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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Colfax Ninja desktops roar with Intel's 72-core Knights Landing supercomputing chip

Colfax's new Ninja desktops are anything but invisible; the workstations can roar with the unprecedented computing power of Intel's latest 72-core supercomputing chips.


Secretive Intel quietly woos makers in China

Intel's launched new robotics and drone developer kits at the low-key IDF trade show in Shenzhen.

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Surprise! Next-gen Intel Pentium and Celeron chips are coming soon

Intel's Core chips are dominating PCs, but the company isn't giving up on its Pentium and Celeron brands.

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Microsoft is boosting security through hardware in Windows 10 PCs, phones

The burden of Microsoft's efforts to secure Windows 10 is now falling on PC, tablet and smartphone makers.

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Intel starts baking speedy FPGAs into chips

If Nvidia and AMD have graphics processors, Intel is now deploying screaming co-processors of its own answer in the form of FPGAs.

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Intel's new hardware kits make it easier to build robots and drones

Intel's keynotes can be fun, with robots parading on stage and drones zigzagging around the room. Now Intel's making new hardware to help enthusiasts join the fun by building robots and drones at home.

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Intel to ship thumb-sized Compute Sticks with Skylake chips in late April

If you've been waiting patiently for Intel's new Compute Sticks with Skylake chips, there's good news: Those thumb-sized PCs will start shipping on April 29.

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Intel on the cheap: Chip maker ships $15 Quark maker board

At $15, the Quark Microcontroller Developer Kit D2000 is perhaps the least expensive computer Intel has ever released.

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Apple's aging Mac Pro is falling way behind Windows rivals

Apple's Mac Pro is aging fast, especially with significantly faster Windows desktops being introduced in recent weeks.

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Nvidia's screaming Tesla P100 GPU will power one of the world's fastest computers

It didn't take long for Nvidia's monstrous Tesla P100 GPU to make its mark in an ongoing race to build the world's fastest computers.


Turn your Xbox One into a developer machine for universal Windows apps

Microsoft is bridging the gap between Windows PCs and Xbox with a new application development feature on the popular game console.


Microsoft's new Raspberry Pi 3 kit makes it easy to create new devices

Microsoft wants to make the Raspberry Pi 3 computer easier to use for people who want to be makers but haven't worked with hardware before.

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Servers with Nvidia's Tesla P100 GPU will ship next year

Nvidia's fastest GPU yet, the new Tesla P100, will be available in servers next year, the company said.


Nvidia's DGX-1 supercomputer packs the horsepower of 250 servers

Your electric bills could soar if you kept Nvidia's monster DGX-1 computer running continuously for one month.

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Intel eyes safety of self-driving cars, robots with IoT acquisition

Intel's got its eyes on making self-driving cars, robots and industrial equipment safer with a new acquisition.