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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Micron aims to cram more storage into smartphones with stacked 3D NAND flash

Micron announced its first 3D NAND chip for mobile devices with the goal of cramming more storage into handsets, and maybe reducing reliance on SD card slots.

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Lightning-fast 3D Xpoint SSDs won't just come from Intel

Intel won't be the only company selling super fast SSDs based on the new 3D Xpoint storage and memory technology; other storage companies will also offer them with technology provided by Micron.

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In pictures: Wearables at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Wearables will change the way we view events, how athletes train, and even how attendees protect themselves from crime and the Zika virus. Here are cool wearables making the rounds in Rio.

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Raspberry Pi 3, others get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for the Internet of Things

After Microsoft released an anniversary update of Windows 10 for PCs, a version is now available for the popular Raspberry Pi 3 developer board.

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Stand-alone VR headset prices could drop with new Allwinner chip

Most virtual reality headsets need to be tethered to a PC or smartphone; few are self-contained. A new VR chipset from Allwinner could change that, and also drive down headset prices.

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Windows 10 moves closer to smart-home centerpiece with big Internet of Things deal

Lazy people will love Windows 10 and its ability to automate home tasks, and the operating system's smart-home credentials are getting a serious boost with a recent internet of things pact.

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Toshiba raises SSD storage capacity to 7.68TB

Toshiba's been lagging in the race to raise storage capacity in solid-state drives, but has taken a step forward with its new 7.68TB ZD6000 SSD.

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PC makers hope PCs will be more desirable with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has many features that could make new hardware desirable.

Fujitsu demos iris scanner that unlocks smartphones (3)

Kill a smartphone password with a scan of your eye

The hardware and software to make iris scanning a key feature is now in place for smartphones and PCs.

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7 things you need to know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 7

Like the Galaxy S7, the Note 7 will ship in two versions: one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon, one with Exynos.

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Pokemon Go now runs on Android smartphones with Intel processors

It took a while, but the hot Pokemon Go mobile game is now working on smartphones with Intel chips.

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Windows 7 PCs with free OS upgrade are still available, for now

PC makers HP, Lenovo and Dell have stopped selling PCs with home editions of Windows 7. However, they are still selling PCs with Windows 7 Professional that can be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro for free.

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Intel has quietly snuffed out its Project Tango smartphone as it rethinks augmented reality

Intel has stopped selling a smartphone developer kit with its RealSense 3D camera technology, in a setback to its plans in mobile augmented reality.

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Microsoft makes Windows 10 hardware change for PC security

Microsoft will start enforcing a change in minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices, and expects hardware makers to comply.

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After delays, Lenovo finally ships its first OLED laptop

After months of delays, Lenovo's first laptop with an OLED screen is now shipping, but it remains a question if the PC maker will come out with additional OLED model anytime soon.