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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Qualcomm's new chips will bring high-end features to dirt-cheap smartphones

Qualcomm's next Snapdragon 620 and 618 are 64-bit smartphone chips using ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU core.

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Lenovo building its first prototype ARM server

Lenovo's ARM-based NextScale is an effort to build more power-efficient systems for data centers

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Mattel's View-Master virtual reality headset holds promise, but needs work

The View-Master brings back memories of childhood, but the newer VR edition of the toy is rough around the edges

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Panasonic's ultra-durable Toughbook 54 gets lighter, but stays strong

But that durability doesn't come cheap.

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Qualcomm may face probe into business practices in South Korea

The new investigation follows China fining Qualcomm $975 for monopolistic behavior

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Intel's Core M 'Skylake' chips coming later this year

The new chips should allow for thinner, lighter computers with longer battery life, Intel's chief executive said.

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What Intel's $300 million diversity pledge really means

With 76 percent male employees in the U.S., Intel has a lot of work ahead to bridge the gender and race divide

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Dell's prescient tech support will call BEFORE trouble strikes your PC or tablet

Dell will be able to track the health of your PC or tablet in real time with its new ProSupport Plus support package

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China fines Qualcomm $975 million for monopolistic business practices

Qualcomm will settle the fine, and modify some business practices in the country, the company said.

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China looks to impose a hefty fine on Qualcomm to protect local device makers

According to media reports, China is close to fining Qualcomm over $1 billion for monopolistic behavior

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New standard paves way for 8K display in all-in-ones, laptops

8K displays ahoy! Displays based on VESA's new Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) 1.4a standard will reach PCs, mobile devices by 2016.

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Act now if you want to try Google's 'Project Ara' modular phone dev kit

Deadline to request the Spiral 2 development kit for Google's Project Ara smartphone expires on Feb. 7

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Defections to ARM hurt PowerPC, MIPS

ARM processors are going into more embedded devices, which could hurt PowerPC the most

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Next iPhone chip will reportedly be made by Samsung

Apple evidently likes its arch-rival's chip factories.

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Intel delays part for high-speed silicon photonic networking

The silicon photonics modules will now ship at the end of the year