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 leaks some details on Intel's Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake chips

HP may have tried, but it couldn't hold the secrets of Intel's unreleased Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake chips close to its chest.

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HP turns to Windows 10 for mobile devices, cutting reliance on Android

HP has dabbled in many OSes over the last few years, but the company always seems to come back to Windows.

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AMD turns back to x86 for server reboot as it downgrades ARM

AMD's move three years ago to rely on ARM for server chips is turning out to be a big mistake.

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Intel's new Atom chips for cars and IoT could shed their ugly mobile past

Intel's Atom chips are on their way out of mobile devices, and the next generation of the chip line will instead be targeted toward drones, self-driving cars, and IoT devices.

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HP pushes for AR at work with its Elite x3 phone and HoloLens

HP wants to add augmented reality to its Elite x3 smartphone, and it's looking at Microsoft's HoloLens as one way to do it.

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Samsung's massive 32TB SSD includes cutting-edge 3D chip technology

SSDs are being sized up at a dizzying pace, and Samsung is intensifying the race with its highest-capacity 32TB SSD.

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Lenovo crams 48TB of SSD storage onto a single board

Lenovo is developing an SSD storage board with a monstrous 48TB capacity, and the company plans to release it by the middle of next year.

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Seagate built a whopping 60TB SSD that it aims to ship next year

Nobody expected this: Seagate has announced a monster 60TB solid-state drive -- the highest capacity SSD to date -- that could ship next year.

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Intel paves way for 3D XPoint SSDs and memory to work on AMD PCs

Intel's lightning-fast Optane SSDs and memory won't be limited to PCs featuring the company's own chips, but could work with PCs based on AMD processors as well.

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Micron aims to cram more storage into smartphones with stacked 3D NAND flash

Micron announced its first 3D NAND chip for mobile devices with the goal of cramming more storage into handsets, and maybe reducing reliance on SD card slots.

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Lightning-fast 3D Xpoint SSDs won't just come from Intel

Intel won't be the only company selling super fast SSDs based on the new 3D Xpoint storage and memory technology; other storage companies will also offer them with technology provided by Micron.

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In pictures: Wearables at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Wearables will change the way we view events, how athletes train, and even how attendees protect themselves from crime and the Zika virus. Here are cool wearables making the rounds in Rio.

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Raspberry Pi 3, others get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for the Internet of Things

After Microsoft released an anniversary update of Windows 10 for PCs, a version is now available for the popular Raspberry Pi 3 developer board.


Stand-alone VR headset prices could drop with new Allwinner chip

Most virtual reality headsets need to be tethered to a PC or smartphone; few are self-contained. A new VR chipset from Allwinner could change that, and also drive down headset prices.

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Windows 10 moves closer to smart-home centerpiece with big Internet of Things deal

Lazy people will love Windows 10 and its ability to automate home tasks, and the operating system's smart-home credentials are getting a serious boost with a recent internet of things pact.