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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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.

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5 burning questions about AMD's Bristol Ridge chips

Laptops and tablet hybrids with AMD's new 7th generation chips -- code-named Bristol Ridge -- will soon become available. The chip is being positioned as a worthy Intel Skylake alternative.

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Nvidia unifies a big list of developer tools in one package

Nvidia's varied list of developer tools were messily organized in different kits, but that's not the case anymore.

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Samsung breakthrough could lead to laptops, tablets crammed with more RAM

Samsung wants to cram faster and more power-efficient DDR4 DRAM in laptops and hybrids with new memory chips it introduced on Monday.

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HP laptop-tablet hybrid is the first with AMD's 'Bristol Ridge' chip

A new family of laptop processors from AMD could be coming very soon if a new PC announced by HP is any indication.

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HP's $4,363 Z Workstation is designed to create virtual-reality content

The VR-oriented Z Workstations will feature 22-core Intel chips and Nvidia's Quadro GPUs.


Intel's top PC, IoT executives set to leave after a management shakeup

The writing was on the wall for some Intel executives after a former Qualcomm executive was hired in November to oversee the company's PC, Internet of Things, and software businesses. Two of them will be leaving.