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.

Flash drives in mobile devices to become faster with new standard

JEDEC's eMMC 5.1 standard will also secure storage on mobile devices.

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ARM, IBM offer starter kit for making IOT devices

IOT devices can be built in a matter of minutes with ARM and IBM's mbed starter kit

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IoT sensors can run at lower power with MIT chip design

MIT researchers have developed a new chip design that could extend the battery life of a sensor by months

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5 things to expect from AMD's Carrizo chips

Carrizo promises big gains in power efficiency and better graphics, according to AMD

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Startup Flex Logix aims to score big in a niche chip market

Flex Logix will come out of stealth mode with a new type of FPGA chip to speed up specific applications

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Lenovo slapped with lawsuit over dangerous Superfish adware

A class-action lawsuit charged Lenovo and Superfish of fraudulent business practices, making PCs vulnerable.


Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

The secure device maker is also holding a press conference at the show where the tablet could be announced.

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Premium mobile chips first to get Qualcomm's homegrown 64-bit architecture

The first premier mobile chips based on Qualcomm's internal architecture will ship for testing by the end of the year.


Qualcomm's new chips will bring high-end features to dirt-cheap smartphones

Qualcomm's next Snapdragon 620 and 618 are 64-bit smartphone chips using ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU core.

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Lenovo building its first prototype ARM server

Lenovo's ARM-based NextScale is an effort to build more power-efficient systems for data centers

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Mattel's View-Master virtual reality headset holds promise, but needs work

The View-Master brings back memories of childhood, but the newer VR edition of the toy is rough around the edges

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Panasonic's ultra-durable Toughbook 54 gets lighter, but stays strong

But that durability doesn't come cheap.

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Qualcomm may face probe into business practices in South Korea

The new investigation follows China fining Qualcomm $975 for monopolistic behavior

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Intel's Core M 'Skylake' chips coming later this year

The new chips should allow for thinner, lighter computers with longer battery life, Intel's chief executive said.

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What Intel's $300 million diversity pledge really means

With 76 percent male employees in the U.S., Intel has a lot of work ahead to bridge the gender and race divide