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Agam Shah is a reporter for the IDG News Service in New York. He covers hardware including PCs, servers, tablets, chips, semiconductors, consumer electronics and peripherals.

Intel's new Atom chip code-named Broxton, slide-shot

Intel updates Atom road map, announcing chips for tablets, smartphones

Intel will release new Atom chips for smartphones and tablets next year as it chases a goal of boosting mobile chip graphics performance by 15 times and CPU performance by five times by 2016.

Intel expands contract manufacturing to broader segment of customers

Intel’s manufacturing facilities are considered the most advanced in the industry.

Intel's Atom chip code-named Bay Trail

Tablets with 64-bit Android, Intel Bay Trail chips coming next year

The 64-bit Android tablets will be released after Bay Trail tablets with a 64-bit version of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 are released in the first quarter next year,

Qualcomm wants to bring 'brains' to smartphones, tablets

The company wants to load mobile devices with its Zeroth processor, which is being designed to mimic a human brain.

on pcworld.com

Micron's Automata processor

Micron challenges conventional computer architecture with new chip

Micron's Automata processor uses modified memory cells that can be reprogrammed to solve specific problems.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 slide

New Qualcomm Snapdragon chip will bring 4K video to mobile devices

Qualcomm has introduced a mobile chip that will play back 4K video on smartphones and tablets in addition to supporting the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Ubuntu Linux server with ARM processor rolled out by Boston Limited

The Viridis Microserver will run on ARM Cortex-A15 processors and is certified to run Ubuntu Linux 13.10.

Intel rushes to exascale with redesigned supercomputing chip

Intel promises big performance and power improvements with the redesigned Xeon Phi chip, code-named Knights Landing.

Nvidia boosts supercomputing speed with new Tesla K40 graphics chip

Nvidia wants to help create some of the world's fastest computers with its latest Tesla K40 graphics chip, which is its fastest supercomputing co-processor to date.

IBM looks past Watson, taps Nvidia Tesla graphics to speed Power servers

IBM achieved a computing breakthrough when the Watson supercomputer outperformed humans in game show "Jeopardy," but the company now wants to supercharge its high-end Power servers by tapping into graphics processors for the first time.

Dell's Sputnik 3 touchscreen laptop has Ubuntu Linux, Intel's Haswell

The $1250 XPS 13 Developer Edition has a 13.3-inch touchscreen and will run on Ubuntu 12.04 OS.

Legal ruling

Judge sentences Anonymous hacker to 10 years in prison

A Chief U.S. District judge rejected arguments that Jeremy Hammond acted for public good.

Acer Chromebook C720 (3)

Acer drops Chromebook price to $200

With a new wave of Chromebooks hitting the market with price tags more than $200, this move by Acer could trigger a price war.

PlayStation 4 (2)

Sony PlayStation 4 gaming console finally hits stores

Sony's highly anticipated PlayStation 4 gaming console is finally here.

on techhive.com

Nvidia updates programming tools to speed up GPU performance

Nvidia has made improvements to its underlying software tools to make it easier to write programs for faster execution across CPUs and graphics processors.