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.


Toshiba raises SSD storage capacity to 7.68TB

Toshiba's been lagging in the race to raise storage capacity in solid-state drives, but has taken a step forward with its new 7.68TB ZD6000 SSD.

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PC makers hope PCs will be more desirable with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has many features that could make new hardware desirable.

Fujitsu demos iris scanner that unlocks smartphones (3)

Kill a smartphone password with a scan of your eye

The hardware and software to make iris scanning a key feature is now in place for smartphones and PCs.

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7 things you need to know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 7

Like the Galaxy S7, the Note 7 will ship in two versions: one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon, one with Exynos.

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Pokemon Go now runs on Android smartphones with Intel processors

It took a while, but the hot Pokemon Go mobile game is now working on smartphones with Intel chips.

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Windows 7 PCs with free OS upgrade are still available, for now

PC makers HP, Lenovo and Dell have stopped selling PCs with home editions of Windows 7. However, they are still selling PCs with Windows 7 Professional that can be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro for free.

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Intel has quietly snuffed out its Project Tango smartphone as it rethinks augmented reality

Intel has stopped selling a smartphone developer kit with its RealSense 3D camera technology, in a setback to its plans in mobile augmented reality.

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Microsoft makes Windows 10 hardware change for PC security

Microsoft will start enforcing a change in minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices, and expects hardware makers to comply.

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After delays, Lenovo finally ships its first OLED laptop

After months of delays, Lenovo's first laptop with an OLED screen is now shipping, but it remains a question if the PC maker will come out with additional OLED model anytime soon.

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Gain access to an ARM server running Linux OS, through the cloud

If you want to play with an ARM-based server, you can now apply to gain access to one online through the Linaro Developer Cloud.

Intel's Recon Jet smartglasses

Intel slated to show off its version of the HoloLens next month

Intel seems to be developing a pair of augmented reality smart glasses, known as Remote EyeSight, and we may see them at the company's developer show next month.

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AMD's Polaris-based Radeon Pro WX GPUs can create VR content for under $1,000

Apple's decision to use the FirePro professional GPU in its Mac Pro line was a signature win for AMD; otherwise, it is getting crushed by Nvidia in the workstation market.

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Nvidia's Quadro P6000 GPU packs 24GB of RAM and can drive four 4K screens at 120Hz

Nvidia keeps upping the performance with each new GPU based on the Pascal architecture. Its latest, the Quadro P6000, can deliver 12 teraflops of single-precision performance, a teraflop more than the Titan X unveiled just last week.

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Sailfish mobile OS, thought dead, comes back to life in Indian smartphone

Alternative mobile operating systems are struggling to survive while Android and iOS dominate, but an operating system called Sailfish -- which was on the brink of disappearing -- is back after a short absence.

AMD's Opteron A1100 ARM server chip

AMD mulls a CPU+GPU super-chip in a server reboot

AMD is rebooting its server business around chips with the Zen CPU, which will also be used in PCs. AMD is getting creative with Zen and considering merging the CPU with a high-performance GPU to create a mega-chip for high-performance tasks.