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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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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Apple’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.

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Amazon Echo can be customized for specific commands, devices with this free tool

Alexa on Amazon's voice-activated Echo device can order products, play music or wake you up in the morning. But can the voice-activated service be customized to personal needs?

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Intel adds Vulkan 1.0 support to Windows PC chips for gaming

Windows games have mostly been defined by DirectX 12 tools, but a competitive API is coming to PCs running on Intel chips.

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Optoma's wireless VR headset frees you from PC cables

Virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift are cool, but the wires linking them to PCs are not. So Optoma has tried to remove the cable clutter with a new wireless VR headset.

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AMD open to making graphics chips for mobile handheld devices

AMD is open to making a graphics processor for mobile devices based on its Radeon product line, but only in select circumstances.

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After PCs and mobile, a chip battle for VR devices is brewing

Millions of people will buy VR headsets in the coming years to play games and view 3D content, and those sales could spark a real-world war among chip-makers.


Meet the Raspberry Pi's new rival: The $15 Pine 64 finally ships with 4K video support

A war in low-cost computers could be in the making with a new $15 computer that could challenge Raspberry Pi 3 finally shipping.