Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service Follow me on Google+

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips, and semiconductors for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

MinnowBoard

Intel's Raspberry Pi-like MinnowBoard Max behind schedule, selling at a premium

The open-source PC board lists at $129 but will cost more from the first retailers selling it

arm logo

AMD's new 64-bit ARM board points way to x86 coexistence

AMD's 64-bit server development board has the company's first ARM processors on board.

Project Ara

Google, Linaro develop custom Android edition for Project Ara

The special edition of Android will recognize when modules are added or removed on the fly.

qualcomm snapdragon

Qualcomm planting seeds for 4K video, silicon brains in mobile devices

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip has graphics, computing and wireless features that could make it into lower-end chips.

PCWorld News

Mobile devices to get faster LP-DDR4 memory next year

LP-DDR4 memory will start appearing in tablets next year, two years earlier than expected

PCWorld News

Non-IBM Power8 servers to appear early next year

Servers, chips and components are under development as part of third-party licensing deals

iPad Air

Apple still top tablet company, but its grip is loosening

Android and Windows tablet vendors are creeping in on Apple's top spot, IDC said.

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (Late 2013) ports

SSD prices for hybrids, ultrathin laptops to flatten next year

A shortage may stall SSD prices, but the cost-per-gigabyte will continue to decline

PCWorld News

Low-cost Android tablets to get 4K video with Allwinner 64-bit chip

Starting next year, tablets with Allwinner's new chip could sell for $250, analyst says

PCWorld News

ARM develops second wave of 64-bit processors

ARM's Maya and Artemis chips are already being licensed to mobile device makers

western digital 6tb red

Western Digital's $299 6TB WD Red is a big hard drive for small(ish) budgets

Western Digital has shipped the 6TB WD Red and WD Green models

Lenovo plans new small-screen Windows tablet for US market

pcworld.com

Lenovo has stopped sales of small-screen Windows tablets in the US, but says it will be back with a new model

Dell accepting Bitcoin payments

pcworld.com

Refunds for returned products will be issued in real currency

PCWorld News

D-Wave wants more real-world deployments for its quantum computer

D-Wave will release faster quantum computers starting later this year

PC market rebound doesn't help AMD's earnings

pcworld.com

AMD reports a net loss of $36 million for the second quarter, but that's an improvement