Agam Shah

U.S. Correspondent

Agam Shah covers machine learning, virtual reality, PCs, servers and chips for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Google's Android Things OS won't work on new Raspberry Pi board

Intel merges AI operations into a new unit

Intel merges AI operations into a new unit

Intel's artificial intelligence efforts have been scattered over many different units but are now being united into a single operating group.

The anatomy of a powerful desktop with an ARM chip

The anatomy of a powerful desktop with an ARM chip

When he was growing up, a dream of Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds was to acquire the Acorn Archimedes, a groundbreaking personal computer with the first ARM RISC chips.

ARM steps up chip performance to catch up with Intel, AMD

ARM steps up chip performance to catch up with Intel, AMD

Can ARM chips compete neck-and-neck with Intel and AMD on benchmarks? That could be happening sooner than you think.

Intel claims storage speed record with first large-capacity Optane SSD

Intel claims storage speed record with first large-capacity Optane SSD

Intel says large-capacity Optane drives with up to 1.5TB of storage are on their way.

'Candy-bar' phones will get smartphone features with new Qualcomm chip

'Candy-bar' phones will get smartphone features with new Qualcomm chip

Qualcomm believes there's an untapped opportunity in candy bar phones, and believes it can bring smartphone-like power to these handsets. So it has made the 205 Mobile chip, which will bring LTE capabilities, better graphics and more...

Open-source BeagleBone Blue board aims for robots, drones

Open-source BeagleBone Blue board aims for robots, drones

The $79.95 BeagleBone Blue is a credit-card sized board with all the components needed to operate a robot, or even a drone. It is open source as its schematics have been published, and anyone can replicate the board.

With quantum computers here, developers seek uses

With quantum computers here, developers seek uses

After decades of research, the first quantum computers are now up and running. The question now is: what do we do with them?

Intel's PC chief talks about 5G, changes in chip design

Intel's PC chief talks about 5G, changes in chip design

Intel surprised many when the company hired outsider Venkata Renduchintala to lead the company's PC, Internet of Things and Systems Architecture groups. With more than a year under his belt, he's spearheading a cultural change inside...

Microsoft's .NET Core slowly marches onto Raspberry Pi 3

Microsoft's .NET Core slowly marches onto Raspberry Pi 3

Microsoft's .NET Core is now making its way to Raspberry Pi developer boards, and an official .NET 2.0 Core is coming from the software company later this year.

Facebook, Microsoft target faster services with new AI server designs

Facebook, Microsoft target faster services with new AI server designs

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out some staggering statistics related to its social networks. Each day, users watch 100 million hours of video, 400 million people use Messenger and more than 95 million photos and videos are posted on...

Like in PCs, Microsoft and ARM look to topple Intel in servers

Like in PCs, Microsoft and ARM look to topple Intel in servers

Intel's TV marketing campaign says the company is driving 98 percent of the cloud. That statistic will come under attack with some chip and OS announcements on Wednesday.

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