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Agam Shah

IDG News Service

Shah is a reporter for the IDG News Service.


Recent articles by Agam Shah

Plastic computers taking shape, but won't replace silicon

April 18, 2014

Can plastic materials morph into computers? A research breakthrough published this week brings such a possibility closer to reality.

AMD steers clear of low-cost tablet market

April 18, 2014

Advanced Micro Devices doesn't want its chips in low-priced tablets, and is eager to avoid a battle with Intel or ARM, whose chips have driven tablet prices down to under US$100.

AMD's profitability streak ends at two quarters

April 17, 2014

Advanced Micro Devices' bottom line changed from black to red on Thursday when the company posted a loss after two straight quarters of profits.

Samsung teams with GlobalFoundries on 3D chips

April 17, 2014

Samsung is partnering with chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries to increase the supply of low-power, high-speed chips for smartphones and tablets.

AT&T wearables to hit the smartwatch runway soon

April 16, 2014

Smartwatches for use on AT&T's network will be out this year, a company executive said Wednesday.

Toshiba's 4K laptop to ship next week for $1,499.99

April 15, 2014

One of the first laptops with a 4K screen will go on sale from Toshiba for US$1,499.99 next week.

See ya, Microsoft: Intel looks to Android for growth in tablets

April 15, 2014

In case it wasn't clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is where it's at.

Intel sells more tablet chips but profits fall

April 15, 2014

Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak.

USB 3.0 jumps to light speed with new 10-meter optical cable

April 15, 2014

The ubiquitous USB 3.0 connector is advancing to light-speed and longer-distance data transfers thanks to optical cables from Corning that started shipping on Tuesday.

Server makers rushing out Heartbleed patches

April 14, 2014

Enterprise IT vendors are rushing to protect users from the Heartbleed bug, which has been found in some servers and networking gear and could allow attackers to steal critical data -- including passwords and encryption keys -- from the memories of exposed systems.