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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Nvidia's new Tesla GPUs pack potent features built for deep learning

Nvidia's new GPUs called the Tesla P40 and P4 are built for those kind of deep-learning systems that aid in correlation and classification of data.

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Nvidia's updated Drive PX 2 computer will drive autonomous cabs

Recent accidents involving Tesla cars may have been a setback for self-driving cars, but Nvidia believes a fast computer under the hood could make autonomous cars and cabs truly viable.

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InFocus' MondoPad Ultra exposes weaknesses in Microsoft's Surface Hub

Competition is good, and InFocus' huge MondoPad Ultra all-in-one highlights some shortcomings in Microsoft's Surface Hub touchscreen computers.

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Faster, longer-range Bluetooth 5 to reach devices soon

A new version of the ubiquitous Bluetooth, version 5 -- which will be faster and pair devices wirelessly over longer distances -- is close to being finalized.

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Intel's new chip chief prioritizes connectivity, IoT, as well as PCs

Intel has many disparate business units doing their own thing. The challenging task of tethering them is a top priority for Intel's second-in-command, Venkata Renduchintala.

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Intel may make chips specially for mixed reality headsets

Intel believes untethered headsets could be a new class of PCs in the future, and the company may develop chips dedicated to those devices.

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This drone kit doubles as a Ubuntu Linux PC

If it's not flying, Parrot's S.L.A.M.dunk can be used as a PC with Ubuntu's 14.04 OS.

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IBM's new Power8 server packs in Nvidia's speedy NVLink interconnect

Inside IBM's new S822LC server for high-performance computing is a new interconnect that gives a five-fold speed boost to communication between a CPU and graphics processor.

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The new Dell Technologies: 6 things you need to know

Dell and EMC have completed their $67 billion merger to create Dell Technologies, the world's largest privately held technology company. It's a historic day, far from the PC company that sponsored the "Dude, I've bought a Dell" campaign.

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Microsoft's new kit makes Raspberry Pi gadget development easier

If developing a cool gadget on Raspberry Pi 3 seems like an insurmountable challenge, Microsoft's got your back.

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Dell believes VR will be as important as gaming to PCs

VR is important for Dell, but the company doesn't want to rush in and then regret it. Dell is taking a measured approach to evaluate VR, in which issues around headsets and user experiences have yet have to be resolved.

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Take a look at the cool 2-in-1s and laptops from IFA

There was a lot to like in the sleek laptops and 2-in-1s shown at IFA show this week. Some wowed, some were ridiculous, while some could be on your holiday shopping list. Here are some of the coolest devices shown at the show.

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AMD thinks beyond Zen chips as it prepares for the future

AMD has set high hopes for its upcoming Zen PC chips, but the company also has offered some clarity on how it will manufacture successor chips.

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HP's Elite Slice mini-PC stacks up features with snap-on modules

Building a tricked-out PC from scratch can be a satisfying experience. But it's not for everyone, which is why we have modular desktops like HP's new Elite Slice.

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Lenovo readies VR-ready Google Daydream devices

Lenovo is joining Google's fledgling effort to bring virtual reality to the masses with new devices planned for the Daydream hardware and software platform.