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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Apple developing new batteries to improve energy capacity in devices

Apple can't yet boast of significantly longer battery life in devices, but the company is looking to change that.

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How Apple stomped on Intel's plans to make RealSense cameras detect emotions

Intel has grand plans for computers that will recognize human emotion using its RealSense 3D camera, but Apple appears to have dealt it a setback.

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Energy Star 3.0 server spec to look at coprocessors for more accurate power-efficiency ratings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is revising the Energy Star specification for servers to take into account significant system design changes and help buyers make effective purchasing decisions.

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Google's Project Ara smartphone project shows signs of life

Google redesigns Project Ara website, possibly a prelude to announcements.

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Samsung is developing a new OS for the Internet of Things

Samsung is developing a new open-source OS for IoT devices, and hopes it will find a place in the millions of smart devices, home appliances, wearables and industrial equipment coming online.

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Want a Chrome tablet? CTL's new $250 Chromebook features a flip screen

CTL's new J5 Rugged Convertible Chromebook can be a laptop or a tablet, and it starts at just $249.

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Will Apple ever release a Mac hybrid?

As more applications are likely to use touchscreens, Apple may need to develop products that merge features like touch with advanced computing capabilities.

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PC rivalry extends to servers: Lenovo aims to topple HPE, Dell

A few years ago, Lenovo toppled rivals HP and Dell to become the world's top PC maker. It now wants to do the same in servers.

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5 reasons why the 9.7-inch iPad Pro can't be a PC replacement

Apple is taking a shot at Windows PCs with its new 9.7-inch iPad Pro tablet, calling it the "ultimate PC replacement."

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Appleā€™s Liam is a robot that takes apart your iPhone for recycling

Apple shared some details on what it does with the iPhone after it is returned.

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Shapeshifting robots using a new material could be on horizon

A new material being researched could make shape-shifting robots real, but let's hope they aren't as violent as the Transformers.

Former Acer CEO to lead Lenovo's PC Group after operations shakeup

Lenovo has restructured its operations as part of a management shakeup, and some interesting names have been promoted.

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Here's a look Inside Dell's strategy for Linux PCs

In a world of PCs dominated by Windows and Macs, Dell's line of "Project Sputnik" laptops with Ubuntu Linux have secured a cult following.

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Samsung's Flow bridges the gap between Android handsets and Windows devices

Like Apple, Samsung is trying to link its devices so they work better together. A new effort bridges the gap between the company's Android handsets and Windows devices.