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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Microsoft spices up Surface Hub with Azure cloud services

Microsoft's supersized Surface Hub is viewed as a computer for videoconferencing and digital whiteboarding, but it's starting to do a lot more than just be the centerpiece of a conference room.

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China loads up on chip technology with new ARM license

China already has the world's fastest computer with its homegrown chip, but the country hasn't stopped loading up on technology to make more of its own chips.

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Microsoft and IBM in a deal to push Surface devices to enterprises

Microsoft says its Surface devices generate about US$1 billion in revenue every quarter, and hopes to raise that number by putting the devices on more corporate desktops.

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The end of free Windows 10 upgrades may boost PC sales

Microsoft will end its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, possibly giving an unexpected boost to PC shipments in the second half this year, according to IDC.

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Pokemon Go no-go: hot new game won't work on Intel Atom-powered phones or Windows phones

Users with Android smartphones or tablets with an Intel Atom processor can't play the hot new game, Pokemon Go. Neither can Windows phone owners.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 is its fastest mobile chip yet

A mobile chip faster than the one in flagship smartphones like Samsung's Galaxy S7 and LG's G5 will start appearing in handsets this quarter.

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Gaming desktops with AMD's Radeon RX 480 are on sale for under $800

Desktops with AMD's $199 Radeon RX 480 graphics card are becoming available, a month after the GPU was announced.

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Screens that fold and roll will arrive as early as next year

Cool displays that can bend and fold have been shown in prototypes smartphones, wearables and other devices, but when will such products be available?

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One Laptop Per Child redux: Spin-off delivers successors to XO hardware

Non-profit One Education has an ambitious plan in a competitive PC market: to sell Windows 10 tablets and laptops inspired by the innovative spirit of One Laptop Per Child, which designed groundbreaking low-cost PCs almost a decade ago.

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Samsung's blazing-fast UFS storage could replace micro-SD cards one day

Samsung has announced super-fast removable data storage cards that could one day replace the slower micro-SD cards in devices.

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Intel scales back Android development

Android was once a big part of Intel's plans in mobile devices, but the company is paying much less attention to the OS.

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Like smartphones, IoT communications going long distance

The world's newest mobile telecoms network went into operation this week, but it's not for smartphones. The network, built by South Korea's SK Telecom, is dedicated to gadgets that connect to the so-called internet of things.

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Intel tunes its mega-chip for machine learning

Intel wants to take on Google's Tensor Processing Unit and Nvidia's GPUs in machine learning computing with improvements to its Xeon Phi mega-chips.

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Intel wants to be inside self-driving cars, partnering with BMW on its iNEXT vehicle

Intel will be inside BMW's iNEXT, the German car maker's fully autonomous car, which has a planned release date of 2021. Visual analytics company Mobileye is the other major technology partner.

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Dell stops selling Android devices to focus on Windows

Dell has stopped selling its last Android devices as it washes its hand of pure tablets and focuses more on Windows 2-in-1 devices.