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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Dell's profile as a white-box PC maker grows with new industrial desktops

You may get a Dell and not even know it.


How super-sized SD cards will eliminate smartphone storage headaches

The dearth of storage in smartphones will soon be an issue of the past.

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Samsung Galaxy S7, HP Elite X3 target business users in dramatically different ways

Smartphones with Android and Windows 10 Mobile vastly differ when it comes to business features, as highlighted by new smartphones introduced at MWC.


Casinos and arcades: AMD's latest chip gamble

The bright lights of Las Vegas await AMD, which wants to change the face of gambling with its new graphics-focused G-series chips.

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ARM's new Cortex-A32 chip should boost battery life in Android Wear gadgets

Like laptops, the battery life and responsiveness of wearables will improve over years as the components get smaller and more power efficient.

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These three future-looking technologies are missing from Samsung's Galaxy S7s

Samsung had an opportunity to be an innovator by including future-looking technologies in its new Galaxy S7 and and S7 Edge smartphones. But the company played it safe with incremental upgrades like a microSD slot and better camera.

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Beyond Centrino: Intel drives device changes for a 5G world

Intel sparked a wireless revolution in 2003 with its Centrino program to connect laptops over Wi-Fi, and now the emerging 5G standard could bring another big change in the way devices communicate.


Acer turns its attention towards car tech

Acer is venturing outside PCs with new products to make sure car software can be updated in an effort to prevent accidents can be prevented.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 phones get graphics charge for gaming, virtual reality

Samsung has given gaming and graphics performance a big boost in the new S7 and S7 Edge phones as it attempts to build on its partnership with Oculus and make virtual reality a key application for smartphones.

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Lenovo aims at global Internet connectivity without SIMs

Lenovo has launched a new mobile broadband service so its smartphone, tablet and PC users can get quick access to the Internet worldwide.

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Lenovo gets creative with new Yoga hybrids, for a price

Lenovo packs interesting features into its new Yoga hybrids.

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What chip will your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge have?

Samsung is releasing the S7 and S7 Edge smartphones with its homegrown Exynos and Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor. What chip will your Galaxy model have?

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Inside HP's plan to turn smartphones into wire-free laptops

HP's decision to return to the smartphone market with the Elite X3 wasn’t an easy one, especially given the company's history of failure in the market for handsets.

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ARM will skip modems for now, despite being a huge force in mobile

ARM has been adding a wealth of wireless technologies to its arsenal, but has no immediate plans to design a modem that could be put in mobile devices.

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Dell to bring new hyperscale rack architecture to mid-range customers

Taking a page from offerings to its large data center customers, Dell is bringing new server infrastructure products to its mid-range hyperscale customers.