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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Dell's prescient tech support will call BEFORE trouble strikes your PC or tablet

Dell will be able to track the health of your PC or tablet in real time with its new ProSupport Plus support package

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China fines Qualcomm $975 million for monopolistic business practices

Qualcomm will settle the fine, and modify some business practices in the country, the company said.

PCWorld News

China looks to impose a hefty fine on Qualcomm to protect local device makers

According to media reports, China is close to fining Qualcomm over $1 billion for monopolistic behavior

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New standard paves way for 8K display in all-in-ones, laptops

8K displays ahoy! Displays based on VESA's new Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) 1.4a standard will reach PCs, mobile devices by 2016.

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Act now if you want to try Google's 'Project Ara' modular phone dev kit

Deadline to request the Spiral 2 development kit for Google's Project Ara smartphone expires on Feb. 7

PCWorld News

Defections to ARM hurt PowerPC, MIPS

ARM processors are going into more embedded devices, which could hurt PowerPC the most

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Next iPhone chip will reportedly be made by Samsung

Apple evidently likes its arch-rival's chip factories.

PCWorld News

Intel delays part for high-speed silicon photonic networking

The silicon photonics modules will now ship at the end of the year

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Is Windows RT dead? Microsoft stops making Nokia Lumia 2520

With Windows 10 looming, it could mean an end to Windows RT, for real.

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Raspberry Pi 2 is six times faster than Pi 1, supports Windows 10

Raspberry Pi 2 will support a custom edition of Windows 10 for the development of robots, smart devices and Internet-connected appliances

PCWorld News

Kevlar could keep lithium-ion batteries from catching fire

Researchers have found that Kevlar extracts in batteries could prevent batteries from shorting

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Get ready for the 24-hour laptop: Battery life hits new highs

Panasonic's new Toughbook 31 offers 18 hours of battery life.

Microsoft runs out of Surface 2 tablets online: Is Windows RT dead?

With Surface 2 not getting an upgrade to Windows 10, it could be a sign that the tablet is ready to be discontinued

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Microsoft's HoloLens uses unreleased Intel Atom chip

The holographic headset computer has the Cherry Trail chip, which will also be in tablets and low-end PCs

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Intel's WiGig-powered dock bring laptops closer to a wire-free life

Intel's Wireless Gigabit is a stepping stone into the chip maker's plan to free laptops of wires