Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Agam Shah covers machine learning, virtual reality, PCs, servers and chips for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

7 dazzling smartphone improvements with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip

Unparalleled improvements will come to smartphones with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, a tiny chip with powerhouse features.

Intel Kaby Lake

12 things you'll get in PCs with Intel's new Kaby Lake chips

Amazingly thin PCs with Kaby Lake will get 4K video, VR capabilities, and longer battery life.

Intel NUCs with Kaby Lake

Intel's new NUC mini-desktops get Kaby Lake, Optane, and Thunderbolt 3

A lot of cool technologies are coming to Intel's latest NUC mini-desktops, which have been upgraded with the company's latest Kaby Lake chips.

Dell Inspiron 7000

Dell protects Alienware, shoves low-end gaming into Inspiron 7000

Merging gaming PCs with low-end brands failed for PC makers like HP, but Dell's giving it a shot.

LeEco Smart Road Bike

LeEco's smart bicycles with Android OS will be hard to steal

Conventional bicycles are undergoing a radical technological makeover that could change the way people ride and protect their bikes

Acer Chromebook 11 N7

Acer's Chromebook 11 N7 is tough as nails, but runs on old tech

If you have the nasty habit of whacking your laptop to oblivion, Acer's tough-as-nails Chromebook 11 N7 is designed to withstand a serious beating before giving in.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo upgrades the ThinkPad X1 lineup with sleeker designs and faster chips

The venerable ThinkPad brand will turn 25 this year, and Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 devices will kick of celebrations with a slew of upgrades including sexier designs, edgier screens and faster processors.

Lenovo Miix 720

Lenovo's cutting-edge Miix 720 challenges Microsoft's Surface

The world is waiting for Microsoft's next Surface tablet, but when it ships, it'll have to contend with Lenovo's new Miix 720, a 12-inch Windows tablet loaded with cutting-edge features.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

Hands on: Dell's superb XPS 13 laptop twists into a 2-in-1 convertible

Dell has just improved it's already brilliant XPS 13 -- it's now available as a 2-in-1, which means it can be used as a laptop or a tablet.

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Lenovo's ThinkPad T570 will have Intel's superfast Optane storage

Lenovo's ThinkPad T570 is a loaded laptop oozing with whizbang technologies, but Intel's secretive Optane memory stands out.

ThinkPad Yoga 370

Lenovo ThinkPads power up with Kaby Lake, precision touchpads, Thunderbolt 3

Lenovo's starting its CES party a bit early, announcing new and upgraded ThinkPad laptops and 2-in-1s with Intel's new Kaby Lake chips and a slew of new features.

Snapdragon

South Korean antitrust agency slaps Qualcomm with $853 million fine

A South Korean government agency has slapped Qualcomm with a US$853 million, alleging the company indulged in business practices that violated the country's competition laws.

Intel's Joule 570x

This Raspberry Pi-like Intel computer can be a powerful Ubuntu 16.04 Linux PC

If you want a PC with Ubuntu Linux, you can turn to Intel's Joule single-board computer instead of buying a more expensive PC.

Intel's Joule 550x development board

Intel's Joule 550x computer ships, but initial units are heavily overpriced

Intel is now shipping a new single-board computer, the Joule 550x, that will challenge the dominance of Raspberry Pi.

Samsung Notebook 9

Samsung upgrades Notebook 9 laptops with Kaby Lake chips

Samsung has upgraded its Notebook 9 laptops with Intel's latest Kaby Lake chips, jumping ahead of rivals expected to announce new PCs at CES.