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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HP's slick Omen PCs make a splash in high-end gaming

HP said it would return to the high-end gaming PC market with a bang, and it sure has with fully loaded Omen PCs.

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ARM pact will help Intel woo Apple into new chip deal

The chances of Apple using Intel's factories to have its iPhone and iPad chips made have just rocketed up.

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Intel's tiny Euclid computer can be the brains of a robot

A compact computer called Euclid from Intel should make the development of robots much easier.

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Intel will provide early access to fast Optane SSDs via the cloud

Intel isn't yet shipping its Optane SSDs, but they soon will be available for testing over the cloud.

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Intel's Kaby Lake chips will include integrated 4K graphics processors

Intel isn't known for its graphics processors, but the company is promising a big improvement with its 7th-generation Core processors, code-named Kaby Lake.

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Intel is leaving PCs behind to highlight VR and IoT at IDF

Attendees at Intel's IDF won't be wowed with blazing laptops and desktops with the latest PC processors. Instead, Intel will provide an insight into VR, internet of things and data-center strategies.

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HP leaks some details on Intel's Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake chips

HP may have tried, but it couldn't hold the secrets of Intel's unreleased Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake chips close to its chest.

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HP turns to Windows 10 for mobile devices, cutting reliance on Android

HP has dabbled in many OSes over the last few years, but the company always seems to come back to Windows.

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AMD turns back to x86 for server reboot as it downgrades ARM

AMD's move three years ago to rely on ARM for server chips is turning out to be a big mistake.

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Intel's new Atom chips for cars and IoT could shed their ugly mobile past

Intel's Atom chips are on their way out of mobile devices, and the next generation of the chip line will instead be targeted toward drones, self-driving cars, and IoT devices.

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HP pushes for AR at work with its Elite x3 phone and HoloLens

HP wants to add augmented reality to its Elite x3 smartphone, and it's looking at Microsoft's HoloLens as one way to do it.

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Samsung's massive 32TB SSD includes cutting-edge 3D chip technology

SSDs are being sized up at a dizzying pace, and Samsung is intensifying the race with its highest-capacity 32TB SSD.

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Lenovo crams 48TB of SSD storage onto a single board

Lenovo is developing an SSD storage board with a monstrous 48TB capacity, and the company plans to release it by the middle of next year.

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Seagate built a whopping 60TB SSD that it aims to ship next year

Nobody expected this: Seagate has announced a monster 60TB solid-state drive -- the highest capacity SSD to date -- that could ship next year.

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Intel paves way for 3D XPoint SSDs and memory to work on AMD PCs

Intel's lightning-fast Optane SSDs and memory won't be limited to PCs featuring the company's own chips, but could work with PCs based on AMD processors as well.