Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service Follow me on Google+

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips, and semiconductors for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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See ya, Microsoft: Intel looks to Android for growth in tablets

Intel projects Android will be in 80 percent to 90 percent of the tablets it expects to ship with its chips this year

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USB 3.0 jumps to light speed with new 10-meter optical cable

Corning's new 10-meter USB 3.Optical Cable is priced at $109.99 on Amazon.

Toshiba's 4K laptop to ship next week for $1,499.99

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Toshiba's Satellite P55T is one of the first laptops in the world to ship with a 4K display

Server makers rushing out Heartbleed patches

Dell, HP and IBM issue firmware and software updates for servers affected by the Heartbleed bug.

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Allwinner bringing 4K video to smartphones and tablets

Allwinner will ship its A80 board, which has eight ARM CPUs and 64 PowerVR graphics cores.

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Intel brings Windows 8.1 to schools with new education hybrid

Intel's Education 2-in-1 hybrid has a detachable screen and an Atom Bay Trail processor

BlackBerry plans to renew enterprise focus to lure back customers

The company has to revert back to its roots and look at the enterprise for success, says CEO John Chen.

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Even the death of Windows XP failed to jolt the PC market in Q1

PC upgrades due to the expiration of Windows XP peaked in 2012 and 2013, and are starting to taper in 2014, IDC said

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Motorola Mobility names Osterloh COO as Lenovo acquisition looms

Osterloh will fill a leadership void left by the departure of former CEO Dennis Woodside in February

Intel die and a penny

Intel cuts 1,500 jobs in Costa Rica in efficiency effort, but plans to hire 1,200 more

Intel takes a step to cut 5 percent of jobs by end of fiscal year

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Intel and SGI cool servers by dunking them

The companies are exploring a cooling technique that submerses electronics in a special fluid developed by 3M.

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Startup claims wearables with its chips can have up to 30 days of battery life

Ineda Systems, backed by Samsung and Qualcomm, will ship its chips in the second half of the year

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More low-price Android tablets coming from Lenovo

Lenovo's new A7-50, A8 and A10 tablets have quad-core processors and 1280 x 800 pixel screens, and run Android.

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HP talks up faster speed of Z Turbo Drive PCI-Express SSDs

HP's new SSDs will offer up to 512GB of storage and ship in May.

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Intel's Thunderbolt 2 now allows peer-to-peer Mac connections

The feature is available now through OS X Mavericks