Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Agam Shah covers machine learning, virtual reality, PCs, servers and chips for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

PC shipments predicted to return to growth in 2018 after six-year skid

PC shipments nosedived after the release of Microsoft's disastrous Windows 8 in 2012, but Gartner is projecting a return to annual shipment growth in 2018.

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Intel puts mobile chip failures in its past with first speedy 5G modem

Intel has a disastrous history with smartphones, but the company is now set to ship a groundbreaking modem that will deliver data transfer rates many times faster than regular wired Internet connections.

Intel Go automotive development kit

Intel’s Go supercomputer for cars points to a PC-like horsepower race

There’s a race to put more computing power in self-driving cars, and it’s shaping up to be eerily similar to an earlier battle between Intel and AMD to crank up PC horsepower.

DJI's Inspire 2 drone

Seagate works with DJI to create new type of storage for drones

Drones can generate a lot of data when in flight and, especially when collecting video, need a lot of on-board storage.

ODG AR smartglasses

ODG's AR smartglasses offer a mix of Google Glass, Microsoft's HoloLens

The new R-8 and R-9 mixed-reality smartglasses from Osterhout Design Group are sleek, small, and fit in your pocket. The products show that AR headgear doesn't need to be as big and clunky as Microsoft's HoloLens.

Qualcomm Snapdragon tablet

ARM PCs with Windows 10 get a new start with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Take your pick: You could have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 speedy chip in your next smartphone or PC.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

7 dazzling smartphone improvements with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip

Unparalleled improvements will come to smartphones with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, a tiny chip with powerhouse features.

Intel Kaby Lake

12 things you'll get in PCs with Intel's new Kaby Lake chips

Amazingly thin PCs with Kaby Lake will get 4K video, VR capabilities, and longer battery life.

Intel NUCs with Kaby Lake

Intel's new NUC mini-desktops get Kaby Lake, Optane, and Thunderbolt 3

A lot of cool technologies are coming to Intel's latest NUC mini-desktops, which have been upgraded with the company's latest Kaby Lake chips.

Dell Inspiron 7000

Dell protects Alienware, shoves low-end gaming into Inspiron 7000

Merging gaming PCs with low-end brands failed for PC makers like HP, but Dell's giving it a shot.

LeEco Smart Road Bike

LeEco's smart bicycles with Android OS will be hard to steal

Conventional bicycles are undergoing a radical technological makeover that could change the way people ride and protect their bikes

Acer Chromebook 11 N7

Acer's Chromebook 11 N7 is tough as nails, but runs on old tech

If you have the nasty habit of whacking your laptop to oblivion, Acer's tough-as-nails Chromebook 11 N7 is designed to withstand a serious beating before giving in.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo upgrades the ThinkPad X1 lineup with sleeker designs and faster chips

The venerable ThinkPad brand will turn 25 this year, and Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 devices will kick of celebrations with a slew of upgrades including sexier designs, edgier screens and faster processors.

Lenovo Miix 720

Lenovo's cutting-edge Miix 720 challenges Microsoft's Surface

The world is waiting for Microsoft's next Surface tablet, but when it ships, it'll have to contend with Lenovo's new Miix 720, a 12-inch Windows tablet loaded with cutting-edge features.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

Hands on: Dell's superb XPS 13 laptop twists into a 2-in-1 convertible

Dell has just improved it's already brilliant XPS 13 -- it's now available as a 2-in-1, which means it can be used as a laptop or a tablet.