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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Intel's Skylake vPro chips will support Windows 7 after all

Business users alarmed by Microsoft's recent announcement that new chips will not run on Windows 7 PCs need not fret. More than 100 business PCs coming with Intel's new "Skylake" Core vPro processors will run Windows 7, though the chips are tuned for Windows 10.

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It's server chip season for Intel

Intel is preparing to release a plethora of new server chips in the next three months.

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Intel's trying to cut its reliance on PCs

Intel's goal for 2016 is simple: try to break the company's reliance on PCs.

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The first fruits of Intel's huge $16.7 billion Altera buy will come this quarter

Intel wasted no time in welcoming employees from its massive Altera acquisition this week, and promising products soon as well.

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Android Auto coming to 40 car models this year

Google is positive about the road ahead for Android Auto, saying it will come to 40 car models and support more apps this year.

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AMD ships delayed ARM-based "Seattle" server chips to a cautious market

AMD wants to counter concerns that system administrators may have about placing ARM servers in data centers with its new chips code-named Seattle, which are now shipping in volume after a long delay.

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Intel's $30 Arduino 101 board lets you make wearables and robots at home

For $30, Intel's Arduino 101 board provides an easy path for makers to build a wearable computer, a mini-robot or a smart appliance for the home.

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The world's first 13TB SSD is here

The 13TB SSD has more than two times the storage of the world's highest-capacity SSD, also from Fixstars.

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Swanky gaming PCs thrive in slumping computer market

In a declining PC market, high-priced gaming desktops and laptops are thriving.

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Google wants to bring Project Tango's computer vision to robots, drones

Google wants to extend Project Tango beyond smartphones and tablets to robots and drones

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Integrated CPU graphics are catching up with discrete graphics cards, says Intel

If you're a casual or mainstream gamer, you don't need a discrete graphics card, Intel says.

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Intel to ship $99 3D RealSense camera that will also support Android

Intel is adding Android OS support to its latest RealSense R200 webcam, which will sell for US$99.

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New flash drives pack faster speeds, higher capacity with USB 3.1 support

It'll take less time to transfer files from a PC with faster USB 3.1 thumb drives announced at CES, which also have more storage capacity.

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Lenovo's open to making a HoloLens competitor

The idea of Lenovo bringing out a HoloLens-like competitor to market isn't far-fetched to the company's chief technology officer Peter Hortensius.

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Lenovo, Google partner on Project Tango smartphone

Lenovo is partnering with Google to develop a new smartphone that could change the way people see and understand the physical world around them.