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.

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Facebook, Microsoft target faster services with new AI server designs

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out some staggering statistics related to its social networks. Each day, users watch 100 million hours of video, 400 million people use Messenger and more than 95 million photos and videos are posted on Instagram.

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Like in PCs, Microsoft and ARM look to topple Intel in servers

Intel's TV marketing campaign says the company is driving 98 percent of the cloud. That statistic will come under attack with some chip and OS announcements on Wednesday.

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Future iPhones will get 4K with new PowerVR graphics architecture

A new PowerVR graphics architecture from Imagination Technologies will give a serious graphics boost to Apple's future iPhones, including 4K graphics.

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Microsoft's Windows Server OS runs on ARM chips, with help from Qualcomm

Microsoft has warmed up to Qualcomm to make a Windows 10 PC based on its ARM chip, and now the companies are bringing Windows Server OS to ARM.

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Nvidia's Pascal-powered Jetson TX2 computer blows away Raspberry Pi

In board computers, the Raspberry Pi may be the most visible, but Nvidia's Jetson TX2 may be one of the fastest.

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HPE to pay $1 billion for Nimble Storage after cutting EMC ties

Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans to acquire Nimble Storage, a vendor of all-flash and hybrid flash storage products, for US$1 billion in an effort to pump up its offerings in those areas.

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AMD's 32-core, Zen-based Naples chip aims to break Intel's server dominance

AMD's 32-core Naples processors could use a pricing advantage to take server chip market share from the dominant Intel.

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IBM Q's radical 50-qubit quantum computer will push computing to new frontiers

A new services program called Q at IBM will be remarkable: in a few years it will have a quantum computer with more than 50 qubits, which should push conventional computers one step closer to the trash heap.

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IoT and 5G are driving computing to the edge

By 2020, Intel predicts that an average user will use 1.5GB of traffic a day, and daily video traffic will reach 1PB. More data will be generated by autonomous vehicles, mobile devices and internet of things devices.

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Samsung wants its Exynos 9 chip in VR headsets, not just smartphones

In a room cordoned off from the Mobile World Congress audience, Samsung was showing off untethered headsets that operates independent of smartphones.

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Mobile devices get a new spec to ensure quality 4K HDR video

The group that set standards for 4K on high-definition TVs has now set up specifications for 4K and HDR (high-dynamic range) screens and video on mobile devices.

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Intel will change its approach to PC chip upgrades, deemphasize process sizes

Intel is changing its view on how it upgrades chips.

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MediaTek will sit out the ARM race for Windows 10 PCs

Despite a turbulent past, Windows PCs with ARM are making a grand return later this year with only Qualcomm chips.

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Meizu technology can charge a smartphone in 20 minutes

Chinese smartphone maker Meizu claims its Super mCharge technology can recharge batteries in as little as 20 minutes.

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Qualcomm details plans for Windows 10 PCs with Snapdragon 835 chips

Qualcomm has big plans to bring back ARM to Windows 10 PCs, and there is a chance that its Snapdragon 835 could support Windows Holographic for VR headsets.