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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The five coolest projects at AT&T Labs

Many of the AT&T projects being shown are close to being completed.

PCWorld News

AMD puts faith back in x86, downgrading its ARM effort

AMD is re-centering its server strategy around x86 after two years of focusing on ARM produced no results

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AMD developing mega-chip for servers that combines CPUs and GPUs

AMD's yet unnamed high-performance chip will be designed for high-end graphics, supercomputing and data modeling.

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AMD slims PC chip lineup, hopes to return to profitability by year end

AMD is streamlining its product roadmap and business focus with the hope to return to profitability by year-end

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Nvidia's shift away from mobile devices cuts modem unit

Nvidia is winding down Icera operations, and will be looking to sell the unit.

PCWorld News

Speedy servers with Intel's 18-core chips, DDR4 memory hit the market

Servers from Dell, HP and Lenovo come with four sockets and more, and are for databases and analytics

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Dell bringing Windows desktop to Chromebooks through appliance

With virtualization, Dell's Appliance for Wyse -- vWorkspace provides businesses an option to upgrade from Windows PCs to Chromebooks.

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Intel's 18-core Xeon chips tuned for machine learning, analytics

The Xeon E7 v3 chips are based on Haswell, Intel said.

PCWorld News

Dell Wireless Dock brings wire-free computing closer

Dell Wireless Dock ships with five USB slots and HDMI, VGA and mini-DisplayPort ports

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Microsoft buying company that made stylus for Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has reportedly bought Israeli company N-Trig for $30 million.

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Microsoft's HoloLens imbues Raspberry Pi 2 gadgets and robots with virtual life

Microsoft says HoloLens could help makers simulate Raspberry Pi 2 robots or gadgets in real-life environments

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PC prices to go up later this year, Gartner warns

PC makers may also reduce features in laptops or desktops to keep prices stable

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Samsung's tinkering with wearables and a VR headset for business

Enterprise wearables will be important but face some obstacles, Samsung says

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IBM claims advance in effort to build reliable, large-scale quantum computer

IBM says it has made a breakthrough in multiple types of error correction for quantum computers

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Lenovo's free OS recovery media eradicates Superfish

Lenovo's recovery media will have no traces of Superfish, providing laptop users with a clean OS image.