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.

Intel's Edison computer for wearable devices

Intel's Edison board now links up to IBM's Bluemix cloud service

Intel is making it easier to create smarter gadgets, robots, drones and wearables using its Edison developer board.

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Samsung's smart robot can answer questions and be a security guard

Samsung's more than a smartphone company, with many cool devices developed in the company's labs.

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Samsung's Artik Cloud to challenge Microsoft's Azure in IoT

Microsoft's Azure has a rival in Samsung's new Artik Cloud service.

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Samsung's Artik 10, a challenger to Raspberry Pi 3, will ship next month

Samsung will start shipping from next month the eight-core Artik 10 board computer, a challenger to Raspberry Pi 3.

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Helium goes Green with new IoT environmental sensor

Helium is making a name for itself by expanding from its software beginnings to usher companies into IoT with sensors, software and cloud services. Its goal is to improve company productivity by putting the streams of data collected from sensors to action.

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How AMD is resurrecting itself as a formidable rival to Intel

The rivalry between AMD and Intel peaked during the first decade of the 2000s, when the companies consistently challenged each other with a stream of chip innovations.

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AMD strikes chip licensing deal, which could create more x86 rivals for Intel

AMD is licensing its x86 chip architecture to a new joint venture it has formed with a consortium of Chinese companies.

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Acer's new Predator gaming systems are powerful beasts that will also run your VR headset

Acer is firing on all cylinders with its powerful new Predator gaming PCs, which can also provide the processing power for virtual reality headsets.

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Acer puts liquid cooling in its Switch Alpha 12 tablet

One wouldn't typically imagine liquid cooling in a tablet, but Acer has pulled it off with its latest Switch Alpha 12.

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Here's what the new Intel will look like

The PC market has been in trouble for ages, but last year took the biscuit. Shipments dropped below 300 million for the first time since 2008, and IDC declared it the worst year in history. That explains a lot about what happened at Intel this week.

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Intel's tablet adventure is looking more like its netbook disaster

Intel's rise and fall in tablets are starting to resemble the company's misadventures in netbooks less than a decade ago.

Intel axes 12,000 jobs as it looks to break away from PCs

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Intel is cutting 12,000 jobs worldwide as the company restructures operations to diversify from PCs into growth areas of IoT and servers.

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Meet a handheld server with a 13-terabyte SSD

Fixstars' Olive is like the Raspberry Pi of servers, but with a twist -- it packs 13TB of solid-state drive storage in a system that could be held in one hand.

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Akitio's blazing-fast external SSD combines two blistering storage technologies

If you have US$1,299 to spend, Akitio's external Thunder3 PCIe SSD storage system will deliver blazing speed and more.

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Sony cranks up optical disc storage to 3.3TB

Optical discs like Blu-ray are losing favor, but Sony and Panasonic don't seem to care. The companies have cranked up the storage capacity on optical media to a stunning 3.3TB.