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 scales back Android development

Android was once a big part of Intel's plans in mobile devices, but the company is paying much less attention to the OS.

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Like smartphones, IoT communications going long distance

The world's newest mobile telecoms network went into operation this week, but it's not for smartphones. The network, built by South Korea's SK Telecom, is dedicated to gadgets that connect to the so-called internet of things.

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Intel tunes its mega-chip for machine learning

Intel wants to take on Google's Tensor Processing Unit and Nvidia's GPUs in machine learning computing with improvements to its Xeon Phi mega-chips.

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Intel wants to be inside self-driving cars, partnering with BMW on its iNEXT vehicle

Intel will be inside BMW's iNEXT, the German car maker's fully autonomous car, which has a planned release date of 2021. Visual analytics company Mobileye is the other major technology partner.

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Dell stops selling Android devices to focus on Windows

Dell has stopped selling its last Android devices as it washes its hand of pure tablets and focuses more on Windows 2-in-1 devices.

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HP sells PCs in a new way as it tries to speed up upgrades

The PC upgrade cycle has slowed down to every five to six years, and HP's trying a new service model to sell PCs and devices at a faster pace.

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Qualcomm wants to bring LTE to more IoT devices

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are common in sensor devices, but Qualcomm's out to make LTE a common feature in such devices.

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HP's low-cost $189 Chromebook 11 G5 will let you use Android apps

If you're looking for a Windows alternative laptop, there's a new incentive to pick up a Chromebook: it may be able to run Android apps.

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The Surface 3 is dead, as experts debate the future of low-end Windows tablets

Microsoft will stop manufacturing Surface 3 by the end of the year, which raises a big question: Will there be a Surface 4? Experts have mixed opinions.

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This Raspberry Pi 3 rival will boast an SSD storage slot

You can't put SSDs on Raspberry Pi 3, but a competitive board coming soon will have that option.

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Seagate targets storage for drones and robots

Seagate is targeting drones and robots as it looks to add its storage technologies to new devices.

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Battle lines are drawn: IBM prepares Power9 to take on Intel and ARM

IBM has many goals with its upcoming Power9 chip, and one is to challenge the dominance of Intel's x86 chips in the data center.

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With a smiley, Circle makes it easier to pay friends in other countries

By exploiting the power of social media, Circle wants make moving bitcoins and money across borders a pleasant and cost-saving affair in more countries.

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IBM wants to sell Power servers based on OpenCompute designs

IBM is warming up to the idea of adding servers using its Power processors and the OpenCompute open design to its product portfolio.

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This external Seagate drive can add 8TB of storage to Raspberry Pi and Chromebooks

Seagate's packing an 8TB hard drive in its new external Backup Plus Hub, which can be hooked up to a Raspberry Pi 3 or Chromebooks for expanded storage.