Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Agam Shah covers machine learning, virtual reality, PCs, servers and chips for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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Dell plans to move VR content creation to the cloud

Dell wants to prove that you don't need a high-end GPU in your computer to create content for virtual reality headsets.

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Oakley and Intel pack a fitness coach into new pair of smart glasses

For wearables to succeed, many people believe technology should be inconspicuous, not popping out and making a fashion statement of its own. Google Glass may have gotten it wrong, and Oakley and Intel may have done it right with the new Radar Pace.

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This $139 Windows 10 computer can be a PC or robot

Many Raspberry Pi-like developer boards are available, but most can't run Microsoft's Windows 10 desktop OS. OS versatility is a strong suit of the new SolidRun Q4 board.

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D-Wave will ship a 2,000-qubit quantum computer next year

Forget PCs and servers: D-Wave Systems is looking into the future with its quantum computer, up to 1,000 times faster than an earlier model.

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Android takes on Apple's tvOS with open-source Poplar developer board

Google's Android OS isn't as popular in TVs as Apple's tvOS, which powers the Apple TV media box. But Linaro, a non-profit organization that champions Android, wants to change that.

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New braking chip will help keep you safe in autonomous cars, ARM says

Autonomous cars don't have the benefit of humans slamming on brakes to avoid accidents; chips will need to swiftly crunch sensor data and algorithms.

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IBM targets x86 server territory with new Power servers

IBM sold off its x86 server business two years ago to Lenovo, thinking it was going to be a cut-throat, low-margin business. But the cloud has only intensified x86 server chip sales, and IBM is paying attention.

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Q&A: Intel's PC chief on drones, cars and the death of mobile Atom chips

IDG News Service spoke with Venkata Renduchintala, Intel's second-in-command, on a range of topics including VR headsets, IoT, automotive cars and competitors and the decision to cut products.

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Strength in PC orders leads Intel to raise Q3 revenue guidance

The PC market is showing signs of recovery, with Intel increasing its revenue guidance based on improved chip shipments.

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Windows 10 haters: Try Linux on Kaby Lake chips with Dell's new XPS 13

Rejoice Linux fans; the operating system will work on Dell XPS 13 laptops with Intel's Kaby Lake chips.

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As Dell and HPE revamp, Lenovo sets sights on enterprise cloud servers

The cloud -- both on-premise and off-premise -- is transforming servers and data centers, and many companies are having vendors customize their hardware for specific cloud-based workloads.

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Drones and robots will get smarter with Nvidia's Jetson TX1 update

The Jetson TX1 developer board is now a lot faster and better equipped to handle AI and image processing. Nvidia's new Jetpack 2.3 software tools, announced on Tuesday, double the deep-learning performance of the board.

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AMD's Vega GPUs will start shipping in the first half of 2017

AMD has been tight-lipped about its upcoming GPUs code-named Vega, but here's one key detail: they will start rolling out in the first half of 2017.

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War between Windows 10 and Linux coming to Intel's Joule board

Microsoft is challenging Linux's domination in Raspberry Pi-type computers by bringing support for Windows 10 to more developer boards.

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Nvidia's new Tesla GPUs pack potent features built for deep learning

Nvidia's new GPUs called the Tesla P40 and P4 are built for those kind of deep-learning systems that aid in correlation and classification of data.