Chinese company reduces the size and power consumption of Newton2 by 50 percent compared to its predecessor

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Open-source Gizmo 2 PC packs an AMD CPU, Radeon graphics

The Gizmo 2 open-source computer has an AMD x86 CPU and GPU chipset and will sell for $199