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.

Lenovo brings 64-bit Android to $129 tablet

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Lenovo's 8-inch Tab 2 A8 will start at $129, and come with Android 5.0 and 64-bit MediaTek processor

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MediaTek claims new 64-bit chip will power the fastest Android tablets on the market

MediaTek says that on paper its MT8173 chip can outperform any other chip on the market

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Acer going all in with Windows 10 smartphones

Acer plans to launch Windows 10 smartphones with different screen sizes and price points.

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MediaTek eyes new markets with $300 million startup fund

MediaTek Ventures will invest in hardware, chips, services and IoT startups

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Acer's low-cost Windows Phone will be upgradeable to Windows 10

Acer's new Liquid M220 will ship with Windows Phone 8.1, but will be upgradeable to the Windows 10 mobile OS later this year

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Intel to rebrand Atom chips along lines of Core processors

Intel's new Atom chips for smartphones and tablets will have the X3, X5 and X7 monikers, Intel says.

Flash drives in mobile devices to become faster with new standard

JEDEC's eMMC 5.1 standard will also secure storage on mobile devices.

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ARM, IBM offer starter kit for making IOT devices

IOT devices can be built in a matter of minutes with ARM and IBM's mbed starter kit

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IoT sensors can run at lower power with MIT chip design

MIT researchers have developed a new chip design that could extend the battery life of a sensor by months

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5 things to expect from AMD's Carrizo chips

Carrizo promises big gains in power efficiency and better graphics, according to AMD

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Startup Flex Logix aims to score big in a niche chip market

Flex Logix will come out of stealth mode with a new type of FPGA chip to speed up specific applications

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Lenovo slapped with lawsuit over dangerous Superfish adware

A class-action lawsuit charged Lenovo and Superfish of fraudulent business practices, making PCs vulnerable.

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Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

The secure device maker is also holding a press conference at the show where the tablet could be announced.

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Premium mobile chips first to get Qualcomm's homegrown 64-bit architecture

The first premier mobile chips based on Qualcomm's internal architecture will ship for testing by the end of the year.

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Qualcomm's new chips will bring high-end features to dirt-cheap smartphones

Qualcomm's next Snapdragon 620 and 618 are 64-bit smartphone chips using ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU core.