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.


Windows Phone's future is grim, says Gartner

Samsung remains the top smartphone vendor worldwide, followed by Apple.

Server platform based on Qualcomm ARM server chip

Server vendors tap ARM chips to give users alternative to Intel

For a while it was hard to get a hand on an ARM, but that may not be the case soon.

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Nvidia's gamer-centric Shield Tablet K1 comes back with GeForce Now and a killer price

Nvidia is staying in the tablet market after being hit with a recall of its Shield Tablet, relaunching the device under a new name and at a lower price.

Japan chases title of world's fastest computer with new system

Japan is developing a new supercomputer that could be among the world's fastest computers when released in 2020.

The 20-petaflop Titan supercomputer

Alternative processors tapped to fulfill supercomputing's need for speed

The world's fastest supercomputers are getting coprocessors to boost performance, and the number of such systems will continue to grow.

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Intel's 72-core processor jumps from supercomputers to workstations

Intel tries to bring more computing muscle to desks

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Intel's crazy fast 72-core chip will appear in supercomputers next year

There's been a slight delay, but the latest version of Intel's fastest processor will finally reach supercomputers early next year.


Low-end servers get DDR4 memory

Dell and HPE are bringing a new form of DDR memory to low-end servers in order to let small and medium-size businesses run databases and other applications faster.

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Newly split-off HP Inc. begins life with a 4K laptop

The ZBook Studio is a 15.6-inch laptop with a 4K screen

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Moving past PCs: Government lab dabbles in quantum computers and brain-like chips

U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking at quantum computer and brain-inspired chips

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Nvidia powers up drones, robots with Jetson TX1 board

Nvidia's Jetson TX1 board delivers 1 teraflops of performance and will ship for $599 on Nov. 16

The Nvidia Tesla M40 GPU accelerator.

Nvidia's new GPUs pack machine learning for web videos

Nvidia's new GPUs will add more context to live streams and web video

A lithium-ion battery cell that is commonly used today.

Longer-lasting, fast-charging battery could displace lithium-ion

A new battery from Prieto Battery could provide five times more energy capacity

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Mobile devices with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chip coming in first half of 2016

Qualcomm says its chips will start appearing in devices next year.

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Intel targets IoT with new Quark chips and free cloud OS

Intel has released new processors and free cloud services as part of its latest push to capitalize on the nascent Internet of Things market.