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.


Big news in mini-PCs: Asus shows prototypes with Intel Skylake at Computex

Skylake, with its wireless charging and other advances, could be Intel's most important chip in a decade. The Asus mini-PCs offered a peek, but no firm word yet on pricing or release date.

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Next-gen AMD Radeon 'Fiji' GPUs get a launch date: June 16

AMD showed the new HBM (high-bandwidth memory) during a press conference at Computex

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Apple's 12-inch MacBook won't reach Thunderbolt 3 data transfer speeds

Thunderbolt 3 cables will plug into USB Type-C ports of Apple's 12-inch MacBook, but transfer data at USB 3.0 speeds of 5Gbps

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Nantero's radical carbon-nanotube memory could replace SSDs and DRAM

Nantero's new carbon-nanotube chips could replace DRAM, solid-state and hard drives in PCs, and bring more storage to wearables

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Dell warms to AMD processors in new laptops, desktops

Dell's new Inspiron 5000 desktop replacement laptops run on AMD's upcoming Carrizo chips

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Acer sheds more light on mysterious Predator 8 gaming tablet

The Predator 8 gaming tablet has an Intel Cherry Trail chip and the Android OS.

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Intel shows first Skylake tablet

The tablet had a 4K display and was 7.8-millimeters thick

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Qualcomm turns to China's Allwinner to grow in low-cost tablet market

More low-cost Android tablets could get integrated LTE features

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PC makers disclose plans to bring Windows 10 to PCs

Dell will start shipping its first PCs preloaded with Windows 10 on July 29.

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Faster Wi-Fi coming soon to a device near you

Qualcomm's QCA9994 and QCA9984 Wi-Fi chips tap into the higher 160MHz spectrum.

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Five reasons why Intel wants to buy Altera

Altera specializes in FPGAs, reprogrammable chips which Intel lacks

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Smart devices could get a big battery boost from ARM's new chip design

ARM is putting a new power-efficient design in place for its low-power Cortex-M chip designs.

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Chromebooks powered by MediaTek chips will appear 'very soon'

MediaTek demonstrated a non-functional Chromebook with its 64-bit MT8173 processor at Computex

Cloud gaming at 4K is still years away, Nvidia CEO says

Changes needed at server and infrastructure level to support 4K game streaming from Internet, Jen-Hsun Huang said


Acer's army of new PCs includes laptops, desktops, and a Chromebox

New offerings include a new 11-inch Switch hybrid, Aspire Z all-in-ones and Chrome desktop