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 18-core Xeon chips tuned for machine learning, analytics

The Xeon E7 v3 chips are based on Haswell, Intel said.

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Dell Wireless Dock brings wire-free computing closer

Dell Wireless Dock ships with five USB slots and HDMI, VGA and mini-DisplayPort ports

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Microsoft buying company that made stylus for Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has reportedly bought Israeli company N-Trig for $30 million.

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Microsoft's HoloLens imbues Raspberry Pi 2 gadgets and robots with virtual life

Microsoft says HoloLens could help makers simulate Raspberry Pi 2 robots or gadgets in real-life environments

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PC prices to go up later this year, Gartner warns

PC makers may also reduce features in laptops or desktops to keep prices stable

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Samsung's tinkering with wearables and a VR headset for business

Enterprise wearables will be important but face some obstacles, Samsung says

PCWorld News

IBM claims advance in effort to build reliable, large-scale quantum computer

IBM says it has made a breakthrough in multiple types of error correction for quantum computers

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Lenovo's free OS recovery media eradicates Superfish

Lenovo's recovery media will have no traces of Superfish, providing laptop users with a clean OS image.

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How Acer plans to go after hardcore gamers

Acer plans to release new gaming products every two to three months

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Hands-on: Acer's affordable Aspire Switch 10 hybrid is saved by its dock

Acer Aspire Switch 10 is an ordinary low-cost Windows tablet but may merit consideration for its unique keyboard dock

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Hands-on: Acer's Chromebook 15 is dirt-cheap, but bulky

Acer made some compromises to bring its 15.6-inch Chromebook 15 down to the $200 price range

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Acer's new Liquid Leap wearable bands measure stress

The wearable bands can also measure heart rates and count steps.

PCWorld News

Acer's new laptops, hybrids set tone for Windows 10-Chromebook battle

Acer announces $199 Chromebook 15 and slightly more expensive Windows-based Aspire hybrids and laptops

How Intel could prolong Moore's Law with new materials, transistors

Intel could start using new materials and a new transistor structure in upcoming chips

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Qualcomm looking to fast-track Snapdragon 820 with help from Samsung

Smartphones could have more features and battery as Qualcomm looks to Samsung to make the Snapdragon 820 using the 14-nanometer process.