Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Agam Shah covers machine learning, virtual reality, PCs, servers and chips for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo upgrades the ThinkPad X1 lineup with sleeker designs and faster chips

The venerable ThinkPad brand will turn 25 this year, and Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 devices will kick of celebrations with a slew of upgrades including sexier designs, edgier screens and faster processors.

Lenovo Miix 720

Lenovo's cutting-edge Miix 720 challenges Microsoft's Surface

The world is waiting for Microsoft's next Surface tablet, but when it ships, it'll have to contend with Lenovo's new Miix 720, a 12-inch Windows tablet loaded with cutting-edge features.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

Hands on: Dell's superb XPS 13 laptop twists into a 2-in-1 convertible

Dell has just improved it's already brilliant XPS 13 -- it's now available as a 2-in-1, which means it can be used as a laptop or a tablet.

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Lenovo's ThinkPad T570 will have Intel's superfast Optane storage

Lenovo's ThinkPad T570 is a loaded laptop oozing with whizbang technologies, but Intel's secretive Optane memory stands out.

ThinkPad Yoga 370

Lenovo ThinkPads power up with Kaby Lake, precision touchpads, Thunderbolt 3

Lenovo's starting its CES party a bit early, announcing new and upgraded ThinkPad laptops and 2-in-1s with Intel's new Kaby Lake chips and a slew of new features.

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South Korean antitrust agency slaps Qualcomm with $853 million fine

A South Korean government agency has slapped Qualcomm with a US$853 million, alleging the company indulged in business practices that violated the country's competition laws.

Intel's Joule 570x

This Raspberry Pi-like Intel computer can be a powerful Ubuntu 16.04 Linux PC

If you want a PC with Ubuntu Linux, you can turn to Intel's Joule single-board computer instead of buying a more expensive PC.

Intel's Joule 550x development board

Intel's Joule 550x computer ships, but initial units are heavily overpriced

Intel is now shipping a new single-board computer, the Joule 550x, that will challenge the dominance of Raspberry Pi.

Samsung Notebook 9

Samsung upgrades Notebook 9 laptops with Kaby Lake chips

Samsung has upgraded its Notebook 9 laptops with Intel's latest Kaby Lake chips, jumping ahead of rivals expected to announce new PCs at CES.

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Imagination plans new MIPS CPU, PowerVR GPU as it looks to bounce back

It's been a rough year for Imagination Technologies. The CEO resigned in February, layoffs followed in the next month, and the cloud of a takeover hung over the company with rumored negotiations to purchase the company.

Samsung's Gear S3 Frontier

Samsung tricks out Gear S3 smartwatch with a 64-bit chip

If Apple was the first to bring 64-bit to the iPhone, Samsung is among the first to bring it to smartwatches.

ARM office in Hsinchu, Taiwan

ARM tackles server compatibility issues with Allinea acquisition

ARM has a big problem -- it rules in smartphones and tablets but hasn't broken into servers and supercomputers. ARM servers are devalued partly because many applications don't run work with the chips.

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The top 10 PC technologies and trends to watch in 2017

In an era of sexy gadgets, its easy to knock PCs of being dinosaurs from a bygone era. But For every blue screen of death, there are many technological enhancements driving PCs into the era of virtual reality, 4K video and 5G connectivity.

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Imagination's new GPU could power Apple iPhone 8 graphics

Apple's powerful iPhone 7 GPU is based on Imagination Technologies' PowerVR GT7600 architecture, and a possible successor could come next year.

Qualcomm Centriq 2400

Sleeping giant Qualcomm awakens with aim to crush Intel at its own game

Last Wednesday was historic for Qualcomm. In one day, the company jumped beyond its comfort zone of mobile chips and entered the PC and server markets.