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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What performance boost will Intel's next chips deliver?

Intel says it will consistently deliver 10 to 20 percent performance improvements with chips made with the 10-nanometer and 7-nanometer manufacturing processes.

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The PC upgrade cycle slows to every five to six years, Intel's CEO says

The upgrade cycle for PCs has slowed down drastically, now extending to nearly six years, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said on Wednesday.

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Intel faces a challenge in the server market with new ARM chips

Intel has doubled down on servers as it looks to shed its reliance on PCs, but the chip maker's ARM competitors are getting ready to put on a challenge.

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Intel's 'Kaby Lake' chip starts strong as Intel retools its PC strategy

More than 400 devices with Intel's upcoming 7th Generation Core processor family, code-named Kaby Lake, will reach the market.

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Intel beefs up integrated graphics in Skylake server chips

If you are not happy with the quality of streaming video, it's perhaps because a server doesn't have a good graphics processor.

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Move over, Skylake: Asus' new Surface rival rocks Intel's Kaby Lake chip

The wait for Intel's Kaby Lake chip will end in the third quarter, as the first PC with the 7th Generation Core chip was announced at Computex.

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Acer's Windows 10 Switch hybrids are priced to battle Chromebooks

Windows 10 PC prices have been slowly creeping up, but some new back-to-school Switch tablet/laptop hybrid devices from Acer may be attractive to those on a shoestring budget.

Not lost in translation: Researchers 'teach' computers to translate accurately

Online translators are getting better, but there's still room for improvement. Researchers are now contributing new artificial intelligence techniques that could help accurately build full sentences.

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Samsung's Raspberry Pi-like Artik 10 is priced higher than Pi at $150

Samsung's Artik 10 developer board will compete with Raspberry Pi 3, but not on price.

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5 products Intel could cut in its reshuffle

Intel had some wild product ideas that were duds, like the OnCue TV streaming service, WiMax, and smartphone chips. More products are likely to be axed as the company looks to a post-PC world.

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AMD gets back into SSDs with value Radeon R3 drives

The company's new Radeon R3 SSDs start at $40.99 and have capacities from 120GB to 960GB.

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How Intel knocked itself out of the smartphone chip market

Intel's Atom smartphone chip cancellations pull the curtain back on an ugly past in which the company shot itself in the foot with bad timing and ill-advised executive decisions.

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You can play with IBM's quantum processor for free

A quantum computer for the people isn't just a theoretical dream; IBM is trying to make it a reality.

Intel's Atom architecture lives on despite mobile chip cancellations

Intel's Atom processor architecture will live on despite the recent cancellation of next-generation smartphone chips.

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Samsung and Nvidia make peace by ending their patent lawsuits

Nvidia and Samsung have avoided a potentially ugly court battle with a settlement that ends all outstanding intellectual property litigation between the two companies.