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.


Microsoft prepares Windows 10 for panoply of sensors

A unified sensor interface will allow Windows 10 devices to support a slew of new environmental, biometric, proximity and motion sensors

Imagination floats sub-$100 MIPS tablet running Firefox OS

It's a reference design to get developers enthused about Firefox tablets running on MIPS

Former AMD CEO Rory Read finds a home in Dell

He's been named president of Dell's worldwide commercial sales and COO of its Enterprise Solutions Group

Microsoft to support 8K video resolutions with Windows 10

8K displays aren't here yet, but Microsoft's looking forward with Windows 10

After hitting Raspberry Pi 2, Windows 10 will head to Qualcomm's board

Qualcomm's DragonBoard 410c provides GPS, Wi-Fi and other features that Raspberry Pi 2 doesn't have

Acer adds horsepower to Chromebook with Intel Broadwell chip

Acer has added a Core i5 processor its Chromebook C910, which up to now has run on Core i3 or Celeron chips

Microsoft wants to kill passwords with biometric authentication in Windows 10

Microsoft's Windows 10 face and iris authentication will be available initially in PCs with Intel's RealSense 3D camera

With new specification, run one application across devices

HSA Foundation's first software and hardware specification could extract more performance, battery from mobile devices

Intel doesn't want Curie wearable computer making fashion statements

Intel is planning to ship Curie on a button-sized board and a multi-chip module with basic components

Intel to ship built-to-order Xeon D chips in second half

Through custom chips, Intel's Xeon D chips will better fit customer needs

Qualcomm's Raspberry Pi-like computer has wireless capabilities

Qualcomm's DragonBoard 410c brings 64-bit ARM processors to enthusiasts, but no price or shipment date available yet

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