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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HTC goes after business users with $1,200 Vive BE VR headset

HTC has introduced a Vive virtual reality headset for businesses, and it'll be available this month for $1,200.

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Intel's Unite meeting tech comes to the iPad, and soon to Chromebooks

Intel's providing fewer excuses to miss meetings by bringing support for its Unite meeting room technology to iPads, and later, to Chromebooks.

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Lenovo just signed a chip deal that points to a VR future

On the eve of its Tech World conference in San Francisco, Lenovo has signed a deal that will allow it to bring virtual reality to more of its products in the future.

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How Intel plans to change servers as it breaks away from PCs

From PCs to servers, Intel is trying to redesign the way computers operate. We've already seen how PCs are changing, with 2-in-1 hybrids and tiny Compute Sticks, but some of the chip maker's groundbreaking technologies will initially appear in servers.

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Galaxy S7 Active hands-on: AT&T's exclusive phone survives severe crash tests

Samsung's new Galaxy S7 Active is like a fortified version of the flagship Galaxy S7 that won't fail if dropped on the ground or in water.

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Intel's next monster 24-core chip is made for high-performance computers

Intel continues to pump more horsepower in its chips, by releasing a 24-core processor for high-performance computers.

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What performance boost will Intel's next chips deliver?

Intel says it will consistently deliver 10 to 20 percent performance improvements with chips made with the 10-nanometer and 7-nanometer manufacturing processes.

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The PC upgrade cycle slows to every five to six years, Intel's CEO says

The upgrade cycle for PCs has slowed down drastically, now extending to nearly six years, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said on Wednesday.

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Intel faces a challenge in the server market with new ARM chips

Intel has doubled down on servers as it looks to shed its reliance on PCs, but the chip maker's ARM competitors are getting ready to put on a challenge.

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Intel's 'Kaby Lake' chip starts strong as Intel retools its PC strategy

More than 400 devices with Intel's upcoming 7th Generation Core processor family, code-named Kaby Lake, will reach the market.

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Intel beefs up integrated graphics in Skylake server chips

If you are not happy with the quality of streaming video, it's perhaps because a server doesn't have a good graphics processor.

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Move over, Skylake: Asus' new Surface rival rocks Intel's Kaby Lake chip

The wait for Intel's Kaby Lake chip will end in the third quarter, as the first PC with the 7th Generation Core chip was announced at Computex.

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Acer's Windows 10 Switch hybrids are priced to battle Chromebooks

Windows 10 PC prices have been slowly creeping up, but some new back-to-school Switch tablet/laptop hybrid devices from Acer may be attractive to those on a shoestring budget.

Not lost in translation: Researchers 'teach' computers to translate accurately

Online translators are getting better, but there's still room for improvement. Researchers are now contributing new artificial intelligence techniques that could help accurately build full sentences.

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Samsung's Raspberry Pi-like Artik 10 is priced higher than Pi at $150

Samsung's Artik 10 developer board will compete with Raspberry Pi 3, but not on price.