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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Google crams machine learning into smartwatches in AI push

Google is bringing artificial intelligence to a whole new set of devices, including Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches and the Raspberry Pi board, later this year.

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Intel researches quantum computing and neuromorphic chips for future PCs

Intel realizes there's a limit to Moore's Law and is already investing in technologies to drive computing beyond today's PCs and servers.

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Intel's priciest chip has 24 cores and sells for $8,898

Intel's got some high priced chips, but none is as expensive as the new Xeon E7-8894 v4 server processor.

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Intel works on next-generation Optane SSD, memory technologies

Intel is now shipping the first-generation Optane, but is also working on next-generation technologies as looks to up density in this new class of storage and memory.

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Intel: Cannonlake CPUs will be more than 15 percent faster than Kaby Lake

Upgrading CPU performance hasn't been a priority for Intel in many years, but that could be changing.

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Apple's iPhone declines in China, and this year could be a struggle

Perhaps the next iPhone 8 will be Apple's next shot at achieving greatness in China.

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After Ryzen, AMD has no immediate plan to purge its other PC chips

An AMD Athlon or Sempron chip may not drum as much excitement as Ryzen, but loyalty has helped those brands stick around for more than a decade.

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Intel repeats five-year-old pledge to invest billions in a new factory

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's meeting with new U.S. president Donald Trump was followed by a big announcement: The company will invest $7 billion over the next three to four years to complete a factory to make 7-nanometer chips in Chandler, Arizona.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 hardware will come to the DragonBoard 820c computer

Meet DragonBoard 820c, a supercharged board computer that will make Raspberry Pi 3 look like a turtle.

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Flaw in Intel Atom chip could crash servers, networking gear

A flaw in an old Intel chip could crash servers and networking equipment, and the chip maker is working to fix the issue.

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Now you can try Microsoft's supersized Surface Hub before buying

Microsoft's program allowing potential customers to try a Surface Hub for 30 days before buying it will start on Feb. 15.

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Lenovo's ThinkPad P71 packs 7.5 pounds of Xeon power for VR creators

Lenovo's ThinkPad P71 is a superfast laptop built for VR creators. It's based on Intel's Kaby Lake Xeon mobile chip and can work with HTC's Vive and Oculus Rift headsets.

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Samsung scraps a Raspberry Pi 3 competitor, shrinks Artik line

Samsung has scrapped its Raspberry Pi 3 competitor called Artik 10 as it moves to create smaller and more powerful boards to create gadgets, robots, drones and IoT devices.

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You can now make smart gadgets and IoT devices that use Bluetooth 5

In a few months, Bluetooth 5 will finally arrive in smartphones and tablets. But you can already test the technology on developer boards being shipped by hardware makers.

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Why Intel's Unite software survived last year's brutal product purge

At first glance, Intel's Unite software comes across as an anomaly. What future does the collaboration software have in the chipmaker's future?