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 could strengthen its server product stack with Altera

Intel is in talks to acquire Altera, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal

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USB Type-C peripherals are on the way, and storage devices are first up

After Apple's introduction of USB Type C in the new MacBook, companies have announced peripherals and cables for the connector.

Goodbye GPS? DARPA preparing alternative position-tracking technology

DARPA considers GPS unreliable, as it isn't always available and signals can be easily jammed.

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HTC One M9 goes on sale tonight, costs $649 unlocked

HTC's One M9 will become available in the US through the company's website on Friday and through carriers on April 10

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USB 3.1 set to reach desktops

Desktop motherboards with USB 3.1 connectors are being released by hardware companies.

Microsoft prepares Windows 10 for panoply of sensors

A unified sensor interface will allow Windows 10 devices to support a slew of new environmental, biometric, proximity and motion sensors.

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HP dumps Apple's Beats audio, partners with Bang & Olufsen

HP will use audio technology from Bang & Olufsen in its PCs and tablets

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Imagination floats sub-$100 MIPS tablet running Firefox OS

The Firefox team publishes a references design to get developers enthused about Firefox tablets running on MIPS.

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Former AMD CEO Rory Read finds a home in Dell

He's been named president of Dell's worldwide commercial sales and COO of its Enterprise Solutions Group.

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Microsoft to support 8K video resolutions with Windows 10

8K displays aren't here yet, but Microsoft's looking forward with Windows 10.

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After hitting Raspberry Pi 2, Windows 10 will head to Qualcomm's board

Qualcomm's DragonBoard 410c provides GPS, Wi-Fi and other features that Raspberry Pi 2 doesn't have

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Acer adds horsepower to Chromebook with Intel Broadwell chip

Acer has added a Core i5 processor its Chromebook C910, which up to now has run on Core i3 or Celeron chips

HSA spec released, will share workloads among CPUs, GPUs

HSA Foundation's first software and hardware specification could extract more performance, battery from mobile devices

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Intel doesn't want Curie wearable computer making fashion statements

Intel is planning to ship Curie on a button-sized board and a multi-chip module with basic components.

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Intel to ship built-to-order Xeon D chips in second half

Through custom chips, Intel's Xeon D chips will better fit customer needs