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Agam Shah is a reporter for the IDG News Service in New York. He covers hardware including PCs, servers, tablets, chips, semiconductors, consumer electronics and peripherals.

BlackBerry plans to renew enterprise focus to lure back customers

The company has to revert back to its roots and look at the enterprise for success, says CEO John Chen.

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Even the death of Windows XP failed to jolt the PC market in Q1

PC upgrades due to the expiration of Windows XP peaked in 2012 and 2013, and are starting to taper in 2014, IDC said

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Motorola Mobility names Osterloh COO as Lenovo acquisition looms

Osterloh will fill a leadership void left by the departure of former CEO Dennis Woodside in February

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Intel cuts 1,500 jobs in Costa Rica in efficiency effort, but plans to hire 1,200 more

Intel takes a step to cut 5 percent of jobs by end of fiscal year

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Intel and SGI cool servers by dunking them

The companies are exploring a cooling technique that submerses electronics in a special fluid developed by 3M.

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Startup claims wearables with its chips can have up to 30 days of battery life

Ineda Systems, backed by Samsung and Qualcomm, will ship its chips in the second half of the year

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More low-price Android tablets coming from Lenovo

Lenovo's new A7-50, A8 and A10 tablets have quad-core processors and 1280 x 800 pixel screens, and run Android.

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HP talks up faster speed of Z Turbo Drive PCI-Express SSDs

HP's new SSDs will offer up to 512GB of storage and ship in May.

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Intel's Thunderbolt 2 now allows peer-to-peer Mac connections

The feature is available now through OS X Mavericks

Raspberry Pi plans even tinier, modular $30 micro-computer for industrial use

The new Pi board with circuitry from the famous $25 PC will ship later this year and likely be priced at $30 in lots of 100 units

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Qualcomm reveals 64-bit Snapdragon 810 and 808

Qualcomm's fastest Snapdragon 810 chip supports 4K video, LPDDR4 memory, and will be in mobile devices in the first half of next year

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3D printer price drops could lure home users

3D printer prices have fallen to less than $500, but basic models can print only limited objects and colors.

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3D-printed modules for Google's Ara phone coming early next year

3D Systems' CEO says modular parts for Project Ara will have basic circuitry at first but grow more sophisticated over time

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New rugged laptop from Dell has a screen with a twist

Dell introduces a 11.6-inch rugged laptop that can double up as a tablet

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Fumble-free USB 3.1 connector will be in products by year end

USB Implementers Forum says final USB 3.1 specification will be published in July