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.


Low-end servers get DDR4 memory

Dell and HPE are bringing a new form of DDR memory to low-end servers in order to let small and medium-size businesses run databases and other applications faster.

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Newly split-off HP Inc. begins life with a 4K laptop

The ZBook Studio is a 15.6-inch laptop with a 4K screen

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Moving past PCs: Government lab dabbles in quantum computers and brain-like chips

U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking at quantum computer and brain-inspired chips

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Nvidia powers up drones, robots with Jetson TX1 board

Nvidia's Jetson TX1 board delivers 1 teraflops of performance and will ship for $599 on Nov. 16

The Nvidia Tesla M40 GPU accelerator.

Nvidia's new GPUs pack machine learning for web videos

Nvidia's new GPUs will add more context to live streams and web video

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Longer-lasting, fast-charging battery could displace lithium-ion

A new battery from Prieto Battery could provide five times more energy capacity

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Mobile devices with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chip coming in first half of 2016

Qualcomm says its chips will start appearing in devices next year.

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Intel targets IoT with new Quark chips and free cloud OS

Intel has released new processors and free cloud services as part of its latest push to capitalize on the nascent Internet of Things market.

Cavium ThunderX 64-bit ARM processors

FreeBSD hits 64-bit ARM chips, demoed on 96-core server

FreeBSD follows Linux to ARM servers

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Intel's first Skylake chips coming in first week of August

The first Skylake chips will be the high-end gaming chips, according to a source.

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HP aims for quick switch to Windows 10 on PCs, tablets

One of HP's first products to get Windows 10 will be the 8-inch Pro Tablet 608 G1

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Sony wants to bring 4K video capabilities to more digital cameras

Sony has a new Exmor sensor chip that will bring 4K to more of its point-and-shoot and SLR cameras

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Intel to invest $125 million in startups run by women, minorities

This new Intel Capital investment fund is separate from an existing $300 million diversity plan

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Five new things we know about Skylake

Intel's Skylake chips will be released after Windows 10, and tablets, laptops and desktops will follow in quick succession

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Acer says Predator 8 gaming tablet primed for September launch

Acer's first gaming tablet is not yet ready for prime time as there are some issues to resolve, a company rep said