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.

Move over Skylake: An Asus PC with Intel's Kaby Lake chip is coming in Q3

Acer's Windows 10 Switch hybrids priced to battle Chromebooks

Acer's Windows 10 Switch hybrids priced to battle Chromebooks

Windows 10 PC prices have been slowly creeping up, but some new back-to-school Switch tablet/laptop hybrid devices from Acer may be attractive to those on a shoestring budget.

5 products Intel could cut in its reshuffle

5 products Intel could cut in its reshuffle

Intel had some wild product ideas that were duds, like the OnCue TV streaming service, WiMax, and smartphone chips. More products are likely to be axed as the company looks to a post-PC world.

How Intel knocked itself out of the smartphone chip market

How Intel knocked itself out of the smartphone chip market

Intel's Atom smartphone chip cancellations pull the curtain back on an ugly past in which the company shot itself in the foot with bad timing and ill-advised executive decisions.

AMD gets back into SSDs with value Radeon R3 drives

AMD gets back into SSDs with value Radeon R3 drives

AMD is jumping back into the SSD market with Radeon drives for laptops and desktops.

IBM's quantum processor comes out of hiding

IBM's quantum processor comes out of hiding

A quantum computer for the people isn't just a theoretical dream; IBM is trying to make it a reality.

Intel's Atom architecture to live on despite smartphone chip cancellations

Intel's Atom architecture to live on despite smartphone chip cancellations

Intel's Atom processor architecture will live on despite the recent cancellation of next-generation smartphone chips.

Intel ready to exit smartphone and tablet markets

Intel ready to exit smartphone and tablet markets

Intel could be on the verge of exiting the market for smartphones and standalone tablets, wasting billions it spent trying to expand in those markets.

Samsung's Tizen 3.0 to take on Android and iOS starting in September

Samsung's Tizen 3.0 to take on Android and iOS starting in September

Many alternative mobile operating systems like Firefox have fallen by the wayside while Android and iOS continue to dominate, but Samsung's Tizen has survived.

Thumb PC uses Google software to give computer vision to robots and drones

Thumb PC uses Google software to give computer vision to robots and drones

A new computer on a USB stick with Google's machine-learning software could give drones and robots the equivalent of a human eye, and add new smarts to cameras.

HP's new Chromebook 13 has features to match top-line Windows PCs

HP's new Chromebook 13 has features to match top-line Windows PCs

HP's new Chromebook 13 has some of the latest technologies that the company is putting in its top-line Windows PCs.

Intel's Edison board now links up to IBM's Bluemix cloud service

Intel's Edison board now links up to IBM's Bluemix cloud service

Intel is making it easier to create smarter gadgets, robots, drones and wearables using its Edison developer board.

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