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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HP Enterprise shows off a computer designed to emulate the human brain

Intelligent computers that can make decisions like humans are on the roadmap for Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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Asus challenges Apple's iPad Mini with the less-pricey ZenPad Z8

At $249.99, Asus' new ZenPad Z8 tablet with Android could make one ponder why they should buy Apple's iPad Mini 4, which starts at $399.

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Disposable robots can sprint, fly, and potentially save lives

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing sophisticated robots that are up to 10 centimeters long, and can run, climb, fly, and communicate with emergency personnel.

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The momentum for OLED laptops and tablet PCs has faded

In January, innovative laptops and hybrids with snazzy OLED screens took CES by storm. Five months on, that train seems to have come to a screeching halt.

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BeagleBone board gets long-overdue Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities

Before Raspberry Pi rocked the world, a board called BeagleBone was the development computer board of choice among makers looking to create cool gadgets.

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Linux gaming is poised for a boost with new hardware, Vulkan graphics

For decades, Windows has remained the gaming platform of choice for PC users. Linux gaming has suffered from poor hardware support and lack of titles, but that could slowly change.

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Dell claims its external graphics card tech beats Thunderbolt 3 options

Dell is working to improve its Alienware Graphics Amplifier to support faster speeds.

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After a slow start, Dell turns up the dial on Steam Machines

Dell had high hopes for the Alienware Steam Machine after its delayed released last year, but it wasn't as popular as its twin Alienware Alpha, a Windows-based PC gaming console.

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Why your next iPhone could have Intel inside

Intel has missed out on the iPhone party until now, ceding big business to other chip makers in the process. But that could be about to change.

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Lenovo planning new AR, VR devices with Google's Project Tango

Lenovo will build more virtual and augmented reality devices after its new Phab2 Pro smartphone, and virtual reality headsets may be high on that list.

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Lenovo's $499 Phab2 Pro will be the first Google Project Tango AR smartphone

Lenovo's new Phab2 Pro, developed with Google, brings augmented reality to smartphone screens without the need for a headset.

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Lenovo's Phab2 Pro will be the first Google Project Tango AR smartphone

Lenovo's new Phab2 Pro, developed with Google, brings augmented reality to smartphone screens without the need for a headset.

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HTC goes after business users with $1,200 Vive BE VR headset

HTC has introduced a Vive virtual reality headset for businesses, and it'll be available this month for $1,200.

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Intel's Unite meeting tech comes to the iPad, and soon to Chromebooks

Intel's providing fewer excuses to miss meetings by bringing support for its Unite meeting room technology to iPads, and later, to Chromebooks.

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Lenovo just signed a chip deal that points to a VR future

On the eve of its Tech World conference in San Francisco, Lenovo has signed a deal that will allow it to bring virtual reality to more of its products in the future.