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.

A lithium-ion battery cell that is commonly used today.

Longer-lasting, fast-charging battery could displace lithium-ion

A new battery from Prieto Battery could provide five times more energy capacity

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Mobile devices with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chip coming in first half of 2016

Qualcomm says its chips will start appearing in devices next year.

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Intel targets IoT with new Quark chips and free cloud OS

Intel has released new processors and free cloud services as part of its latest push to capitalize on the nascent Internet of Things market.

Cavium ThunderX 64-bit ARM processors

FreeBSD hits 64-bit ARM chips, demoed on 96-core server

FreeBSD follows Linux to ARM servers

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Intel's first Skylake chips coming in first week of August

The first Skylake chips will be the high-end gaming chips, according to a source.

PCWorld News

HP aims for quick switch to Windows 10 on PCs, tablets

One of HP's first products to get Windows 10 will be the 8-inch Pro Tablet 608 G1

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Sony wants to bring 4K video capabilities to more digital cameras

Sony has a new Exmor sensor chip that will bring 4K to more of its point-and-shoot and SLR cameras

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Intel to invest $125 million in startups run by women, minorities

This new Intel Capital investment fund is separate from an existing $300 million diversity plan

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Five new things we know about Skylake

Intel's Skylake chips will be released after Windows 10, and tablets, laptops and desktops will follow in quick succession

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Acer says Predator 8 gaming tablet primed for September launch

Acer's first gaming tablet is not yet ready for prime time as there are some issues to resolve, a company rep said

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Big news in mini-PCs: Asus shows prototypes with Intel Skylake at Computex

Skylake, with its wireless charging and other advances, could be Intel's most important chip in a decade. The Asus mini-PCs offered a peek, but no firm word yet on pricing or release date.

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Next-gen AMD Radeon 'Fiji' GPUs get a launch date: June 16

AMD showed the new HBM (high-bandwidth memory) during a press conference at Computex

PCWorld News

Apple's 12-inch MacBook won't reach Thunderbolt 3 data transfer speeds

Thunderbolt 3 cables will plug into USB Type-C ports of Apple's 12-inch MacBook, but transfer data at USB 3.0 speeds of 5Gbps

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Nantero's radical carbon-nanotube memory could replace SSDs and DRAM

Nantero's new carbon-nanotube chips could replace DRAM, solid-state and hard drives in PCs, and bring more storage to wearables

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Dell warms to AMD processors in new laptops, desktops

Dell's new Inspiron 5000 desktop replacement laptops run on AMD's upcoming Carrizo chips