Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Agam Shah covers machine learning, virtual reality, PCs, servers and chips for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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Qualcomm details plans for Windows 10 PCs with Snapdragon 835 chips

Qualcomm has big plans to bring back ARM to Windows 10 PCs, and there is a chance that its Snapdragon 835 could support Windows Holographic for VR headsets.

Porsche Design's Book One looks to outrace Microsoft's Surface Book

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As with its cars, Porsche Design loved what it has created with its new Book One 2-in-1, made to challenge Microsoft's Surface Book.

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Intel isn't done with x86 smartphone chips yet

Smartphones with Intel-based x86 chips aren't dead yet. Intel may have stopped making Atom chips for smartphones, but a partner is keeping that effort alive.

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Android tablets struggle as Windows 2-in-1s come on strong at MWC

In 2017, PCs are still around and on their way to recovery, while slate-style Android tablets are struggling.

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Samsung mulls iris scanners on Galaxy phones to log into Windows PCs

Soon, your Samsung phone may be able to recognize your iris and log you into your Windows PC.

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Lenovo's integrating Amazon's Alexa in Moto smartphones

Lenovo is working with Amazon to put the Alexa voice assistant in more Moto smartphones, and in the process, looking to depose Google Assistant.

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Lenovo innovation goes on a break with Tab 4 Android tablets

Lenovo says it wants to redefine Android tablets, but you won't find anything spectacular or innovative in its new Tab 4 tablets.

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MediaTek wants to put its new 10-core chip in $300 VR smartphones

The smartphone world will be rocked with MediaTek's new 10-core Helio X30 chip, which will bring premium features like Google's DayDream virtual reality platform to Android handsets with prices starting at $300.

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Samsung's disjointed OS strategy poses a hurdle for users

Samsung's new Galaxy Books amplifies a critical weakness in the company's strategy of using multiple OSes across its devices.

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Nostalgia rules as classic phone brands come alive at MWC

Classic phone brands from yesteryear are coming alive in Barcelona. Nokia, Blackberry and Moto were among the unlikely headline makers ahead of the Mobile World Congress trade show, which starts on Monday.

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5G technology promises to help autonomous cars cruise streets safely

Years from now, your first autonomous may have a lot of help from 5G networks to cruise the streets safely.

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Android's next destination: Untethered VR headsets with the Snapdragon 835

What is Android's next destination? Thanks to Qualcomm, it's going to be used in untethered VR headsets.

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Intel supercharges Atom chips with 16 cores and pro-level features

Intel's Atom was mostly known as a low-end chip for mobile devices that underperformed. That may not be the case anymore.

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LTE speeds outpace home internet with new Qualcomm and Intel modems

With every new generation of smartphone, LTE connections get faster. That's because the devices have faster modems that can transfer data at unprecedented download speeds.

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Intel's mobile future lies in blazing-fast modems as it buries Atom's failure

Intel's announcing new modems and cool new uses for 5G in autonomous cars and VR at Mobile World Congress next week.