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 beefs up integrated graphics in Skylake server chips

If you are not happy with the quality of streaming video, it's perhaps because a server doesn't have a good graphics processor.

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Move over, Skylake: Asus' new Surface rival rocks Intel's Kaby Lake chip

The wait for Intel's Kaby Lake chip will end in the third quarter, as the first PC with the 7th Generation Core chip was announced at Computex.

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Acer's Windows 10 Switch hybrids are priced to battle Chromebooks

Windows 10 PC prices have been slowly creeping up, but some new back-to-school Switch tablet/laptop hybrid devices from Acer may be attractive to those on a shoestring budget.

Not lost in translation: Researchers 'teach' computers to translate accurately

Online translators are getting better, but there's still room for improvement. Researchers are now contributing new artificial intelligence techniques that could help accurately build full sentences.

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Samsung's Raspberry Pi-like Artik 10 is priced higher than Pi at $150

Samsung's Artik 10 developer board will compete with Raspberry Pi 3, but not on price.

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5 products Intel could cut in its reshuffle

Intel had some wild product ideas that were duds, like the OnCue TV streaming service, WiMax, and smartphone chips. More products are likely to be axed as the company looks to a post-PC world.

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AMD gets back into SSDs with value Radeon R3 drives

The company's new Radeon R3 SSDs start at $40.99 and have capacities from 120GB to 960GB.

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How Intel knocked itself out of the smartphone chip market

Intel's Atom smartphone chip cancellations pull the curtain back on an ugly past in which the company shot itself in the foot with bad timing and ill-advised executive decisions.

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You can play with IBM's quantum processor for free

A quantum computer for the people isn't just a theoretical dream; IBM is trying to make it a reality.

Intel's Atom architecture lives on despite mobile chip cancellations

Intel's Atom processor architecture will live on despite the recent cancellation of next-generation smartphone chips.

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Samsung and Nvidia make peace by ending their patent lawsuits

Nvidia and Samsung have avoided a potentially ugly court battle with a settlement that ends all outstanding intellectual property litigation between the two companies.

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Qualcomm brings big brains to mobile devices with deep-learning tool

Qualcomm has talked about putting "silicon brains" in mobile devices and is now providing tools to train smartphones to recognize people, objects, gestures, and even emotions.

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Intel cuts Atom chips, basically giving up on the smartphone and tablet markets

Intel could be on the verge of exiting the market for smartphones and standalone tablets. As it cuts its Atom product line, the company is flushing billions it spent trying to expand in those markets.

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Samsung's Tizen 3.0 to take on Android and iOS starting in September

Many alternative mobile operating systems like Firefox have fallen by the wayside while Android and iOS continue to dominate, but Samsung's Tizen has survived.

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Thumb PC uses Google software to give computer vision to robots and drones

A new computer on a USB stick with Google's machine-learning software could give drones and robots the equivalent of a human eye, and add new smarts to cameras.