Agam Shah

U.S. Correspondent

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

Dell plans to move VR content creation to the cloud

IBM shows how fast its brain-like chip can learn

IBM shows how fast its brain-like chip can learn

Developing a computer that can be as decisive and intelligent as humans is on IBM's mind, and it's making progress toward achieving that goal.

This $139 computer can be a PC or robot and will run Windows 10 desktop

This $139 computer can be a PC or robot and will run Windows 10 desktop

Many Raspberry Pi-like developer boards are available, but most can't run Microsoft's Windows 10 desktop OS. OS versatility is a strong suit of the new SolidRun Q4 board.

D-Wave will ship a 2,000-qubit quantum computer next year

D-Wave will ship a 2,000-qubit quantum computer next year

Forget PCs and servers: D-Wave Systems is looking into the future with its quantum computer, up to 1,000 times faster than an earlier model.

IBM targets x86 server territory with new Power servers

IBM targets x86 server territory with new Power servers

IBM sold off its x86 server business two years ago to Lenovo, thinking it was going to be a cut-throat, low-margin business. But the cloud has only intensified x86 server chip sales, and IBM is paying attention.

Intel's new PC, IoT chief brings fresh ideas to the veteran chip maker

Intel's new PC, IoT chief brings fresh ideas to the veteran chip maker

IDG News Service spoke with Venkata Renduchintala, Intel's second-in-command, on a range of topics including VR headsets, IoT, automotive cars and competitors and the decision to cut products.

Strength in PCs leads Intel to raise Q3 revenue guidance

Strength in PCs leads Intel to raise Q3 revenue guidance

The PC market is showing signs of recovery, with Intel increasing its revenue guidance based on improved chip shipments.

Windows 10 haters: Try Linux on Kaby Lake chips with Dell's new XPS 13

Windows 10 haters: Try Linux on Kaby Lake chips with Dell's new XPS 13

Rejoice Linux fans; the OS will work on laptops with Intel's Kaby Lake chips.

As Dell and HPE revamp, Lenovo sets sights on enterprise cloud servers

As Dell and HPE revamp, Lenovo sets sights on enterprise cloud servers

The cloud -- both on-premise and off-premise -- is transforming servers and data centers, and many companies are having vendors customize their hardware for specific cloud-based workloads.

War between Windows 10 and Linux coming to Intel's Joule board

War between Windows 10 and Linux coming to Intel's Joule board

Microsoft is challenging Linux's domination in Raspberry Pi-type computers by bringing support for Windows 10 to more developer boards.

Nvidia's new Pascal GPUs can give smart answers

Nvidia's new Pascal GPUs can give smart answers

Nvidia's new GPUs called the Tesla P40 and P4 are built for those kind of deep-learning systems that aid in correlation and classification of data. The P4 -- which is based on the Pascal architecture -- is designed for use in servers...

InFocus' MondoPad Ultra exposes weaknesses in Microsoft's Surface Hub

InFocus' MondoPad Ultra exposes weaknesses in Microsoft's Surface Hub

Competition is good, and InFocus' huge MondoPad Ultra all-in-one highlights some shortcomings in Microsoft's Surface Hub touchscreen computers.

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