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.

Apple's Mac Pro gets crushed on features by new HP Zbook laptops

Apple will return heat generated by data center to warm up homes

Apple will return heat generated by data center to warm up homes

Apple is building a new data center in Denmark, and it has some interesting ideas on how to power the data center with renewable energy, while also giving back to the community.

Qualcomm: First Windows 10 ARM PC coming in the fourth quarter

Qualcomm: First Windows 10 ARM PC coming in the fourth quarter

If you want a Windows 10 PC that doesn't have an x86 chip from Intel or AMD, your wish will be granted in the fourth quarter.

Facebook's Caffe2 AI tools come to iPhone, Android, and Raspberry Pi

Facebook's Caffe2 AI tools come to iPhone, Android, and Raspberry Pi

New intelligence can be added to mobile devices like the iPhone, Android devices, and low-power computers like Raspberry Pi with Facebook's new open-source Caffe2 deep-learning framework.

Microsoft's cool quantum computing plan embraces cryogenic memory

Microsoft's cool quantum computing plan embraces cryogenic memory

Microsoft has crazy quantum computing plans. It is building hardware based on a particle that hasn't been discovered, and the company now wants to make super-cool memory for quantum computers.

Intel scraps annual IDF event as it looks beyond PCs

Intel scraps annual IDF event as it looks beyond PCs

After 20 years, Intel is scrapping its marquee annual event called Intel Developer Forum, where tech enthusiasts gathered to load up on the chipmaker's news and technologies.

Prices of SSDs and DRAM will crash in 2019, Gartner predicts

Prices of SSDs and DRAM will crash in 2019, Gartner predicts

Minor relief is in sight next year, when prices of memory and NAND flash will start to gradually decline. But prices will plummet big time in 2019, said Jon Erensen, research director for semiconductors at Gartner.

HP to ship its Omen X VR backpack PC in June

HP to ship its Omen X VR backpack PC in June

HP will make a major VR push in June, when it will start shipping its Omen X VR backpack PC.

HP's new Pavilions can supercharge gaming with optional GPUs

HP's new Pavilions can supercharge gaming with optional GPUs

Just two days after Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update arrived, HP announced two PCs that will come pre-loaded with the new OS.

Just for fun: Program Commodore 64 games for Windows 10 PCs

Just for fun: Program Commodore 64 games for Windows 10 PCs

You don't need to go searching for a Commodore 64 on Ebay to relive the vintage PC's glory days.

HP rises again to be the world's top PC maker as Lenovo slips

HP rises again to be the world's top PC maker as Lenovo slips

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 60.3 million units in the first quarter of 2017, growing by just 0.6 percent compared to the same quarter the previous year, according to IDC.

Orange Pi takes on Raspberry Pi with new computer boards

Orange Pi takes on Raspberry Pi with new computer boards

Raspberry Pi may be the most well-known board computer, but rival Orange Pi is rolling out a much larger range of boards at a dizzying pace, and at cheaper prices.

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