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.

Modular cellphone kit can be used for IoT and wearables

Make a $40 Linux or Android PC with new Raspberry Pi 2 rival

Make a $40 Linux or Android PC with new Raspberry Pi 2 rival

If you want to build a powerful $40 Linux or Android PC with 4K video support, consider Hardkernel's Odroid-C2 computer.

7 smartphone trends to watch this year

7 smartphone trends to watch this year

Smartphones this year are poised to become more interactive, more fun and maybe a little bit smarter than you’d like them to be.

Dell is stepping in to protect the boot layer of PCs, tablets

Dell is stepping in to protect the boot layer of PCs, tablets

Dell's business laptops and tablets will get an extra layer of protection from hackers with a new security tool being loaded into the company's portable computers.

Fire, shock hazard prompts Microsoft to recall AC power adapters for Surface Pro tablets

Fire, shock hazard prompts Microsoft to recall AC power adapters for Surface Pro tablets

The potential for the power cords on some Microsoft Surface Pro tablets to cause fire and electric shock has led to a recall.

Dell to ship XPS 13 Developer Edition Linux laptop with Skylake

Dell to ship XPS 13 Developer Edition Linux laptop with Skylake

Super-thin "Project Sputnik" XPS 13 laptops from Dell with Ubuntu Linux and Intel Skylake chips are around the corner.

Bluetooth wireless range, speed to continue improving

Bluetooth wireless range, speed to continue improving

Bluetooth speeds will continue to grow in the coming years

Turn a barebones PC into a graphics powerhouse with AMD's new FirePro server GPUs

Turn a barebones PC into a graphics powerhouse with AMD's new FirePro server GPUs

A barebones PC could turn into a multimedia or virtual reality powerhouse with new FirePro server graphics processors introduced by AMD.

Apple is in a position to overtake Samsung as world's top chip buyer

Apple is in a position to overtake Samsung as world's top chip buyer

Apple was the world's second largest chip buyer last year, spending over $29 billion, up by 7.1 percent compared to 2014, according to a study released by Gartner on Wednesday.

Linaro provides go-to Linux-based software stack for ARM servers

Linaro provides go-to Linux-based software stack for ARM servers

Linaro is pushing a new open-source Software Reference Platform that will provide easy access to firmware and common software tools for easy integration of ARM servers in data centers.

DARPA funds a program so computers can read thoughts

DARPA funds a program so computers can read thoughts

In the future, computers may be able to read your thoughts through a connection with the brain. DARPA wants to create a device that could make that happen.

Intel fills need for speed in mobile with new Skylake, Xeon chips

Intel fills need for speed in mobile with new Skylake, Xeon chips

Intel has just started shipping some of its fastest mobile chips to date, meaning new, powerful laptops should soon be on the market.

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